Diploma in Personal Training (excl. Gym)

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1 x Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
(excludes Level 2 Gym Instructor)

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1 x Course from our PROfusion Range
(Your choice from Ropes, Sandbags, HIIT, Kettlebells,
Indoor Cycling & Combat Fitness)

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1 x Annual NUS Extra Membership

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Please note:


In line with current Government advice and the uncertainty around when gyms will reopen, we have decided to wait until September to resume face-to-face training.

We have a couple of spaces left on the December course and then the next course is planned for srping 2021. Students will be able to frontload their studies with all the theory aspects of the course in advance of attending, as follows:

Study Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition through eLearning and hard-copy manuals. In preparation for the exams, all our Theory Revision Days have moved online in a series of workshops. You will be able to try out the online exam platform with mock exams and then take both the multiple-choice live exams from home (free resits allowed).

Complete a worksheet which forms part of your Learner Assessment Portfolio. You can submit this by email for marking.

In readiness for the practical training courses, you will be sent some ‘on-course’ resources with additional tasks to complete ahead of the face-to-face training. This will enable us to minimise the face-to-face contact time on-course, allowing more flexibility to work in a socially-distant way.

We will be liaising with the leisure centre, awarding body and Department of Education over best way to deliver the face-to-face training in a Covid-secure manner which we will share with you in advance of attending.

Quick Overview

The personal trainer diploma (excludes Gym Instructor units) is exclusively for students who already have their Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym). You will be exempt from your Gym units as you will have completed these already. Proof of L2 Gym Instructor qualification must be provided following your booking.

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.

‘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

Course Content

  • Anatomy and physiology including the musculoskeletal system, the heart and circulatory system, postural and core stability, 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
  • 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

Personal Trainer Course Dates

Oct 2020

Personal Trainer, Maidstone Leisure Centre – 6, 7, 13, 14 October 2020

Dec 2020

Personal Trainer, Maidstone Leisure Centre – 1, 2, 8, 9 December 2020

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