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SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINER COURSE

SPECIALIST PERSONAL TRAINER COURSE

Specialist Personal Trainer Course

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Specialist Personal Trainer Course

Our Specialist Personal Trainer course covers the Level 3 Personal Trainer course, Exercise Referral course and either Ante/Post-Natal Fitness or Older Adult fitness coach.

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Course Structure and Content

  • What course materials will I receive when I enrol on the Specialist Personal Trainer course?

    You will receive hard copy manuals and, once enrolled, we will give you access to our online learning platform which includes interactive revision tools and quizzes to test your knowledge. You can also complete elements of the home study work from here.

  • What will I learn during the Specialist Personal Trainer course?

    The Personal Trainer Diploma course is split into two areas:

    Gym Instructor

    You will learn how to plan and deliver your own gym sessions, using up-to-date methods of programming and instructing skills. You will acquire an in-depth knowledge of health and fitness, including first-hand experience of using gym equipment, as well as:

    • How to warm up / cool down
    • Anatomy and physiology
    • Free weight exercising techniques
    • Cardiovascular conditioning
    • Resistance machine exercise techniques
    • Body weight training
    • Flexibility training
    • Principles of exercise programme design
    • Communication and teaching skills
    • Screening and risk factor identification
    • Promoting physical activity for a healthier lifestyle
    • Healthy pregnancy
    • Healthy older adult
    • Fitness for children 14+
    • Customer care – the do’s and dont’s
    • Health and safety in the workplace

    Personal Trainer

    • Advanced anatomy and physiology
    • Advanced cardiovascular training methods
    • Advanced resistance training methods
    • Movement screening – postural assessment and overhead squat assessment
    • SMART Goal setting
    • Progressive exercise programming
    • Teaching exercise outdoors
    • Olympic lifting techniques
    • Plyometric and motor skill development
    • Functional core stability training
    • PNF stretching (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)
    • Nutritional basis of healthy eating
    • Analysis of food labels
    • Eating for energy
    • Analysis of food diaries
    • Passive fitness assessments including blood pressure testing, skin fold measuring, postural analysis
    • Active fitness assessments including movement screening, VO2 Max assessments, muscular strength and endurance assessments

  • How is the Specialist Personal Trainer course delivered?

    Once you have booked your course, one of our expert and dedicated tutors, will be in touch to plan your learning and support you through coursework feedback and revision sessions over the phone, ensuring adequate time and preparation for your practical course days. You will attend your choice of one of our training venues for a number of weekend workshops, 11 days attendance in total.

    If you’ve chosen to study full-time we’ll send you all the information you need before your chosen course date.

  • How do I submit my work for the Specialist Personal Trainer course?

    You need to submit your home-study units either online through interactive questioning or you could choose to complete it handwritten if you prefer.

    If you have any special learning needs please get in touch, we’ll work with you and do as much as is practicable to assist.

  • How will I be assessed on the Specialist Personal Trainer course?

    You can expect to complete the following:

    Home study worksheets
    Multiple choice theory exams
    Case studies
    Practical assessments

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I become a Personal Trainer?

    You will need an accredited Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification.  Entry to Level 3 requires you to hold Level 2. This course allows you to seamlessly complete both levels and there are no prerequisites for this course. The only official requirement to enrol is that students are over the age of 16.

    When choosing a Personal Trainer course you must ensure that the course allows you to gain certification from an Ofqual approved Awarding Organisation. Our course is awarded by Active IQ, who lead the way in awarding qualifications within the Active Leisure sector so you have peace of mind as you take your first steps into a very exciting and rewarding career.

  • What can I expect to achieve from the Specialist Personal Trainer course?

    Upon completing the Personal Trainer Diploma, you will receive an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.

    On top of this, you will receive Active IQ qualifications in Exercise Referral and either Ante/Post-natal fitness or Older Adult fitness.

  • Do REPs recognise the Specialist Personal Trainer course?

    Yes. All Focus Training qualifications are recognised by REPs, and this one will award you with 40 REPs points and entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals as a Level 3 Personal Trainer and Exercise Referral specialist.

