Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Business Skills for Fitness Professionals (ONLINE)

The aim of this qualification is to develop learners with existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to pursue a career in personal training.

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Description

Aim: To develop learners with existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to pursue a career in personal training.

Objectives:

To provide learners with:

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

Entry Requirements:

  • A suitable Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instructing (Gym).
  • 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.

Target Learners:

  • Learners aged 16+.
  • Gym instructors wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as personal trainers.
  • Individuals, who already hold a gym instructor qualification, wishing to become self-employed running their own personal training business.

This qualification provides progression to:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.