Diploma

About this course

The Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training (Dip.FIPT) is Premier’s most popular course. Upon successful completion of this Diploma you will be established as an authority in the field of health and fitness – and you will be able to either apply immediately for work as a personal trainer or set yourself up on a self-employed basis. Within the industry, this is recognised as a gold standard training course.

The Level 3 Diploma is a combination of two courses – Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. When the Premier Dip.FIPT is completed, students will receive both the ActiveIQ Level 3 in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training and an Active IQ Level 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness.

Want to learn more about starting your personal training career? Read our in-depth guide on becoming a personal trainer.

Entry Requirements

Students don’t need any qualifications to enrol in the Certificate in Fitness Instructing course. It’s an entry level course designed as a starting point for a career in health and fitness. Students do need to be aged 16 and over to enrol, with a reasonable level of fitness and reading, writing and numeracy skills. Experience with using free weights and resistance machines is desirable but not essential.

To enrol on the Certificate in Personal Training course, students must have completed the Certificate in Fitness Instructing or another suitable level 2 qualification. Again, students must be at least 16 years old, and possess a reasonable level of fitness as well as reading, writing and numeracy skills.

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Key Features

The Level 3 Diploma is a combination of two courses – Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. When the Premier Dip.FIPT is completed, students will receive both the ActiveIQ Level 3 in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training and an Active IQ Level 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness.

Certificate in Fitness Instructing

  • This course is the starting point for a career in health and fitness
  • Once completed, students will be qualified to join CIMSPA as a Level 2 Gym Instructor.

Certificate in Personal Training

  • This programme has been developed over 20 years to meet the needs of personal trainers
  • Once completed, students will be qualified to join CIMSPA as a certified personal trainer.

Assessment

The assessment process for the DipFIPT includes practical assessments, multiple choice theory exams and a number of worksheets.

Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the Certificate in Personal Training will gain the following qualifications, all of which are accredited by Active IQ:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Key Skills Required

For both the Certificate in Personal Training and Certificate in Fitness Instructing, the following key skills are needed:

  • A reasonable level of physical fitness
  • Reading, writing and numeracy skills

Course Costs

Prices vary depending on location. Call us on 020 3883 6136 for more details on how to start your career as a qualified personal trainer.

Career Opportunities

When you have completed the Premier Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training, you will be qualified to start seeking work as a Personal Trainer, or set up on a self-employed basis if you choose. We offer a career service which is available to you for up to 12 months after you’ve completed the Personal Training course.

To set you up on the right path, we will contact you during and after your course to talk about which pathway you would prefer to take in your career, whether that is securing a salaried role or working in a gym or health club as a self-employed Personal Trainer, or setting up your own business. You will also receive exclusive invitations to our Recruitment & Assessment Days hosted by our employment partners such as Fitness First, David Lloyd and Virgin Active, who seek to employ Premier Global NASM graduates into their best gyms and health clubs across the country.

Further Learning

Stretch yourself and go beyond what you’ve already mastered with our NASM further learning courses. Develop your ability and take your career to the next level with our NASM Certified Personal Trainer Course (NASM-CPT), equivalent to a Level 4 Qualification and become an Elite Trainer. This is the most popular qualification in the US and will also enable you to work there should you choose to do so.
Enhance your earning potential further by adding Advanced Specialisms to your portfolio. We recommend the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialism (NASM-PES) and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialisms. Both these courses will help you get to the pinnacle of the profession.

Certificate in Fitness Instructing

The course content covers:

  • The anatomy and physiology of the major body systems
  • The concepts and components of fitness
  • How to design an exercise programme, including the use of free weight, resistance machines, warm up and cool down routines, flexibility, abdominal and lower back exercises
  • Professionalism – including ethics, customer service and health and safety
  • Exercise considerations for the older population, 14-16 year olds, disabled people and those in pregnancy

Certificate in Personal Training

The course content covers:

  • Introduction to Personal Training
  • Advanced anatomy and physiology
  • Health and fitness appraisal
  • Dynamic fitness testing – for power, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility
  • Core training and programme design for hypertrophy, strength, power and aerobic fitness
  • Assessment of posture and corrective exercise
  • Nutritional advice, including pre and post exercise nutrition and weight management
  • Identifying the health needs of different communities, and promoting healthy living
  • Supporting individuals to help them make activity and lifestyle changes
  • Strategies for effective communication and motivation
  • Personal training outside the gym
  • Advice on how to run a successful PT business
  • Planning and instructing functional training sessions

This course is available in a range of different formats, so you can fit your learning to your lifestyle and any existing commitments. You can enrol on the DipFIPT on either a full-time or part-time basis – but you should be prepared to commit to between four and ten weeks to complete the Certificate in Personal Training course and between two to seven to complete the Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training:

Full-time (weekday) – 10 days live, face-to-face training; structured home/online study over six weeks.

Part-time (weekend) – 10 days live, face-to-face training over five weekends, with structured home/online study.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Save £1000 on an Elite Personal Training Diploma, plus get brand new gym equipment worth £500, absolutely FREE!

Sign up today with NO deposit and NO payments until February 2018.*

*Terms and conditions apply. Ends 24 December 2017. Image for illustrative purposes only. Applicable for telephone bookings only. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. First-time bookings only. Course price and discount subject to location and availability. Interest-free instalment plan is available on purchases over £399. Credit subject to status. 0 deposit option available for 12 month credit term (£5 admin fee taken at the point of enrolment). £49 deposit option available for 18 months, and 10% deposit for 24 months. Applicants must be 18 or over. Credit supplied by Premier Global Limited, Welbeck House, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6XY. Voucher code for Starter kits will be issued 14 days after full completion of Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training course. Visit the website for full terms and conditions.

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Rikki Van-Meir

I was very pleased with the course layout and found it a very enjoyable experience, I also would like to mention David woods the master coach of premier Bristol as an extremely helpful and professional teacher. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to join the fitness industry

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I would like to thank Andrea Perry, Customer Service Advisor, for being so helpful. She has gone above and beyond to ensure my problems have been dealt with quickly and smoothly, ensuring I am informed throughout the process. Thank you, Andrea.

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Lee Andrew

They exceeded my expectations and I write this review many years after the course I did with them. Wherever I go with my qualifications, the knowledge and experience I gained far out weighs the competition.

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