Gym Instructing Personal Training

Level 3 Course
15 Weeks
Fully funded

The Gym Instructing Personal Training course is for anyone who is looking work in a gym. Furthermore if you want to become an employed or self employed Personal Trainer. In other words it's for those who want to expand their knowledge in the health and fitness industry. Call Emma on 07949 308 093 to start your career in Gym Instructing and Personal Training.

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Course Overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training

This is the ideal course for the aspiring personal trainer.

Tell me more…

Over the 15 week programme, you will learn skills to become an outstanding personal trainer.

The course is part-time with training each week.

What you will learn on completion

Most importantly upon completion you will

  • be in a position to set-up your business
  • attract your first paying clients
  • take advantage of the employment opportunities with gyms

You will find our courses delivered across the North East!

That is to say that courses are held in fitness Centres in North Tyneside, South Tyneside, Northumberland, Durham, Tyne & Wear and Teesside.

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Course Duration
15 Weeks
Course Fees
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Course Level
Level 3
Awarding Body
Location
North East

What will you learn?

Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness - Unit 1

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to understand:

  • skeletal system and the effects of exercise
  • neuromuscular system and the effects of exercise
  • the cardiovascular and respiratory systems and the effects of exercise
  • how energy is produced in the body and the effects of exercise on energy production
  • structure and function of the digestive system
  • health and well-being
  • the components of fitness and the effects of exercise

Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors - Unit 2

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to understand:

  • legal and professional requirements for fitness instructing
  • how an instructor can help all types of customer to have a positive exercise experience
  • products and services offered by fitness instructors and facilities
  • skills and behaviours needed to deliver effective customer care
  • value of first impressions
  • how to communicate clearly and effectively with customers
  • importance of being polite and approachable with customers
  • interaction with customers in different situations
  • personal and professional development
  • importance of how to make a good first impression on customers
  • learn the right attitude for customer care

Health and safety in the fitness environment - Unit 3

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to understand:

  • health and safety in the workplace
  • hazards and risks in a fitness environment
  • normal and emergency operating procedures in the workplace
  • how to maintain a safe and effective fitness environment
  • the cleaning requirements in fitness environments
  • safe working practices relating to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations

Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change - Unit 4

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to:

  • know how to consult and support clients to change exercise behaviour
  • understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle
  • show knowledge the importance of healthy eating
  • recognise how technology can be used to support exercise adherence
  • be aware of the established protocols for health screening and fitness assessment of gym-based clients
  • have the ability to consult/interview and support clients to change their exercise behaviour

Planning and instructing gym-based exercise - Unit 5

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to:

  • plan a safe and effective gym-based exercise session
  • organise and plan a safe and effective gym-based exercise session
  • deliver a safe and effective gym-based exercise programme
  • encourage clients to increase physical activity and exercise adherence
  • provide a safe and effective gym-based induction to individuals and groups
  • evaluate own practice

Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness - Unit 6

By completing the unit, the learner will know the structure and function of the:

  • cardiovascular system in relation to health and fitness
  • skeletal system structure in relation to health and fitness
  • myofascial system in relation to health and fitness
  • nervous system in relation to health and fitness
  • endocrine system in relation to health and fitness
  • energy systems in relation to physical activity, exercise and training
  • digestive system in relation to health and fitness

The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health - Unit 7

By completing the unit, the learner will:

  • understand how to access credible information about nutrition for exercise and health
  • gain knowledge of common nutritional terms related to exercise and health
  • have learnt the nutrients required to maintain health
  • understand how nutrients from food are used to fuel and recover from physical activity
  • recognise how to estimate daily energy and nutrient requirements for clients with different goals
  • know the risks of poor nutritional and lifestyle practices
  • show knowledge in the nutritional considerations for specific client groups
  • be able to analyse clients’ dietary habits and identify areas for improvement

Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions - Unit 8

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to understand:

  • how lifestyle factors affect a client’s health and wellbeing
  • commonly occurring medical conditions and how they may impact a client’s lifestyle
  • understand how to risk-stratify and when to refer clients with common medical conditions

Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients - Unit 9

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to understand:

  • the importance of communication skills to effectively communicate and engage with clients
  • ways to effectively communicate and engage with clients
  • techniques used to support clients making lifestyle behaviour changes
  • creating a positive environment that motivates and empowers clients, to meet their desired goals
  • collecting and interpret health screening and fitness assessment data
  • technological advancements can help clients increase their activity levels and stay motivated and focused
  • how to monitor and interpret client data from a range of current information technology (IT) applications
  • be able to establish rapport and engage clients in conversation about their health and fitness
  • collect meaningful information about clients
  • assess clients’ readiness to change behaviour
  • facilitate goal-setting and action planning
  • provide relevant information to clients
  • close sessions in a way that encourages ongoing client motivation and goal achievement
  • information technology (IT) applications in line with legislation and professional standards
  • evaluate and adapt own communication styles

Programme design and delivery for personal training - Unit 10

By completing the unit, the learner will be able to understand:

  • principles of safe and effective personal training programme design
  • periodisation and how they can be used effectively to meet client goals and needs
  • safely and effectively integrate the use of alternative environments into personal training sessions
  • recognise the considerations for planning and delivering group personal training sessions
  • scope and professional boundaries of personal training pre and postnatal women
  • use the scope and professional boundaries of personal training  for older adults
  • design safe and effective personal training programmes and session plans
  • provide a session introduction that prepares the client for exercise
  • instruct safe and effective exercise technique
  • monitor a client during exercise sessions. Be able to provide motivation and
    encouragement
  • record client progress and adapt the programme accordingly
  • be able to review client progress and satisfaction

Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers - Unit 11

By completing the unit, the learner will understand:

  • the legal and professional requirements for personal training
  • health and safety in the workplace
  • requirements of a self-employed individual
  • legal and professional requirements for the management of personal information and records
  • marketing techniques and tactics
  • how to close a sale
  • monitor and interpret business data from a range of current information technology (IT) applications
  • ways information technology (IT) applications are used to support effective business planning and delivery
  • the professional and personal importance of continuing professional development (CPD)
  • be able to plan and strategise to develop a successful personal training business

Can I apply
for this course?

Whether you qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan depends on your: course, age and nationality or residency status.

  • You must be 19 or older on the first day of your course
  • Be living in the UK on the first day of your course
  • Have been living in the UK, the Channel Islands or Isle of Man for 3 years before starting your course
  • Be a UK national or have ‘settled status’ (this means there are no restrictions on how long you can stay)

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Progression
Opportunities

All of the courses we offer at SNE are aimed to help progress your continuous professional development.

This qualification provides progression onto:

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

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