Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Master Personal Training (RQF)
Qualification OverviewThe Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma Master Personal Training (RQF) qualification combines the knowledge and skills required to work as an advanced Personal Trainer. Learners will cover the basics of anatomy, planning 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 Personal Training (RQF) qualification, learners must complete 23 units to achieve 90 credits. A further 3 – 4 credits may be obtained through completion of either Optional Group A or Optional Group B.
Learner entry requirementsLearners 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 course 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 the application of numbers involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and numeracy at Levels 3 and 2 respectively.
Progression routesLearners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:
- Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate In Nutrition For Weight Management And Athletic Performance (RQF)
- Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate For Advanced Personal Trainers (RQF)
- Focus Awards Level 4 Certificate In Delivering Physical Activity For Individuals With Mental Health Conditions (RQF)
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 is available in England and Northern Ireland.
Qualification SpecificationTo view the Qualification Specification please click here.
|Unit Title||Unit Ref||Level||GLH||Credits|
|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|
|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|
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