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- Discover everything you need to know to become a successful Personal Fitness Trainer, and even become your own boss!
- Explore motivational techniques and exercise psychology to guide your clients towards their fitness goals.
- Develop exercise programmes that work for clients, using your knowledge of biomechanics.
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Personal Fitness Trainer
Course code: FHL12
Delivery method: Paper Based
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3
If you are interested in becoming a Personal Fitness Trainer then this home study course will get you off to a flying start. It covers a wide range of topics including how to set your own business up.
Unit 1: Exercise and Lifestyle Psychology
- Lifestyle psychology
- Assessing stage of change
- Motivational interviewing
- Exercise adherence
- Social support
- Stress management
- Exercise and stress management
- Group dynamics
- Goal setting
- Application of psychology in personal fitness training
Unit 2: Biomechanics
- Functional anatomy
- Divisions of a skeleton
- Joint movements
- Ligaments and tendons
- Understanding movement
- Muscles and movement
Unit 3: Exercise Physiology
- The cardiovascular system
- Respiratory system
- Cardiovascular disease
- Metabolism and energy systems
Unit 4: Personal Training Skills
- Developing a programme
- Resistance training
- Myths and fallacies
- Risk factors
- Body composition
- Muscle strength and endurance
- Programme writing
- Reps, sets and resistance
- Alternative overload suggestions
- Digestion and energy sources
- Calories and weight management
- Kick start programmes
Unit 5: Functional Training
- The kinetic chain
- Sports performance
- Sports specific conditioning
- Posture and corrective exercises
- Special populations
Unit 6: Business
- Business essentials
- Setting up
- How much do you want or need to earn?
- Getting clients
- Your brand
- Client experience
- Managing and keeping clients
- Growing your business
- Business planning
- Legal status
- Your business plan
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK. Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.