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Level 3 Personal Trainer


8 Units

396 Guided Learning Hours

3 CPDs (up to 27 optional units)

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Get the most important qualification for a career in fitness

Our industry leading Personal Trainer qualification is the most important step towards your future career in the fitness industry. Level 3 Personal Training is the key qualification most employers require for any personal training or fitness coach roles throughout the industry. 

This comprehensive qualification will teach you all of the knowledge and skills required to become a world class personal trainer - including the topcis of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, programming, customer service, client consultations, business skills and much more. This is a entry level qualification which combines all the elements of Level 2 Gym Instructing and Level 3 Personal Training into one Level 3 Diploma - meaning you don't need any pre-existing knowledge or skills or enrol. The course is delivered through our interactive learning platform filled with videos, walkthroughs and quizzes to keep your learning interesting and fun.

This qualification is fully accredited by Innovate Awarding, endorsed by CIMSPA, and includes three free CPD courses to further expand your skillset. 

Throughout this course you will learn all about human anatomy and physiology, which are the building blocks for any successful PT. You will then move onto the interesting topics of nutrition, client consultations and customer service, as well as the fundamental topic of how to actual plan and deliver a personal training programme for your individual client. 

To wrap things up, you will learn about the business side of being a Personal Trainer, which includes how to create a business plan, organize your finances, marketing approaches and much more. As most Personal Trainers are self-employed in the UK, the business skills we teach you are crucial to success in this industry. 

Below are the key topics you will cover in this course:

Human anatomy and physiology

Nutrition for physical activity

How to deliver client consultations

How to plan and deliver personal training programmes

Engaging a client and maximising their experience

Business fundamentals for a personal trainer

Included in this qualification are the following CPD courses to further expand your knowledge base and help you stand out in the industry: 

Certificate in Studio Cycling

Certificate in Metabolic Conditioning Training

Certificate in Gym-Based Boxing

 

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

The structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system

The structure and function of the skeleton

Understanding the muscular system and its life-course

The energy systems of the human body

The role of the nervous system and the principles of muscle contraction

The function of the digestive system

Unit 2: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

The cardiorespiratory system and its relation to exercise

The skeletal system and its relation to exercise

The muscular system and its relation to exercise

Postural and core stability

The nervous system and its relation to exercise

The endocrine system and its relation to exercise and health

Energy systems and their relation to exercise

Unit 3: Nutrition for Physical Activity

The principles of nutrition

Key nutritional strategies and guidelines

Understand how to use nutritional tools

Collecting and analysing nutritional information

Apply the principles of nutrition

Unit 4: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management

The client consultation process in the gym environment

The role of health screening, fitness testing and risk stratification

Lifestyle and health promotion

Understand the prevention and management of common health conditions

Principles of behaviour change and exercise adherence

Be able to conduct consultations and assessments

Unit 5: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes

The components of fitness and programming variables

Understanding gym-based exercise training

Planning and delivering gym-based training

Reviewing gym-based training

Safeguarding in the fitness environment

Unit 6: Planning and Delivering Personal Training Programmes

Obtaining client information to inform programme planning

Observing and adapting exercise technique

Demonstrating professional conduct

How to instruct and adapt personal training sessions to meet the needs of different clients

Unit 7: Maximising the Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment

How to assess customer needs in a gym environment

The role of customer service in the gym environment

Communicating with customers and colleagues

Professional practice

Cleaning and waste management in the gym environment

Unit 8: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers

Understand the principles of business planning and creating a business plan for a successful personal training business

Managing finances related to a personal training business

 

Gym-Based Boxing

Unit 1: Health and safety considerations

Unit 2: Benefits of gym-based boxing

Unit 3: Correct stance

Unit 4: Basic Footwork (forward, back, side-to-side)

Unit 5: Basic guard

Unit 6: Correct focus pad instruction

Unit 7: Basic punches

Unit 8: Holding the focus pads when instructing the punches

Unit 9: Basic rounds of punches

Unit 10: Advanced combinations

Unit 11: High-intensity boxing conditioning

Unit 12: Incorporating gym-based boxing conditioning exercises with combination work on the pads

