Level 3 Certificate Personal Training
Sport & Public Services
What is the course about?
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to work with individuals and groups of clients in a personal training setting. Successful achievement of the qualification will allow you to gain employment within an organisational setting of alternatively in a self-employed environment.
It also provides access onto The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3.
Why should I choose the course?
This course will build upon your existing skills and knowledge to lead you towards a successful career in personal training. From health and safety to anatomy and physiology, you will gain the skills you need to become a competent personal trainer and achieve your career goals.
What will I learn?
During the course you will cover topics including:
- Supporting clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
- Health, safety, and welfare in a fitness environment
- Principles of exercise, fitness, and health
- Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
- Programming personal training with clients
- Delivering personal training sessions
- Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme.
You will be assessed through coursework, multiple choice exams, a portfolio of evidence, and practical assignments.
What will the course lead on to?
Successful achievement of the qualification will allow you to gain employment within an organisational setting or alternatively in a self-employed environment. Additional specialist courses within the fitness industry are also available.
Are there any links with industry and university?
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
You will receive a personalised and contextual taught experience through the whole range of the course, with qualified staff from the sector delivering a thorough foundation to prepare you for starting out on your journey in the fitness industry.
What are the entry requirements?
To begin this course, you must hold a Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instructing (Gym/ETM) or equivalent. If using the ETM qualification, there must be clear evidence that you have appropriate underpinning knowledge of free weights and resistance machines.
The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential.
There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading, and writing), therefore you will need to have basic communication skills pitched at level 2. The course will also feature application of number, for which you need basic skills pitched at level 3.
What are my funding options?
For further information on funding please contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or email email@example.com.
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