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Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma In Personal Training


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Required age
16 +

Learning hours

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Key dates

Operational start date
Qualification review date
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The 1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training will give your learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to take on the role of becoming a personal trainer.

They will learn about:
- aspects of anatomy and physiology
- designing, delivering and evaluating personal training programmes
- how to promote health, safety and the welfare of others in active leisure and recreation.

Enhancing their understanding of these key topics is an essential step in helping the people they train to work towards and achieve their goals.

This qualification has the support of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as an industry-relevant qualification contributing to the industry’s professional framework.

Prepares learners with your skills and knowledge to become a personal trainer

Qualification Progression

Learners could progress to other related 1st4sport qualifications, for example:

  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport
  • 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport
Achievement of this qualification would also allow learners to progress onto higher level qualifications within the fitness industry that focus on specific participant conditions including managing lower back pain, managing obese and diabetic clients and working with individuals with mental health conditions

This qualification may lead to permanent employment as a Personal Trainer. Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 3 member.

Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma In Personal Training

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