|Sector: Sports, Active Health and Fitness||Category: Personal Training|
|VTCT Product Code: AF30079||GLH: 245||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 500/8721/6||Units: 7||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2023|
|Level: 3||Minimum Credits: 36|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 10 November 2020
Guided Learning Hours (GLH)
The minimum guided learning hours (GLH) to achieve this qualification is 245 GLH.
The primary outcome of the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is to prepare you to enter the specific sector of health and fitness as a personal trainer. All the units in this qualification relate directly to the specific job role of a personal trainer.
The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is a substantial vocational qualification that will prepare you for a career as a personal trainer. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and will support you to gain employment as a personal trainer in a variety of work settings, as the units contained in this qualification cover all the skills and knowledge required for this role. A Level 2 fitness instructor qualification must be held prior to undertaking this qualification.
This is a vocational qualification that includes all the required elements to work effectively as a personal trainer, it includes the following mandatory units: anatomy and exercise for exercise and health, principles of exercise, fitness and health, supporting clients who take part in exercise and physical activity, health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment, nutrition, and programming and delivering personal training sessions. There are no optional units.
Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the underpinning science and principles which underpin safe and effective exercise, as well as nutrition to support a physical activity programme. You will also develop interpersonal skills that will assist you to communicate effectively with clients.
The practical units will prepare you to programme personal training, and in particular, collect client information, agree goals with clients, plan, manage and review programmes and adapt and modify programmes accordingly.
Furthermore, you will be prepared to instruct personal training, in particular, planning and preparing sessions, preparing clients, instructing and adapting exercises and bringing sessions to an end.
This qualification is challenging and comprehensive and will certainly prepare you for employment as a personal trainer in a variety of contexts.
What could this qualification lead to?
This qualification will prepare you for employment as a personal trainer. Career opportunities as a personal trainer exist in a variety of contexts, including:
- Working at a leisure centre or private health club/spa
- Working with sportsmen/women and teams
- Working in corporate business settings
- Working independently/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
This qualification is also included in some health and fitness Apprenticeship frameworks, whereby it is delivered alongside other qualifications. However, this qualification on its own will qualify you for employment as a personal trainer and therefore does not have to be taken as part of an Apprenticeship. There are a number of education and training providers that support and deliver this qualification as standalone. This qualification is ideally suited to those who want to study part time without the need to undertake a full apprenticeship.
Who supports this qualification?
This qualification is based on the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS).
This qualification has also been reviewed and deemed fit for purpose for preparing learners for employment as a personal trainer by the following training providers:
- Focus Fitness UK
- Craven College
- Grimsby Institute
Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 7 components and earn a minimum of 36 credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|UV20523||M/600/9015||Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity||2||2||13|
|UV20524||T/600/9016||Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment||2||2||16|
|UV20525||A/600/9017||Principles of exercise, fitness and health||2||4||28|
|UV30536||A/600/9051||Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health||3||6||43|
|UV30539||L/600/9054||Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme||3||6||40|
|UV30540||F/600/9052||Programming personal training with clients||3||7||47|
|UV30541||J/600/9053||Delivering personal training sessions||3||9||58|
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