Personal Training

qualification is designed to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes and developing their skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a personal trainer. It also provides access onto The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3.

There are no specific entry requirements but some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, so a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

Course Outline

Item  Course Title Accreditation No Level Credit
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
1 Anatomy and physiology for exercise H/600/9013 2 6
2 Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity M/600/9015 2 2
3 Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment T/600/9016 2 2
4 Principles of exercise, fitness and health A/600/9017 2 4
5 Planning gym-based exercise F/600/9018 2 4
6 Instructing gym-based exercise A/600/9020 2 6
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF)
1 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health A/600/9051 3 6
2 Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme L/600/9054 3 6
3 Programming personal training with clients F/600/9052 3 7
4 Delivering personal training sessions J/600/9053 3 9

Assessment method

  • Multiple Choice question paper
  • Worksheets
  • Practical Observation
  • Coursework/ portfolio of evidence

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