COMBINED PERSONAL TRAINING COURSE
PROSPECTUS

YMCA AWARDS accredited

10 Week study program

24h Online
Access

Level 3 Qualification

£1499
Course fee

Course Overview

Here at SFE-Academy we pride ourselves on having the following ethos, Professional, Honesty, Integrity and Transparent (P.H.I.T) – see what we did there!! 😉
 
By choosing to gain the combined Level 2 and  level 3  Personal Training course with us, we will ensure you are treated with respect throughout your qualification and beyond, offering you a unique mentoring experience to guide you in the right direction, while supporting your additional needs, where required.
 
Once you have completed the course you will be joining a highly respected profession, in an ever growing industry. Literally having the skills and power to change people’s lives and lifestyles in such a positive manner, you will forever be known.
 
The Course will challenge you in many ways, but set you up to continually grow as an exercise professional.

Why Study with us?

Equality & Diversity

We are an open and inclusive company and welcome both students and staff from a range of backgrounds, in fact we encourage it! We are committed to the development and promotion of equality and diversity and we review all of policies annually.  

Course Structure and Units you will study

Unit Aim

This unit develops the learner’s knowledge of anatomy and physiology and how it relates to exercise and fitness.

Topics Covered: 

 

  1. Know the structure and function of the circulatory system
  2. Understand the structure and function of the respiratory system
  3. Understand anatomical terminology
  4. Understand the structure and function of the skeleton
  5. Understand joints in the skeleton
  6. Understand the muscular system
  7. Understand the life-course of the musculoskeletal system and its implications for special populations exercise
  8. Understand the structure and function of the digestive system
  9. Understand energy systems and their relation to exercise
  10. Understand the nervous system and its relation to exercise

 

Assessment

Multiple choice theory paper (Externally assessed) 

Assessment workbook (Section A)

Unit Aim

This unit covers essential Anatomy and Physiology knowledge a Personal Trainer requires for application to exercise programming and design for a range of clients.

Unit Content

 

  1. Understand optimal posture, causes of postural deviations and spinal conditions and the impact of exercise
  2. Understand the structure and function of the musculoskeletal system
  3. Understand the effects of exercise on the musculoskeletal system and disease processes
  4. Understand the structure and function of the Cardio-respiratory system
  5. Know the structure and function of the Nervous system and the effect of exercise on neuromuscular connections
  6. Know the structure and function of the Endocrine system
  7. Know the classifications of energy systems and how they are utilised during exercise

 

Assessment  

Multiple choice question paper 

Workbook

Unit aim

This unit develops the knowledge and skills an exercise and fitness instructor needs to present themselves in a professional manner, provide excellent customer service and demonstrate effective communication skills. Above all, to provide a positive customer experience an exercise and fitness instructor needs to ensure the exercise environment meets health and safety requirements.

Assessment 

Assessment workbook (Section B) Observation of consultation and gym session (Summative)

Unit aim

This unit develops the knowledge an exercise and fitness instructor needs to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. This includes the importance of healthy eating and offering behavior change strategies to support clients to adopt behaviors that will help them to prevent a range of health conditions

Unit aim

This unit covers the knowledge and skills a gym instructor needs to plan and prepare gym-based exercise programmes for a range of clients, within their scope of practice. This includes demonstrating effective communication to engage and fully support clients.

 

Unit aim

This unit covers the knowledge and skills a gym instructor needs to professionally and safely deliver an effective gym-based exercise session to a range of clients.

Unit Content

 

  1. Understand how to deliver gym inductions and gym-based exercise sessions to a range of clients
  2. Be able to prepare self and equipment for inductions and exercise sessions in the gym environment for individuals and groups
  3. Be able to introduce individuals and groups to a gym environment
  4. Be able to instruct gym-based exercise
  5. Be able to supervise clients undertaking gym-based exercise
  6. Be able to bring a gym-based exercise session to an end
  7. Be able to reflect on providing gym-based exercise

 

Assessment  

On course practical delivery of specific gym-based exercise 

Observation of consultation and gym session (Summative)

Unit Aim

This unit aims to provide the fitness professional with sufficient knowledge and understanding of commonly occurring medically controlled diseases and health conditions, to enable them to effectively provide appropriate information advice and support to their clients through effective interaction.

