- Course Code: UKVC19FDP
- Location: Online
- Duration: 15 hours
- Cost: £100.00
- Qualification: Fitness Diploma (Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor)
- Course Access: Lifetime
- Exams Included: Yes
- Compatibility: All major browsers / devices
Introduction to Fitness Diploma
Please Note: This course is not recognised by REPs.
Do you have a passion for a healthy lifestyle, incorporating diet and exercise into your daily routine that you now want to share with others? This diploma will teach you everything you need to know about being an effective fitness instructor/personal trainer and helping your clients achieve their fitness goals on a daily basis.
32 comprehensive modules
The Fitness Diploma is broken into comprehensive modules which will teach you everything you need to know to become a successful fitness instructor or personal trainer. The course is set in manageable modules which you can study at your own pace and in your own time while still having the benefit of a full-time position.
End of course certification
On completion of the course, you will be required to pass a test, which is made up of multiple choice questions based on the modules you have studied. Once you pass, you will be able to download and print your certificate and start using your new diploma to enjoy a successful career within the fitness industry. You also have the option of having your diploma posted to you at an additional cost.
What You Will Learn
This course is designed to provide you with a complete overview of what you need to become a successful fitness instructor or personal trainer. During the course you can expect to learn the following:
- Learn what you will need to begin your career in fitness, from the skills you will need to the role you will be expected to perform on a daily basis.
- Understand the human anatomy of the bones, their function and how exercise can impact the bones. You will also learn about how bones are affected as part of the ageing process.
- Learn more about the cardiovascular system from the heart's function to respiratory function and how these are impacted by exercise, along with the benefits.
- Get an understanding of muscles and how they work and the different muscle types.
- Understand joints and nervous system, as well as injury prevention.
- Learn more about obesity and diabetes and how the two are linked. Obesity has become a serious issue in the United Kingdom with more people being diagnosed with diabetes on a daily basis.
- Get a good understanding of a healthy and well-balanced diet and why this is so important in conjunction with exercise. Learn the five main food groups, types of food and how to set nutritional goals.
- Learn how to encourage your clients to embrace an active lifestyle and how it can benefit them in the long run.
- Identify how exercise impacts the body as a whole.
- Learn how to safely monitor your clients' exercise intensity.
- Learn how to set fitness plans in place, how to plan, difficulties you may face and standards you must adhere to.
- Get a good understanding of the importance of stretching, working with disabled customers and outdoor exercise routines.
- Learn how to work with children, from exercise to diet.
- Identify if yoga or pilates may be something you will want to specialise in.
- Know how to deal with emergencies in the fitness industry.
Benefits of taking the Fitness Diploma
The fitness diploma will provide you with a wide number of benefits to help you enjoy a successful career as a fitness instructor or personal trainer.
- Fast track your career.
- Improve your career prospects.
- Improve your knowledge and skill when it comes to the human anatomy.
- Understand the link between exercise and diet.
- Know how to work with your client, encourage them and support them to achieve their goals.
- Use any device to access the modules online, enabling you to study from anywhere at any time.
- Study at your own pace with no schedules or deadlines to adhere to.
- Be rewarded with an industry recognised certification on successful completion (this is not recognised by REPs).
- Take advantage of online support during your studies.
- Be confident in your abilities and knowledge as a fitness instructor or personal trainer.
