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Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training

£2,100.00

Workshop Options: Weekday and Weekend (ran every 8 weeks)

Workshop Length: option of between 9 – 13 days (09:00 to 16:30)

Location: Batley, West Yorkshire

Expected Course Length: 4-12 weeks

Accredited Achievement: Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training

To book - choose your preferred course dates below

Assessments will take place on:

  • Thursday 20th January
  • Friday 28th January
  • Tuesday 25th January
  • Wednesday 26th January
  • Tuesday 8th February

Day 1: Mon 17th Jan
Day 2: Tues 18th Jan
Day 3: Wed 19th Jan
Day 4: Thurs 20th Jan
Day 5: Fri 28th Jan

Day 6: Mon 24th Jan
Day 7: Tues 25th Jan
Day 8: Wed 26th Jan
Day 9: Thurs 27th Jan
Day 10: Mon 7th Feb
Day 11: Tues 8th Feb

*Learner can opt to only attend days 4, 7 and 8 of the planned workshops if preferred. Day 5 and 11 must be attended to complete the practical assessment(s) unless the learner opts for an online video submission.

Assessments will take place on Sunday 24th April and Saturday 30th April, Sunday 8th May and Saturday 14th May and Sunday 22nd April 2022.

Day 1: Sat 16th April
Day 2: Sun 17th April
Day 3: Sat 23rd April
Day 4: Sun 24th April
Day 5: Sat 30th April

Day 6: Sat 7th May
Day 7: Sun 8th May
Day 8: Sat 14th May
Day 9: Sun 15th May
Day 10: Sat 21st May
Day 11: Sun 22nd May

*Learner can opt to only attend days 4, 7 and 8 of the planned workshops if preferred. Day 5 and 11 must be attended to complete the practical assessment(s) unless the learner opts for an online video submission.

Assessments will take place on Thursday 14th July, Friday 22nd July 2022, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 2oth July and Tuesday 2nd August 2022.

Day 1: Mon 11th July
Day 2: Tues 12th July
Day 3: Wed 13th July
Day 4: Thurs 14th July
Day 5: Fri 22nd July

Day 6: Mon 18th July
Day 7: Tues 19th July
Day 8: Wed 20st July
Day 9: Thurs 21st July
Day 10: Mon 1st Aug
Day 11: Tues 2nd Aug

*Learner can opt to only attend days 4, 7 and 8 of the planned workshops if preferred. Day 5 and 11 must be attended to complete the practical assessment(s) unless the learner opts for an online video submission.

Assessments will take place on Sunday 10th October, Saturday 15th October, Sunday 16th, Sat 22nd October and Sunday 30th October 2022.

Day 1: Sat 1st October
Day 2: Sun 2nd October
Day 3: Sat 9th October
Day 4: Sun 10th October
Day 5: Sat 15th October

Day 6: Sat 22nd October
Day 7: Sun 23rd October
Day 8: Sat 29th October
Day 9: Sun 30th October
Day 10: Sat 5th November
Day 11: Sun 6th November

*Learner can opt to only attend days 4, 7 and 8 of the planned workshops if preferred. Day 5 and 11 must be attended to complete the practical assessment(s) unless the learner opts for an online video submission.

Course Details

What is your goal:

 

Fast track to becoming qualified: The Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training provides a fast-track route for those wanting to work as a Personal Trainer in the Active Leisure Sector.

First step towards a career in health and fitness: The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing may be a more suitable starting point.

Already Level 2 qualified and want to be a Personal Trainer: The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is the next step for you.

The Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training allows access to the The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

 

Learners can attend a combination of between 8-12 workshop days, depending on their preferred attendance for the Level 2 Gym Instructor course and the Level 3 Personal Trainer course.

The preferred option must be stated at the time of booking but it is recommended you phone us to discuss your options as you do not need to attend all workshop dates consecutively.

