Who is This Course For?

This course is for learners wishing to gain a personal training certificate whilst acquiring the knowledge and skills to work with individual and groups of clients as a personal trainer. Those who successfully complete the programme will be able to progress to self-employment or employment within an organisational setting. They will also be granted access onto The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3.


Is this course for me?

To gain entry onto this course, you will require a suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing. The need for physical exertion and individual participation during the course also necessitates a degree of physical fitness. You will also require basic skills in communication and the application of numbers, due to the requirement to discuss, present, read and write as part of the programme.


What does this course entail?

This qualification has a total credit value of 36, with learners being required to achieve all seven mandatory units. Learners will have already achieved the following three units at Level 2:

  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (2 credits)

  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (2 credits)

  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health (4 units).


Four additional modules must be achieved for the learner to obtain the full personal training certificate, These are:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health (6 credits)

  • Programming personal training with clients (7 credits)

  • Delivering personal training sessions (9 credits)

  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme (6 credits).


As well as the framework covered in the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, you can expect to become efficient in the following skills:

  • Social media marketing

  • Building a client base

  • Basic accounting and book keeping (Delivered by top accounting experts)

  • How to convert free consultations to clients

  • Setting up online personal and group training

  • Business, influence and persuasion


How is this course delivered?

Like all of our courses here at the Gym Unique Academy, the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training  is delivered on a blended learning basis, whereby study partly takes place online and partly via training days in-person at our premises. This gives learners the freedom to study at a time, location and pace to suit their particular needs. The course is largely studied online, with assistance from a dedicated tutor who is available seven days a week. Help can be provided via telephone, email and Skype calls, with the learner later being invited to join us for a training weekend at our state-of-the-art facility. Eventually, the student will be expected to complete and graduate from the course at one of our assessment weekends, and will continue to receive support from us in seeking their first paid role as a personal trainer.


How Will I be assessed?

  • Coursework

  • Multiple Choice Exam

  • Practical Observation



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