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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training for Elite Performance™

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Our Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer are combined in this great value diploma.

This comprehensive distance-learning course gives you all the tools you need to work in the fitness industry. In Level 2 you’ll gain key underlying knowledge about the principles of exercise, the human body and how to create safe and effective fitness programmes. Then in level 3 you’ll take those skills to the next level, advancing your knowledge of nutrition and how to deliver fantastic one-to-one training.

Fast track your learning by working directly with our expert instructors, and take your assessments on site.

Our Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer are combined in this great value diploma.

This comprehensive distance-learning course gives you all the tools you need to work in the fitness industry. In Level 2 you’ll gain key underlying knowledge about the principles of exercise, the human body and how to create safe and effective fitness programmes. Then in level 3 you’ll take those skills to the next level, advancing your knowledge of nutrition and how to deliver fantastic one-to-one training.

What You'll Learn:

  • Start with basics and work up to detailed anatomy, physiology and functional kinesiology and why these are important to exercise and fitness
  • Essential principles of exercise, fitness and health and how they underline fitness instructing
  • The principles of nutrition, how they affect exercise and how you should apply them to a client plan
  • How to plan gym sessions, evaluate clients and design efficient, personalised training programmes based on their goals
  • Key health and safety knowledge to keep you and your clients safe
  • How to support and motivate clients to perform to the best of their ability
  • Develop the customer service skills the industry requires

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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Learn anywhere, anytime you want with distance learning and practical assessment via video.

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Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

• Understand the structure and function of the circulatory system
• Understand the structure and function of the respiratory system
• Understand the structure and function of the skeleton
• Understand joints in the skeleton
• Understand the muscular system
• Understand the life-course of the musculoskeletal system and its implications for special populations exercise
• Understand energy systems and their relation to exercise
• Understand the nervous system and its relation to exercise

Unit 2: Know How to Support Clients who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity

• Understand how to form effective working relationships with clients
• Understand how to address barriers to exercise/physical activity that clients experience
• Understand how to support clients to adhere to exercise/ physical activity
• Understand how to provide ongoing customer service to clients

Unit 3: Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment

• Understand emergency procedures in a fitness environment
• Understand health and safety requirements in a fitness environment
• Understand how to control risks in a fitness environment
• Understand how to safeguard children and vulnerable adults

Unit 4: Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health

• Understand the effects of exercise on the body
• Understand the components of fitness
• Understand how to apply the principles and variables of fitness to an exercise programme
• Understand the exercise contraindications and key safety guidelines for special populations
• Understand how to safely monitor exercise intensity
• Understand the health benefits of physical activity
• Understand the importance of healthy eating

Unit 5: Planning Gym-Based Exercise

• Understand how to collect client information to plan gym-based exercise
• Understand how to use client information to plan gym-based exercise
• Understand how to plan gym- based exercise with clients
• Be able to collect and use client information to plan a gym-based exercise programme
• Be able to plan a safe and effective gym-based exercise programme with clients

Unit 6: Instructing Gym-Based Exercise

• Understand how to provide gym-based exercise
• Be able to prepare self and equipment for gym-based exercise
• Be able to prepare clients for gym-based exercise
• Be able to instruct gym-based exercise
• Be able to supervise clients undertaking gym-based exercise
• Be able to bring a gym-based exercise session to an end
• Be able to reflect on providing gym-based exercise
• Be able to support clients taking part in gym-based exercise

Unit 7: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health

• Understand the heart and circulatory system and its relation to exercise and health
• Understand the musculoskeletal system and its relation to exercise
• Understand postural and core stability
• Understand the nervous system and its relation to exercise
• Understand the endocrine system and its relation to exercise and health
• Understand energy systems and their relation to exercise

Unit 8: Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Pysical Activity Programme

• Understand the principles of nutrition
• Understand key guidelines in relation to nutrition
• Understand nationally recommended practice in relation to providing nutritional advice
• Understand the relationship between nutrition and physical activity
• Understand how to collect information relating to nutrition
• Understand how to use nutritional information
• Understand the principles of nutritional goal setting with clients
• Be able to collect and analyse nutritional information
• Be able to apply the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

Unit 9: Programming Personal Training with Clients

• Understand how to prepare personal training programmes
• Understand the importance of long term behaviour change for personal training
• Understand the principles of collecting information to plan a personal training programme
• Understand how to screen clients prior to a personal training programme
• Understand how to identify personal training goals with clients
• Understand how to plan a personal training programme with clients
• Understand how to adapt a personal training programme with clients
• Be able to collect information about clients
• Be able to agree goals with clients
• Be able to plan a personal training programme with clients
• Be able to manage a personal training programme
• Be able to review progress with clients

Unit 10: Delivering Personal Training Sessions

• Understand how to instruct exercise during personal training sessions
• Understand how to adapt exercise to meet client needs during personal training session
• Understand how to review personal training sessions with clients
• Be able to plan and prepare personal training sessions
• Be able to prepare clients for personal training sessions
• Be able to instruct and adapt planned exercises
• Be able to bring exercise sessions to an end
• Be able to reflect on providing personal training sessions

StrengthLearn Elite Performance Certificate

This course is specially designed for distance learning.

