Extended Diploma in Personal Training (excl. Gym)

19+ Advanced Learner Loan Available on PT course

1 x Level 3 Extended 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,
Circuits & Combat Fitness)

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1 x Annual TOTUM Membership

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Please note:

The Government has announced the ‘Living with Covid’ Plan and we have updated our response to this here.

The next spaces available to book to attend the Personal Trainer course in June 2022. Students will be able to frontload their studies with all the theory aspects of the course in advance of attending, as follows:

Study level 3 Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition theory. In preparation for the exams, you will be able to try out the online exam platform with mock exams and then take all three multiple-choice live exams for level 3 from home (free resits allowed).

Complete level 3 worksheets and assignments that build up your extended diploma portfolio. You can submit these by email for marking prior to attending course dates.

Updated 05.03.22

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 Extended Diploma in Personal Training
  • Entry requirements: Hold a full level 2 gym instructor qualification

Personal Trainer Course Dates

Oct 2022

Personal Trainer, Maidstone Leisure Centre – 11,12,13,14 October 2022

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£1950 Full Cost- Qualified Gym Instructors ONLY Book Now
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