Course Information


Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Active iQ
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 21 February 2022
Day: Monday|Wednesday
Time: 16:00–22:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 15
Hours per Week: 12
Total Hours: 180
Fee: 365
Reduced Fee: £230.00
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Wayne.Lyons@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 21 February 2022
Day: Monday|Tuesday
Time: 16:00–22:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 15
Hours per Week: 12
Total Hours: 180
Fee: 365
Reduced Fee: £230.00
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Brendan.McDevitt@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 22 February 2022
Day: Tuesday|Thursday
Time: 16:00–22:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 15
Hours per Week: 12
Total Hours: 180
Fee: 365
Reduced Fee: £230.00
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: donna.meade@swc.ac.uk

Description

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self-employed students. Please ask for further details.

Additional Information

Learners will cover:

  • anatomy and physiology including: - the heart and circulatory system - the musculoskeletal system - postural and core stability - the nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health
  • how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • how to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • how to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • how to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
  • how to design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages
  • how to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages how technological advancements can help clients increase their activity levels and stay motivated and focused
  • Core Modules

  • 1) Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
  • 2) The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
  • 3) Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions
  • 4) Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
  • 5) Programme design and delivery for personal training
  • 6) Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers
  • Assessment Method

  • Coursework
  • Multiple choice theory paper/Assessment
  • Practical examination
  • Worksheets
  • Case study
  • Modular summative observation
  • Progression Opportunities

    On completion of this qualification candidates may progress into employment or to the following qualifications:

  • Level 4 Strength and Conditioning
  • Level 3 Award in Business Skills for the Fitness Professional
  • Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness
  • Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning
  • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (Soft Tissue Therapy)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Entry Requirements

    Active iQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction or equivalent.