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  • 10 units
  • 346 guided learning hours

Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner (RQF) Level 3 Diploma

Key Points

  • Learn about exercise, anatomy, physiology and nutrition 
  • Gain the business skills to become a self-employed personal trainer
  • Understand how to create a safe environment for your clients
  • Study a CIMSPA approved course
  • Gain a nationally recognised RQF qualification
  • 100% online learning

About your Diploma

By exercising regularly, people can maintain a healthy weight, keep fit, improve their health and overall mental wellbeing. But without proper guidance, they may not know where to start and be too nervous to enter an exercise facility.

As a personal trainer, you can guide clients and show them the exercises that are appropriate for their age and ability.

By completing this Level 3 Diploma for the Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner (RQF), you’ll understand how to do just that. You’ll learn how to engage, facilitate, educate and support clients in a gym, by coaching them, planning and delivering creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction.

Through this, you will be able to help them reach their health and fitness goals safely and effectively. Also teaching them the healthy lifestyle habits that enable them to sustain their results long-term.

The course also covers the safeguarding of adults and adults at risk in a fitness environment. Exploring what is meant by safeguarding and the roles and responsibilities you and other professionals in the exercise environment have that relate to it. So you can create a safe fitness environment for your clients.

You’ll also learn how to set up a personal training business. Covering the essentials that enable you to start a successful business, from managing finances to business planning and marketing strategies.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online course providers. This Level 3 Diploma for the Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner (RQF) is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). And it meets the requirements for practitioner membership of CIMSPA which is required to become a personal trainer.

You will gain the skills to help and encourage your clients to reach their exercise goals. As well as the business savvy and insight that will enable you to run a successful personal training business.  

You will explore anatomy and physiology for exercise and ways to maximise the customer experience in exercise environments. Providing the ideal platform for those looking to become self-employed in the fitness industry.

Studying online couldn’t be simpler, just enrol and start your learning when you’re ready. The course materials are available within our online student portal so you can study when and where it suits you.

This flexible approach to learning means you also have the freedom to work through the course as quickly as you like. Allowing you to reach your career goals as a personal trainer faster than other learning methods.

Qualification: Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (RQF)

On successful completion of our Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (601/3866/X). This course has also been assigned 52 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course, however, some experience of gym-based exercises would be beneficial. This course is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

You must be aged 16 or over to enrol on this course.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Innovate Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. 

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system
  • Understand the structure and function of the skeleton
  • Understand the joints of the skeleton
  • Understand the muscular system
  • Understand the life-course of the musculoskeletal system
  • Understand the energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • Understand the nervous system and its relation to exercise
  • Understand the digestive system

Unit 2: Maximising the Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to assess customer needs in a gym environment
  • Understand customer service in a gym environment
  • Understand how to engage and communicate with customers
  • Be able to engage and communicate with customers and colleagues
  • Understand professional practice
  • Understand the principles of business planning in a gym environment

Unit 3: Client Consultation and Lifestyle Management  

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the client consultation process in the gym environment
  • Understand health screening, fitness testing and risk stratification
  • Understand lifestyle and health promotion
  • Understand the prevention and management of common health conditions
  • Understand principles of behaviour change and exercise adherence
  • Be able to conduct consultations and assessments

Unit 4: Planning and Delivering Gym-Based Exercise Programmes

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand components of fitness and programming variables
  • Understand gym-based exercise training and techniques
  • Be able to plan gym-based exercise programmes
  • Understand how to deliver gym-based exercise programmes
  • Be able to deliver gym-based exercise programmes
  • Be able to review gym-based exercise programmes

Unit 5: Cleaning and Maintenance within a Gym Environment  

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand cleaning and waste management
  • Be able to clean and maintain the gym environment

Unit 6: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the cardio-respiratory system and its relation to exercise and health
  • Understand the skeletal system and its relation to exercise
  • Understand the muscular system and its relation to exercise
  • Understand postural and core stability
  • Understand the nervous system and its relation to exercise
  • Understand the endocrine system and its relation to exercise and health
  • Understand energy systems and their relation to exercise

