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The fitness industry is an exciting and expanding industry and there is a high rate of employment within the industry with currently more than 6,000 fitness centres located all across the UK. Many people from all walks of life long to get fitter and feel healthier but are not quite sure how. This means that there has never been a better time to take action towards becoming a qualified fitness professional.

As a personal trainer you will be able to give advice on health, nutrition and lifestyle changes to your clients. You will help support them with their workouts and monitor their progress over time.

Our Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training RQF Qualification (601/3866/X) is a fully recognised qualification listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). It carries 52 credits which can be transferred to progress onto further study (e.g. a degree).

Requirements for Course Entry

There are no entry requirements for this qualification but some experience of gym based exercise is recommended and a level of physical fitness is necessary.

This is qualification also combines units from the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing with the full Level 3 Personal Training qualification. This qualification is suitable for learners who have no prior experience or qualifications, as usually you need to complete the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing before you would be able to commence the Level 3 Personal Training qualification.

So if you have never had any experience at all within the fitness industry, and are looking to work as a fully  Personal Trainer or become a fitness instructor (at level 3), then this is the ideal course for you.

Overview of the Fitness Instructing and Personal Training course

The Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training RQF Level 3 will train you to become professionally competent. It will allow you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes and develop your skills and knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

The qualification is designed for those who want to gain the skills required to offer both instruction and personal training, covering both aspects within the same qualification. Employers are supportive of this approach for their employees. They endorse this approach for staff that new to the industry, without qualifications - who will be covering both aspects within their roles.

The online fitness instructor and personal training course is made up of 10 units covering a range of topics such as principles of exercise, fitness and health, instructing gym based exercise, anatomy and physiology for exercise, programming personal training with clients and delivering personal training sessions.

Do I need to have access to a practical placement in order to complete this course?

Whilst you don’t need a formal work placement you will need to have access to a gym and gym equipment to satisfy certain practical aspects of this course.  To successfully complete these practical aspects you will need to demonstrate competence working with a number of participants (min 2) on nutrition, goal planning, exercise preparation/instruction & adaption as well as providing records and audio-visual evidence.  To do this, access to a gym or fitness setting and the supervision of a qualified instructor will be necessary.  This is to meet health and safety requirements as well as witness your work.

What can I do once I have successfully completed the Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training RQF Level 3 course?

This Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma confirms that your training and subsequent credentials will be recognised by employers and clients alike. On completion of the Personal Trainer Advanced qualification you will be able to work as a fitness instructor, class instructor, fitness coach or personal trainer within the health and fitness industry:

• Work within a luxury hotel, health club or spa

• Join large chains, or independently owned gyms

• Instruct at holiday resorts or on cruise ships

• Go self-employed and build a private client base

You will also have the benefit of being able to offer your clients nutritional advice and information on a one to one basis.

What are the average salaries for full qualified Personal Trainer?

Personal trainer salary

Personal trainers are usually paid by the hour for each session with a client. There are no set salary scales and earnings depend on location, number of clients and whether the trainer is self-employed or works for a gym.

Self-employed (also known as freelance) instructors can earn between £20 and £40 an hour. Some instructors with high profile clients can earn between £50 and £100 an hour.

Personal fitness trainers in full-time employment can earn between £12,000 and £20,000 a year.

All figures are intended as a guideline (source:  National Careers Service website)

Can I join REPs on completion of this course?

On completion of this course you will be able to gain employment in any of the major or independent gyms in the UK and you will also qualify for entry on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3 Personal Trainer status.

Qualification: Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (RQF)

On successful completion of our Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (601/3866/X). This course has also been assigned 52 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Lifetime Awarding are a national Awarding Organisation with a collaborative approach to doing business. We work with employers, Training Providers and FE Colleges of all shapes and sizes to design, develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.  We cover lots of different sectors and offer off-the-shelf, customised and tailored qualifications as well as providing a mapping service for existing training programmes.We are currently offering over 80 qualifications across 11 different sectors.

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is a UK-based register that recognises and verifies the qualifications and professional competence of exercise professionals in the UK.  REPs accreditation is a symbol of assurance for members of the public that professional services and trainers they are looking to use have passed minimum standards of competence as well as meeting the health & fitness industries National Occupation Standards (NOS). All courses that display the REPs logo mean the qualification will give you the ability to join REPs.

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - The Skeletal System
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - The Muscular System
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - The Musculoskeletal System
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - Postural and Core Stability
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - The Respiratory System
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health - The Heart & Circulation
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health - The Nervous System
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health - The Endocrine System
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health - The Energy Systems
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Principles of nutrition and guidelines
  • Clients and nutrition - Collating Information and Advice
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Exercise Safety and Monitoring
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Planning gym-based exercise tasks - consultation and goal setting
  • How to Instruct gym-based exercise
  • Instruct gym-based exercise tasks
  • Understanding programming personal training with clients
  • Planning a personal training programme for the individual
  • Delivering personal training sessions
  • Delivering personal training tasks

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £75.00).

