VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Specific Populations)

Qualification Information

VTCT Product Code: SP3D8 GLH: 377 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 601/4324/1 Units: 15 Registration End Date: 31st Jul 2020
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 58

Additional Information

Who is this qualification for?



The VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Specific Populations) is a occupational qualification for learners seeking to work in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer, specialising in working with specific population groups. This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group and is based on fitness National Occupational Standards (NOS). The qualification is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for employment/self-employment as a personal trainer.

Learners must hold a recognised fitness instructing (gym based exercise) qualification at Level 2 to undertake this qualification.

Why is this qualification most suitable?



This is one of two VTCT qualifications in personal training at Level 3. Whilst this qualification is similar in size to the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise) both qualify learners for employment as a personal trainer. This specific populations qualification is most suitable for learners who already hold a fitness instructing (gym based exercise) qualification as it specifically qualifies learners as a personal trainer working with antenatal and postnatal clients, people with disabilities and older adults.

In contrast, the VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise) is more suitable for learners with limited prior knowledge and skills of gym instructing and prepares learners to work as a personal trainer in gym based settings, and not with special populations.

What does this qualification cover?



This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively and competently as a personal trainer in gym based exercise setting, which includes: anatomy and physiology for exercise and health, principles of exercise health and fitness, know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity, health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment and nutrition for physical activity.

Learners will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan, adapt and instruct personal training programmes for specific populations including older adults, people with disabilities, and antenatal and postnatal clients. Learners will also develop understanding of the principles, theories and practical applications of sports specific conditioning.

What could this qualification lead to?



Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to join REPs and become a Level 3 member as a personal trainer, and hold the specialist categories of antenatal/postnatal, older adults and people with disabilities.

Career opportunities as a personal trainer working with specific populations exist in a variety of settings, including:
- gyms/leisure centres/sports clubs
- health clubs and doctor's surgeries
- hospitals and care homes
- independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based settings
- hotels and spas

Whilst this qualification's primary purpose is to prepare learners for employment as a personal trainer, learners may choose to further develop their knowledge and skills by undertaking a specialist technical qualification, these include:

- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
- VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Mat-Based Pilates




Qualification Structure

Mandatory Units - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 15 components and earn a minimum of 58 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
UV30321 R/600/4423 Principles and theories of sports conditioning 3 2 15
UV30322 Y/600/4424 Practical application of sports conditioning 3 2 20
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
UV31473 R/504/3339 Designing physical activity for antenatal and postnatal clients 3 3 18
UV31474 J/504/3340 Principles of physical activity for antenatal and postnatal clients 3 3 18
UV31475 L/504/3341 Designing physical activity for people with disabilities 3 3 16
UV31476 R/504/3342 Principles of physical activity for people with disabilities 3 3 16
UV31477 Y/504/3343 Designing physical activity for older adults 3 3 18
UV31478 D/504/3344 Principles of physical activity for older adults 3 3 16



*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.

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