- How to start a career in the fitness industry
- The skills you need to become a fitness instructor
- The role of a fitness instructor
- How much you can earn
- The functions of the skeletal system
- The types of bones in the human body
- The effects of exercise on your bones
- What happens to the bones as we get older
- About the structure and functions of the heart and blood vessels
- About the upper and lower respiratory systems
- About the integration of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
- The functions of the cardiorespiratory system
- What muscles are and how they work
- About the types of muscles in our body
- How to keep muscles healthy and prevent injuries
- About the shape of the human body
- The main parts of the nervous system
- The different sections of the brain and how it functions
- The structure and function of the spinal cord
- About nerve cells and how they transmit messages around the body
- About the classification of joints
- What synovial joints are and how they work
- Where the hinge joints are located and their functions
- Examples of gliding joints and how they work
- What obesity is
- What diabetes is
- About the link between obesity and diabetes
- How they are best treated
- About the types of food our body needs to stay fit and healthy
- About the 5 main food groups
- About the vitamins and minerals the body needs to help it function
- How to have a balanced diet
- About ways to collect nutritional information from clients to help with their diet and fitness plan
- About the type of information needed
- How you will use this data to set goals for the client
- What you need to do to help the client achieve their goals
Module 10 : Encouraging Clients to Incorporate Activity into their Lifestyle & Understanding of Health Benefits
- About the health benefits of exercising
- How to incorporate activity into your client’s lifestyle
- What you need to consider when adding physical activity to a client’s life
- The best way to encourage clients to exercise
- The importance of physical activity
- The effects on the body during and after exercise
- The reasons for undertaking physical exercise
- How to improve your health and prevent illness
- What exercise intensity is and how to measure it
- How best to measure the heart rate
- How and when to check the pulse
- How to spot signs of overexertion
- About the exercise referral programme
- About the qualifications needed to be involved with the programme
- The benefits of exercise referral to your business
- About the patients who may be referred to the exercise programme
- How to prepare a fitness plan
- About adapting exercise plans for the client's needs
- The difficulties with creating a plan
- The standards you should follow as a trainer
- The importance of warming up and stretching before exercising
- What happens to your muscles while stretching
- How to stretch without causing injury
- How to stretch different parts of the body
- About working with disabled people
- The benefits of exercise for a disabled person
- How to design an effective exercise plan
- Types of exercises for people with a disability
- About conducting group exercise sessions
- The qualities needed to run your own group exercise classes
- How to become a group fitness instructor
- An example of a group exercise programme
- The role of an exercise instructor
- What the requirements of the job are
- How to set exercise goals
- How to design a training plan
- The role of a Personal Trainer
- How to prepare personal training plans
- The basic principles of personal training
- The best way to demonstrate exercises to your clients
- The benefits of working outdoors
- Some examples of outdoor activities
- Examples of warm-up activities
- How to use the outdoors to enhance your workout
- About fitness exercises for children
- About nutrition for children
- The benefits of exercise for children
- How to design a training plan for children
- How to become a Yoga Instructor
- Which training course is right for you
- About Yoga Teaching Associations
- About the different types of Yoga
- The essential traits of a Pilates Instructor
- The principles of Pilates
- The training required to become a Pilates Instructor
- Types of certification available
- The importance of emergency procedures
- The responsibility of a fitness centre
- The equipment needed in an emergency
- What to do in an emergency
- About the possible risks in a fitness centre
- What is considered a hazard
- Risks of machinery and equipment
- How to assess the risks in a fitness environment
- About creating a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults
- The responsibilities of a fitness instructor
- The key principles for safeguarding vulnerable people
- About the planning and supervision of activities
- What you need to know before setting up your own fitness business
- The advantages of a virtual training business
- The qualities you need to be a successful personal trainer
- Some tips for a successful business
- About the importance of customer service in a fitness facility
- How to provide good customer service
- How to manage customer complaints
- About providing quality assurance to your customers
- About the finance needed to start up your own business
- About creating a business plan
- Where to find the funding for your business
- About the Government schemes available
- About the tax deductions you can make as a fitness instructor
- About the types of insurance you will need
- About the taxes you will need to pay
- Which bookkeeping software you can use to keep track of your financial obligations
- Key marketing strategies for your business
- The different ways to advertise your business
- About using social media
- Things to avoid when marketing
- How to ensure the health and safety of everyone at a fitness centre
- How to minimise health and safety risks
- About the health and safety hazards at a fitness centre
- About how to plan for emergencies
What our students have to say…
I would recommend this site to others
Great teaching layout for each module. Clear and easy to follow studying method.
I found this way of learning perfect for me, as I could study at my own pace in the comfort of my home. Being dyslexic, I enjoyed studying the modules in my own time. Support always on hand if needed, plus a bonus of being able to print off each module to add my own notes.
Easy to use layout of the course, allowed myself to swiftly go through each module, with a small test at the end of each module before moving on, making sure the knowledge had sunk in! With a final Test at the end to complete the Diploma. I would recommend this site to others, looking to add to their skill set.