Unit 13: Licenses and insurance

Studio Cycling

Unit 1: Benefits of studio cycling

Unit 2: Bike setup

Unit 3: Cycling hand positions and technique

Unit 4: Cycling manoeuvres and positions

Unit 5: Teaching points

Unit 6: Getting the right resistance

Unit 7: Working with the beat

Unit 8: How to format the class without using the beat

Unit 9: Cool down stretches

Unit 10: License and insurance

Metabolic Conditioning Training

Unit 1: The history of metabolic resistance and conditioning training

Unit 2: Responsibilities and skills of the metabolic resistance and conditioning training instructor

Unit 3: Health and safety considerations for the metabolic resistance and conditioning training sessions

Unit 4: Planning and delivering metabolic resistance and conditioning training sessions

 

Our Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training course is specifically designed to be entry-level and suitable for learners of all experience levels. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some basic knowledge, this course is the perfect platform to launch your career in Personal Training.

Everyone has to start somewhere, and our course is structured to provide a solid foundation in personal training. Our expert tutors will guide you through the fundamentals, ensuring that you grasp the essential concepts and skills necessary to excel in this field.

Regardless of your background or previous experience, our course is tailored to accommodate learners at different levels. We provide comprehensive resources, practical exercises, and real-time guidance that will help you apply your knowledge effectively.

Don't let a lack of experience hold you back. Our Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training course is the perfect starting point for your career in wellness. Embrace the opportunity to learn, grow, and transform your passion for fitness and nutrition into a fulfilling career doing something you love.

There is a minimum course payment which must be paid before we can register you on the course and book your unit 1 exam. Until this threshold is met, you will be unable to sit your unit 1 exam, although you are welcome to continue working your way through the course content.

Our Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training course is course uses a variety of assessment methods to ensure that learners have a comprehensive understanding of each unit. Depending on the course material, we use multiple-choice tests, written exams, and reflection papers to assess your understanding and mastery of the topics covered.

Our multiple-choice tests are designed to test your knowledge of specific concepts covered in each unit. Written exams are used to assess your ability to apply your knowledge and understanding of the course material. Reflection papers are used to encourage you to think deeply about how the concepts apply to real-life situations, allowing you to develop critical thinking skills and a deeper understanding of the course material.

To ensure that you are fully prepared for each assessment, we provide guidance and support throughout the course. Our course tutors will walk you through each unit if required and provide helpful tips to increase your chances of success. You will have access to study resources, practice exams, and practical exercises that enable you to refine your knowledge and skills.

We understand that everyone learns at their own pace and that sometimes, learners may need additional support to achieve their goals. For this reason, aside from Units 1 and 2 which are assessed externally by Innovate Awarding (charged at £29.99 per resit), we offer an unlimited number of free assessment retakes as part of our course package.

This will give you the peace of mind that you have ample opportunity to succeed, regardless of how many attempts it takes.

Upon successfully completing this course package, you will receive the following industry recognised qualification:

Level 3 Diploma for Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner

This qualifications is accredited by Innovate Awarding, who are regulated by Ofqual, ensuring that the qualification meets high standards of quality and credibility.

Innovate Awarding are renowned for their innovative and dynamic approach to developing qualifications. They offer a wide range of off-the-shelf, customised, and bespoke qualifications across various sectors, all within the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). By obtaining qualifications from these respected awarding organisations, you can be confident in the recognition and validity of your achievements.

This qualification is also endorsed by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). CIMSPA is a leading professional body for the sport and physical activity sector, dedicated to promoting excellence and setting industry standards. Being added to the CIMSPA register after completing your qualifications further enhances your professional standing and opens doors to exciting career opportunities.

 

This comprehensive qualification offers an exceptional starting point for individuals looking to enter the fitness industry and distinguish themselves from the competition. 

