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LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN FITNESS INSTRUCTING & PERSONAL TRAINING COURSE

FAE is the European leader in Health & Fitness Education

DELIVERY METHODS

Option of 100% online or weekend workshops run every 6 months

WORKSHOP LENGTH

Option of 100% online learning or between 12 and 15 workshop day attendance (09:00 to 17:00)

EXPECTED COURSE LENGTH

This qualification can be achieved within 6 โ€“ 8 months. FAE has a maximum expected completion timeframe of 12 months.

ACCREDITED ACHIEVEMENT

MFHEA ICREPS EUROPE ACTIVE / EREPS CIMSPA

LOCATION

Option of 100% online or workshop attendance in Triq l-Inkwina, In-Naxxar, Malta

PAYMENT METHODS

0% Interest-Free Instalment

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WHAT IS YOUR PLAN FOR YOUR FUTURE?

Interested in being an accredited Personal Trainer:

The Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training provides a safe route for those wanting to work as a Qualified Personal Trainer in the Health and Fitness Sector.

The first step towards a career in health and fitness:

The Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing may be a more appropriate starting point.

You are already a Level 3 Fitness Instructor and want to be an Accredited Personal Trainer:

ย The Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training is the next step for you.

The EQF/MQF Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training is awarded by Active IQ. It allows access to the European Registry of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) as well asย  The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) .

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  • Becoming an Accredited Personal Trainer is not only financially profitable but also emotionally rewarding, as there is nothing more satisfying than helping others in achieving their goals.

  • The FAE Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instruction and Personal Training provides a thorough overview of the field. The Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instruction and Personal Training has been carefully crafted by fitness experts to support those with no prior qualifications, allowing you to enter the industry as a qualified Personal Trainer right away, whether you want to work in a gym, start your own freelance business, or become an online personal trainer.

  • The FAE Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training offers a safe route for those wanting to work as a Personal Trainer in the Health and Fitness Sector.

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  • FAE offers the Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training via a 100% online learning delivery method as well as 12, or 15-day workshops. Of the 12 workshop days, 5 cover the level 3 fitness instructing element of the qualification, and 7 cover the level 4 personal training element.

  • Workshop days are delivered every other Saturday with a new course starting every 8 months. With our commitment to the flexibility of delivery, you can spread your learning timeframe over a period of 8 to 12 months.

  • Whichever study method you choose you are supported throughout your program via exceptional tutor support, an E-learning portal, and other study materials.

  • You will undertake 11 units to achieve the Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training qualification.

  • For the FAE Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training, learners can attend between 12, and 15 workshop days.

  • The 12 workshop day option requires attendance to present at least 80% of the GLH. This is to ensure that all assessments can be completed. If you choose to attend additional workshop days, these days would be 100% learning days where you would review your understanding and practice the application under the guidance of an experienced tutor.

  • Whether you choose to attend 12 or 15 workshop days in order to achieve your Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training, these dates do not have to be attended as part of the same cohort. For example, those learners wishing to attend all workshop days in quick succession could attend the full days of a specific cohort. Another learner may wish to space their learning out or be unable to attend a given date, therefore they could spread their attendance between 2, 3 or more cohorts.

  • We would advise learners to leave themselves sufficient time in order to complete suitable learning before attending workshop days. This helps learners maximise the learning benefit and chances of a successful assessment. Your tutor would advise you on how best to do this.

  • If you are unsure which option is best for you, feel free to call us on WhatsApp +356 79319555 and we can discuss your options with you. If you opt to attend 12 workshop days but then prefer to attend all 15 or even switch to 100% online learning, this is not a problem, simply contact your tutor and we will arrange the rest.

  • Prior to, during, and after the personal training course, you will be supported by a highly qualified and experienced tutor. As a minimum, all personal training qualification learners are supported via mandatory 1 on 1 live webinars with your tutor on a monthly basis. During these visits learning activities are reviewed and new ones are agreed upon with suitable support provided. As all learners have their own circumstances additional webinars, phone, and email support are provided to learners when necessary.

LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN GYM INSTRUCTING WEBINAR DAY OVERVIEW

Webinar Day

Session 1

Session 2

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Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness

Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness

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Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors

Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors

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Health and safety in the fitness environment

Health and safety in the fitness environment

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LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN GYM INSTRUCTING WORKSHOP DAY OVERVIEW

Workshop DaySession 1Session 2Session 3Session 4
1Cardiovascular Training and PrescriptionCardiovascular Training and PrescriptionCardiovascular Training and PrescriptionResistance Training Programme Variables, Sequence and Balance
2Resistance Training Programme Variables, Sequence and BalanceResistance Training Programme Variables, Sequence and BalanceResistance Training Programme Variables, Sequence and BalanceResistance Training Programme Variables, Sequence and Balance
3Group Inductions and DeliveryGroup Inductions and DeliveryGroup Inductions and DeliverySummative Practical Assessment Preparation
4Summative Practical Assessment PreparationSummative Practical Assessment PreparationSummative Practical Assessment PreparationSummative Practical Assessment Preparation
5Summative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical Assessment

The Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing workshop is delivered over Five days. The workshops are delivered every other Saturday and are structured so you can attend all 5 days and match your workshop dates over a 4-month period, depending on your personal situation and preferred time frame.

Prior to attending your level 3 fitness instructor workshop we would recommend that you complete online learning to achieve the more theoretical units and content of the course. Typically, you will have submitted and passed all your assessments for:

  • Unit 1

    Anatomy and Physiology,

  • Unit 2

    Professionalism and Customer Care for Fitness Instructors,

  • Unit 3

    Health and Safety in the Fitness Environment, as well as submitted and passed your

  • Unit 4

    Conducting Client Consultations to Support Positive Behaviour Change, which requires the submission of a video assessment, of you completing a consultation with your client or in your workshop day with the tutor.

By completing these units prior to your workshop attendance, you will have completed a majority of the theoretical content of your level 3 Fitness instructor qualification and attained four out of five of your units.

When you attend the Level 3 Fitness Instructor workshop, the days predominantly focus on the practical aspects of your qualification, as well as providing opportunities to embed some of the theoretical content that you have previously learned.

Workshop

On day one you will learn how to assess your clientโ€™s fitness levels, understand their goals and be able to competently prescribe correct cardiovascular exercises and intensities to suit their needs. You will learn how to plan, prescribe, and deliver cardiovascular sessions including, warm-ups, main sessions, and cool-downs, covering how to introduce and instruct correct techniques as well as how to monitor intensity effectively. In addition, you will also learn how to apply a variety of stretching techniques including dynamic, static, and developmental stretching.

Towards the end of day one, we will start to explore the benefits and theory of resistance training. This includes topics such as understanding the importance of exercise choices, exercise sequence, and the prescription of reps and sets, as well as other key topics such as progression and overload, to ensure you can competently prescribe resistance training to your clients.

Day two of your level 3 fitness instructor course contains the completion of a series of practical sessions. You will learn how to perform, instruct, and correct all major exercise techniques, such as squats, deadlifts, rows, and presses, as well as be able to prescribe suitable alternatives, progressions, and regressions, to ensure you can support all types of clients. You will learn the principles of safe and effective lifting techniques and spotting, allowing you to perform the techniques and support a variety of clients in the gym.

On days 3 and 4 of the level 3 fitness instructor workshop, we will cover the principles of group instruction. This is a key role of a fitness instructor and ensures you are competent in the delivery of exercise both one-to-one and to a small group. Following this learning, you will be assessed by delivering a group induction on your peers, which fulfills your assessment for Step 1 of your Unit 5 Planning and instructing gym-based exercise unit.

Finally, at the end of day three, you will have an opportunity to practice your one-on-one programme delivery on your peers while under assessor guidance, to help you prepare for your final assessment on day 4.

On day 5 you will deliver your one-on-one programme to a client of your choice. A client can include either a friend or a family member who will be required to attend the final assessment day for a period of 2 hours. This assessment will help you fulfill your assessment for Step 3 of your Unit 5 Planning and instructing gym-based exercise unit.

By following the curriculum and learning pathway set out by FAE, you should have completed all assessments for all five units of your level 3 fitness instructor qualification by the end of the final workshop day.

LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN PERSONAL TRAINING WEBINAR DAY OVERVIEW

Webinar DaySession 1Session 2
1Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitnessApplied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
2Nutrition and Lifestyle AnalysisNutrition and Lifestyle Analysis

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LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN PERSONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP DAY OVERVIEW

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Workshop DaySession 1Session 2Session 3Session 4
1Goal Setting and Behaviour Change ModelsGoal Setting and Behaviour Change ModelsGoal Setting and Behaviour Change Modelsย Goal Setting and Behaviour Change Modelsย 
2Nutrition and Lifestyle AnalysisNutrition and Lifestyle AnalysisNutrition and Lifestyle AnalysisNutrition and Lifestyle Analysis
3Advanced CV Training MethodsAdvanced CV Training MethodsAdvanced CV Training MethodsAdvanced CV Training Methods
4Core, Flexibility and PNF StretchingCore, Flexibility and PNF StretchingAdvanced Resistance Training MethodsAdvanced Resistance Training Methods
5Advanced Resistance Training MethodsAdvanced Resistance Training MethodsFunctional Training & ModificationFunctional Training & Modification
6Periodisation and Programme PlanningPeriodisation and Programme PlanningCase StudyCase Study
7Summative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical AssessmentSummative Practical Assessment

Pre-Workshop

The FAE Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training is also delivered over 7 days. The personal training workshops are delivered every other Saturday and are structured so you can attend all 7 days within a 4-month period or mix and match your workshop dates over an 8-month period, depending on your personal situation and preferred time frame.

Prior to attending your level 4 personal trainer workshop, you will be required to complete online learning to achieve the more theoretical units and content of the course. Typically, you will have submitted and passed all your assessments for:

  • Unit 1

    Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health, and fitness

  • Unit 2

    The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health

  • Unit 3

    Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions

  • Unit 4

    Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviors in clients, and completed

  • Unit 5

    Programme design and delivery for personal training Step 1, 2 3 and 4

  • Unit 6

    Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

Workshop

In the morning of the first and the second personal training course workshop days you will learn how to assess your clientโ€™s fitness level and understand how to complete a series of static and dynamic fitness tests to establish your client's baseline fitness, help you monitor their progress on programme with you, and discover how to use the data you collect to risk stratify your client to ensure you work safely with all levels of clients.

In the afternoon of the first and the second Level 4 Personal Training workshop days, you will review your nutrition and dietary knowledge, linking the theoretical content with practical application. You will learn how to gather your clientโ€™s dietary information accurately and efficiently, and practice analysing their diet diary and eating habits to identify strengths and areas of development. You will be able to competently prescribe recommended nutrition and dietary advice including guidance such as calculating your client's recommended calorie intake, applying appropriate macronutrient splits, providing guidance on food timings and frequency, as well as other health and wellbeing topics such as hydration alcohol and caffeine intake.

On day 3 of your Level 4 personal training workshop you will learn the theoretical principles and practical application of advanced cardiovascular training methods. You will develop a deep understanding of the different types and methods of interval training, fartlek training, continuous and tempo training, as well as high-intensity interval training.

Towards the end of day 3, you will delve into the complex anatomy of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitative stretching, also known as PNF stretching, as well as develop an understanding of the structure, function, and anatomy of the core. By the end of day 3 you will be able to apply advanced cardiovascular training methods, know how to offset poor postures, be able to teach personal training clients how to brace and engage their core effectively and apply advanced stretching techniques to improve mobility and biomechanics.

Day four of your level 4 personal trainer course contains the completion of a series of practical sessions. You will learn over 15 advanced resistance training methods and understand how to apply these to your personal training clients to maximize their training. Exercise techniques learned at level 3 will be built upon, covering key progression and overload techniques, including the use and development of the central nervous system.

Throughout workshop days 1, 2, and 3 you will be assessed by your tutor planning and delivering a series of advanced cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility stretching techniques. These assessments help you prepare for your final personal training qualification assessment, and also help you fulfil the assessment criteria for Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for personal training Step 5Bโ€ฆโ€ฆ

On day 5 of your Level 4 personal training workshop you will learn the theoretical principles, practical application and modification of functional training methods. You will develop a deep understanding of the different types and methods of functional training.

Towards the end of day 5, we bring the content learned from days 1, 2,3, and 4 together to explain how you can combine these areas into a periodised and progressive programme, learning about periodisation models and cognitive learning phases.

On days 6 and 7 of your personal training course you will deliver your one-on-one programme to a client of your choice. A client can include either a friend or a family member who will be required to attend the final personal training qualification assessment day for a period of 2 hours. This assessment will involve the delivery of a programme card for your Unit 5 Programme design and delivery for the personal training case study, helping you fulfill your assessment for Step 6 of your Unit 5 Planning and instructing gym-based exercise unit.

By following the curriculum and learning pathway set out by FAE, you should have completed all assessments for the first five units of your level 4 personal trainer qualification.