WorkshopSession 1Session 2Session 3Session 4
Day 1Methods of ScreeningGoal Setting, Behaviour Change and Fitness TestingClient Consultation Practice AssessmentHow to monitor CV Training
Day 2Cardiovascular Training and PrescriptionCardiovascular Training and PrescriptionCardiovascular Training and PrescriptionResistance Training programme variables, Sequence and Balance
Day 3Resistance, Free Weight and Body Weight TrainingResistance, Free Weight and Body Weight TrainingResistance, Free Weight and Body Weight TrainingResistance, Free Weight and Body Weight Training
Day 4Group Inductions and DeliveryGroup Inductions and DeliverySummative Practical Assessment PreparationSummative Practical Assessment Preparation
Day 5Summative AssessmentsSummative AssessmentsSummative AssessmentsSummative Assessments
Day 6Client AnalysisGoal Setting and Behaviour Change Models and Fitness TestingClient Consultation Practice AssessmentAdvanced CV training methods
Day 7Nutrition and lifestyle analysisNutrition and lifestyle analysisNutrition and lifestyle analysisGoal Setting and Behaviour Change Models
Day 8Advanced CV training methodsAdvanced CV training methodsAdvanced CV training methodsAdvanced CV training methods
Day 9Advanced resistance training methodsAdvanced resistance training methodsAdvanced resistance training methodsAdvanced resistance training methods
Day 10Periodisation and Programme PlanningPeriodisation and Programme PlanningCore, Flexibility and PNF stretchingCore, Flexibility and PNF stretching
Day 11Case study hand inProfessionalism and business acumen for personal trainersPractice AssessmentPractice Assessment
Day 12Summative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical Assessment

When you enrol on the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training you will receive your joining instructions via email giving you access to your Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training learning resources.

The resources are divided into unit order providing you with the relevant manuals, worksheets, case study documents, mock exams and knowledge checkers required to help you complete your learning and prepare for your workshop/assessment days.

All learners on the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training are supported with:

  • A PDF Manual for each unit downloaded via our Virtual Learning Environment Interactive and engaging e-learning content to help you prepare for assessments and workshop days
  • Tutor support via phone and e-mail
  • The option to attend between 8-12 workshop days. This must be confirmed at the time of booking

Please note: Students will be required to bring a participant to two of the assessment days.

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Learners wishing to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training should be:

Aged 16 years old or above

We strongly recommend that you have experience of gym-based exercises including free weights.

You should be fit enough to cope with the physical exertion and individual participation involved in the course.

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Course Cost: £2,100

Payment Method:

Option 1: Pay the full balance

Option 2: £150 deposit and set up an interest free payment plan

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In order to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing learners must achieve the below units by completing the relevant assessments:

Unit 1 Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness A/616/7499 2

  • Open-Book Multiple Choice Exam Paper for which 35/50 (70%) is required to pass.

This unit is assessed via an online open-book 50 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 35 / 50 (70%) and you have 1 hour 45 minutes to complete it.

You can sit your exam online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software. Please note there is an additional fee for any resits.

To book your exam or see planned theory exam assessment dates click here.

You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery. Re-sit fees are £25 per exam.

Unit 2 Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors K/616/7501 2

  • Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors Worksheet
  • Assignment – Personal and professional development plan
    • Training needs analysis
    • SWOT
    • Personal Development Plan

Unit 3 Health and safety in the fitness environment M/616/7502 2

  • Health and safety in a fitness environment worksheet
  • Assignment – Risk assessment, maintenance checks and handover

Unit 4 Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change A/616/7504 2

  • Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change worksheet
  • Assignment – Health promotion – the importance of a healthy lifestyle
  • Modular Summative Observation of Client Consultation and Programme Delivery

Unit 5 Planning and instructing gym-based exercise F/616/7505 2

  • Modular Summative Observation of Client Consultation and Programme Delivery
    • Client Consultation
    • Session / Programme Card
    • Practical Assessment
      • Group Induction delivery
      • Single person programme delivery
    • Session self-evaluation

The Modular and Summative Assessment

A modular summative observation is a flexible assessment format which allows the completion of an assessment on one or more occasions. For example, the consultation assessment may involve your assessor observing the whole consultation with your client in one session, or they may observe each section at different times.

A summative observation is where the assessment takes place on one occasion. For example, the personal training session will be observed and assessed in one session.

The Modular summative assessment covers three units:

  • Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors Unit Accreditation Number: K/616/7501
  • Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change Unit Accreditation Number: A/616/7504
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise Unit Accreditation Number: F/616/7505

And involves completing a:

  • Client consultation
  • Planning a session / programme card
  • Practical assessment under assessor observation
  • Session self-evaluation

The client consultation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.

