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Learning Outcomes

Theory content and learning outcomes for our fitness courses:

Level 2 Fitness Instructor Gym Qualification:

Module 1 Anatomy & Physiology:

- Skeleton
- Muscular system
- Respirator system
- Circulatory system
- Nervous system
- Energy systems

Module 2: Supporting Clients:

- Understand how to form effective working relationships with clients
- How to address barriers to exercise
- How to support clients to adhere to exercise
- How to provide ongoing services to clients

Module 3: Health & Safety:

- Understand all H&S requirements in a fitness environment etc.

Module 4: Principles of Exercise, Fitness & Health:

- The components of fitness
- health benefits of physical activity
- the effects of exercise on the body
- how to apply the principles of exercise and variables of fitness to an exercise programme
- how to safely monitor exercise intensity
- exercise contraindications and key guidelines for special populations
- importance of healthy eating

Module 5: Planning Gym-Based Exercise:

- Collect client information to plan gym-based exercise
- Use client info. to plan gym-based exercise
- Plan gym based exercise with clients

Module 6: Instructing Gym-Based Exercise:

- Provide gym-based exercise
- Prepare self & equipment for gym-based exercise
- Prepare clients for gym-based exercise
- Instruct & supervise clients undertaking gym-based exercise
- Supporting clients taking part in gym-based exercise

Level 3 Personal Trainer Qualification:

Module 1 Anatomy & Physiology:

- The heart & circulatory system in relation to exercise & health
- The musculoskeletal system and its relation to exercise postural and core stability
- The nervous system and its relation to exercise
- The endocrine system and its relation to exercise
- Energy systems and their relation to exercise

Module 2 Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme:

- Understand the principles of nutrition
- Understand key guidelines in relation to nutrition
- Understand nationally recommended practise in relation to providing nutritional support
- Understand the relationship between nutrition and physical activity
- Understand how to collect info relating to nutrition
- Understand how to use nutrition information
- How to collect and analyse nutritional information
- Apply the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

Module 3 Programming Personal Training with Clients

- Understand how to prepare personal training programmes
- Understand the importance of long term behaviour change for personal training
- Collecting info to plan personal training
- How to screen clients prior to personal training
- Identifying personal training goals with clients
- Plan a personal training programme with clients
- Adapting a personal training programme with clients
- Review progress with clients

Module 4 Delivering Personal Training sessions:

- How to instruct exercise during PT sessions
- Understand how to adapt exercise to meet client needs during PT
- Prepare PT sessions
- Prepare clients for PT sessions
- Instruct & adapt PT sessions (includes EPTI PT Padwork & Outdoor Bootcamp Instructor modules)

Level 2 Circuit Instructor Qualification:

Unit 1: Planning a Circuit Training session

- Understand group circuit training
- Understand different methods of circuit training
- Understand the role of the circuit training instructor
- Understand the implications of using music in a circuit training session

Unit 2 : Instructing a Circuit Training session

- Know the safety considerations when teaching circuit training sessions
- Plan and instruct a safe and effective circuit training session
- Demonstrate a range of communication and evaluation skills appropriate for the circuit training
- Undertake an evaluation of their own performance and prepare an action plan for improvement

Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor Qualification:

Unit 1: Planning a Kettlebell Training session

- Understand the historical background of kettlebell training
- Understand the benefits of using kettlebells
- Understand how to incorporate kettlebell lifts into an exercise programme
- Be able to design a kettlebell programme

Unit 2 : Instructing a Kettlebell Training session

- Be able to prepare for a kettlebell exercise session
- Be able to instruct a kettlebell exercise session
- Be able to demonstrate a range of communication skills
- Be able to evaluate a kettlebell exercise session

Level 2 Suspended Movement Qualification:

Unit 1: Planning a Suspended Movement Training Exercise Session

- Understand the benefits of using suspended movement training
- Know the safety considerations for instructing a suspended movement training session
- Be able to design a suspended movement training programme

Unit 2: Instructing a Suspended Movement Training Exercise Session

- Be able to prepare for a suspended movement training exercise session
- Be able to instruct a suspended movement training exercise session
- Be able to demonstrate a range of communication skills
- Be able to evaluate a suspended movement training exercise session

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Thursday, 21 December 2017 15:20

Basic Personal Trainer Diploma


EPTI Basic Personal Trainer Diploma

Just the essentials! This package is our most basic, however the content is anything but! 