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Ballas Mustapha – Norwich
I am only 5 modules in to the course but is delivering above what I expected. Content is well explained and easy to digest and I like that I can do it at my own rate and without time pressure.
I have a dace agree that covers anatomy etc and this has been an thorough refresher for me. Highly recommended. (Well priced too.)
Arran Selhi – Ely
Good academic knowledge
Having completed a Bachelor’s in Science Honours Degree in Sports Studies, this has good academic knowledge and is much easier to understand.
Victor Bhatoolaul – Welwyn garden City
I would recommend this for some one wanting to start a career
The course is well written and broken down into easy sections, there is a test at the end of each module. This course is good if you’re looking at a new career or even just want a better understanding of exercise, I would recommend the course for for either.
The web site is easy to navigate, I would recommend this for some one wanting to start a career in the fitness industry.
Lisa Hayden – Liverpool
Very informative course.
Very informative course. Covered a lot of modules that I wanted to get more in-depth information on.
A great help, especially for the people new in the industry with topics ranging from how to start your own business, to anatomy, to nutrition … and the list goes on.
I feel much more confident in what I do after taking this course. Thank you.
Bianca Yeo – Gibralta
Very informative course.
When I first started, I was quite anxious, but after seeing the course layout, it was very simple, effective and most important, engaging.
I especially liked the fact you don’t become overwhelmed by the courses quantity of modules, and in the end you have to answer a certain amount of questions within a certain time limit. Every module’s layout is very clean, fresh and comprehensive when it comes to its explanation.
If there was any part of the course I was unsure of, I would seek help from the advisors via the online chat and I could say they have been very friendly and helpful.
I’m glad I have taken this course through New Skills ACADEMY and I intend to undertake other courses by them.
Mohammed Hussain – Loughborough
If you want an informative course that gives you a little extra, this is perfect for you.
I took it up in myself to take this course as I am wanting to get on the personal trainer business. I found this course to be really insightful and beneficial.
As well as providing the information needed for health care professionals in the Fitness industry, it also provides the information you might be interested in to take your career further. Such as qualifications you can take afterwards to specialise in a specific area in the Fitness industry.
If you want an informative course that gives you a little extra, this is perfect for you. If you would like the bare minimum, then this course isn’t for you.
Emma Fulford – Hull
I am pretty addicted to the course
I am on the 4th module and so far I have to say I am really enjoying it.
I have already learnt so much that I never knew before about the human body.
I started this course because I am currently getting into health and fitness to make a better life and future for myself and so I know what is right and wrong when I exercise or with what I am putting into my body.
The layout is really easy to understand and follow, the questions at the end of each module is really helpful too as refreshes what you have already read and learnt. Overall, I am pretty addicted to the course and getting through it quick. Definitely worth the money.
Michelle Paddick – Keynsham
How online learning can benefit you..
Who can take the Fitness Diploma (Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor) course?Anyone who has an interest in learning more about this subject matter is encouraged to take the course. There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 32 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although you are free to spend as much or as little time as you feel necessary on each module, simply log in and out of the course at your convenience.
Where / when can I study the course?You can study the course any time you like. Simply log in and out of the web based course as often as you require. The course is compatible with all computers, tablet devices and smart phones so you can even study while on the move!
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 32 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 32 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if I fail the test?If you don’t pass the test first time you will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times you can take the test. All test retakes are included within the price of the course.
When will I receive my certificate?Once you have completed your test you can log in to your account and download/print your certificate any time you need it. If you would prefer us to post you a certificate to a UK address, there will be an admin charge of £10 (certificates sent internationally may cost more).
How can I pay?You can either use your Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Solo cards or PayPal account to pay for the online course. Our site uses the latest SSL encryption to ensure your safety. All payments are handled securely by PayPal.
How long after payment can I begin the course?You can begin the course immediately after your payment has been received. You will create your login details during the checkout process. We will also send you an email confirming your login details.
How long does it take to complete the Fitness Diploma (Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor) course?We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.
How long is my certificate valid for?Once you have been awarded your certificate it is valid for life. The certificate does not expire or need renewing.
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