The fitness industry is an exciting and expanding industry and there is a high rate of employment within the industry with currently more than 6,000 fitness centres located all across the UK. Many people from all walks of life long to get fitter and feel healthier but are not quite sure how. This means that there has never been a better time to take action towards becoming a qualified fitness professional.

As a personal trainer you will be able to give advice on health, nutrition and lifestyle changes to your clients. You will help support them with their workouts and monitor their progress over time.

Our Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training RQF Qualification (601/3866/X) is a fully recognised qualification listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). It carries 52 credits which can be transferred to progress onto further study (e.g. a degree).

Requirements for Course Entry

There are no entry requirements for this qualification but some experience of gym based exercise is recommended and a level of physical fitness is necessary.

This is qualification also combines units from the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing with the full Level 3 Personal Training qualification. This qualification is suitable for learners who have no prior experience or qualifications, as usually you need to complete the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing before you would be able to commence the Level 3 Personal Training qualification.

So if you have never had any experience at all within the fitness industry, and are looking to work as a fully  Personal Trainer or become a fitness instructor (at level 3), then this is the ideal course for you.

Overview of the Fitness Instructing and Personal Training course

The Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training RQF Level 3 will train you to become professionally competent. It will allow you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes and develop your skills and knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

The qualification is designed for those who want to gain the skills required to offer both instruction and personal training, covering both aspects within the same qualification. Employers are supportive of this approach for their employees. They endorse this approach for staff that new to the industry, without qualifications - who will be covering both aspects within their roles.

The online fitness instructor and personal training course is made up of 10 units covering a range of topics such as principles of exercise, fitness and health, instructing gym based exercise, anatomy and physiology for exercise, programming personal training with clients and delivering personal training sessions.

Do I need to have access to a practical placement in order to complete this course?

Whilst you don’t need a formal work placement you will need to have access to a gym and gym equipment to satisfy certain practical aspects of this course.  To successfully complete these practical aspects you will need to demonstrate competence working with a number of participants (min 2) on nutrition, goal planning, exercise preparation/instruction & adaption as well as providing records and audio-visual evidence.  To do this, access to a gym or fitness setting and the supervision of a qualified instructor will be necessary.  This is to meet health and safety requirements as well as witness your work.

What can I do once I have successfully completed the Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training RQF Level 3 course?

This Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma confirms that your training and subsequent credentials will be recognised by employers and clients alike. On completion of the Personal Trainer Advanced qualification you will be able to work as a fitness instructor, class instructor, fitness coach or personal trainer within the health and fitness industry:

• Work within a luxury hotel, health club or spa

• Join large chains, or independently owned gyms

• Instruct at holiday resorts or on cruise ships

• Go self-employed and build a private client base

You will also have the benefit of being able to offer your clients nutritional advice and information on a one to one basis.

What are the average salaries for full qualified Personal Trainer?

Personal trainer salary

Personal trainers are usually paid by the hour for each session with a client. There are no set salary scales and earnings depend on location, number of clients and whether the trainer is self-employed or works for a gym.

Self-employed (also known as freelance) instructors can earn between £20 and £40 an hour. Some instructors with high profile clients can earn between £50 and £100 an hour.

Personal fitness trainers in full-time employment can earn between £12,000 and £20,000 a year.

All figures are intended as a guideline (source:  National Careers Service website)

Can I join REPs on completion of this course?

On completion of this course you will be able to gain employment in any of the major or independent gyms in the UK and you will also qualify for entry on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3 Personal Trainer status.

Qualification: Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (RQF)

On successful completion of our Lifetime Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (601/3866/X). This course has also been assigned 52 credits.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

Lifetime Awarding are a national Awarding Organisation with a collaborative approach to doing business. We work with employers, Training Providers and FE Colleges of all shapes and sizes to design, develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.  We cover lots of different sectors and offer off-the-shelf, customised and tailored qualifications as well as providing a mapping service for existing training programmes.We are currently offering over 80 qualifications across 11 different sectors.

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is a UK-based register that recognises and verifies the qualifications and professional competence of exercise professionals in the UK.  REPs accreditation is a symbol of assurance for members of the public that professional services and trainers they are looking to use have passed minimum standards of competence as well as meeting the health & fitness industries National Occupation Standards (NOS). All courses that display the REPs logo mean the qualification will give you the ability to join REPs.

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - The Skeletal System
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - The Muscular System
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - The Musculoskeletal System
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - Postural and Core Stability
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise - The Respiratory System
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health - The Heart & Circulation
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health - The Nervous System
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health - The Endocrine System
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health - The Energy Systems
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Principles of nutrition and guidelines
  • Clients and nutrition - Collating Information and Advice
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Exercise Safety and Monitoring
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Planning gym-based exercise tasks - consultation and goal setting
  • How to Instruct gym-based exercise
  • Instruct gym-based exercise tasks
  • Understanding programming personal training with clients
  • Planning a personal training programme for the individual
  • Delivering personal training sessions
  • Delivering personal training tasks

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £75.00).

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