• Level: 3

Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Practitioner in Personal Training (RQF)

(QRN – 603/5233/4)



Qualification Overview

The aim of the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Practitioner in Personal Training (RQF) is to provide learners with essential skills and the knowledge required to plan exercise programmes for groups and individuals in both a gym-based environment and as a Personal Trainer. Learners will also gain the understanding of Business Development and technology to assist to Personal Training.



Qualification Structure

To successfully achieve the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Practitioner in Personal Training (RQF) learners must complete all mandatory units achieving a total of 51 credits.



Learner Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this 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 (RQF)
  • 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 (RQF)



Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be at least 16 years of age to undertake this
qualification. Learners under 18 may need to be supervised in the workplace upon successful



Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England.



Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.



Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credit
Mandatory units
Anatomy physiology and kinesiology for exercise and health K/617/8594 3 43 6
Applying nutritional principles to personal training M/617/8595 3 40 6
Planning exercise Programme design for Personal Training Clients T/617/8596 3 47 7
Delivering exercise programmes for Personal Training sessions A/617/8597 3 58 9
Business acumen and the use of information technology for a personal trainer F/617/8598 3 35 5
Principles of health and wellbeing for exercise, fitness and health Y/617/8588 2 28 4
Know how to support clients lifestyle management and enhance client motivation for exercise and physical activity R/617/8590 2 13 2
Principles of professional practice and health and safety in a fitness environment Y/617/8591 2 16 2
Planning professional practice with effective consultations and assessments for gym-based exercise sessions D/617/8592 2 23 4
 Instructing professional practice and effective exercise supervision in gym-based exercise sessions H/617/8593 2 37 6

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