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Post Workshop Days

After attending the workshop days, your FAE tutor will support you in the completion of the final unit, unit 6 Professionalism and business plan to help you set up as a personal trainer. Your options are numerous and could include working as an online personal trainer, a self-employed freelance personal trainer and or an employed personal trainer working within a facility of your choice.

The career options available following the completion of your Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training donโ€™t just stop there. With FAE there are options to progress onto other Level 4 and higher qualifications such as the Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage, the Level 4 Diploma in Long Term Conditions, and eventually become a Level 5 Specialist in Weight Management, Obesity, and Diabetes.

Whichever pathway you choose, FAE will provide unbiased support and guidance to ensure you make the right steps towards your career in health and fitness and provide you with the most updated scientifically proven health and fitness qualifications that are nationally and internationally recognized.

Youโ€™ll get access to the following:

  • A variety of high-quality study materials.

    Access to an online learning platform featuring extensive content that has been developed expressly for each individual training course unit.

  • Online Learning

    You will have the option to check your understanding of each unit using a knowledge checker. Each question in the knowledge checker has been carefully selected from a very large question bank. These might be true or false, multiple choice, fill in the blank, mark the words or any number of other types of questions!

  • Exercise library

    You will have an access to our exercise library with over 700 different exercises. Whether you're a beginning exerciser who needs help getting started or someone who wants to add some spice to your fitness routine, our FAE Exercise Library offers a variety of movements to choose from. Browse through total-body exercises or movements that target more specific areas of the body. Each comes with a detailed description and photos to help ensure proper form.

Workshop Days


You are required to go to a workshop as part of the curriculum for your personal training course. On each of these days, there will be a total of four sessions: two in the morning and two in the afternoon. A review of previously acquired knowledge is followed immediately by an exercise that puts that information to use during each and every session. You will have the opportunity to have open conversations in an atmosphere that is both encouraging and friendly during these sessions, which are led by our knowledgeable personal trainers.

You may check out the reviews that people have left about our personal training workshop days on Google. There have been a lot of favorable comments.

Recorded Submissions

We strongly encourage you to provide your own recordings of your approach, delivery, and consulting styles so that we can better support online and distant learning. This can be accomplished by providing your instructor with a link to a recording of you speaking, which they will then listen to and provide you with valuable feedback on. This provides you with the additional benefit of ongoing support between the days of your personal training course, allowing you to ensure that you are continuing to develop and use your newly acquired abilities.

This works both ways; you may also expect your personal training course tutor to deliver recorded demonstrations and further explanations in the same way, depending on the circumstances.

Example Pro-formaโ€™s

Worksheets, case studies, and assignments will need to be turned in at various stages throughout the Level 4 Personal Training course that you are taking. We realise that you may not be familiar with this procedure, so in order to help you have a better grasp of what is expected of you, we will provide you with some examples of completed proformas.

The career options available following the completion of your Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training donโ€™t just stop there. With FAE there are options to progress onto other Level 4 and higher qualifications such as the Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage, the Level 4 Diploma in Long Term Conditions, and eventually become a Level 5 Specialist in Weight Management, Obesity, and Diabetes.

Whichever pathway you choose, FAE will provide unbiased support and guidance to ensure you make the right steps towards your career in health and fitness and provide you with the most updated scientifically proven health and fitness qualifications that are nationally and internationally recognized.

The Level 4 Diploma for Fitness Instructing and Personal Training qualification is accredited byย Europe Active,ย EREPS,ย ICREPS, and theย MFHEAย the leading awarding body in the health and fitness sector. It is also recognised byย CIMSPA.

The Level 4 Diploma for Fitness Instructing and Personal Training is structured into eleven separate units which all teach you the vital knowledge in becoming a successful personal trainer.

  • Unit 1:

    Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness (A/616/7499)

  • Unit 2:

    Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors (K/616/7501)

  • Unit 3:

    Health and safety in the fitness environment (M/616/7502)

  • Unit 4:

    Conducting client consultations to support positive behavior change (A/616/7504)

  • Unit 5:

    Club-based sports planning and training (F/616/7505)

  • Unit 6:

    Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Sports, Health and Fitness (F/615/4012)

  • Unit 7:

    Principles of nutrition and their application in sports and health (J/615/4013)

  • Unit 8:

    Understanding lifestyle, health, well-being and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)

  • Unit 9:

    Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviors in clients (Y/615/4016)

  • Unit 10:

    Designing and presenting a program for personal training (H/615/4018)

