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Personal Training (Gym-based Exercise) ITEC level 3 Diploma at Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy

Course description

This qualification is for learners who want to work within the fitness industry. The qualification consists of 10 mandatory units with a total of 346 hours of Guided Learning (GL) to achieve the full qualification.

The main skills the Learner will perform are:

  • Collecting participant information using a variety of methods including the use of a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ) – vital to understanding the needs of clients and knowing when to adapt the fitness routine
  • Health, safety and welfare – contextualised to the environment the Learners will be working in
  • Planning and instructing Gym-based Exercise including identifying different methods of adapting a Gym-based Exercise programme to ensure appropriate progression and/or regression
  • Programming Personal Training with clients and identifying short, medium and long term goals
  • Delivering Personal Training sessions including adapting the planned exercise to meet the clients’ needs, monitoring clients’ progress during exercise, giving clients feedback and discussing their performance
  • Applying the principles of nutrition and identifying clients who are at risk from nutritional deficiencies
  • Supporting clients who take part in Gym-based Exercise and Fitness 

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement to study at Knights Academy is at least 3 GCSEs A*-C plus English and Maths at grade 6


The course is a combination of coursework and external exams.

Unit 400 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise – 50 multiple choice questions

Unit 401 Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment – 10 multiple choice questions

Unit 402 Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health – 25 multiple choice questions

Unit 403 Know How To Support Clients who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity – 10 multiple choice questions

Remaining units will be practically assessed and/or written assignments. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2016
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