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Level 4 Elite Personal Trainer Course with RSPH Nutrition

Become an elite personal trainer with a Level 4 RSPH nutrition qualification to provide expert nutrition advice.

QUALIFICATIONS

RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition (+9 more)

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TRAINING LOCATIONS

London, Manchester, Portsmouth (+ over 40 more)

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COURSE TYPE

Blended Learning

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ACCREDITATION

CIMSPA Endorsed & RSPH Accredited

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Course Overview

This merged course combines all of the elements of our most comprehensive personal trainer course with our Level 4 RSPH nutrition course.

This course has been created and supported by degree-qualified nutritionists and dietitians to ensure that you are competently qualified to provide nutritional advice and guidance to your clients.

This course provides the knowledge and skills to work with clients who have common health conditions (which is increasingly the norm). This course include two Level 4 courses in the most common areas PTs are likely to need specialist training.

The advanced knowledge and skills gained in niche areas to help specific populations will widen your market, allowing you to offer support for more clients, and increase your earning potential.


Entry requirements

The specialist elements of this course require you must:

  • You must be over 16
  • Hold an accredited Level 3 Personal Training Qualification

Don't have a level 3 qualification? Don't worry! You will cover everything from the Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification within this course.

Included Qualifications:
  • RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition
  • Transcend Awards Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Transcend Awards Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • Transcend Awards Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Transcend Awards Level 3 Award in Nutritional Intervention for Exercise, Wellbeing and Weight Management
  • VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • VTCT Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain
  • Transcend Level 4 Certificate in the Design and Delivery of Physical Activity Programmes for People with Long-term Conditions [Obesity Specialist]
  • Transcend Level 4 Certificate in the Design and Delivery of Physical Activity Programmes for People with Long-term Conditions [Metabolic Conditions Specialist]
  • VTCT Level 3 Award in Adapting Physical Activity for Antenatal and Postnatal Clients

Included Training

This elite merged course will give you training in the most advanced areas of personal training and nutrition. You'll cover topics that allow you to work with clients with medical conditions, create tailored meal plans, and offer nutrition advice to athletes.

With this course you will cover everything form the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course with additional specialist areas of learning.

Personal Trainer Courses:
Suspension Training

This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to safely and effectively instruct clients in the setup and use of suspension equipment with a range of exercises suitable for all clients ranging from beginners to advanced.

Kettlebell Instructor Course

This course will provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to safely and effectively instruct clients in a range of kettlebell exercises suitable for all clients ranging from beginners to advanced.

Kettlebells are an ideal investment for students who wish to work as self-employed Personal Trainers meeting clients in their homes. Many large commercial gyms are now equipped with kettlebells and clients are interested in trying something new.

Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

This course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable students to give sound, research-based nutrition advice to athletes and to others interested in enhancing sports or athletic performance. The course builds on the knowledge needed to work with the general population and introduces the requirement to personalise nutritional recommendations for those with sport, exercise and body composition goals.

Pre- and Postnatal Nutrition & Exercise

This course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable students to provide nutrition advice to clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The Pre and Postnatal Nutrition course is broken down into 9 units.

Exercise Referral

This course looks to build on the knowledge gained via EPC / Pilates and enable learners to work with certain (15) common medical conditions covered in the qualification.

Delivered as group exercise focus akin to real-world exercise referral delivery. Large focus on practical application of skills for all conditions during the workshop. Full tutor support is available via TS individual email or phone, plus PT zone Facebook group

Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist

This course specialises in low back pain and builds on this specific niche to allow you to work with more specific incidents

This is a 2-day Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist workshop which includes assessment.

Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Management

The course has been designed to develop students' theoretical knowledge and practical skills in exercise prescription for people with obesity, diabetes and associated metabolic conditions. This course is ideal for Exercise Referral qualified instructors who are looking to move into specialist exercise prescription.

Nutrition Courses:
Nutrition for Sport & Exercise

This course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable students to give sound, research-based nutrition advice to athletes and to others interested in enhancing sports or athletic performance. The course builds on the knowledge needed to work with the general population and introduces the requirement to personalise nutritional recommendations for those with sport, exercise and body composition goals.

Childhood Nutrition & Obesity Prevention

This course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable students to support children and their families to have healthy diets and to develop programmes that prevent and manage childhood obesity.

The Childood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention course is aimed at anyone with an interest in gaining a thorough knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating habits and weight management as they apply to children and adolescents. This includes nutrition advisers, PTs, childcare workers & parents.

Pre- and Postnatal Nutrition

This course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable students to provide nutrition advice to clients who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The pre-and post natal nutrition course is aimed at anyone with an interest in gaining a thorough knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating habits and weight management as they apply to individuals who are pregnant, who have just given birth or are breast feeding. This includes nutrition advisers, PTs, midwives and those studying for their own interest.

Vegetarian, Vegan and Plant-Based Diets

This course will provide you with the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable you to support vegetarians and vegans to have healthy diets. It also explores the health benefits of plant-based diets.

The vegetarian, vegan and plant-based diets course is broken down into four units as outlined below:

  • Unit 1: Vegetarian, vegan and plant based diets
  • Unit 2: Achieving a balanced plant-based diet
  • Unit 3: Meeting nutrient requirements
  • Unit 4: Effect of plant-based diets on health

Nutrition for Older Adults

This course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge that will enable students to support older adults to have healthy diets.

The Nutrition for Older Adults course is aimed at anyone with an interest in gaining a thorough knowledge of nutrition, healthy eating habits and weight management as they apply to older adults. This includes nutrition advisers, PTs, carers, nursing home staff and those studying for personal interest.

Meal Planning

Get the knowledge and skills to design meal plans for a range of clients with varying requirements. It includes tutorials on how to use dietary analysis software to

produce a bespoke meal plan for a client.

