Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Personal Training (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Personal Training (RQF)

QRN – 603/5232/2                                              Fee £69


Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Personal Training (RQF) aims to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills, 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.

Qualification Structure

Learners must complete all of the mandatory units to achieve a total of 41 credits.

Learner Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolling on the Level 3 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Personal Training, learners must have the necessary underpinning knowledge at Level 2. Therefore, learners must have already achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing in Gym, or equivalent. The qualification requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and application of number involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication and application of number at Levels 2 and 3 respectively

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be a minimum age of 16 years to undertake this qualification.

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England.

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credits
Mandatory units
Anatomy physiology and kinesiology for exercise and health K/617/8594 3 43 6
Applying nutritional principles to personal training M/617/8595 3 40 6
Planning exercise Programme design for Personal Training Clients T/617/8596 3 47 7
Delivering exercise programmes for Personal Training sessions A/617/8597 3 58 9
Business acumen and the use of information technology for a personal trainer F/617/8598 3 35 5
Principles of health and wellbeing for exercise, fitness and health Y/617/8588 2 28 4
Know how to support clients lifestyle management and enhance client motivation for exercise and physical activity R/617/8590 2 13 2
Principles of professional practice and health and safety in a fitness environment Y/617/8591 2 16 2


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