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Qualification Overview

QRN – 601/4709/X

The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) is aimed at learners who are looking to become a personal trainer and who have achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction.

The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills 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.

This qualification is recognised as an approved qualification for entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.

 

Qualification Objective

  • To provide learners with the knowledge of anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to successfully gather and analyse client information using the most accepted techniques
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to assess a client’s current health and fitness status
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan and conduct a physical activity session, within a variety of environments using multiple resources
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to perform a client consultation using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to communicate effectively to build successful relationships with their clients and other health care professionals
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to manage, evaluate and improve own performance
  • To provide learners with the knowledge to be able to offer nutritional advice for physical activity based on clients’ needs

 

Qualification Type

The Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) has been accredited on the “Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF)

The RQF framework gives learners the opportunity to get the qualifications they need, in a way that suits them. RQF qualifications are designed with the help of employers so learners can be assured that they’re gaining skills that employers are looking for.

The RQF:

  • Recognises smaller steps of learning and enables learners to build up qualifications bit by bit
  • Helps learners achieve skills and qualifications that meet industry needs
  • Enables work-based training to be nationally recognised.

 

Learner Entry Requirements

  • Prior to enrolling on the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, learners must have the necessary underpinning knowledge at level 2. Therefore, learners must have already achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing in Gym, or equivalent.
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and application of number involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication and application of number at levels 3 and 2 respectively.

 

If there are larger and/or smaller versions of this qualification at the same level why should a learner take this particular one?

The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) is a smaller version the Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training (RQF).  Choosing between to the two qualifications depends entirely on the learner’s circumstances.

If the learner is currently working in the sport leisure and recreation sector as a personal trainer then the preferable qualification to take is the Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training (RQF) as this is a work based competence qualification.

If the learner is looking to gain employment in the sector as a personal trainer, then the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) is the best option as it’s a knowledge based qualification that can be achieved without the need to be working in the role.


 Employment Opportunities

On achievement of the Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF), learners could look to move into becoming a personal trainer, advanced Instructor or a club/centre supervisor.

 

Qualification Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Management
  • Any other Level 3 qualification in the Health and Fitness Industry
  • Level 3 NVQ in Instructing Physical Exercise and Nutrition
  • Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management
  • Level 4 HNC Diploma in Sport (QCF)
  • Level 4 Certificate In Exercise And Nutritional Interventions For Obesity And Diabetes
  • Level 4 Certificate In Exercise For The Management Of Low Back Pain
  • Level 5 HND Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences (QCF)
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness (Personal Training)

 

Industry

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) have provided a letter of recognition for the qualification indicating that the qualification is fit for purpose in terms of progress into employment within the health and fitness sector.

 

Resources

Please contact us for full details of any resources we may have developed for your use.

 

Purpose Statement

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Qualification Overview

QRN – 601/4709/X

The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) is aimed at learners who are looking to become a personal trainer and who have achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction.

The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills 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.

This qualification is recognised as an approved qualification for entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.

 

Qualification Objective

  • To provide learners with the knowledge of anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to successfully gather and analyse client information using the most accepted techniques
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to assess a client’s current health and fitness status
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan and conduct a physical activity session, within a variety of environments using multiple resources
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to perform a client consultation using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to communicate effectively to build successful relationships with their clients and other health care professionals
  • To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to manage, evaluate and improve own performance
  • To provide learners with the knowledge to be able to offer nutritional advice for physical activity based on clients’ needs

 

Qualification Type

The Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) has been accredited on the “Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF)

The RQF framework gives learners the opportunity to get the qualifications they need, in a way that suits them. RQF qualifications are designed with the help of employers so learners can be assured that they’re gaining skills that employers are looking for.

The RQF:

  • Recognises smaller steps of learning and enables learners to build up qualifications bit by bit
  • Helps learners achieve skills and qualifications that meet industry needs
  • Enables work-based training to be nationally recognised.

 

Learner Entry Requirements

  • Prior to enrolling on the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, learners must have the necessary underpinning knowledge at level 2. Therefore, learners must have already achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing in Gym, or equivalent.
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and application of number involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication and application of number at levels 3 and 2 respectively.

 

If there are larger and/or smaller versions of this qualification at the same level why should a learner take this particular one?

The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) is a smaller version the Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training (RQF).  Choosing between to the two qualifications depends entirely on the learner’s circumstances.

If the learner is currently working in the sport leisure and recreation sector as a personal trainer then the preferable qualification to take is the Focus Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training (RQF) as this is a work based competence qualification.

If the learner is looking to gain employment in the sector as a personal trainer, then the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) is the best option as it’s a knowledge based qualification that can be achieved without the need to be working in the role.


 Employment Opportunities

On achievement of the Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF), learners could look to move into becoming a personal trainer, advanced Instructor or a club/centre supervisor.

 

Qualification Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Management
  • Any other Level 3 qualification in the Health and Fitness Industry
  • Level 3 NVQ in Instructing Physical Exercise and Nutrition
  • Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management
  • Level 4 HNC Diploma in Sport (QCF)
  • Level 4 Certificate In Exercise And Nutritional Interventions For Obesity And Diabetes
  • Level 4 Certificate In Exercise For The Management Of Low Back Pain
  • Level 5 HND Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences (QCF)
  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness (Personal Training)

 

Industry

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) have provided a letter of recognition for the qualification indicating that the qualification is fit for purpose in terms of progress into employment within the health and fitness sector.

 

Resources

Please contact us for full details of any resources we may have developed for your use.

 

Purpose Statement

To view the purpose statement please Click Here

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