Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Specialist in Personal Training (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Specialist in Personal Training (RQF)




Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Specialist in Personal Training (RQF) qualification combines the knowledge and skills required to work as a Specialist Personal Trainer.  Learners will cover the basics of anatomy, planning personal training sessions, circuit sessions, strength and conditioning, outdoor fitness, and exercise referral. Learners can also choose to complete additional units in studio cycling or advanced stretching.

Qualification structure

To achieve the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Specialist in Personal Training (RQF) qualification, learners must complete 16 units to achieve 69 credits.  A further 3 – 4 credits may be obtained through completion of either Optional Group A or Optional Group B.

Learner entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.

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 at least 16 years old to undertake this qualification.

Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.

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
Planning Circuit Sessions J/617/6271 2 24 2
Delivering Circuit Sessions Y/617/6274 2 36 2
Planning Outdoor Fitness J/618/7688 3 11 1
Delivering Outdoor Fitness L/618/7689 3 11 2
Collecting information for Sports Conditioning Programming F/618/7690 3 8 1
Analysing Sporting Activities for Sports Conditioning J/618/7691 3 8 1
Planning Sports Conditioning Events and Activities L/618/7692 3 8 1
Planning Exercise Referral Programmes with Patients D/503/7494 3 52 8
Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral R/503/7492 4 35 7
Professional Practice for Exercise Referral Instructors Y/503/7493 3 14 2
Instructing Exercise with Referred Patients L/503/7491 3 58 9
Group A Learners must complete 2 units, achieving 4 credits
Planning Studio Cycling Sessions R/615/9716 2 8 2
Instructing Studio Cycling Sessions M/615/9724 2 10 2
Group B Learners must complete 3 units, achieving 3 credits
Introduction to Advanced Stretching H/618/7696 2 8 1
Advanced Stretching Techniques and Progressions K/618/7697 2 9 1
Programming and Instructing Advanced Stretching M/618/7698 2 9 1

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