|Sector: Sports, Active Health and Fitness||Category: Personal Training|
|VTCT Product Code: SP3D33||GLH: 373||Age Restriction: 16|
|Qualification Number: 603/3854/4||Units: 8||Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2022|
Documentation for this qualification last amended 1 September 2020
Statement of purpose
Who is this qualification for?
The VTCT Level 3 Combined Diploma in Personal Training is an Occupational Qualification 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 a gym instructor, 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 as a gym instructor and 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 pre-screen clients, consult with clients and follow health and safety practices in a health and fitness environment, gather relevant lifestyle information and conduct appropriate fitness assessments. Learners will develop skills to induct individuals and groups to gym equipment and design 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?
This qualification is fully endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). 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 3 or 4 in one or more of the following areas:
Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 8 components and earn a minimum of credits.
|Unit Code||Unit Ref||Unit Title||Level||Credits||GLH|
|USP182||A/617/2590||Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals||2||40|
|USP183||F/617/2591||Professional practice for exercise and fitness professionals||2||28|
|USP184||J/617/2592||Exercise, fitness and lifestyle consultation and management||3||50|
|USP185||L/617/2593||Planning and instructing gym-based exercise programmes||2||47|
|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|
*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.
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|Lakes College West Cumbria||01946 839300||Visit website||Cumbria|
|Health Hub Fitness Academy||07852943530||Visit website||Derbyshire - Derby|
|Specialist Trade Courses - Baldock||01279 210005||Visit website||Hertfordshire|
|Brooksby Melton College||01664 850850||Visit website||Leicestershire|
|TherapyFit Training Academy||0330 122 7517||Visit website||West Midlands|
|Kaizen Training Academy||07976006070||Visit website||Belfast|