Extended Diploma in Personal Training (inc. Gym)
This is an industry recognised qualification that qualifies you as both a gym instructor and personal trainer. It is recognised by CIMSPA. If you want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer working freelance or in health clubs, then this extended 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.
This course is only available for group bookings for in-house training through organisations. If you have a group of staff that require training, please get in touch so we can provide you with a training proposal for a blended learning format (5/6 days plus online studies).
The personal trainer extended diploma is the same as doing the gym instructor and then the personal trainer qualifications separately but this extended diploma also includes an additional unit in ‘Nutrition for sport and exercise performance’ along with much more in-depth personal training content.
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 this is a blended learning course with many of the units studied for independently.
‘Tutors provide learners with very clear guidance on the skills and knowledge they need. This helps learners make rapid progress in developing the essential
instruction techniques needed to be an effective personal trainer or fitness instructor.’
Ofsted Inspection Report, 2019
- Anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness.
- Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness.
- Lifestyle and medical factors that affect well-being.
- Analysis of client information using the most accepted techniques.
- Assessment of a client’s current health and fitness status.
- Planning and conducting of exercise and physical activity sessions, both one-to-one and with groups, within a range of environments and using multiple resources.
- Client consultations using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change.
- Communication skills to effectively build successful relationships with their clients and other healthcare professionals.
- Legal and professional requirements for personal training.
- How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis if they wish to.
- How to manage, evaluate and improve their own performance.
- Nutrition for sport and exercise performance.
|1||Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Multiple choice exam|
|2||Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Worksheet and assignment|
|3||Health and safety in the fitness environment||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Worksheet and assignment|
|4||Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning
Face-to-face training 6 days attendance
|Worksheet, assignment and on-course observation|
|5||Planning and instructing gym-based exercise||Face-to-face training 6 days attendance||Session plan on course, on-course observations and self evaluation|
|6||Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Multiple choice exam|
|7||The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Multiple choice exam|
|8||Understanding lifestyle, health, well-being and common medical conditions||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Assignment|
|9||Delivering client consultations and health and fitness assessments||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Assignment and video submission of consultation session|
|10||Personal training for individuals and groups in a range of environments||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning
Face-to-face training 4 days attendance
|Case study, session plan on course, worksheet, on-course observations and self evaluation|
|11||Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Assignment|
|10||Nutrition for sport and exercise performance||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Worksheet|