LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN FITNESS INSTRUCTING AND PERSONAL TRAINING

The Active IQ Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training is at level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). It also provides access onto The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3.

 

Guided learning hours: 346

Total Qualification Time: 520

Credit: 52

Qualification outline

Target learners

Adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors and personal trainers.

Please note that 16 to 18 years old may need to be supervised in the workplace, once they have achieved the qualification.

 

Aim

To train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

 

Objectives

To provide learners with the knowledge of anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness.

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to successfully gather and analyse client information using the most accepted techniques.

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to assess a client’s current health and fitness status.

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan and conduct a physical activity session, within a variety of environments using multiple resources.

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to perform a client consultation using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behavior change.

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to communicate effectively to build successful relationships with their clients and other health care professionals.

To provide learners with the knowledge to be able to prepare for employment or to set up in business on a self-employed basis.

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to manage, evaluate and improve own performance.

To provide learners with the knowledge to be able to offer nutritional advice for physical activity based on clients’ needs.

 

Progression

This qualification provides progression to:

Learners may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, like Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside personal training in the health club environment or own business.

Alternatively, learners may broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing onto qualifications mapping to additional branches of the Level 3 Standards, such as Exercise Referral and Leisure Management.

 

Qualification Structure

This qualification comprises of ten mandatory units

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About Active IQ

Active IQ is committed to providing vocational qualifications that are fit for purpose, dynamic and supported by innovative resources, and ensuring that key stakeholders are involved in qualification development.

Within the Active IQ team there is a vast wealth of industry and educational experience, alongside the technical and vocational knowledge and expertise to ensure that the qualifications we develop meet the needs of the sector and its employees.

Active IQ is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector designing qualifications that support clear career pathways. Active IQ’s qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework and align to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

BFIT SPORTS SERVICES is proud to be an approved centre for ACTIVE IQ in the middle east to deliver its qualifications.

Unit                          Unit Title                                   Level    Credits

Anatomy and physiology for exercise 

Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environement

Principle of exercise fitness and health

Planning Gym-based exercise

 

Instructing Gym-based exercise

Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health

Appling the principles of nutrition to a physical

activity programme

Programming personal training with clients

 

Delivering personal training sessions

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