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Level 3
Ofqual Accreditation Number 603/2693/1

Introduction

  • Anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness.
  • Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness.
  • Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Analysis of client information using the most accepted techniques.
  • Assessment of a client’s current health and fitness status.
  • Planning and conducting of physical activity sessions, within a variety of environments using multiple resources.
  • Client consultations using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change.
  • Communication skills to effectively build successful relationships with their clients and other health care professionals.
  • 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.

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Qualification Structure

Learners must complete the eleven mandatory units.

Assessment

Coursework/Project, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment

Career Progression

  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Programmes.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Disabled Clients.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.
  • Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning.