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Level 4 Elite Personal Trainer

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Our Level 2 Fitness Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity and Level 4 Strength and Conditioning are combined together in this unique package to take you to all the way from the start to expert level.

This amazing-value course gives you a flexible way to learn everything you need to be an advanced-level trainer, capable of working with professional sports people. You’ll begin by gaining key underlying knowledge about the principles of exercise, the human body and how to create safe and effective fitness programmes in Level 2. Then the two Level 3 courses take those skills to the next level, advancing your knowledge of fantastic one-to-one training, and adding in detailed knowledge about nutrition and exercise. Finally, through the fast-track Level 4 course you will become a fully qualified Strength and Conditioning Coach.

“With this amazing package, our students often go on to market out their services to premier football clubs, rugby clubs, formula one teams and even professional olympic athletes.”

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 to analyse and utilise nutritional information to give best practice advice and create client goals.
  • 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
  • How to operate as a strength and conditioning coach as part of an athletic support team
  • The best ways to analyse, measure and assess performance needs
  • How to create goals, plan, deliver and evaluate programmes designed around strength and conditioning training

Everything you need to excel

Level 4 Elite Personal Trainer

Learn Levels 2 & 3 anywhere, anytime you want with distance learning and practical assessment via video, and fast-track Level 4 on site with our expert trainers.

Everyone was really nice and supportive. The few times I rang for advice my questions were answered quickly. I loved the study materials and will continue to read through them – I look forward to level 3!

Sam L

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise (Level 2)

• 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 (Level 2)

• 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 (Level 2)

• 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 (Level 2)

• 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 (Level 2)

• 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 (Level 2)

• 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 (Level 3)

• 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 (Level 3)

• 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 (Level 3)

• 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 (Level 3)

• 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

Unit 11: Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme (Level 3)

• Be able to collect and analyse nutritional information
• Be able to apply the principles of nutrition to a physical 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 the principles of nutritional goal setting with clients

Unit 12: Strength and Conditioning (Level 4)

• Understand the role of a strength and conditioning coach as part of an athlete’s support team.
• Learn methods of carrying out performance-related needs analysis, measurements and assessments.
• Learn strategies to analyse and evaluate assessment in order to be able to develop and agree short-, medium- and long-term performance goals.
• Understand planning, delivering and evaluating periodised, performance-related strength and conditioning programmes

The majority of this course is designed for distance learning, however a workshop weekend is required to deliver the high-level on site training needed for Strength and Conditioning.

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.

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
  • Expert workshop tuition

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.

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.

Our six 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, and 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 client 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.
  • Workshop – For the Level 4 Strength and Conditioning, you’ll spend the weekend working with our expert tutors, learning high-level techniques and taking a final assessment.
  • 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
  • VTCT Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • VTCT Level 4 Award in Strength and Conditioning
  • Eligible for entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3
  • Eligible to become a CIMSPA member
  • Permitted to obtain public liability insurance as a gym instructor
  • Leapfrog the competition by offering elite-level training
  • Work in the fitness or sports industries or set up in business on a self-employed basis

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 MADE SIMPLE

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 Level 2 and 3 practical assessments at your own gym and then upload them to us to grade. With that all completed, you’ll then fast-track through the Level 4 practical workshop in just one weekend.

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 REQUIRE TO ENROL ON THE COURSE?

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 ANY EXAMS?

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

I WORK FULL TIME – WILL THIS COURSE WORK 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. You can complete the Level 2 and Level 3 courses entirely from distance and you get 12 months to complete the course. The Level 4 course has a theory side which is also distance based, but the practical section of this course will require you to attend one weekend on site – you will have the option to choose the venue and time that best suits you.

HOW WILL MY TUTOR SUPPORT ME THROUGH THE COURSE?

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

Additionally we provide you with a full study 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.

During the practical weekend, an expert tutor will be on hand to teach you and help out with any issues.

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

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

WILL THERE BE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?

To become NCFE qualified you need to pay a registration fee of £98.00 and to become VTCT qualified you also need to pay a registration fee of £98.00. The registration fees are 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 mostly through distance learning and online assessment, but it is important to note that the Level 4 course requires you to attend a weekend workshop in the UK.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE COST?

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

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