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CYQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

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The aim of this qualification is to provide 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. The Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training will allow you to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) at Level 3. This course will cover content expanding on from the Level 2 anatomy and physiology including the nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health. You will build on your Level 2 qualification by attainting the knowledge of how to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme. Alongside this you will learn how to design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme as well as becoming equipped with the practical skills in order to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a prescribed programme.

Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students for this course will need to be at least 16 years old and hold a recognised Level 2 qualification. Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based, Group Exercise and Water-Based Exercise)
  • A reasonable level of fitness is preferable and you will need basic literacy and numeracy skills for completion of the worksheets, nutrition case study and 12 Week Exercise program that are required as part of the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

Course Content

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health, safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise
  • Applying the Principles of Nutrition as part of a Personal training program
  • Delivering Personal Training with Clients

Assessment

  • Two multiple choice theory papers
  • Practical examination
  • Worksheets
  • Nutrition Case Study
  • 12 Week Exercise Program Design

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the CYQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training and achieve 20 reps points, qualifying you to design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme as well as becoming equipped with the practical skills in order to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a prescribed programme. From here progression routes could include;

  • Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage (Soft Tissue Therapy)
  • Level 4 Certificate in the Management of Lower Back Pain
  • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity & Diabetes Management
  • University Degree – Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Strength & Conditioning

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