    REPs is an independent body set up to regulate fitness professionals operating within the industry and ensure that they meet agreed National Occupational Standards.

  • How else can I pay for the Specialist Personal Trainer course?

    You can either pay for your course fees in full with an early bird discount or you can choose to opt for a ‘pay as you study’ payment plan. We would just require a small deposit and then you can choose to pay for the course over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months period. To find out more on payment options please contact your Course Advisor free on 0800 999 6664.

  • How long will it take me to complete the Specialist Personal Trainer course?

    If you study part-time with a mix of tutor supported home study and workshop attendance, it is possible to complete this qualification in a minimum of 6 months depending on the time that you have available to study and your previous experience. Most learners take between 6-12 months.

    Need it quicker? 

    If you study full time the course full time it’s 6 weeks for the full diploma.

Locations & Dates

Location Venue Module Start Date Book
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 15/17 March 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 10/12 May 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 17/19 May 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 31 May 2019/02 June 2019 & 06/07 July 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 14/16 June 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 26/28 July 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 02/04 August 2019 & 07/08 September 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 30 August 2019/01 September 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 13/15 September 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 27/29 September 2019 & 02/03 November 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 25/27 October 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 22/24 November 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 29 November 2019/01 December 2019 & 11/12 January 2020
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 03/05 January 2020
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 26/28 April 2019
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 24/26 May 2019
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 28/30 June 2019 & 10/11 August 2019
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 02/04 August 2019
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 30 August/01 September 2019
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 11/13 October 2019 & 23/24 November 2019
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 01/03 November 2019
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 29 November/01 December 2019
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 10/12 January 2020 & 22/23 February 2020
Crawley Nuffield Health Club
Harvester, Unit 3 Crawley Leisure Park, Ifield Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 08/10 March 2019
Crawley Nuffield Health Club
Harvester, Unit 3 Crawley Leisure Park, Ifield Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 12/14 July 2019
Crawley Nuffield Health Club
Harvester, Unit 3 Crawley Leisure Park, Ifield Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 16/18 August 2019
Crawley Nuffield Health Club
Harvester, Unit 3 Crawley Leisure Park, Ifield Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 13/15 September 2019 & 19/20 October 2019
Crawley Nuffield Health Club
Harvester, Unit 3 Crawley Leisure Park, Ifield Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 08/10 November 2019
Crawley Nuffield Health Club
Harvester, Unit 3 Crawley Leisure Park, Ifield Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 06/08 December 2019
Crawley Nuffield Health Club
Harvester, Unit 3 Crawley Leisure Park, Ifield Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 17/19 January 2020 & 15/16 February 2020
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 08/10 March 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 12/14 April 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 10/12 May 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 17/19 May 2019 & 15/16 June 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 07/09 June 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 10/12 June 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 19/21 July 2019 & 17/18 August 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 22/24 July 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 26/28 July 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 12/14 August 2019 & 07/08 October 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 23/25 August 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 06/08 September 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 20/22 September 2019 (Weekend) & 30/31 October 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 09/11 October 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 18/20 October 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 08/10 November 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 15/17 November 2019 & 14/15 December 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 06/08 December 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 01/03 March 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 29/31 March 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 19/21 April 2019 & 11/12 May 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 03/05 May 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 17/19 May 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 07/09 June 2019 & 13/14 July 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 28/30 June 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 26/28 July 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 02/04 August 2019 & 31 August/01 September 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 23/25 August 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 20/22 September 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 27/29 September 2019 & 02/03 November 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 25/27 October 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 22/24 November 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 29 November/01 December 2019 & 11/12 January 2020
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 13/15 December 2019
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 22/24 March 2019
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 26/28 April 2019
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 24/26 May 2019 & 22/23 June 2019
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 14/16 June 2019
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 19/21 July 2019
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 23/25 August 2019 & 28/29 September 2019
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 13/15 September 2019
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 25/27 October 2019
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Diploma Part 1 22/24 November 2019
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 2 - Advanced Instructing Skills 29 November/01 December 2019 & 18/19 January 2020
York David Lloyd
St. Johns Playing Fields, Hull Road, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5BR, GB
Personal Trainer Course - Part 1 - Fitness Assessment 13/15 December 2019

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