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Strength, Conditioning and Wellbeing Academy (Personal Training) - Level 3 Diploma

Do you wish to pursue a career in the Fitness and Personal Training industry and/or study related subjects to a higher level? Do you want the option of going to university or gaining employment immediately upon completion of your course? If so, our brand new Strength, Conditioning and Wellbeing Academy - (Personal Training) is the perfect choice for you.

The new Strength, Conditioning and Wellbeing Academy is a 2-year programme that enables you with the knowledge and skills to achieve both academic and vocational qualifications, creating a plethora of options for you post study. Throughout the course, you will achieve a minimum of 3 qualifications. These include:

  • Active IQ Level 2 Gym Instructing
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science (Potential of 84 UCAS points)
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (32 UCAS points)

The accumulation of these UCAS points allow you to apply for Strength, Conditioning, and Fitness related degree courses, as well as a range of Sport and Exercise Science degree courses upon completion.

The achievement of these qualifications over a 2-year period will ensure your professional portfolio is in line with industry standards and ensure you are well equipped to progress into industry, Higher Education or both.

This course is taught at our Middleton campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

Strength, Conditioning and Wellbeing Academy (Personal Training) - Level 3 Diploma

Do you wish to pursue a career in the Fitness and Personal Training industry and/or study related subjects to a higher level? Do you want the option of going to university or gaining employment immediately upon completion of your course? If so, our brand new Strength, Conditioning and Wellbeing Academy - (Personal Training) is the perfect choice for you.

The new Strength, Conditioning and Wellbeing Academy is a 2-year programme that enables you with the knowledge and skills to achieve both academic and vocational qualifications, creating a plethora of options for you post study. Throughout the course, you will achieve a minimum of 3 qualifications. These include:

  • Active IQ Level 2 Gym Instructing
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science (Potential of 84 UCAS points)
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (32 UCAS points)

The accumulation of these UCAS points allow you to apply for Strength, Conditioning, and Fitness related degree courses, as well as a range of Sport and Exercise Science degree courses upon completion.

The achievement of these qualifications over a 2-year period will ensure your professional portfolio is in line with industry standards and ensure you are well equipped to progress into industry, Higher Education or both.

This course is taught at our Middleton campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs Grade C/4 or above to include English and Mathematics.

Details

The course has been developed with guidance from within the industry and awarding body experts. Therefore, its assessment structure is an ideal mixture of exams, practical assessments, presentations, podcasts and essays. In addition, you will also be expected to complete a work placement year on year as per our work experience weeks schedule. Throughout the course you will study a range of modules. These include:

  • Anatomy/Functional Anatomy
  • Client Consultation
  • Instructing Gym Based Exercise
  • Health & Safety
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Applied Coaching for Performance and Fitness (Focus here on working with elite teams for performance and fitness)
  • Instructing Physical Activity for Health and Performance
  • Nutrition for individuals, Athletes and Teams
  • Business Development within the Fitness Industry
  • Advanced Training Methods
  • Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science and Fitness (Research project)
  • Specialised Fitness Training

Upon completion of this course, you will receive the following qualifications:

  • BTEC Sport & Exercise Science Extended Certificate
  • Level 2 Active IQ Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • Level 3 Active IQ Diploma in Personal Training
Work Experience

Work placement is mandatory in both Year 1 and Year 2. You will be expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours of work experience throughout the academic year. 

Progression

This hybrid course option ensures that upon completion, you have a number of options to choose from. If you wish to continue your studies and progress to university, this course provides a potential of 116 UCAS points which can help with entry to higher education to study a range of fitness, sport science and strength and conditioning topics.

Alternatively, if you think it's time to enter employment following the completion of this course, you are in a great position to enter the fitness industry as a fully qualified and knowledgeable Personal Trainer. The other option is a fantastic blend of continued study while working in the fitness industry of which is the foundations to which this course is designed. The combination of working with the qualifications gained while also entering continued study ensures potential career earnings are maximised. 

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