Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Master in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (RQF)
Qualification OverviewThe Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Master in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (RQF) qualification combines the knowledge and skills required to work as a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer. Learners will cover the basics of anatomy, planning and instructing gym-based and personal training sessions, circuit sessions, strength and conditioning, outdoor fitness, exercise referral, and life coaching. Learners can also choose to complete additional units in studio cycling or advanced stretching.
Qualification structureTo achieve the Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Master in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (RQF) qualification, learners must complete 29 mandatory units achieving 114 credits. A further 3 – 4 credits may be obtained through completion of either Optional Group A or Optional Group B.
Learner entry requirementsThere are no specific entry requirements for this qualification.
Progression routesLearners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:
- Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance
- Level 4 Certificate for Advanced Personal Trainers
- Level 4 Certificate in Delivering Physical Activity for Individuals with Mental Health Conditions
Age RangesEntry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be at least 16 years old to undertake this qualification.
Geographical CoverageThis qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.
Qualification SpecificationTo view the Qualification Specification please click here.
|Unit Title||Unit Ref||Level||GLH||Credits|
|Principles of Health and Wellbeing for Exercise, Fitness and Health||Y/617/8588||2||28||4|
|Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology for Exercise and Health||D/617/8589||2||41||6|
|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|
|Planning Professional Practice with Effective Consultations and Assessments for Gym-Based Exercise Sessions||D/617/8592||2||23||4|
|Instructing Professional Practice and Effective Exercise Supervision in Gym-Based Exercise Sessions||H/617/8593||2||37||6|
|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||4|
|Delivering Circuit Sessions||Y/617/6274||2||36||6|
|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|
|Planning Exercise to Support Obese Clients||M/617/6300||4||22||3|
|Delivering Exercise to Support Obese Clients||T/617/6301||4||22||4|
|Behavioural Strategies for Managing Obesity||A/617/6302||4||33||5|
|Classification of Obesity||F/617/6303||4||21||4|
|Fundamentals of Life Coaching||R/618/7693||3||15||1|
|Delivering a Life Coaching Programme||Y/618/7694||3||14||2|
|Utilising Communication Skills for Life Coaching||D/618/7695||3||11||2|
|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|
Sports, Leisure and Recreation