Your personal training qualification will allow you to lead group exercise classes, work within gym settings, deliver online coaching, and provide one-on-one training sessions. 

Upon completion of this qualification, you will be supported by our industry leading Job Pathways scheme which will help you secure you dream job in the industry. At The Training Room, we partner with the biggest and most respectable employers in the fitness industry to provide our students with exclusive employment opportunities once they qualify. With guaranteed interviews at over 1000 gyms across the UK, we are confident of helping you secure the job you are looking for. 

 

Throughout this course you will learn all about human anatomy and physiology, which are the building blocks for any successful PT. You will then move onto the interesting topics of nutrition, client consultations and customer service, as well as the fundamental topic of how to actual plan and deliver a personal training programme for your individual client. 

To wrap things up, you will learn about the business side of being a Personal Trainer, which includes how to create a business plan, organize your finances, marketing approaches and much more. As most Personal Trainers are self-employed in the UK, the business skills we teach you are crucial to success in this industry. 

Below are the key topics you will cover in this course:

Human anatomy and physiology

Nutrition for physical activity

How to deliver client consultations

How to plan and deliver personal training programmes

Engaging a client and maximising their experience

Business fundamentals for a personal trainer

Included in this qualification are the following CPD courses to further expand your knowledge base and help you stand out in the industry: 

Certificate in Studio Cycling

Certificate in Metabolic Conditioning Training

Certificate in Gym-Based Boxing

 

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

The structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system

The structure and function of the skeleton

Understanding the muscular system and its life-course

The energy systems of the human body

The role of the nervous system and the principles of muscle contraction

The function of the digestive system

Unit 2: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

The cardiorespiratory system and its relation to exercise

The skeletal system and its relation to exercise

The muscular system and its relation to exercise

Postural and core stability

The nervous system and its relation to exercise

The endocrine system and its relation to exercise and health

Energy systems and their relation to exercise

Unit 3: Nutrition for Physical Activity

The principles of nutrition

Key nutritional strategies and guidelines

Understand how to use nutritional tools

Collecting and analysing nutritional information

Apply the principles of nutrition

Unit 4: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management

The client consultation process in the gym environment

The role of health screening, fitness testing and risk stratification

Lifestyle and health promotion

Understand the prevention and management of common health conditions

Principles of behaviour change and exercise adherence

Be able to conduct consultations and assessments

Unit 5: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes

The components of fitness and programming variables

Understanding gym-based exercise training

Planning and delivering gym-based training

Reviewing gym-based training

Safeguarding in the fitness environment

Unit 6: Planning and Delivering Personal Training Programmes

Obtaining client information to inform programme planning

Observing and adapting exercise technique

Demonstrating professional conduct

How to instruct and adapt personal training sessions to meet the needs of different clients

Unit 7: Maximising the Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment

How to assess customer needs in a gym environment

The role of customer service in the gym environment

Communicating with customers and colleagues

Professional practice

Cleaning and waste management in the gym environment

Unit 8: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers

Understand the principles of business planning and creating a business plan for a successful personal training business

Managing finances related to a personal training business

 

Gym-Based Boxing

Unit 1: Health and safety considerations

Unit 2: Benefits of gym-based boxing

Unit 3: Correct stance

Unit 4: Basic Footwork (forward, back, side-to-side)

Unit 5: Basic guard

Unit 6: Correct focus pad instruction

Unit 7: Basic punches

Unit 8: Holding the focus pads when instructing the punches

Unit 9: Basic rounds of punches

Unit 10: Advanced combinations

Unit 11: High-intensity boxing conditioning

Unit 12: Incorporating gym-based boxing conditioning exercises with combination work on the pads

Unit 13: Licenses and insurance

Studio Cycling

Unit 1: Benefits of studio cycling

Unit 2: Bike setup

Unit 3: Cycling hand positions and technique

Unit 4: Cycling manoeuvres and positions

Unit 5: Teaching points

Unit 6: Getting the right resistance

Unit 7: Working with the beat

Unit 8: How to format the class without using the beat

Unit 9: Cool down stretches

Unit 10: License and insurance

Metabolic Conditioning Training

Unit 1: The history of metabolic resistance and conditioning training

Unit 2: Responsibilities and skills of the metabolic resistance and conditioning training instructor

