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Certificate in Personal Training and Instruction

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The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer.

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client.

What I'll learn

You will learn aboout anatomy and physiology including:

  • the heart and circulatory system
  • the musculoskeletal system
  • postural and core stability
  • the nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health

You will also learn how to:

  • maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
  • design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages
  • deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages

 

How I'll be assessed

Assessment is completed through the development of a portfolio of evidence, worksheets, multiple choice exams, continuous assessments and practical assessment.

 

Entry Requirements

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym-Based Exercise (or equivalent)