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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.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

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)

 

How to Apply

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