Fitness Instructing & Personal Training - Innovate Awarding Body

Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

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Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

Assessment Requirements Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification 

The objective of this qualification is to train learners to become occupationally competent to plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes. This qualification develop learners’ knowledge and skills to pursue a career as a personal trainer

Entry Guidance

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. This qualification is suitable for those who work, or wish to work within the active leisure sector. Some experience of gym-based exercises would be beneficial.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment as a personal trainer either on a self-employed basis or within a gym or leisure organisation. On completion of this qualifications, learners develop their knowledge and skills further with additional training such as:

IAO Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training 
IAO Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante and Post Natal Participants
IAO Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Older Adults 
IAO Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral 


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