|VTCT Product Code: SP3C18||GLH: 208||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 603/3669/9||Units: 4||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2022|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 26/11/2018
Statement of purpose
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is a VRQ aimed at learners aged 16+ who are either in a full-time level 3 education programme, a part time programme at a college or with a private training provider, and wish to pursue a career as an employed or self-employed personal trainer. The qualification is based on the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards for personal training.
What are professional standards?
A professional standard is a framework which defines the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to perform certain tasks relating to a job role. These standards will gradually be embedded into qualifications by Awarding Organisations to replace the current qualifications that are underpinned by national occupational standards (NOS). Within the sport sector these standards are employer led and facilitated by CIMSPA. The CIMSPA professional standards outlines the knowledge and skills required to underpin the occupations and job roles within the sport and physical activity sector.
What does this qualification cover?
The qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively personal trainer learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:
Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology in an applied context. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to consult with clients, gather relevant lifestyle information and conduct appropriate fitness assessments; this information will be applied to programme and deliver personal training sessions, provide appropriate healthy eating guidance and support clients with changing lifestyle behaviours to promote health and wellbeing. They will also develop business awareness in an applied context. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working skills and research skills will also be developed.
What could this qualification lead to?
Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a fitness instructor and become a member of the chartered institute for the management of sport and physical activity (CIMSPA). As a personal trainer, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:
Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing an exercise referral qualification and then progressing to a specialist qualification including developing further at level 4 in one or more of the following areas:
Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 4 components and earn a minimum of credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|USP186||R/617/2594||Applied anatomy for exercise, fitness, health and wellbeing||3||80|
|USP187||Y/617/2595||Designing and delivering personal training programmes||3||54|
|USP188||D/617/2596||Nutrition for exercise, fitness, health and wellbeing||3||42|
|USP189||H/617/2597||Business awareness and acuity for personal trainers||3||32|
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