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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (online)

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (online)

£1,500.00

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  • Accessible: Available nationally and internationally
  • Flexible: Study wherever and whenever you want
  • Support: Expert tutor support via phone, email, learning portal and webinar
  • Structure: Work through a structured programme at a speed agreed with you
  • Quality: Ofsted Grade 2 Training Provider

Course Details

Is it the right personal training course for you?

The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is for those who are already Level 2 Gym instructor / Fitness Instructor qualified and wish to continue to develop to becoming a qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer.

If you are not already qualified as a Level 2 Gym Instructor / Fitness Instructor then you may be interested in the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instruction and Personal Trainer  which can also be completed as a 100% online personal training course.

Information, Advice and Guidance

Customer service and learner experience is of the upmost importance for us all at CMS Fitness Courses.

Before you enrol on any of our programmes you are able to speak to our learner support team and or tutors to make sure the learning experience is going to be the one you want.

Enrolment

When you enrol on the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training you will receive your joining instructions via email giving you access to your learning resources.

Your personal tutor will then make contact with you to arrange a time to explain the online learning portal, agree study targets and agree your next support visit.

Throughout your personal training course your experienced personal tutor will support you to ensure you have a clear action plan to ensure full participation with your learning and provide guidance on what work needs to be completed and by when, to ensure that you can successfully complete your personal training course.

Assessment

Being an online course, it is possible to complete every aspect of the programme online via distance learning. However, it is not always convenient to arrange and conduct the recording of yourself and your client for the purpose of your practical assessment in a public gym. It is for this purpose CMS give you the option of attending one of our assessment days to conduct any practical assessments.

It is expected that the Level 3 Diploma in Personal trainer will take no more than 4-6 months to complete, depending on how many hours you complete per week and your rate of learning.

Our Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training course is organised in a logical and progressive structure that is easy to follow.

You will have access to certain units and resources in a specific order allowing you to ensure you complete your learning and assessments in the most logical sequence and ensuring your continual progression. A typical pathway is shown below:

Induction Welcome email and tutor phone call to introduce and induct you to ourhigh-quality digital technology learning platform.

 

Month Live Webinar Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5 Unit 6
1 Revise and complete learning resources Revise and complete learning resources
2 A&P Learning review Introduction to Unit 5 Revise and complete learning resources Revise and complete learning resources Revise and complete learning resources
3 Sit mock exam and contact CMS to book your real exam Revise and complete learning resources Complete and submit assessment Revise and complete learning resources Revise and complete learning resources
4 Nutrition Learning review  and Mentor / Business Support  Webinar Sit exam Revise and complete learning resources Complete and submit assessment Revise and complete learning resources
5 Sit mock exam and contact CMS to book your real exam Complete and submit client consultation and diet diary
6 Case Study and Mentor / Business Support  Webinar Sit exam Complete client education activity Revise and complete learning resources
7 Complete and submit modular summative observation – Training Techniques Revise and complete learning resources
8 Business Acumen and  Mentor / Business Support  Webinar / Career guidance Complete and submit  summative observation – Personal Training and evaluation  worksheet Complete and submit assessment

Our virual learning environment hosts all of our personal training course learning content for you to access wherever you are.

Our ever growing interactive high-quality resources include elearning, pre-recorded webinars, live webinars, Augmented Reality, PDF manuals, editable worksheets, tutor demo worksheets, tutor demo videos, mock exams and knowledge checkers.

Assessments are submitted online with besooke guidance and feedback privided in a timely manner by your tutor.

We even offer you a 5 day no obligation free trial to experience it for yourself.

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On your Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training you will be taught and assessed again the crtieria outlined in the PDF below.

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training content and curriculum

In summary the learning outcomes for each Level 3 Personal Training qualifcation unit include:

Unit 1: Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness (F/615/4012)

1. Know the structure and function of the cardiovascular system in relation to health and fitness
2. Know the structure and function of the skeletal system structure in relation to health and fitness
3. Know the structure and function of the myofascial system in relation to health and fitness
4. Know the structure and function of the nervous system in relation to health and fitness
5. Know the structure and function of the endocrine system in relation to health and fitness
6. Understand the role of the energy systems in relation to physical activity, exercise and training
7. Know the structure and function of the digestive system in relation to health and fitness

Unit 2: The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)

1. Understand how to access credible information about nutrition for exercise and health
2. Know common nutritional terms related to exercise and health
3. Know the nutrients required to maintain health
4. Know how nutrients from food are used to fuel and recover from physical activity
5. Know how to estimate daily energy and nutrient requirements for clients with different goals
6. Know the risks of poor nutritional and lifestyle practices
7. Know the nutritional considerations for specific client groups
8. Be able to analyse clients’ dietary habits and identify areas for improvement

Unit 3: Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)

1. Understand how lifestyle factors affect a client’s health and wellbeing
2. Understand commonly occurring medical conditions and how they may impact a client’s lifestyle
3. Understand how to risk-stratify and when to refer clients with common medical conditions

Unit 4: Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)