  • Unit 11:

    Professionalism and Business Intelligence for Personal Trainers (D/615/4020)

LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN FITNESS INSTRUCTING AND PERSONAL TRAINING COURSE – UNIT ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW

UnitAssessments
UnitAssessments
Unit 1: Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness (A/616/7499)Theory paper โ€“ Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness
Unit 2: Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors (K/616/7501)

Worksheet โ€“ Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors

Assignment โ€“ Personal and professional development

Modular summative observation โ€“ Consultation

Modular summative observation โ€“ Group induction

Unit 3: Health and safety in the fitness environment (M/616/7502)

Worksheet โ€“ Health and safety in the fitness environment

Assignment โ€“ Risk assessment, maintenance and handover

Unit 4: Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change (A/616/7504)

Worksheet โ€“ Supporting clients

Assignment โ€“ Health promotion poster

Modular summative observation โ€“ Consultation

Unit 5: Planning and instructing gym-based exercise (F/616/7505)

Assignment โ€“ Session plan

Summative observation โ€“ Programme delivery

Worksheet โ€“ Session evaluation

Unit 6: Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness (F/615/4012)

Theory paper โ€“ Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness.

Modular summative observation โ€“ training techniques (Mark scheme criteria: A4, B3).

Unit 7: The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013)

Theory paper โ€“ The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health.

Case study โ€“ Personal training client (Step 2, Step 3, nutritional guidance).

Worksheet (Q1-5).

Unit 8: Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015)

Assignment โ€“ Educational information handout and infographic.

Modular summative observation โ€“ Consultation (Observation checklist criteria: B1, B2).

Assignment โ€“ Developing a new personal training business(SWOT analysis, scope of practice).

Worksheet (Q12, 14-16)

Unit 9: Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016)

Modular summative observation โ€“ Consultation (Observation checklist sections: A, B and C).

Assignment โ€“ Recommending the use of technology to clients.

Worksheet (Q6-11)

Worksheet โ€“ self-evaluation.

Unit 10: Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018)

Modular summative observation โ€“ Training techniques (All sections).

Case study โ€“ Personal training client (Step 3, FITT guidelines; Step 5).

Summative observation โ€“ Personal training (Case study – Step 6).

Worksheet (Q12-16)

Unit 11: Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers (D/615/4020)Assignment โ€“ Developing a new personal training business.

This table outlines the various assessments required to achieve the Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training course.

Unit 1 is called โ€˜Principles of Anatomy, Physiology and Fitnessโ€™ and covers all the foundational knowledge about the human body a certified personal trainer should know. We will then build on this knowledge in later units. Youโ€™ll learn about the cardiorespiratory system, the structure and function of the skeleton joints, the muscular system, energy systems, digestive system and nervous system will also be covered.

This unit is externally set and assessed through multiple choice theory exams which you will sit at the end of the unit.ย  This assessment can be sat remotely from the comfort of your own home.

Unit 2, โ€˜Professionalism and Customer Care for Fitness Instructorsโ€™ and Unit 3, โ€˜Health and safety in the fitness environmentโ€™, is where we move onto maximising the customer experience in the exercise environment. This is all about putting the customer first and where we learn about those smaller details to become the highest quality gym instructor or personal trainer. We cover customer service skills, how to engage and communicate effectively, understand professional practise and how to maintain a safe gym environment.

These units are assessed through a series or written assignments.

Unit 4 is โ€˜Conducting Client Consultations to Support Positive Behaviour Changeโ€™. You will begin to learn how to lead a consultation as a fitness instructor or personal trainer and the value of exercise adherence by personal training clients, which is why we also teach you the principles of behaviour change which is fundamental in helping personal training clients achieve their long-term goals.

This unit is assessed with a combination of written assignments and video submissions of you leading a personal training client consultation and health assessment. We will provide you with recorded examples and guidance on how to record this evidence.

Unit 5, โ€˜Planning and Instructing Gym-Based Exerciseโ€™ and Unit 10, โ€˜Programme Design and Delivery for Personal Trainingโ€™ are where you learn how to plan and then deliver gym and personal training programmes. These are the core skills you need to learn as a certified personal trainer and you will be building on and utilising the knowledge you have learnt in the previous four units. Our expert tutors will be walking you through the important steps you need to take in building an effective and appropriate personal training programme for any personal training client.

These units are assessed through a combination of written assignments, video submissions programme cards and self-reflection documents. Please note: Students will be required to bring a participant to two of the assessment days.

