Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Course code: QCF417
REPs recognised Active IQ qualification
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  • Become fully qualified to work in a gym, fitness centre, run your own fitness classes, or even start your own business!
  • Develop the knowledge to train your own clients and give nutritional advice.
  • Attend a 2-day practical assessment/exams at a gym in Birmingham.
  • Gain a REPs recognised qualification
This course is only available to study online.
Course Overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in personal training, this Active IQ Level 3 Diploma is ideal for students who want to progress their current career, achieve a nationally recognised REPs qualification in personal training and go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 430 hours.

Course Outcome

Students will receive the Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. You can become a qualified personal trainer.

Entry Requirements

Must have passed a Level 2 QCF registered gym fitness instruction course and have some degree of physical fitness.

Assessment

Multiple choice exam, practical and video assessments and coursework.

Course Content

Qualification code: 603/0895/3

  • Structure and function of the cardiovascular system in relation to health and fitness.
  • Structure and function of the skeletal system structure in relation to health and fitness.
  • Structure and function of the myofascial system in relation to health and fitness.
  • Structure and function of the nervous system in relation to health and fitness.
  • Structure and function of endocrine system in relation to health and fitness.
  • The role of the energy systems in relation to physical activity, exercise, and training.
  • Structure and function of the digestive system in relation to health and fitness.
  • How to access credible information about nutrition for health and exercise.
  • Common nutritional terms related to health and exercise.
  • The nutrients needed to maintain health.
  • How nutrients from food are used to fuel and recover from physical activity.
  • How to estimate daily energy and nutrient requirements for clients with different goals.
  • The risks of poor nutritional and lifestyle practices.
  • Nutritional considerations for specific client groups.
  • Analysing client’s dietary habits and identify areas for improvement.
  • Lifestyle factors that affect a client’s health and wellbeing.
  • Commonly medical conditions and how they may impact a client’s lifestyle. Inc Hypertension, Obesity, Cardiorespiratory disease, Diabetes and Stress.
  • How to risk-stratify and when to refer clients with common medical conditions.
  • The importance of communication skills to effectively communicate and engage with clients.
  • Techniques used to effectively communicate and engage with clients.
  • Techniques used to support clients making lifestyle behaviour changes.
  • Communication style
  • How to create a positive environment that motivates and empowers clients, to meet their desired goals.
  • How to collect and interpret health screening and fitness assessment data.
  • Technological advancements that can help clients increase their activity levels and stay motivated and focused.
  • How to monitor and interpret client data from a range of current information technology (IT) applications.
  • Facilitating goal setting and action planning.
  • Principles of safe and effective personal training programme design.
  • Principles of periodisation and how they can be used effectively to meet client’s goal and needs.
  • Integrating the use of alternative environments safely and effectively into personal training sessions.
  • Considerations for planning and delivering group personal training sessions.
  • The scope and professional boundaries of personal training pre- and post-natal women.
  • The scope and professional boundaries of personal training older adults.
  • Designing safe and effective personal training programmes and session plans.
  • Instructing safe and effective exercise technique.
  • Monitoring and motivating clients during exercise sessions.
  • Reviewing a client’s progress and satisfaction
  • The legal and professional requirements for personal training.
  • Health and safety in the workplace.
  • The requirements of a self-employed individual.
  • The legal and professional requirements for the management of personal information and records.
  • Marketing techniques and tactics.
  • How to close a sale.
  • How to set budgets and manage finances in a personal training business.
  • How to monitor and interpret business data from a range of current information technology (IT) applications.
  • How information technology (IT) applications are used to support effective business planning and delivery.
  • The professional and personal importance of continuing professional development (CPD).
  • Strategies to develop a successful personal training business.