Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training (RQF)(QRN – 601/5840/2)Qualification Overview
The aim of the Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (RQF) is to provide learners with the skills and knowledgeto enable them to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction and personal training sessions.
➢ Understand the key principles of exercise, fitness and health
➢ Plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme
➢ Understand anatomy and physiology of the human body
➢ Develop effective working relationships with clients
➢ Maintain health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
➢ Design, manage and adapt personal training programmes
➢ Understand nutrition in relation to physical activity programmes
Learner Entry Requirements
There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills incommunication at level 2
Entry is at the discretion of the centre however, learners should be 16 to undertake this qualification.
Please note that 16 to 18 year-olds may need to be supervised in the workplace, once they have achieved the qualification
This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.
Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations
Please refer to the Focus Awards ‘Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy’.
The Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (RQF) is internally assessed.
Each learner is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteriaassociated with each unit. The main pieces of evidence for the portfolio could include;
• Assessor observation
• Witness Testimony
• Learner product
• Record of oral and written questioning
• Learner and peer reports
• Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications or any qualification at level 3 within the sector:
Level 4 NVQ in Sport and Active Leisure
Level 3 Diploma in Leisure Management
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness
Multiple ADD-ONS such as:
Mixed Martial Arts for Fitness Award
Suspension Training Award
Group Cycling Award
Olympic Weightlifting Award
Requirements for Tutors
Tutors delivering the qualification will be required to hold or be working towards a teaching qualification. This may include qualifications such asthe Levels 3, 4 or 5 in Education and Training, or a Certificate in Education. Focus Awards will however; consider other teaching qualificationsupon submission. Tutors must also be able to demonstrate that they are occupationally competent within the sector area
Requirements for assessors:
Assessors will be required to hold, or be working towards a relevant assessing qualification. This may include qualifications such as the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement, or the Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment. Focus Awards will however; consider other relevant assessing qualifications upon submission. Trainee assessors who donot hold an assessment qualification will require their decisions to be countersigned by a suitably qualified assessor. Assessors must also be ableto show they are occupationally competent within the sector area..
Requirements for Internal Quality Assurers (IQA):
Internal Quality Assurers should hold or be working towards the following an IQA qualification. This may include qualifications such as the V1(previously D34), or the Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice. Focus Awards will however;consider other relevant IQA qualifications upon submission. Trainee IQAs who do not hold an IQA qualification will require their decisions to becountersigned by a suitably qualified IQA. IQAs must be able to demonstrate occupational competen
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
Applying the principles of
nutrition to a physical activity programme
Programming Personal Training with Clients
Delivering Personal Training sessions
Principles of exercise, fitness and health
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
Anatomy and physiology for exercise
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
Planning gym based exercise
Instructing Gym based Exercise
All resources will be made available upon course purchase. These include:
A full online guide, a companion of sorts.
Downloadable Manuals for Level 2 and Level 3 components
Online Videos for each module/unit
A full (Exclusive to Universal Training Students) additional online resource area
In depth Anatomy & Physiology Videos
In Depth Flexibility Manual
Public domain tutorials for revising
Example workout plans
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 work based learning and progression within the health and fitness sector and is deemed a specialist category on their professional register. This qualification is awarded by Focus Awards.