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Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

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Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Overview

Studying this qualification will provide you with the fundamental knowledge of exercise and the human body that you need to train clients in a fitness setting. We have designed an engaging and fun course that will get you qualified as a Personal Trainer, kickstarting an incredibly rewarding career.

We boast a team of industry leading personal trainers, who will teach you about physiology and nutrition, as well as human anatomy, giving you a base of knowledge that you can build on. You will then be taught how to run client consultations and how personal training programmes are planned and delivered. When you have reached the end of the course, you will be qualified and ready to begin your new career as a Personal Trainer, with continued support from the entire team at Leap Academy.

The key topics featured in this course include:

  • Nutrition for physical activity
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • How to lead client consultations
  • How to plan and deliver personal training programmes
  • Client engagement and how to maximise their experience
  • Personal Trainer business fundamentals

By clicking on the tabs above, you can find out more information about course contents, the team, and the career options available to you with this qualification. You can also get more information about the course by registering your interest on the form to your right.

We are shoulders above other training providers because our courses are developed and delivered by industry leading experts. Your learning experience consists of a series of written materials, interactive learning features, and course videos, which will teach you essential information but in a fun way. Click the video below to get an example of what’s involved in your course.

 

L3 Personal Training Course Intro

Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support PLUS On-Demand & Live Classes
Access your course materials immediately
Tutor support via our market-leading platform
Study around existing commitments
Progress as quickly as you’d like
Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
Industry-leading 3 days marking turnaround
Live class scheduled between 10 am to 8 pm daily (including weekends)  
Access to our video library of previous lectures available on-demand  
Interact with your tutors directly during your class  
Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality  
Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like  
OUR PASS RATE
Fitness (National Average 75.1%)
94.7%
TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner

TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Talilla is an online fitness instructor and coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. She has an extensive career in the fitness industry and has built her own online health and fitness club from scratch. Read more about her amazing journey below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Unit 2: Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Unit 6: Planning and Delivering PT programme
BRADLEY SIMMONDS

Celebrity Personal Trainer + Business Owner

BRADLEY SIMMONDS

Celebrity Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Brad is a professional PT and coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal Training qualifications. He is one of the most successful and best known PTs in the UK with incredible experiences and knowledge to share. Read all about his career and story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 6: Planning and Delivering PT programmes
  • Unit 8: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers
JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


James is an online fitness coach and teaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. His online coaching has a strong emphasis on a 360 approach to health including mindset and nutrition based on his own personal journey. Read more about his story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 3: Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Unit 5: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
  • Unit 6: Planning and Delivering PT Programmes
WES SANTOS

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

WES SANTOS

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Wes is a professional personal trainer who has launched two small-group PT gyms in south London. He coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal Training qualifications, bringing a huge wealth of personal experiences and knowledge to the courses. Read more about his story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 2: Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Unit 4: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management
  • Unit 6: Planning and Delivering PT Programmes
HELOISE NANGLE

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

HELOISE NANGLE

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Heloise is a professional personal trainer who has launched three fitness studios in London. She coaches our L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal training qualifications bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Read more about her career and journey below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 5: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
  • Unit 7: Maximising the Customer Experience
  • Unit 8: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers
Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • The structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system 
  • The structure and function of the skeleton
  • Understanding the muscular system and its life-course
  • The energy systems of the human body
  • The role of the nervous system and the principles of muscle contraction 
  • The function of the digestive system 
Unit 2: Applied Anatomy and Physiology 
  • The cardiorespiratory system and it's relation to exercise
  • The skeletal system and its relation to exercise 
  • The muscular system and it's relation to exercise 
  • Postural and core stability 
  • The nervous system and it's relation to exercise 
  • The endocrine system and its relation to exercise and health 
  • Energy systems and their relation to exercise  
Unit 3: Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • The principles of nutrition
  • Key nutritional strategies and guidelines
  • Understand how to use nutritional tools
  • Collecting and analysis nutritional information 
  • Apply the principles of nutrition
Unit 4: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management
  • The client consultation process in the gym environment
  • The role of health screening, fitness testing and risk stratification
  • Lifestyle and health promotion
  • Understand the prevention and management of common health conditions
  • Principles of behaviour change and exercise adherence
  • Be able to conduct consultations and assessments
Unit 5: Planning and delivering Gym Programmes
  • The components of fitness and programming variables
  • Understanding gym-based exercise training 
  • Planning and delivering gym-based training
  • Reviewing gym-based training
  • Safeguarding in the fitness environment
Unit 6: Planning and Delivering Personal Training Programmes
  • Obtaining client information in inform programme planning
  • Observing and adapting exercise technique
  • Demonstrating professional conduct
  • How to instruct and adapt personal training sessions to meet the needs of different clients      
Unit 7: Maximising the Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment
  • How to assess customer needs in a gym environment
  • The role of customer service in the gym environment
  • Communicating with customer and colleagues
  • Professional practice
  • Cleaning and waste management in the gym environment
Unit 8: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers
  • Understand the principles of business planning and creating a business plan for a successful personal training business
  • Managing finances related to a personal training business

You do not require any previous experience to enrol on the Level 2/Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training course because we provide you with the entry-level knowledge you need.

