Course Overview

Personal Fitness Trainer Level 3

Course code: OSC1041

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Boost your knowledge and understanding of Personal Fitness Training, from home!

This course will allow you to:

  • Understand exercise and lifestyle psychology
  • Explore biomechanics including fictional anatomy and the skeleton of a human body
  • Investigate exercise physiology and the different systems of the body
  • Develop personal training skills and how to conduct a programme
  • Explain functional training including sports performance and the kinetic chain
  • Gain an insight into business procedures and how to set yourself up as a personal fitness trainer

Personal trainers enable faster, safer and more reliable results than training alone, and motivate clients to develop healthy habits, stay focused on their goals, and develop a winning attitude for life.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Discounts on selected courses - Until 27th August
Course Content
Unit 1: Exercise and Lifestyle Psychology
  • Lifestyle psychology
  • Assessing stage of change
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Exercise adherence
  • Social support
  • Stress management
  • Exercise and stress management
  • Group dynamics
  • Goal setting
  • Application of psychology in personal fitness training
Unit 2: Biomechanics
  • Functional anatomy
  • Divisions of a skeleton
  • Joint movements
  • Cartilage
  • Ligaments and tendons
  • Understanding movement
  • Muscles and movement
Unit 3: Exercise Physiology
  • The cardiovascular system
  • Respiratory system
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Metabolism and energy systems
Unit 4: Personal Training Skills
  • Developing a programme
  • Resistance training
  • Myths and fallacies
  • Risk factors
  • Body composition
  • Muscle strength and endurance
  • Programme writing
  • Reps, sets and resistance
  • Progression
  • Alternative overload suggestions
  • Flexibility
  • Digestion and energy sources
  • Micronutrients
  • Calories and weight management
  • Kick start programmes
Unit 5: Functional Training
  • The kinetic chain
  • Sports performance
  • Sports specific conditioning
  • Posture and corrective exercises
  • Special populations
Unit 6: Business
  • Business essentials
  • Setting up
  • How much do you want or need to earn?
  • Getting clients
  • Your brand
  • Client experience
  • Marketing
  • Managing and keeping clients
  • Growing your business
  • Business planning
  • Legal status
  • Your business plan
Other Information

Assessment

The Personal Fitness Trainer course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 100 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students receive a course manual, assignments and study guide plus tutor support by mail or email. 

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • Comprehensive study guide*
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • Student study planner*
  • Student notebook*
  • Document wallet*

 

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will achieve Personal Fitness Trainer Level 3.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

Finance options

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The total course fee includes a loan arrangement fee. Your initial deposit payment will be used towards this fee, any remaining fee balance will be added the loan amount.

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Our finance option is provided in partnership with AffordItNow.
For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).