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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Gym Insructing and Personal Training

The OFQUAL regulated NVQ Diploma in Personal Training is on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. This qualification underpins the role of a personal trainer and is aimed at learners already working within the health and fitness industry. It allows learners to prove competence through demonstration of their knowledge and skills when working with individuals and groups of clients in a work-based personal training setting. The qualification may also appeal to employers who wish to upskill their workforce so they are fully competent in the workplace.

Learners will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology including:
  • the heart and circulatory system
  • the respiratory system
  • structure and function of the skeleton
  • musculoskeletal system
  • postural and core stability
  • the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • Designing, managing and adapting a personal training programme
  • Motivating and communicating effectively with clients
  • Programming safe and effective exercise for a range of client
  • The health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
  • Planning, marketing and selling services to clients
  • Health, safety and welfare

The units consist of:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health (also in Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training),
  • Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health (also in Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing),
  • Promote Health, Safety and Welfare in Active Leisure and Recreation (also in Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Fitness),
  • Motivate Clients to Maintain Long Term Adherence to Exercise and Physical Activity,
  • Reflect On and Develop Own Practice in Providing Exercise and Physical Activity,
  • Evaluate Exercise and Physical Activity Programmes,
  • Apply the Principles of Nutrition to Support Client Goals as Part of an Exercise and Physical Activity Programme,
  • Deliver Exercise and Physical Activity as Part of a Personal Training Programme,
  • Design, Manage and Adapt a Personal Training Programme with Clients.

The course is assessed by:

Practical examination and Assessment workbook. Once you have completed this course you can go on to study the level 4 specialist qualifications and the level 3 GP referral qualification. You can choose to do this as a stand-alone course or part of one of our exciting packages.

See the Course Offer page for more details.

Choose from over 200 towns and cities to study in. Learners have the choice of doing the assessments 1 to 1 with a mentor at the mentor’s venue or at our designated assessment days which are held nationwide.


£1495 00

£99 Deposit secures your place

Pay a deposit for this course for just £99. Once paid, the enrolment team will then be in touch to finalise start dates and payment plans with you.


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