When you sign up with FitLearn, we provide you with a fitness tutor and an induction webinar to get you started on the right foot.

The webinar gives you a complete overview of our service, together with the instructions on how to get the best out of your course and access support if you need it.

Get the following resources:

  • Unlimited tutor support by telephone and email
  • Hard copy training manuals, created by fitness professionals
  • Access to a purpose built online training portal where you can complete multiple choice exams and submit video-based assessments
  • Straightforward digital workbooks

The Level 2 course will take a minimum of 2 weeks to complete and the Level 3 course will take a minimum of 4 weeks, but we allow up to a year so you can easily fit the courses around other commitments. We can even organise an extension for a small fee if you need it. The approximate guided time for this course is 402 hours.

With easy-to-follow materials, flexible study and tutor support, FitLearn set you up for success.

We aim to make every aspect of study as flexible as possible – including our assessments. We believe you should be able to take your exams and practical sessions when it suits you – no booking involved.

Our five assessment paths  

  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP) – Fill in your LAP when you complete modules. Submit your answers, work with your tutor and achieve.
  • Multiple choice exams – Take your exams online when you choose, using our simple multiple choice format.
  • Video practical sessions – With FitLearn you can take your practical assessments in your own gym so there’s not the hassle of travelling to a distant assessment centre. Just pick a training partner and then use your phone to video yourself performing a session. You can then upload the result directly from your phone through our specially built training portal. Your tutor will watch the video, then give you feedback on what you’ve done well and where you can make things better. You can even do it again if you don’t get it right the first time.
  • Case study ­– Test your skills on a training partner. Build a client profile for them and create an exercise programme. Deliver the programme and then evaluate the results. Just like you will be doing for clients when you’re working as a professional.
  • Practical Hours/Workshop – Gain practical experience! Choose between either 20 hours work experience with a REPs professional in your local gym and complete your logbook to record a variety of observations and tasks that you have witnessed and shadowed. Alternatively attend a workshop with a FitLearn tutor and spend a whole day with an industry expert gaining invaluable hands-on experience in a gym environment!

Outcomes

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • StrengthLearn Elite Performance Certificate
  • Eligible for entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3
  • Permitted to obtain public liability insurance as a gym instructor
  • Eligible to become a CIMSPA member
  • Advance your knowledge up to the standard of a professional personal trainer
  • Become employed by a gym as a personal trainer or set up your own business.

Support When You Need It

FitLearn gives you proven materials that contain all the information you need. But if you’re still struggling, take advantage of our unlimited 1-2-1 support to help you over any hurdles in the course. Our professionals have been through the same learning as you – so there’s not a challenge out there you can’t beat together.

ASSESSMENT ANYWHERE, ANYTIME

We make studying as adaptable as possible, so you can complete your coursework and multiple-choice exams online, whenever you want. You can even film your practical assessments at your own gym and then upload them to us to grade.

Graduate Interview Guarantee

With a FitLearn qualification behind you, clubs know you’ll have the skills to work with their customers. We can guarantee that all of our graduates are offered an interview through our network of partners at their closest available gym.

FAQs

WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED TO ENROL ON THE COURSE?

No previous qualifications are required to enrol on this course package. We recommended that you have experience of gym-based exercise and fitness, including free weights. Basic personal and communication skills are also important, although we’ll help you polish your customer service skills as you go through the course.

DO I HAVE TO SIT AN EXAM?

FitLearn require all students to be properly assessed. You will be expected to complete 4 multiple choice exams through our online portal.

I WORK FULL TIME – WILL THIS COURSE BE RIGHT FOR ME?

This course has been constructed with flexibility in mind, and is designed to fit around a busy life. Complete your course learning when it suits you and take assessments on your schedule. What’s more, you can work entirely from distance and you get 12 months to complete the course.

HOW WILL MY TUTOR SUPPORT ME THROUGHOUT THE COURSE?

You can contact your tutor via or telephone to ask about any aspect of the course.

Additionally we provide you with a step-by-step guide to assist you through the study and assessment process –if you haven’t studied in a while, it’s the perfect aid to get you up to speed.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?

To become NCFE qualified you need to pay a registration fee of £98.00. The registration fee is payable at time of requesting the certificate once all study has been completed.

WILL FITLEARN ACCEPT STUDENTS BASED OUTSIDE THE UK?

We regularly work with students on a global basis. This course can be completed entirely through distance learning and online assessment.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COST OF THE COURSE?

You receive all the FitLearn written learning materials needed to study this course at your home – together with full tutor support for 12 months.

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION – WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

We are happy to answer any questions you have, just call 020 3322 7111.

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