If you are already qualified at Level 2, then you will be able to ease your way through the first few units of the course.

 

The course is assessed through a variety of methods, depending on the unit. We have outlined the assessment structure below:
The first two units are assessed through:
  • Multiple-choice theory exam (*You will be provided with a mock exam to help you prepare for the assessment)
Later units are assessed through a combination of:
  • Written assessments
  • Video submissions
  • Programme cards
  • Reflection documents
Please note that each assessment will be explained when you reach them during your studies.

Innovate Awarding

Innovate Awarding logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma for the Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner (RQF) (Qualification Number: 603/6001/X).

Innovate Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors – all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

Career

If you aspire to become a Personal Trainer and potentially set up your own business, this course is an excellent way to get started. Through your studies, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to educate and engage clients in a gym environment, while facilitating and supporting them in the pursuit of their fitness goals. 

You could kick off your career in gym instructing and gain valuable experience by leading client consultations, designing gym programmes, and assisting clients on the gym floor. Or, you could dive straight into personal training, by taking up a position in a fitness club or studio and building your experience in this kind of environment. You could even opt for self-employment and work on building your own business and client base online or in-person.

Either way, completing this course will equip you for a successful career as Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer.

You also have the option to build on what you have learnt through further study by completing a related course with Leap Academy, so you can assist clients in a wider capacity. A natural progression would be completing our L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualification, so you could also create personalised nutrition plans for your clients.

 

Register your interest today
Live Classes Upgrade

Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner Level 3 Diploma (RQF)

Overview

Studying this qualification will provide you with the fundamental knowledge of exercise and the human body that you need to train clients in a fitness setting. We have designed an engaging and fun course that will get you qualified as a Personal Trainer, kickstarting an incredibly rewarding career.

We boast a team of industry leading personal trainers, who will teach you about physiology and nutrition, as well as human anatomy, giving you a base of knowledge that you can build on. You will then be taught how to run client consultations and how personal training programmes are planned and delivered. When you have reached the end of the course, you will be qualified and ready to begin your new career as a Personal Trainer, with continued support from the entire team at Leap Academy.

The key topics featured in this course include:

  • Nutrition for physical activity
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • How to lead client consultations
  • How to plan and deliver personal training programmes
  • Client engagement and how to maximise their experience
  • Personal Trainer business fundamentals

By clicking on the tabs above, you can find out more information about course contents, the team, and the career options available to you with this qualification. You can also get more information about the course by registering your interest on the form to your right.

We are shoulders above other training providers because our courses are developed and delivered by industry leading experts. Your learning experience consists of a series of written materials, interactive learning features, and course videos, which will teach you essential information but in a fun way. Click the video below to get an example of what’s involved in your course.

 

L3 Personal Training Course Intro

Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support Self-Paced Online Learning With Tutor Support PLUS On-Demand & Live Classes
Access your course materials immediately
Tutor support via our market-leading platform
Study around existing commitments
Progress as quickly as you’d like
Tailored individual learning plan to help you succeed
Engaging content; from videos to interactive quizzes
Industry-leading 3 days marking turnaround
Live class scheduled between 10 am to 8 pm daily (including weekends)  
Access to our video library of previous lectures available on-demand  
Interact with your tutors directly during your class  
Network with like-minded students via our chat functionality  
Take live classes multiple times or access recordings as you like  

Team

TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner

TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Talilla is an online fitness instructor and coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. She has an extensive career in the fitness industry and has built her own online health and fitness club from scratch. Read more about her amazing journey below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology.
  • Unit 2: Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Unit 6: Planning and Delivering PT programme
BRADLEY SIMMONDS

Celebrity Personal Trainer + Business Owner

BRADLEY SIMMONDS

Celebrity Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Brad is a professional PT and coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal Training qualifications. He is one of the most successful and best known PTs in the UK with incredible experiences and knowledge to share. Read all about his career and story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 6: Planning and Delivering PT programmes
  • Unit 8: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers
JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


James is an online fitness coach and teaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. His online coaching has a strong emphasis on a 360 approach to health including mindset and nutrition based on his own personal journey. Read more about his story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 3: Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Unit 5: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
  • Unit 6: Planning and Delivering PT Programmes
WES SANTOS