Your video submissions need to be recorded in a suitable environment. This requires you and your personal training clients to remain in view of the camera and to be always heard. This can be difficult in a busy public gym with background music. But donโ€™t worry, if you do not have access to a suitable environment in order to record your practical assessments, we also allow you to attend our own gym facility in Batley, West Yorkshire. Alternatively, a member of our assessor network will be able to attend a facility of your choosing to conduct your practical assessment in person.

Unit 6 is called โ€˜Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise, Health and Fitnessโ€™ where we expand on the knowledge learnt from unit 1 and learn how to apply it to exercise and health as a certified personal trainer. We will discuss the same topics as the foundation anatomy and physiology unit but this time delves deeper into their specific impact, risks and considerations when applied to exercise as a personal trainer.

This unit is set in the same way as unit 1 within the multiple choice theory exam at the end of the unit. This assessment can be sat remotely from the comfort of your own home.

Unit 7 is called โ€˜The Principles of Nutrition and their Application to Exercise and Healthโ€™ here you learn all the nutritional fundamentals that you will need to provide accurate and appropriate advice to your clients as a certified personal trainer. Youโ€™ll learn the principles of macro and micronutrients, how to find credible sources of information, how to make use of nutritional tools and technology and how to effectively educate personal training clients about their nutrition.

This unit will be assessed via a multiple-choice theory paper and an assignment.

The theory paper is set and assessed in the same way as Unit 1 and 6 with the multiple-choice theory exam sat at the end of the unit. This assessment can be sat remotely from the comfort of your own home.

Unit 8, โ€˜Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions, covers how lifestyle factors such as dietary intake, stress, fatigue, alcohol and levels of physical activity affect a personal training clientโ€™s health and wellbeing. You will also learn how commonly occurring medical conditions such as hypertension, obesity, cardiorespiratory disease, diabetes and stress and how may impact a clientโ€™s lifestyle. We will also cover when to refer personal training clients with common medical conditions

Unit 9, โ€˜Encouraging Positive Health and Fitness Behaviours in Clientsโ€™ covers understanding the importance of communication skills to effectively communicate and engage with clients, evaluating and adapting your own communication styles.

You will learn techniques used to effectively communicate and engage with personal training clients to support them in making positive lifestyle behaviour changes to meet their desired goals. You will learn how to establish rapport and engage personal training clients in conversations about their health and fitness while collecting meaningful information and assessing their readiness to change behaviour. This includes knowing how to provide relevant information to personal training clients and close sessions in a way that encourages ongoing motivation and goal achievement.

You will learn how technological advancements can help personal training clients increase their activity levels and stay motivated and focused in line with legislation and professional standards.

This unit is assessed via a worksheet and written assignment. It is also partially assessed via your practical observations or recorded submissions.

Unit 11, โ€˜Professionalism and Business Acumen for Personal Trainersโ€™, is where you learn the core business skills for becoming a certified personal trainer. We will go through the basics of creating a business and marketing plans, how to manage your finances, the importance of social media and so much more.

This unit is assessed through an internally marked business project

The Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instruction and Personal Training is priced at โ‚ฌ2500

  • FAE wants to make paying for your Level 4 Personal Training qualification as accessible as possible.

  • Therefore, we offer three routes to purchasing your Level 4 Personal Training qualification:

  • Please note FAE will not ask you for any bank details over the phone or email and you should not provide any payment details in this way.

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Learners wishing to complete the Level 4 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training should be:

  • While this qualification is for people who are at least 18 years old this is an entry-level qualification for anyone who wants to work in the fitness sector aged 16 years old or above but does not have any official qualifications. While candidates under the age of 18 are not prohibited from working in this field, it is likely that they may have problems getting the personal liability insurance coverage required.

  • We recommend that you have experience of gym-based exercise including free weights, although this is not essential.

  • You should be fit enough to cope with the physical exertion and individual participation involved in the course. FAE tutors will tailor your personal experience to your fitness, health, and experience level and we would not discourage anybody from attending on the grounds of health, fitness or disability. In some instances, a doctor's permission may be required in order to attend workshop days and assessment days.

  • It is highly suggested that you have some gym-based exercise experience, especially free weights. The course necessitates physical exertion and individual participation, so a level of physical fitness is required, however, this will be tailored for each learner by FAE.

Completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training qualification allows progression on to further CPD and career development opportunities.

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