The PFCA Level 3 Personal Training Course includes everything you need to hit the ground running on your journey as a coach. Consisting of one third theory and two thirds practical application, hosted over an interactive e-Learning platform and regular online sessions, you can learn at your own pace; on the gym-floor, at home, or on the move.
On the course, you will learn practical techniques from industry-leading coaches, and hone your skills from the comfort of home. In addition to understanding the practical training methodology of exercise, mobility and movement, you will also perfect your client-facing skills and discover what it takes to become a successful personal trainer. You will learn how to positively motivate your clients to reach their goals, develop bespoke programmes, as well as how to develop your personal training business.
As the industry continuously changes, new PTs must adapt and bring to the table more applicable coaching skills than ever before. The PFCA is meeting that challenge, raising the standard of PTs entering the industry, teaching to a higher standard than the basic requirements. Our combined L2 & L3 Personal Training Diploma enables you to stand head and shoulders above the rest.
What You’ll Learn
Personal Training Business Development
Learn how to develop your career and how to set up as a self-employed personal trainer, including inside tips on managing a personal training business, marketing strategies and how to continually promote success.
Personal Training Professionalism
Learn about the legal and professional aspects of personal training.
Gain a thorough knowledge of functional anatomy and its application to personal training.
Learn how to structure, plan and deliver exercise sessions for one-to-one and group training.
Design programmes to meet a variety of potential client needs in dynamic settings.
Learn how to design and structure sessions and programmes to specifically target and meet individual client needs and requirements.
Gain a thorough grounding in nutrition particularly as it applies to exercise, elite performance and a healthy lifestyle.
Learn how lifestyle and medical conditions affect a client’s health and wellbeing.
Learn how to communicate well with clients and conduct consultations in order to encourage them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
What You Need To Start
This Level 3 PT course is designed to introduce you to the world of professional coaching and provide a strong foundation for a future career in fitness. While you don’t need specific qualifications to apply, you must be over 16 and have a good grasp of English.
The personal training course is delivered every Monday evening over 10 weeks by a team of industry-leading tutors. Each session is roughly 3 hours.
These sessions include practical teaching, assessments and working through our e-learning platform. Alongside practical learning days, there will also be booklet sessions spread over the duration of the course.
As part of your course, you will be required to do homework each week. The number of hours homework will depend on your experience and previous qualifications. However, the course is also designed for those with NO experience or previous qualifications.
All course materials are provided. We will also forward links to resources that give you a deeper understanding of your new profession.
On finishing the course, you will gain a complete Level 3 Personal Training Certification fully recognised by Transcend Awards, an industry-leading awarding organisation.
This qualification is essential if you wish to pursue a career as a Personal Trainer. You will also receive guaranteed access to professional insurance to cover your practice.
In addition, the course is CIMSPA recognised and the PFCA is a CIMSPA accredited training centre.
Functional Anatomy for Training and Performance
The more you understand the body and how it works, the better. This module of the course explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems in responses to physiological stimuli.
Programming for Fitness Testing and Training
In personal training, knowing how to confidently create bespoke programmes for your clients is essential. This module shows you how to plan fitness-training sessions and design fitness-training programmes, including health screening and health-monitoring tests.
Programming for Health, Performance and Fitness
Being a charismatic communicator is key when training clients in a one-to-one setting. In module 3, we’ll reveal how to effectively communicate as a personal trainer, manage training needs, as well as programme and track client progress.
Principles of Performance Conditioning and Kinesiology Assessment for Sport
To take your knowledge to the next level, we’ll equip you with you a better understanding of the concepts and principles of performance-conditioning methods supported by kinesiology assessments.
Nutrition for Performance, Health and Fitness
Nutrition and performance go hand in hand. In the final module of the L3 PT Course, we’ll give you a broad understanding of the importance of nutrition and hydration to a variety of sports clients.