Unit 3: Health and safety considerations for the metabolic resistance and conditioning training sessions

Unit 4: Planning and delivering metabolic resistance and conditioning training sessions

 

Our Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training course is specifically designed to be entry-level and suitable for learners of all experience levels. Whether you're a complete beginner or have some basic knowledge, this course is the perfect platform to launch your career in Personal Training.

Everyone has to start somewhere, and our course is structured to provide a solid foundation in personal training. Our expert tutors will guide you through the fundamentals, ensuring that you grasp the essential concepts and skills necessary to excel in this field.

Regardless of your background or previous experience, our course is tailored to accommodate learners at different levels. We provide comprehensive resources, practical exercises, and real-time guidance that will help you apply your knowledge effectively.

Don't let a lack of experience hold you back. Our Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training course is the perfect starting point for your career in wellness. Embrace the opportunity to learn, grow, and transform your passion for fitness and nutrition into a fulfilling career doing something you love.

There is a minimum course payment which must be paid before we can register you on the course and book your unit 1 exam. Until this threshold is met, you will be unable to sit your unit 1 exam, although you are welcome to continue working your way through the course content.

Our Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training course is course uses a variety of assessment methods to ensure that learners have a comprehensive understanding of each unit. Depending on the course material, we use multiple-choice tests, written exams, and reflection papers to assess your understanding and mastery of the topics covered.

Our multiple-choice tests are designed to test your knowledge of specific concepts covered in each unit. Written exams are used to assess your ability to apply your knowledge and understanding of the course material. Reflection papers are used to encourage you to think deeply about how the concepts apply to real-life situations, allowing you to develop critical thinking skills and a deeper understanding of the course material.

To ensure that you are fully prepared for each assessment, we provide guidance and support throughout the course. Our course tutors will walk you through each unit if required and provide helpful tips to increase your chances of success. You will have access to study resources, practice exams, and practical exercises that enable you to refine your knowledge and skills.

We understand that everyone learns at their own pace and that sometimes, learners may need additional support to achieve their goals. For this reason, aside from Units 1 and 2 which are assessed externally by Innovate Awarding (charged at £29.99 per resit), we offer an unlimited number of free assessment retakes as part of our course package.

This will give you the peace of mind that you have ample opportunity to succeed, regardless of how many attempts it takes.

Upon successfully completing this course package, you will receive the following industry recognised qualification:

Level 3 Diploma for Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner

This qualifications is accredited by Innovate Awarding, who are regulated by Ofqual, ensuring that the qualification meets high standards of quality and credibility.

Innovate Awarding are renowned for their innovative and dynamic approach to developing qualifications. They offer a wide range of off-the-shelf, customised, and bespoke qualifications across various sectors, all within the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). By obtaining qualifications from these respected awarding organisations, you can be confident in the recognition and validity of your achievements.

This qualification is also endorsed by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity). CIMSPA is a leading professional body for the sport and physical activity sector, dedicated to promoting excellence and setting industry standards. Being added to the CIMSPA register after completing your qualifications further enhances your professional standing and opens doors to exciting career opportunities.

 

This comprehensive qualification offers an exceptional starting point for individuals looking to enter the fitness industry and distinguish themselves from the competition. 

Your personal training qualification will allow you to lead group exercise classes, work within gym settings, deliver online coaching, and provide one-on-one training sessions. 

Upon completion of this qualification, you will be supported by our industry leading Job Pathways scheme which will help you secure you dream job in the industry. At The Training Room, we partner with the biggest and most respectable employers in the fitness industry to provide our students with exclusive employment opportunities once they qualify. With guaranteed interviews at over 1000 gyms across the UK, we are confident of helping you secure the job you are looking for. 

 

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