Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training


Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching OR008A07/19/1 Short Course

Course Information

This qualification is suited to an individual wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as a gym-based fitness instructor and/or personal trainer. You shall be trained by an experienced tutor with over a decade of experience working within the industry. With a combination of online studying and face to face classes this course is designed to train you to a professionally competent level, enabling you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing your skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

This is qualification also combines units from the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing with the full Level 3 Personal Training qualification. This qualification can provide entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) at Level 3.


Overview

Qualification
  • Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
Course Content
  • Course Objectives

    To provide learners with the knowledge of anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness
    To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to successfully gather and analyse client information using the most accepted techniques
    To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to assess a client’s current health and fitness status
    To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan and conduct a physical activity session, within a variety of environments using multiple resources
    To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to perform a client consultation using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change
    To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to communicate effectively to build successful relationships with their clients and other health care professionals
    To provide learners with the knowledge to be able to prepare for employment or to set up in business on a self-employed basis
    To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to manage, evaluate and improve own performance
    To provide learners with the knowledge to be able to offer nutritional advice for physical activity based on clients’ needs Progression:

    You will be assessed by:
    Coursework/Project.
    Multiple Choice Examination.
    Portfolio of Evidence.
    Practical Demonstration/Assignment.


    Coursework/Project.
    Multiple Choice Examination.
    Portfolio of Evidence.
    Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

    This qualification can provide entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) at Level 3
Entry Requirements
  • Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.
    The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
    There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.
Next Steps
  • This qualification provides progression to Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in personal training to a higher level. Learners may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, like Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside personal training in the health club environment or own business.

    Alternatively, learners may broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing onto qualifications mapping to additional branches of the Level 3, such as Exercise Referral, Pre and Post natal, and Leisure Management to name a few.
Career Opportunities
  • Students who successfully achieve this qualification will have an advantageous position when applying for:-
    Fitness and Health industry related jobs (e.g. Fitness instructor, Personal Trainer, Gym Instructor)
    Higher Education Course
    Apprenticeships
    Further Education

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
23-Sep-2019 (Already Started) 31-May-2020 1.30 p.m. 4.45 p.m.
Attendance
Mode of attendance
Part-time
Timetable
Day of the week Number of sessions
Mon 32
Course Fees
Tuition fees (19+ Loans) £2495.00


Materials Required


What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.