Unit 7: Lifestyle Management and Motivation for Personal Training

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the components of a healthy lifestyle and factors that affect health and wellbeing
  • Understand psychological factors influencing behaviour change
  • Understand strategies to encourage long-term adherence to positive lifestyle practices
  • Be able to implement strategies to encourage long-term adherence to positive lifestyle practices
  • Understand health conditions and medically controlled diseases

Unit 8: Consultation, Assessment and Programme Design for Personal Training

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to obtain client information to inform programme planning
  • Be able to conduct client consultations to collect and analyse information
  • Be able to conduct health and fitness assessments appropriate to individual clients
  • Understand key principles and guidelines for programming exercise for a range of clients
  • Understand how to manipulate training variables to meet different programming goals
  • Understand how to deliver different modes of exercise in different environments
  • Understand how to design small group training sessions
  • Understand a range of fitness training techniques and methods

Unit 9: Planning and Delivering Personal Training Programmes

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan sessions and programmes for a range of clients
  • Understand how to observe and adapt exercise techniques
  • Be able to demonstrate professional conduct when delivering personal training sessions
  • Be able to instruct and adapt personal training sessions to meet the needs of different clients
  • Be able to review sessions and programmes

Unit 10: Nutrition for Physical Activity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of nutrition
  • Understand key nutritional strategies and guidelines
  • Understand how to use nutritional assessment tools
  • Be able to collect and analyse nutritional information
  • Be able to apply the principles of nutrition

Unit 11: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to create business and marketing plans to support a successful personal training business
  • Understand how to manage finances related to a personal training business
  • Be able to create a business and marketing plan to support a successful personal training business

Unit 12: Safeguarding Adults and Adults at risk in a Fitness Environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by safeguarding adults and adults at risk
  • Understand how safeguarding legislation is regulated
  • Understand the safeguarding of adults and adults at risk in a fitness environment
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities in safeguarding adults and adults at risk in a fitness environment
  • Be able to safeguard adults and adults at risk in a fitness environment

You will be assessed through a combination of methods. This will be the provision of a portfolio of evidence and the completion of a multiple-choice examination on topics covered in two of the course units.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £75.00).
OUR PASS RATE
Fitness
94.7%
(National Average 75.1%)

Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner (RQF) Level 3 Diploma

Key Points

  • Learn about exercise, anatomy, physiology and nutrition 
  • Gain the business skills to become a self-employed personal trainer
  • Understand how to create a safe environment for your clients
  • Study a CIMSPA approved course
  • Gain a nationally recognised RQF qualification
  • 100% online learning

About your Diploma

By exercising regularly, people can maintain a healthy weight, keep fit, improve their health and overall mental wellbeing. But without proper guidance, they may not know where to start and be too nervous to enter an exercise facility.

As a personal trainer, you can guide clients and show them the exercises that are appropriate for their age and ability.

By completing this Level 3 Diploma for the Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner (RQF), you’ll understand how to do just that. You’ll learn how to engage, facilitate, educate and support clients in a gym, by coaching them, planning and delivering creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction.

Through this, you will be able to help them reach their health and fitness goals safely and effectively. Also teaching them the healthy lifestyle habits that enable them to sustain their results long-term.

The course also covers the safeguarding of adults and adults at risk in a fitness environment. Exploring what is meant by safeguarding and the roles and responsibilities you and other professionals in the exercise environment have that relate to it. So you can create a safe fitness environment for your clients.

You’ll also learn how to set up a personal training business. Covering the essentials that enable you to start a successful business, from managing finances to business planning and marketing strategies.

Getting Started

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the UK’s leading online course providers. This Level 3 Diploma for the Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner (RQF) is regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). And it meets the requirements for practitioner membership of CIMSPA which is required to become a personal trainer.

You will gain the skills to help and encourage your clients to reach their exercise goals. As well as the business savvy and insight that will enable you to run a successful personal training business.  

You will explore anatomy and physiology for exercise and ways to maximise the customer experience in exercise environments. Providing the ideal platform for those looking to become self-employed in the fitness industry.

Studying online couldn’t be simpler, just enrol and start your learning when you’re ready. The course materials are available within our online student portal so you can study when and where it suits you.

This flexible approach to learning means you also have the freedom to work through the course as quickly as you like. Allowing you to reach your career goals as a personal trainer faster than other learning methods.

