Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (inc. Gym)

Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma

This is an industry recognised qualification that qualifies you as both a gym instructor and personal trainer. It allows you to gain entry at Level 3 onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and recognised by CIMSPA. If you want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a gym instructor and/or a personal trainer working freelance or in health clubs, then this diploma is for you.

A career as a gym instructor is both fun and rewarding. You will be working with clients helping them to meet their health and fitness goals, as well as supervising the gym environment and giving professional information, advice and support to your customers.

Personal training is an exciting, challenging and responsible career. You will need to be flexible, possess in-depth knowledge and have excellent communication skills. This course enables you to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming all specific to the individual needs of your clients.

Quick Overview

The personal trainer diploma is the same as doing the gym instructor and then the personal trainer qualifications separately but enables you to access better financing options.

Divided into theory units and practical units (see full details below)
Maximum of six months to achieve the qualification- but you can complete much quicker than this as theory work is studied for independently.

Course Content

  • Anatomy and physiology including the cardio-respiratory system, musculoskeletal system, postural and core stability, and the nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • The skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed
  • How to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
  • How to design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages
  • How to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages

Course Details

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
  • Entry requirements: Over 16

Unit Topic Method Assessment
1 Anatomy and physiology for exercise Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning Multiple choice exam booked for a date to suit
2 Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning Worksheet
3 Principles of health, fitness and exercise Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning Multiple choice exam booked for a date to suit
4 Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning Worksheet
5 Planning gym-based exercise Face-to-face training 3 days attendance Session plan on course
6 Instructing gym-based exercise Face-to-face training 3 days attendance 1/2 day practical assessment
7 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning Multiple choice exam booked to suit you
8 Applying the principle of nutrition as part of a personal training programme Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning Multiple choice exam booked to suit you
9 Programming personal training with clients Face-to-face training 4 days attendance Programming and worksheet
10 Delivering personal training Face-to-face training 4 days attendance 1/2 day practical assessment
You will need to select a gym instructor course and a personal trainer course for this diploma. You will be contacted about the PT choice of dates in order to complete the booking process. You will have 6 months to complete the Diploma so choose the gym and PT courses within this timescale.

Gym Instructor Course Dates

Aug 2017

Gym Instructor, David Lloyd, Maidstone, Kent – 21,22,23 August 2017

Oct 2017

Gym Instructor, David Lloyd, Maidstone, Kent – 6,7,8 October 2017

Personal Trainer Course Dates

Jun 2017

Personal Trainer, Southbank Club – 21, 22, 28, 29 June 2017

Jul 2017

Personal Trainer, David Lloyd, Maidstone, Kent – 6,7,8,9 July 2017

Sep 2017

Personal Trainer, David Lloyd, Maidstone, Kent – 19,20,21,22 September 2017

Nov 2017

Personal Trainer, David Lloyd, Maidstone, Kent – 16,17,23,24 November 2017
Already have your Gym Instructor qualification? Check out our PT Career Package for qualified Gym Instructors especially for you- also available on the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan

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