Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (RQF)

The Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training will give you the knowledge and skills to work with individual and groups of clients in a personal training setting. Successful achievement of the qualification will allow you to gain employment within an organisational setting or alternatively in a self-employed environment.

This qualification is delivered by Bournemouth University's academy of performance coaching and is endorsed by CIMSPA at level 3.

The blended learning programme allows you to complete most of your theoretical study in your own time (you will need access to a computer and the internet) with attendance at Bournemouth University for practical workshops and exams.

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Key information

Next start date:

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Location:

Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Duration:

9 Days plus 2 Assessment Days

Accreditations:

The course is delivered by BU's Academy of Performance Coaching and will provide entry onto The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3

Entry requirements:

A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing (recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals) is required and a degree of physical fitness is necessary. You should also have a good level of communication and numeracy skills

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Course details

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Ofqual Accreditation Number: 603/0895/3

During this course you'll be furthering your knowledge of the human body and enhancing your skills as a personal trainer by studying for the following units. The aim is to develop a learners existing knowledge and skills to a professional level in gym instruction, allowing them to become a certified personal trainer.

Learners will cover:

  • Further knowledge of anatomy and physiology applicable to personal training.
  • Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Effective communication skills for client consultations to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and strategies for change.
  • Skills to plan and conduct physical activity sessions with different types of clients in a variety of environments with a range of resources.
  • Legal and professional requirements for personal training.
  • How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis if they wish to.
  • How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance.

This course will include the following units:

  • Unit 1 - Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness (F/615/4012)
  • Unit 2 - The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)
  • Unit 3 - Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)
  • Unit 4 - Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)
  • Unit 5 - Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)
  • Unit 6 - Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers (D/615/4020)

Assessment includes: 

  • Coursework
  • Multiple-choice examinations
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration.

Course Details

Course: Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF)

Cost BU: £795; Community: £895

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For all course and booking enquiries, please email APC enquiries or call +44(0)1202 965012.

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