Personal Trainer NVQ 3 Diploma | Innovate Awarding Body

NVQ Diploma in Personal Training

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NVQ Diploma in 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 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training is designed to equip Learners with the skills, knowledge, resources and expertise they need to work as employed or freelance personal trainers.

Entry Guidance

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, it is highly recommended that potential Learners possess competence in anatomy and physiology (Level 2 or equivalent) as well as some experience within the exercise and fitness field or hold a recognised Level 2 qualification in gym-based fitness instructing. It is suitable for those aged 16 and above who want to work as employed or freelance personal trainers.

Progression Opportunities

Upon successful completion Learners will achieve the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training and entry to REPs at Level 3 as a Personal Trainer. Learners may progress to roles within gyms or sports and fitness centres or work on a self-employed basis. On completion of this qualification, Learners may progress to:


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