1. Understand the importance of communication skills to effectively communicate and engage with clients
2. Understand techniques used to effectively communicate and engage with clients
3. Understand techniques used to support clients making lifestyle behaviour changes
4. Understand how to create a positive environment that motivates and empowers clients, to meet their desired goals
5. Know how to collect and interpret health screening and fitness assessment data
6. Understand how technological advancements can help clients increase their activity levels and stay motivated and focused
7. Understand how to monitor and interpret client data from a range of current information technology (IT) applications
8. Be able to establish rapport and engage clients in conversation about their health and fitness
9. Be able to collect meaningful information about clients
10. Be able to assess clients’ readiness to change behaviour
11. Be able to facilitate goal-setting and action planning
12. Be able to provide relevant information to clients
13. Be able to close sessions in a way that encourages ongoing client motivation and goal achievement
14. Be able to use information technology (IT) applications in line with legislation and professional standards
15. Be able to evaluate and adapt own communication styles

Unit 5: Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

1. Understand the principles of safe and effective personal training programme design
2. Understand the principles of periodisation and how they can be used effectively to meet client goals and needs
3. Know how to safely and effectively integrate the use of alternative environments into personal training sessions
4. Know the considerations for planning and delivering group personal training sessions
5. Understand the scope and professional boundaries of personal training pre and postnatal women
6. Understand the scope and professional boundaries of personal training older adults
7. Be able to design safe and effective personal training programmes and session plans
8. Be able to provide a session introduction that prepares the client for exercise
9. Be able to instruct safe and effective exercise technique
10. Be able to monitor a client during exercise sessions
11. Be able to provide motivation and encouragement
12. Be able to monitor client progress and adapt the programme accordingly
13. Be able to review client progress and satisfaction

Unit 6: Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers (D/615/4020)

1. Understand the legal and professional requirements for personal training
2. Understand health and safety in the workplace
3. Understand the requirements of a self-employed individual
4. Understand the legal and professional requirements for the management of personal information and records
5. Understand marketing techniques and tactics
6. Understand how to close a sale
7. Understand how to set budgets and manage finances in a personal training business
8. Understand how to monitor and interpret business data from a range of current information technology (IT) applications
9. Understand how information technology (IT) applications are used to support effective business planning and delivery
10. Understand the professional and personal importance of continuing professional development (CPD)
11. Be able to plan and strategise to develop a successful personal training business

The Level 3 Diploma in Persoanl Training is made up of 6 units. Below we explain how each unit is assessed.

Unit 1 Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness (F/615/4012)

  • Open-book Online 40 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 28 / 40 (70%) and you have 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it.

Unit 2 The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)

  • Open-book Online 40 question multiple-choice exam.  The pass mark is 28 / 40 (70%) and you have 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it.

Unit 1 and 2 additional information:

  • You can sit your exam online on a date/time of your choosing via remote proctor software. Please note there is an additional fee for any resits.
  • To book your exam or see planned theory exam assessment dates click here.
  • You can re-sit an exam as many times as needed, however CMS Fitness Courses has a responsibility to ensure that teaching and learning occur in between each exam to promote learner development and quality of delivery. Re-sit fees are £25 per exam.

Unit 3 Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)

  • Assignment – Infographic and educational information handout

Unit 4 Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)

  • Assignment – Recommending the use of technology to clients

Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

  • A client consultation – modular summative observation. The client consultation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.
  • A food diary analysis
  • A client education activity – you will need to design an educational activity
  • A periodised programme including commentary/rationales and individual session plans
  • A modular summative observation* – Training techniques. The training techniques observation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.
  • A summative observed session – Personal training. The Personal Training observation is assessed by a CMS tutor via a video recorded submission.
  • Self-evaluation and reflective practice worksheet

Unit 6 Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers (D/615/4020)

  • Assignment – Developing a new personal training business

Non-Unit Specific Assessments

In addition to the above unti specific asessments the below assessments also contribute to the achievement of the stated units.

  • Diploma in Personal Training worksheet
    • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)
    • Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)
    • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)
    • Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)
  • Self-evaluation and reflective practice worksheet
    • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)
    • Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

To enroll on the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training you need to:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Hold a suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing
    The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and maths pitched at level 2 (as a minimum).

In addition, to complete the 100% online pathway you will:

  • Complete the course over a duration and speed that suits you
  • Have 24/7 access to our high-quality digital technology learning platform and regular support from your personal tutor
  • Learning can be completed in your own time and at your own pace but the attendance of some live webinar sessions is required
  • Need to have access to a commercial/professional gym environment
  • Be required to complete all practical delivery sessions within a gym setting
  • Need to have access to a video camera/smartphone to record some of your assessments
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You can pay for your personal training course with CMS Fitness Courses in one of three ways:

1. Advanced Learner Loans

Apply for an advacned learner loan and pay the loan back when you are qualified and earning over £27,295 per annum.

For more information see Advanced Learner Loans

2. Direct Debit – O% Interest Monthly Installments

Pay the balance over 4, 7 or 10 monthly installments

Set up an installment plan via the online checkout or call the office to speak to an advisor.

3. Pay in Full

Pay via Paypal or Debit/Credit Card

Call us on 01924 470 477 or click ‘self fund’ at the top of the page to use the online checkout basket.

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After studying your Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training course you may be interested in progresisng in to any of the below:

If you are interested in any of the above personal training courses please contact CMS on 01924 470 477 or complete the enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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