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Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training

Advance your fitness career with the Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training. This is the UK’s most widely recognised personal trainer qualification and is absolutely essential if you want to start your own PT business, or work as a trainer in a gym, health club or leisure centre.

The course combines Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer courses, to provide a well-rounded and comprehensive education. Once you have earned your Personal Training Diploma, you will be qualified and ready to start earning as a fully-fledged Personal Trainer.

Who can do this course

-         Anyone over the age of 16.

-         Have a reasonable level of fitness.

What You’ll Qualify With:

o  Internationally recognised Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training

o  This course is regulated by Ofqual, and recognised by CIMSPA

How You'll Be Assessed

You will be observed by your tutor carrying out 2 practical assessments: (1) delivering a gym-based induction and (2) delivering a customised personal training programme. The rest of the assessment will be made up of coursework and written assignments which will be submitted via an e-portfolio.  There will be 2 exams at the end of level 2 and level 3.        

How you will learn

Our personal trainer courses are all delivered with face-to-face training to give you the practical experience of communicating, assessing, and motivating your clients. We believe that training you in a gym and studio environment, with tutors and peers, will give you the right skills and experience to start your PT career.

There will be 14 face-to-face classes in total. Each class consists of a theory lesson and practical session at the gym. All our students receive a gym membership for the duration of the course.

We also have remote sessions you can drop into from the comfort of your home for extra tutor support.             

What you will learn

This course consist of ten units of study, some practical and some theoretical.

The topics covered in this course include:

o  Basic and Advanced Anatomy & Physiology

The starting point for any personal trainer is knowing the human anatomy and physiology. During this course, you will learn all of the different systems, including the circulatory, endocrine, skeletal, respiratory and energy systems. Furthermore, you will cover how they interact during physical activity – an essential topic when beginning your career in health and fitness.

o  Principles of Exercise, Health & Fitness

Key to being able to programme and write long-term plans for your clients, in this course you will cover the core components of the industry.

This includes the principles of writing a comprehensive physical activity programme, the importance of healthy eating within this, and how to cater these ideas to include all populations.

o  Application of Nutrition

You are what you eat, which is why understand and being able to guide clients through the importance of nutrition is essential for personal trainers. In this course, you will understand how to apply both basic and advanced nutrition plans in accordance to fitness objectives. Topics will include comprehending nutrient groups and understanding micro and macro nutrients. Additionally, you will be able to consult, communicate and set nutrition goals for your clients.

o  Programming Personal Training Sessions

As a personal trainer, programming sessions will make up a large part of your day-to-day, therefore, it is important to ensure you are equipped with extensive knowledge on how to do this. With this diploma, you will become fluent in the latest and most advanced training methods.

This will include everything stretching, resistance training and how to adapt programmes for all types of clients. Communication will be key here, which is why you will learn how to perform consultations and effectively work with your clients.

o  Delivering Personal Training Sessions

In addition to programming sessions, you will need to be able to deliver and instruct clients. This means being able to adapt exercises where needed to accommodate for your clients and knowing their limitations. During this course, we will learn a huge range of stretches, core and power drills and working the body through planes of motion. You will develop the skills required to formulate a fully cohesive and flexible training session.

Career prospect

There are numerous career paths and opportunities in the UK today for qualified Personal Trainers. Seldom does a profession offer so much choice and flexibility as there is to be found in the fitness sector. This literally puts the Fitness Professional themselves in charge of their own career path.

Our Personal Trainer graduates go on to:

o   Work in a gym or leisure centre

o   Set up an online coaching business

o   Run boot camps

o   Run weight management and exercise groups

o   Set up your own micro-gym

o   Work for a hotel based leisure centre

o   Work in sports specialist clubs

o   GP Referral schemes

o   Cardiac Rehabilitation

Careers Support

Upon completion of your course, you will still receive extensive support. Whether you need assistance in preparing your CV or advice for interviews, our team will be able to offer you the help you need.

We have worked hard to build strong and long-lasting relationships with a variety of fitness brands and independent gym chains in the UK. Therefore, we can guarantee interviews for all of our students at JFC – proving how committed we are to help you chase your dream.

*Master Class*

At the end of the course, we invite industry leading personal trainers and coaches to offer an invaluable master class to our students.

o   Learn from some of the best coaches in the industry as they share their stories, skills, shortcuts, failures and successes

o   Develop your business skills and client base

o   Learning how to promote, market and sell your PT service

o   Understand how digital and social platforms can be used to grow your client base

Fees and Funding

0% finance available - spread the cost with interest free monthly payments

Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund your course and pay once you earn over £27K. Call us to find out if you are eligible.

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0207 732 9255

JFC Training College, 12-14 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6PE.


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