Personal Fitness Trainer: QCF Level 3

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Personal Fitness Trainer: QCF Level 3

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Our Personal Fitness Trainer course has been specifically designed for those who are seeking the skills and knowledge required in order to begin a career within the fitness industry. The fitness industry is expanding rapidly despite the current economic downturn, there is a high rate of employment within the industry with currently more than 6,000 fitness centres located all across the UK. This means that there has never been a better time to take the first step towards becoming a fully qualified personal trainer.

On completion of the Personal Trainer qualification you will be able to work in a wide variety of roles within the health and fitness industry, for instance you could set up your o…

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Our Personal Fitness Trainer course has been specifically designed for those who are seeking the skills and knowledge required in order to begin a career within the fitness industry. The fitness industry is expanding rapidly despite the current economic downturn, there is a high rate of employment within the industry with currently more than 6,000 fitness centres located all across the UK. This means that there has never been a better time to take the first step towards becoming a fully qualified personal trainer.

On completion of the Personal Trainer qualification you will be able to work in a wide variety of roles within the health and fitness industry, for instance you could set up your own business as a personal trainer or you could work in a gym. You will also have the benefit of being able to offer your clients nutritional advice and information on a one to one basis.

The Personal Trainer qualification gives you the knowledge and skills to work with individual and groups of client in a personal training setting.

On completion of this course you will be able to gain employment in any of the major or independent gyms in the UK and you will also qualify for entry on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3 Personal Trainer status.

Most students will complete the theory element of the course in 6 – 8 weeks (although we impose no time limits on this), you can then book onto your practical training which lasts for 6 days (please click on the “Furth Info” tab below for more information on the practical training).

This course is a full qualification listed on the QCF (Qualifications Curriculum Framework) at Level 3 (500/8820/8)

Please note:

  • You must hold a QCF Level 2 Gym/Fitness Instructor qualification prior to being able to commence this course, if you do not, please click here for more information on our Gym Instructor QCF Level 2 qualification.
  • If you do not already hold a QCF Level 2 Gym/Fitness Instructor qualification and would like to complete our Personal Fitness Trainer Advanced: QCF Level 3 course, which includes the full syllabus and practical training from our Gym Instructor: QCF Level 2 qualification as well as the full syllabus and practical training from our Personal Fitness Trainer: QCF Level 3, then please click here.
  • If you opt to study for this qualification by the postal method you will receive a binder of all the course notes in the post, however you will still require internet access in order to complete the assignments for this course.

Syllabus

Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health (A/600/9051)

  • Understand the heart and circulatory system and its relation to exercise and health
  • Understand the musculoskeletal 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

Programming personal training with clients (F/600/9052)

  • Understand how to prepare personal training programmes
  • Understand the importance of long term behaviour change for personal training
  • Understand the principles of collecting information to plan a personal training programme
  • Understand how to screen clients prior to a personal training programme
  • Understand how to identify personal training goals with clients
  • Understand how to plan a personal training programme with clients
  • Understand how to adapt a personal training programme with clients
  • Be able to collect information about clients
  • Be able to agree goals with clients
  • Be able to plan a personal training programme with clients
  • Be able to manage a personal training programme
  • Be able to review progress with clients
  • Be able to adapt a personal training programme with clients

Delivering personal training sessions (J/600/9053)

  • Understand how to instruct exercise during personal training sessions
  • Understand how to adapt exercise to meet client needs during personal training sessions
  • Understand how to review personal training sessions with clients
  • Be able to plan and prepare personal training sessions
  • Be able to prepare clients for personal training sessions
  • Be able to instruct and adapt planned exercises
  • Be able to bring exercise sessions to an end
  • Be able to reflect on providing personal training sessions

Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme (L/600/9054)

  • Understand the principles of nutrition
  • Understand key guidelines in relation to nutrition
  • Understand nationally recommended practice in relation to providing nutritional advice
  • Understand the relationship between nutrition and physical activity
  • Understand how to collect information relating to nutrition
  • Understand how to use nutritional information
  • Understand the principles of nutritional goal setting with clients
  • Be able to collect and analyse nutritional information
  • Be able to apply the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

Qualifications

On completion of your course, you will receive the dual award:

Award 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Personal Fitness Trainer: QCF Level 3 Diploma

Personal Fitness Trainer: QCF Level 3 Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Qualification: Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF)

On completion of this course you will receive the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF) (Qualification Number: 500/8820/8)

Active IQ are one of the UK's leading Ofqual approved awarding bodies, covering Health, Fitness, Sport and Recreation.

Qualification: Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Level 3

Completion of Stonebridge College's Personal Fitness Trainer: QCF Level 3 qualification will qualify you for entry on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.

Requirements for Entry

You must hold a QCF Level 2 Gym/Fitness Instructor qualification prior to being able to commence this course, if you do not, please click here for more information on our Gym Instructor QCF Level 2 qualification. Students must also be 16 years or older. You must hold a QCF Level 2 Gym/Fitness Instructor qualification prior to being able to commence this course, if you do not, please click here for more information on our Gym Instructor QCF Level 2 qualification. Students must also be 16 years or older.

Study Options

In order to offer our students the most convenient and flexible distance learning courses, Stonebridge Associated College offers you the option to study for your course via two methods:

  • 1. Via the traditional paper-based method.
  • 2. Through the online method via ElearnUK.

If you do not have Internet access, or would prefer to study this course via the traditional paper/postal based study method, you can find more information on the course by clicking on the link below.

Stonebridge Prices

Studying by Post. If you would like to pay by instalments, we do offer an affordable interest free payment plan scheme which allows you to spread the cost of your course over a number of months. However, to use this option you will need to study for your course using the traditional paper-based method. For more information on our payment plans please visit our website at www.stonebridge.uk.com

The reason why the course fee is less if you choose to study online, is because with online study there are no costs associated with postage and printing etc. and thus we are able to offer the course at a reduced rate.

The total amount payable over the term's period, is no more than the total cash price of the course.
(APR = 0%). Written quotations are available on request.

Study Hours

This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.

The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 160 hrs.

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