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

WES SANTOS

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Wes is a professional personal trainer who has launched two small-group PT gyms in south London. He coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal Training qualifications, bringing a huge wealth of personal experiences and knowledge to the courses. Read more about his story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 2: Applied Anatomy & Physiology
  • Unit 4: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management
  • Unit 6: Planning and Delivering PT Programmes
HELOISE NANGLE

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

HELOISE NANGLE

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Heloise is a professional personal trainer who has launched three fitness studios in London. She coaches our L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal training qualifications bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Read more about her career and journey below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 5: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
  • Unit 7: Maximising the Customer Experience
  • Unit 8: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers

Modules

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • The structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system 
  • The structure and function of the skeleton
  • Understanding the muscular system and its life-course
  • The energy systems of the human body
  • The role of the nervous system and the principles of muscle contraction 
  • The function of the digestive system 
Unit 2: Applied Anatomy and Physiology 
  • The cardiorespiratory system and it's relation to exercise
  • The skeletal system and its relation to exercise 
  • The muscular system and it's relation to exercise 
  • Postural and core stability 
  • The nervous system and it's relation to exercise 
  • The endocrine system and its relation to exercise and health 
  • Energy systems and their relation to exercise  
Unit 3: Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • The principles of nutrition
  • Key nutritional strategies and guidelines
  • Understand how to use nutritional tools
  • Collecting and analysis nutritional information 
  • Apply the principles of nutrition
Unit 4: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management
  • The client consultation process in the gym environment
  • The role of health screening, fitness testing and risk stratification
  • Lifestyle and health promotion
  • Understand the prevention and management of common health conditions
  • Principles of behaviour change and exercise adherence
  • Be able to conduct consultations and assessments
Unit 5: Planning and delivering Gym Programmes
  • The components of fitness and programming variables
  • Understanding gym-based exercise training 
  • Planning and delivering gym-based training
  • Reviewing gym-based training
  • Safeguarding in the fitness environment
Unit 6: Planning and Delivering Personal Training Programmes
  • Obtaining client information in inform programme planning
  • Observing and adapting exercise technique
  • Demonstrating professional conduct
  • How to instruct and adapt personal training sessions to meet the needs of different clients      
Unit 7: Maximising the Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment
  • How to assess customer needs in a gym environment
  • The role of customer service in the gym environment
  • Communicating with customer and colleagues
  • Professional practice
  • Cleaning and waste management in the gym environment
Unit 8: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers
  • Understand the principles of business planning and creating a business plan for a successful personal training business
  • Managing finances related to a personal training business

Requirements

You do not require any previous experience to enrol on the Level 2/Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training course because we provide you with the entry-level knowledge you need.

If you are already qualified at Level 2, then you will be able to ease your way through the first few units of the course.

 

Assessment

The course is assessed through a variety of methods, depending on the unit. We have outlined the assessment structure below:
The first two units are assessed through:
  • Multiple-choice theory exam (*You will be provided with a mock exam to help you prepare for the assessment)
Later units are assessed through a combination of:
  • Written assessments
  • Video submissions
  • Programme cards
  • Reflection documents
Please note that each assessment will be explained when you reach them during your studies.

Qualifications

Innovate Awarding

Innovate Awarding logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma for the Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner (RQF) (Qualification Number: 603/6001/X).

Innovate Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors – all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

Career

If you aspire to become a Personal Trainer and potentially set up your own business, this course is an excellent way to get started. Through your studies, you will develop the knowledge and skills required to educate and engage clients in a gym environment, while facilitating and supporting them in the pursuit of their fitness goals. 

You could kick off your career in gym instructing and gain valuable experience by leading client consultations, designing gym programmes, and assisting clients on the gym floor. Or, you could dive straight into personal training, by taking up a position in a fitness club or studio and building your experience in this kind of environment. You could even opt for self-employment and work on building your own business and client base online or in-person.

Either way, completing this course will equip you for a successful career as Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer.

You also have the option to build on what you have learnt through further study by completing a related course with Leap Academy, so you can assist clients in a wider capacity. A natural progression would be completing our L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualification, so you could also create personalised nutrition plans for your clients.

 

OUR PASS RATE
Fitness
94.7%
(National Average 75.1%)
INSTATE FITNESS

Instate Fitness is a leading small-group PT gym chain operating in London. Founded by Wes Santos, they currently have two gyms in Surrey and Wandsworth and employ over 10 personal trainers. Known for their strong community and 360 approach to nutrition and fitness, Instate will teach you valuable knowledge directly from trainers who are on the gym floor day-to-day.

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