• Level: 3

Focus Awards Level 3 Extended Diploma for Personal Training Practitioners (RQF)
(QRN- 603/7192/4)



Qualification Overview
The aim of the Focus Awards Level 3 Extended Diploma for Personal Training Practitioners (RQF) is to provide learners with essential skills and the knowledge required to plan exercise programmes for both groups and individuals in gym-based exercise and personal training.
Learners will also gain the understanding of business development and technology to assist to personal training along with the skills and understanding of nutrition for exercise performance and advanced personal training in a range of environments.


Qualification Structure
To successfully achieve the Focus Awards Level 3 Extended Diploma for Personal Training Practitioners (RQF) learners must complete all mandatory units achieving a total of 68 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:
• Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate for Advanced Personal Trainers (RQF)
• Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Developing Physical Activity and Weight Management Strategies for Diabetic Clients (RQF)
• Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance (RQF)
• Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for Managing Lower Back Pain (RQF)


Age Ranges
Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be 16 to undertake this qualification.


Geographical Coverage
This qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.


Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credits
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 Programmes Designed 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
Planning, Programming and Delivering Advanced Personal Training Sessions in a Range of Environments J/616/8087 4 50 12
Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance Y/617/4945 3 20 5

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