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Personal Training and Fitness Courses

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Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise & Fitness

(Gym-Based Exercise)

Entry Requirements
The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise & Fitness is a substantial vocational qualification that develops the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career as an employed/self-employed fitness instructor.
The qualification is based on fitness National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s lead professional association, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

Overview of Qualification
This qualification covers all the components required to work effectively and competently as a fitness instructor.
Qualification will include:

  • NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise & Fitness at Level 2.
  • Essential Skills.
  • Rights and Responsibilities in Work.

Mandatory Units
There are 7 mandatory units, equivalent to 39 credits.

  • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation.
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health.
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise.
  • Work with clients to help them to adhere to exercise and physical activity.
  • Plan and prepare gym based exercise.
  • Instruct and supervise gym based exercise.
  • Reflect on and develop own practise in providing exercise and physical activity .

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training

(Gym-Based Exercise)

Entry Requirements
The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training is for those seeking to work in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer, specialising in gym based exercise. The qualification is based on fitness National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s lead professional association, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

Overview of Qualification
This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively and competently as a personal trainer in a gym- based exercise setting.
Qualification will include:

  • NVQ Diploma in Personal Training at Level 3.
  • Essential Skills.
  • Rights and Responsibilities in Work.
  • Mandatory Units

There are 9 mandatory units, equivalent to 48 credits.

  • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation.
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health.
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health.
  • Motivate clients to maintain long term adherence to exercise and physical activity.
  • Design, manage and adapt a personal training programme with clients .
  • Deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a personal training programme .
  • Apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme.
  • Evaluate exercise and physical activity programmes .
  • Reflect on, and develop, own practice in providing exercise and physical activity.

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