Reference Quantity: ST0302

Particulars of ordinary

The function of a Private Coach is to teach shoppers (on a one to at least one and small group foundation) in the direction of their well being and health targets.

By the design and provision of artistic and personalised train programmes and instruction, dietary recommendation and total way of life administration, Private Trainers will encourage shoppers to positively change their behaviour and enhance their total wellbeing by offering specialist, tailor-made recommendation inside their scope of follow, whereas all the time being conscious of when to refer shoppers to related acceptable professionals for specialist info and steering (e.g. physiotherapist, registered dietician, medical specialist).

A complete understanding of enterprise, finance, gross sales and advertising and marketing can be important to allow the Private Coach to construct and retain a secure shopper base. Private Trainers are usually employed by a health or leisure centre or, as soon as certified, may be self-employed and will anticipate to work hours which will embrace evenings, weekends and public holidays.

This occupation exists inside a sector that performs an necessary function in bettering the well being of the nation, creating alternatives that get extra individuals, extra lively, extra typically.

  Data and understanding of:  Abilities

Anatomy, Physiology & Kinesiology

  • Human motion equivalent to biomechanics, anatomy and physiology such because the cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, nervous and endocrine techniques and the implications of lengthy and brief time period train on these techniques.

  • Capacity to use acceptable strategies and strategies to facilitate shoppers’ desired physiological targets.

Lifestyle Administration and Consumer Motivation

  • The vary of things that contribute to a person’s way of life equivalent to dietary consumption,stress, fatigue, alcohol and ranges of bodily exercise.
  • Find out how to assess shoppers’ readiness to vary their behaviour and the way to apply a variety of acceptable change methods
  • Find out how to create a optimistic surroundings that motivates and empowers shoppers, promotes adherence to a behaviour change programme and meets their desired targets.

  • Assess shoppers’ readiness to vary behaviour and apply efficient change methods, communication strategies and motivation to facilitate wholesome behaviours that transfer them in the direction of their targets and promote programme adherence.
  • Implement a variety of theories regarding shopper motivation and behavior change.

Health and Wellbeing

  • Frequent occurring medically managed illnesses and well being situations affecting the nation equivalent to hypertension, weight problems, cardiac pulmonary illness and diabetes and the way these could impression on a shopper’s way of life.
  • The ideas and processes which underpin the evaluation of medical readiness to train, what situations train may be prescribed for and what situations could be extra appropriately signposted to related acceptable professionals for specialist info and steering.

  • Determine generally occurring situations and supply info, recommendation and assist to shoppers the place required.
  • Promote wellness recommendation and show an understanding of how fashionable life impression upon the well being and wellbeing of the shopper, offering signposting to acceptable professionals the place related.

Exercise Programme Design and Supply

  • Find out how to choose and administer acceptable way of life assessments equivalent to measurements of blood strain, resting coronary heart price, power, flexibility and cardio endurance to achieve the knowledge required to develop an efficient and personalised train programme.
  • Find out how to undertake shopper screening successfully and know the ideas behind the design of an train programme, making an allowance for medically managed illnesses and well being situations which will want particular consideration or referral when figuring out the programmes appropriateness.

  • Design, tailor and coach an efficient train programme, utilizing acceptable gear. Constantly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the train programme to make sure it’s partaking, diversified and progressive to shoppers’ wants and targets, while following the ideas of coaching and train science.
  • Develop and ship train classes in environments apart from the gymnasium to people and small teams. Evaluate and consider the effectiveness of those train programmes and amend accordingly.

Exercise Approach


  • Present and superior health coaching strategies together with cardiovascular, resistance and practical train.
  • Find out how to observe a shopper’s motion, establish incorrect approach and show the right and secure option to carry out workout routines.
  • Find out how to adapt train approach based mostly on shoppers’ health and conditioning.


  • Appropriately show a variety of train strategies, perform opinions and advise shoppers on their efficiency and apply appropriate diversifications for these at totally different ranges of health.
  • Analyse shoppers’ efficiency and apply appropriate diversifications, regressions, progressions and corrective methods to make sure continued success.


  • The ideas of diet together with present authorities pointers, in addition to evidence- based mostly suggestions for dietary methods for a variety of health targets equivalent to weight administration, fats loss, hypertrophy, sports activities efficiency.
  • The significance of a nutritionally balanced weight-reduction plan as a part of a wholesome way of life and the way to encourage shoppers to make good meals decisions educating them the place potential.

  • Analyse shopper’s dietary habits and establish areas for enchancment.
  • Apply dietary ideas when creating train and way of life programmes for shoppers.