Unit Content

Understand components of a healthy lifestyle and factors that affect health and wellbeing

Understand psychological factors that can influence change to an individual’s lifestyle

Understand a range of health conditions and medically controlled diseases

Know evidence based pre-exercise health screening methods

Understand a range of theories/approaches that can motivate positive behaviour change

Understand how to professionally interact with clients and relevant professionals

Know how to seek evidence-based/reputable health and wellbeing advice

Assessment 

Workbook 

Personal training showcase portfolio (written, observation) 

Knowledge questions

Unit Aim

This unit aims to develop knowledge and skills required of a Personal Trainer in order to be able to design a health and fitness programme suitable to a client’s specific goals and level of fitness.

Assessment 

Workbook 

Personal Training showcase (observation, written) 

Knowledge questions 

Learner log – on course (observation)

Unit Aim

This unit aims to provide the Personal Trainer with the knowledge and skills required to deliver an exercise programme specific to clients’ goals.

By emphasising the importance of effective communication and interpersonal skills, it also aims to provide the personal trainer with the additional “soft skills” which are essential when seeking to develop a successful professional Personal Training practice.

Assessment 

Workbook 

Personal Training showcase (observation, written) 

Learner log – on course (observation) 

Knowledge questions

 

Unit Aim

This unit aims to develop knowledge and understanding of key nutritional principles and healthy eating to support client goals. It also provides the learner with skills to analyse client nutritional intake in order to offer advice within scope of practice and integrate into fitness programme design.

Assessmen

Multiple choice question paper 

Workbook

Personal Training showcase (written) 

Knowledge questions

Unit Aim

This unit aims to provide the knowledge and understanding a Personal Trainer requires to establish a business in either an employed or self-employed position.

Additionally, by focusing upon ways of both attracting and retaining clients it also provides them with a firm foundation for successful growth.

Assessment 

Personal training showcase (written) 

Workbook 

Knowledge questions

 

Progression routes

The level 2 and Level 3 combined Personal training course allows you to progress onto a elite personal training courses such as the level 4 certificate in weight management for individuals with obesity, diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome, certificate in exercise referral, Level 4 Certificate in Programming Physical Activity for Individuals with Low Back Pain. 

 

We offer a range of continual professional development (CPD) courses to ensure that you remain ahead of the curve and stay highly employable 

 

Our courses are well renowned and highly respected by within the sport and active leisure industry. Your courses is REPs and CIMSPA recognized, enabling you gain both employment insurance in the industry.

Course Structure, Assessment & delivery

Start Date: Saturday 23rd January 2021 

Practical Assessments: All practical sessions and assessments take place in one of our dedicated and COVID safe teaching venues when restrictions have been lifted. 

Practical Sessions: You will be given practical tasks to complete which you will have to record and upload to Studentzone. A teacher will then assess your demonstration and provide you with feedback and feedforward. Practical demonstrations with our teachers will be live streamed and interactive. 

Practical sessions can also take place at one of our venues . You be provided with the dates and times of your sessions. 

Practical assessments: As well as video assessments, we can also visit you at your location in the gym you currently use. 

What if I live far away? We are able to assess you in the gym that you currently use. 

Online Sessions: The combined  level 2 & 3 PT course has a combination of in person practical sessions and online sessions.

Duration: 10 weeks

Promo Codes: If you have received a promo code, you will be able to enter the code once you purchase the course via the store. If you wish to pay the course fee via instalments, please contact us using the ‘contact us’ button at the bottom of the page. We will then set up an installment program with you and apply the promo code. 👍

What qualification will I Receive? ........ We have upgraded you course!

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a YMCA awards:

 

  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)
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Your course is delivered and assessed by SFE Academy

We have upgraded you course for free! Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive the coveted Diploma in Personal training instead of the certificate in Personal Training! 

This means that employers may see you as more employable due to your improved skill set and knowledge!

What next?

If you would like to enrol onto the combined course you will need to pay the course deposit of £500 to secure your place on the course.  

The deposit will be substracted from your course fee along with any promotional discounts you may have. 

Alternatively, if you still have any outstanding questions, you can get in touch with one of the team who will be happy to provide you with advice and guidance. 


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