Fitness
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 75.1%)
94.7%

Qualification: Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (RQF)

On successful completion of our Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (601/3866/X). This course has also been assigned 52 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course, however, some experience of gym-based exercises would be beneficial. This course is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

You must be aged 16 or over to enrol on this course.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Innovate Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. 

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system
  • Understand the structure and function of the skeleton
  • Understand the joints of the skeleton
  • Understand the muscular system
  • Understand the life-course of the musculoskeletal system
  • Understand the energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • Understand the nervous system and its relation to exercise
  • Understand the digestive system

Unit 2: Maximising the Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to assess customer needs in a gym environment
  • Understand customer service in a gym environment
  • Understand how to engage and communicate with customers
  • Be able to engage and communicate with customers and colleagues
  • Understand professional practice
  • Understand the principles of business planning in a gym environment

Unit 3: Client Consultation and Lifestyle Management  

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the client consultation process in the gym environment
  • Understand health screening, fitness testing and risk stratification
  • Understand lifestyle and health promotion
  • Understand the prevention and management of common health conditions
  • Understand principles of behaviour change and exercise adherence
  • Be able to conduct consultations and assessments

Unit 4: Planning and Delivering Gym-Based Exercise Programmes

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand components of fitness and programming variables
  • Understand gym-based exercise training and techniques
  • Be able to plan gym-based exercise programmes
  • Understand how to deliver gym-based exercise programmes
  • Be able to deliver gym-based exercise programmes
  • Be able to review gym-based exercise programmes

Unit 5: Cleaning and Maintenance within a Gym Environment  

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand cleaning and waste management
  • Be able to clean and maintain the gym environment

Unit 6: Applied Anatomy and Physiology

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the cardio-respiratory system and its relation to exercise and health
  • Understand the skeletal system and its relation to exercise
  • Understand the muscular system and its relation to exercise
  • Understand postural and core stability
  • Understand the nervous system and its relation to exercise
  • Understand the endocrine system and its relation to exercise and health
  • Understand energy systems and their relation to exercise

Unit 7: Lifestyle Management and Motivation for Personal Training

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the components of a healthy lifestyle and factors that affect health and wellbeing
  • Understand psychological factors influencing behaviour change
  • Understand strategies to encourage long-term adherence to positive lifestyle practices
  • Be able to implement strategies to encourage long-term adherence to positive lifestyle practices
  • Understand health conditions and medically controlled diseases

Unit 8: Consultation, Assessment and Programme Design for Personal Training

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to obtain client information to inform programme planning
  • Be able to conduct client consultations to collect and analyse information
  • Be able to conduct health and fitness assessments appropriate to individual clients
  • Understand key principles and guidelines for programming exercise for a range of clients
  • Understand how to manipulate training variables to meet different programming goals
  • Understand how to deliver different modes of exercise in different environments
  • Understand how to design small group training sessions
  • Understand a range of fitness training techniques and methods

Unit 9: Planning and Delivering Personal Training Programmes

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to plan sessions and programmes for a range of clients
  • Understand how to observe and adapt exercise techniques
  • Be able to demonstrate professional conduct when delivering personal training sessions
  • Be able to instruct and adapt personal training sessions to meet the needs of different clients
  • Be able to review sessions and programmes

Unit 10: Nutrition for Physical Activity

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of nutrition
  • Understand key nutritional strategies and guidelines
  • Understand how to use nutritional assessment tools
  • Be able to collect and analyse nutritional information
  • Be able to apply the principles of nutrition

Unit 11: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how to create business and marketing plans to support a successful personal training business
  • Understand how to manage finances related to a personal training business
  • Be able to create a business and marketing plan to support a successful personal training business

Unit 12: Safeguarding Adults and Adults at risk in a Fitness Environment

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand what is meant by safeguarding adults and adults at risk
  • Understand how safeguarding legislation is regulated
  • Understand the safeguarding of adults and adults at risk in a fitness environment
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities in safeguarding adults and adults at risk in a fitness environment
  • Be able to safeguard adults and adults at risk in a fitness environment

You will be assessed through a combination of methods. This will be the provision of a portfolio of evidence and the completion of a multiple-choice examination on topics covered in two of the course units.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £75.00).
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