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Online Level 3 Diploma Personal Trainer

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Online Level 3 Diploma Personal Trainer

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The Level 2 in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based) and Level 3 in Personal Training is combined in this great value diploma which also includes the StrengthLearn Elite Performance Certificate.

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. You then have the opportunity to develop an understanding in strength and conditioning by learning advanced techniques such as olympic-lifting, squatting and deadlifting and completing a dynamic warm-up.

What You'll Learn:

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer

Study anywhere, anytime with this distance based course.

Online Level 3 Diploma Personal Trainer

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

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

COURSE DETAILS

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

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

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
  • Learn advanced techniques including Olympic-lifting, squatting and deadlifting

ENTRY, QUALIFICATIONS AND RECOGNITION

Anyone over the age of 16 can study with us.

Completion of this course will give you the following qualifications:

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise)
  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Our qualifications are industry recognised and on successful completion, you will be able to join REPs at Level 3 and become a CIMSPA member.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training for Elite Performance™ qualifies you to work as a personal trainer either within a gym or in a self-employed capacity.

As a personal trainer you will collect and analyse client information to design and implement exercise programmes for clients’, as well continually motivate them to help them achieve their individual goals.

Our careers service will start your career

Choose a package with career services, and you will be assigned a Career Manager offering 12 months support into work after you’ve completed your course, including:

  • A Careers Line to your dedicated Career Manager – Your dedicated Career Manager will answer any questions obout getting your foot on the career ladder.
  • A CV Editing Service – Send us your current CV, we will edit it to make it fit for purpose for the fitness industry.
  • Exclusive Job Access – Receive exclusive invitations to our Recruitment & Assessment Days hosted by our employment partners who seek to employ FitLearn graduates into their gyms and health clubs across the country.

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 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, 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.
  • 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!

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 high-quality 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.

Outcomes

  • 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 recommend 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.

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.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?

NCFE charge a registration fee for each qualification you take with them. Registration fees are payable at time of requesting your certificate once all study has been completed.
The registration fees for the qualifications included in this package are:

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – £66
  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training – £77

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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