Info Expertise


  • Find out how to use IT techniques to assist efficient enterprise planning and supply.
  • Find out how to monitor and interpret information. Find out how to use a wide range of accessible techniques to assist, improve and handle the evaluation, evaluation and implementation of shopper’s train programmes.
  • How technological developments equivalent to pedometers, coronary heart price screens, video video games and cell phone purposes, may help shoppers enhance their exercise ranges, keep motivated and centered.


  • Guarantee the usage of acceptable IT techniques to assist and handle all elements of a private coaching enterprise equivalent to file holding, gross sales and invoicing, shopper and group administration, class scheduling, retention ranges and session reminders.
  • Handle the effectiveness of a shopper’s train programme by the usage of acceptable accessible techniques.
  • Use acceptable merchandise to assist and handle shoppers successfully. Current, analyse and interpret information and knowledge in step with skilled follow.

Skilled Observe


  • Recognised good follow for private trainers within the business by skilled ethics, values and acceptable laws equivalent to information safety and confidentiality, supporting the well being, security and welfare of shoppers and others always.
  • Find out how to develop self by sustaining a excessive stage of business data by common associated skilled growth.


  • Present a excessive normal, shopper centered service by excellence within the health surroundings and software of greatest follow equivalent to damage prevention and danger administration.
  • Exhibit tact and discretion when handing shopper information, adhering to related laws


  • A variety of strategies to successfully talk and have interaction with shoppers.
  • The significance of communication abilities and the totally different methods that can be utilized to adapt personal communication fashion to go well with shopper’s persona and desires.

  • Capacity to successfully talk with shoppers utilizing a variety of strategies.
  • Have the ability to interpret and consider communication and adapt personal communication types as a way to encourage and encourage shoppers to realize their targets.

Enterprise acumen

  • Quite a lot of efficient advertising and marketing methods, the significance of conducting analysis and the important thing elements that affect a advertising and marketing plan.
  • The ideas of enterprise planning and the way to develop and develop a private coaching shopper base as a way to efficiently obtain particular person and organisational targets.
  • Find out how to create, preserve, monitor and interpret monetary information, and promote actions which assist enterprise goals and progress.

  • Capacity to implement and adapt methods to efficiently achieve and retain shoppers, making certain the event and sustainability of the shopper base.
  • Plan and repeatedly evaluate enterprise efficiency as a way to meet enterprise targets and targets while figuring out areas for enchancment.
  • Implement a wide range of efficient advertising and marketing methods to have interaction potential shoppers.
  • Capacity to advertise and promote merchandise and private coaching providers.

A private coach is a optimistic, skilled particular person dedicated to motivating shoppers to realize their well being and health targets by individualised teaching, making an allowance for way of life, wellbeing, health and diet for an efficient holistic service.


Create and preserve optimistic, skilled and trusting relationships with shoppers. Use acceptable terminology when speaking with shoppers. Proactively search and supply suggestions in a fashion which fits every particular person shopper.

Create a optimistic surroundings that motivates and empowers shoppers, and promotes adherence to the train and way of life programme. Frequently attempt to offer revolutionary and difficult workout routines to maintain shoppers engaged and motivated.

Guarantee personal perspective and behavior presents an expert picture which gives shoppers with a optimistic and wholesome function mannequin. Respect private house {and professional} boundaries always. Stay the ethics and values which mirror excellence in your career.

Construct sturdy and optimistic relationships with shoppers which reinforce the optimistic impression of train in creating their potential to dwell a wholesome life. Educate shoppers and promote consciousness of wellness utilizing data gained by a dedication to steady skilled growth, which is able to help shoppers to successfully convey a couple of optimistic change.

Entry necessities

  • Employers will set their very own entry necessities; nonetheless candidates ought to have acquired related, lively expertise within the health sector previous to enrollment.
  • It’s endorsed candidates will maintain a Health Instructing (stage 2) qualification.
  • Employers who recruit candidates with out English and Maths GCSE at Grade C or above (or authorised equal) should guarantee the person achieves this normal previous to the completion of the apprenticeship.

Programme period 

Usually 15 – 18 months


Profitable completion of this apprenticeship will allow additional expertise and coaching within the health business to assist the function into health administration or a specialist teacher.

Skilled registration 

On profitable completion of this apprenticeship the Private Coach can be eligible to use to turn into a Private coach practitioner member of the Chartered Institute for the Administration of Sport and Bodily Exercise (CIMSPA) and a Member of the Register of Train Professionals (REPS).


June 2018 until there’s proof of business change which employers agree warrants earlier modification.

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