The Basic Personal Trainer Diploma includes the key qualifications you need to become an internationally certified and start your career as a professional personal trainer.

No previous fitness qualifications are required to enrol onto this course because the Basic PT Diploma includes the mandatory Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification (EQF Level 3), which serves as the foundation and entry level to the personal training course. However, some personal gym experience is recommended.

The Diploma delivery is via a blended learning approach. It consists of online home study from the Active IQ e-learning platform, with support and guidance from EPTI tutors every step of the way. It concludes with an 8-day practical course at your preferred training campus.

You have the choice of training at any one of our Mediterranean training campus locations in Dénia, Estepona or Malta. Combination course and accommodation packages are available at our Dénia and Estepona campus locations (see below for more details).

This course provides added value in terms of support, tools and resources - so that you will not only be qualified, but also completely confident in intelligent programming and professional delivery of effective sessions for your clients.

You will receive practical coaching that exceeds industry requirements for this certificate. You will learn and practise everything you need to know to provide the highest quality gym-based training, effective group outdoor bootcamps, and fun, effective PT pad work for your clients.

During the course, we provide our PT Diploma students the opportunity to deliver personal training sessions to real people in a supervised PT clinic setting. Our students find this an invaluable experience that helps boost their confidence and gives them the chance to practise their newly acquired skills with members of the public.

Included in the Basic Diploma is free lifetime access to a wide range of valuable and practical tools and resources to use in your work as a certified Personal Trainer.

The qualifications are recognised in the UK by both CIMSPA and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs); and around the world by the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPS), and provides eligibility for entry on to the Register of Exercise Professionals at level 3 (level 4 EREPS in Europe).

Our mission is for you to feel prepared, competent, and confident in your PT knowledge and skills. You’ll be excited and ready to hit the ground running as soon as you graduate.


We offer an accommodation package that can be purchased by students wishing to study at either the Dénia or the Estepona campuses. Accommodation is a shared student apartment with your own private bedroom in a well appointed complex.

(Apartments are shared on a same-gender basis, unless otherwise requested.)

This option provides a focused learning atmosphere where you will bond and grow together with your classmates. After the timetabled hours, you will have time to socialise with your fellow PTs-in-training, enjoying the wonderful Spanish culture and climate!

The accommodation package also includes a complementary minibus transfer from Alicante Airport to the campus in Dénia, or from Málaga Airport to the apartments in Estepona for flights arriving before 13:00hrs on the scheduled arrival day of the practical course.

NB - The accommodation package is not available for courses in Malta.



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REPSActive IQ Level 3 (EQF Level 4) Certificate in Personal Training
Active IQ Level 2 (EQF Level 3) Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
Award in Bootcamp Instructor and PT Padwork

CPD Points: 10 CIMPSA Endorsement points, 20 REPS CPD points

REPSPre-requisites: None
Theory/Coursework: Online 
Practical: 8 Days (9am-5pm)
Assessment: Coursework, practical assessment, theory exam


EPTI Fitness Professional Basic PT Upgrade Course

If you are already a REPS level 2 Fitness Instructor, EPTI recognise your prior learning and you can upgrade onto the Basic Personal Trainer Diploma course and gain the Level 3 Personal Training Certificate without having to do the Fitness Instructor qualification again. Click on the Upgrade course title above to find out more.

Please contact one of the EPTI team to provide proof of your level 2 certification prior to purchase to confirm that you are legible for the Fitness Professional Basic PT Upgrade 4 day practical course training at our fantastic training campus in Southern Spain or Malta.


For more information regarding our EPTI personal training courses email us at
or call
(UK) 0044 2037 691 106 (Spain) 0034 633 094 619.

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