Level 3 Certificate Personal Training

Start date(s):
1 Sep 2017
Duration:
15 weeks
Level:
Level 3
Course Code:
1029488
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus
Attendance Pattern:
Evening
Awarded by:
Active IQ (Active International Qualifications)
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
£850
(previous years fees)
Funding

Overview

This qualification is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to work with individuals & groups of clients in a personal training setting.

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The course consists of two main elements detailed below:
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  2. A theoretical element which will be delivered via distance learning and on-site. For this you will receive all of the resources you need as well as online tutor support. You may need to have access to a computer and the internet to do this.

Modules

  • Supporting clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Seminars
6

Delivery

Monday:
6pm-9pm
Thursday:
6pm-9pm
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed using the following methods:
  • Coursework
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

Maths and English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, do not worry, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will have the opportunity to re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills. These qualifications will help you enhance your maths and English skills and can be taken at levels between Entry Level 1 up to and including Level 2. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to gain employment within an organisational setting, or become self-employed. It also provides access onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.

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Interview Instructions

You will be invited into college for an informal interview.

Entry Criteria

  • A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing
  • A degree of physical fitness is necessary for physical exertion and individual participation
  • You should have good communication skills as the role requires effective discussions and demonstrations with clients, as well as reading and writing.