In addition to the consultation, your consultation paperwork and your programme planning paperwork must be submitted and marked as passed by a CMS assessor prior to your final assessment day or you will not be allowed to progress onto your practical assessment. The documents and guidance for all of these assessments are available on your Virtual Learning Environment.

Your practical summative assessment covers:

  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise Unit Accreditation Number: F/616/7505

And involves you:

  • Delivering your session / programme card under assessor observation. Please note students are required to bring their own participant to deliver on.

You will have the opportunity to practice your final delivery the day before and all components of the assessment will be explained by your workshop tutor.

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training the below units must be achieved by completing the corresponding assessments.

Unit 1 Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness (F/615/4012)

This unit is assessed via an online open-book 40 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 28 / 40 (70%) and you have 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it. 

You can sit your exam online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software. Please note there is an additional fee for any resits.

To book your exam or see planned theory exam assessment dates click here.

You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery. Re-sit fees are £25 per exam.

Unit 2 The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)

This unit is assessed via an online open-book 40 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 28 / 40 (70%) and you have 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it. 

You can sit your exam online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software. Please note there is an additional fee for any resits.

To book your exam or see planned theory exam assessment dates click here.

You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery. Re-sit fees are £25 per exam.

Unit 3 Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)

  • Assignment – Infographic and educational information handout
    • Biopsychosocial model and 2 conditions
    • Causes or potential causes.
    • Any associated risk factors.
    • Clinical signs and symptoms.
    • Impact on the client’s lifestyle.
    • Benefits of exercise.
    • Exercise guidelines (including risks of exercise, contraindications and restrictions).
    • Nutritional guidelines.

Unit 4 Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)

  • Assignment – Recommending the use of technology to clients
    • Research and evaluate 3 methods of using technology
    • Recommend one explaining how and why it may be useful
    • Compile an email or social media post explaining the above

Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

  • An initial consultation
  • A modular summative observation – Consultation (your assessor will observe you with your client). The client consultation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.
  • A food diary analysis
  • A client education activity – you will need to design an educational activity (e.g. leaflet, handout, newsletter, webpage, PowerPoint presentation). The educational activity should be designed so it could be used in the consultation with your client and adapted for use with future clients.
    • The educational activity must include the following:
      • Exercise guidance to include the current evidence-based exercise frequency, intensity, time and type (FITT) guidelines.
      • Nutrition guidance to include information from one or more of the following:
        • National food guides
        • Professional dietetic bodies
        • Independent scientific bodies
      • A periodised programme including commentary/rationales and individual session plans
      • A modular summative observation* – Training techniques (your assessor will observe you with a client/peer).
        • Prepare 3 Advanced Cardiovascular Training methods – deliver 1
        • Prepare 4 Advanced Resistance Training methods- deliver 2
        • Prepare 3 Advanced Flexibility Training methods – deliver 1
      • A summative observed session – Personal training (your assessor will observe you with your client)
      • Self-evaluation and reflective practice worksheet

Unit 6 Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers (D/615/4020)

  • Assignment – Developing a new personal training business
    • Initial business evaluation
    • Market research
    • Business planning

Diploma in Personal Training worksheet

This forms part of the assessment for the following units:

  • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)
  • Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)
  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

Self-evaluation and reflective practice worksheet

This forms part of the assessment for the following units:

  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

The Modular and Summative Assessment

A modular summative observation is a flexible assessment format which allows the completion of an assessment on one or more occasions. For example, the consultation assessment may involve your assessor observing the whole consultation with your client in one session, or they may observe each section at different times.

A summative observation is where the assessment takes place on one occasion. For example, the personal training session will be observed and assessed in one session.

The modular summative assessment covers:

  • Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

And involves completing a:

  • Client consultation
  • Practical assessment under assessor observation

The client consultation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.

In addition to the consultation, your case study paperwork and your programme planning paperwork must be submitted and marked as passed by a CMS assessor prior to your final assessment day or you will not be allowed to progress onto your practical assessment. The documents and guidance for all of these assessments are available on your Virtual Learning Environment.

Your summative practical assessment covers:

  • Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

And involves completing a:

  • Programme delivery under assessor observation. Please note students are required to bring their own participant to deliver on.

You will have the opportunity to practice your final delivery the day before and all components of the assessment will be explained by your workshop tutor.

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Achievement of the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training qualification allows progression on to:

  • Level 2 Award in Kettlebells
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits
  • Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
  • Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain
  • Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients
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