Learning & Assessment

The majority of this course is studied and assessed online making it incredibly easy for you to get started on your journey to become a personal trainer. Vital knowledge will be taught in face-to-face practical workshops delivered by our expert tutors. We provide a high volume of resources through our e-learning, student zone and social media platforms.

Assessment Methods
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Assessment
  • Online Multiple Choice
  • Real World Case Study

Breakdown

Training & Study
70% 30%
Online Training Practical Workshops
Assessment
81% 19%
Online Assessment Practical Assessment

Personal Trainer & Nutrition Careers

Being able to provide Nutritional advice as a personal trainer will allow you to increase your customer base, earning potential and customer retention.


Guaranteed Interview

We work with leading gyms and health clubs to secure you a guaranteed interview once you have qualified.

When it comes to securing your first position as a fitness professional, you will have the advantage of our unparalleled reputation in the industry. As soon as employers see the name Future Fit on your CV, they know you’ve been trained by the best.

David Lloyd, Nuffield Health and Fitness First are just some of the clubs and businesses we work with to provide guaranteed interviews.

Career Accelerator Programme

In addition to the guaranteed interviews you will also receive our Career Accelerator programme which gives access to ProZone and Dietary Analysis Software.

ProZone:

Receive a 30-day free trial to the ProZone, an online training platform, accredited by CIMSPA. You will have access to training videos, resources and articles on various topics

Dietary Analysis Software:

You will have 6 months access to Nutrium software, enabling you to analyse your clients' diets, determine their calorie and nutrient intake and create meal plans. Nutrium is a complete digital solution for nutrition professionals and includes a personal website and online booking facility.

Career Support

As you are joining the forever industry, you'll be pleased to know that you will receive lifetime support from our specialists and advisors. Once you train with Future Fit, you become part of the family where our aim is to help you succeed in as many ways as we can.

Useful resources

Level 4 Specialist Personal Trainer

With the specialist training and qualifications in this course you'll be able to work with a wider variety of people with specific medical conditions that will require you to provide different levels of support.

As a qualified master Personal Trainer you will be able to:

  • Accept GP referrals and cater for the 80% of the population who will experience low back pain
  • Provide group and 1-on-1 exercise, nutrition & weight management sessions for expectant and new mothers
  • Offer fitness programmes using suspension equipment and kettlebells in 1-on-1 and group training sessions
  • Provide specialist nutrition advice for athletes and fitness enthusiasts

Fees & Funding Options

Our genuine commitment to your career success is why we don’t offer “one size fits all” pricing options. To find out the price for this course, download our price guide or speak to our careers advisors on who will go through the costs involved. Here are a few options when it comes to funding your course.


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Pay in full

Pay the full ammount for your training in one whole lump sum, nice and simple.

02

0% finance*

Put down a deposit and then spread the cost of your training with 0% finance*

03

Deposit & balance

Put down a deposit and then pay the remaining balance in one lump sum at a later date.

04

Pay as you learn

Put down a deposit and then pay for the rest of your training in monthly payments.

Course Dates & Locations

We have over 40 venues across England, Scotland and Wales, including venues in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Manchester.

To find a personal training course near you, download the price guide and speak to one of our experience careers advisors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are your qualifications internationally recognised?

Yes! Our Level 3 Personal Trainer Course and Level 4 Elite Personal Trainer Course qualifications are recognised by employers internationally and students can also work abroad with REPs and EREPs recognition.

ICREPs is a partnership between the various registration bodies which means qualifications gained in those countries are transferable and recognised: UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE, Canada.

Does Future Fit Training offer guaranteed interviews once I qualify?

Yes. We provide guaranteed interviews through some of the top fitness companies once you qualify.

Many give guaranteed interviews for available positions as fitness instructors, studio-based instructors and personal trainers on completion.

Do you give me support for my online programmes?

Yes, our extensive Tutor Support team are on hand by phone, email and Facebook to answer any questions that you may have about your training to ensure you are always fully supported and on track.

I have a sports science/dance degree can I miss out any elements?

You may have some advantages when studying our personal training course if you have a sports science or dance degree.

Contact our Career Advisers on the numbers at the top of this page and we can discuss your prior qualifications.

How long does it take to complete a personal trainer course?

It is difficult to give a definitive answer because every student is different. Some students are able to study full time, some can commit 16 hours per week – others only 6-8 hours part time. You may want to mix intensive periods of study with ‘rest’ periods to fit around work and family commitments.

Also, you may be happy to attend courses in any location, giving you a greater choice of courses dates, while others may not. This is why we like to spend time designing your training plan with you before you enrol with us so that it fits around your commitments and the time you can dedicate to study.

What does it take to become a personal trainer?

Succeeding in one of our personal trainer courses requires a diverse set of skills:

  • Listening to your clients – understanding their goals pains and desires
  • Be a great motivator – keep your energy high and focus on leading your clients
  • Lead a healthy and active lifestyle – be a good role model
  • Patience and enthusiasm – you are a self-motivated motivator
  • Business and marketing – essential to potential freelance work

Ultimately, it’s important to take some time to compare personal training courses and make sure a PT course suits<

What qualifications do you need to become a Personal Trainer?

To become a Personal Trainer you need recognised qualification such as:

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer Course. This qualification will give you everything you need to become a successful personal trainer.
  • Level 4 Elite Personal Trainer Course. A higher level qualification that will set you apart and allow you to specialise and increase your personal trainer salary.

To become a fitness instructor or gym instructor you would need a qualification such as:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor Course. This course is your starting point within the fitness industry and from where you can continue to develop your career as a personal trainer.
What is the vocational route to become a personal trainer?

The vocational route to become a PT includes the following personal trainer courses: