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Level 3 Award in Business Skills

Master the skills needed to launch a successful fitness business or brand

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Level 3 Award in Business Skills

£275.00

All you need to do is complete the home study assessments, there's no practical attendance required.

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Using cutting-edge business and digital marketing content, discover how to thrive when starting your own business or launching a fitness brand.

  • Course type

    Home study

  • Time to qualify

    2-4 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    No entry requirements

  • Accreditations

    YMCA Awards are HFE's awarding body HFE's fitness courses and qualifications are endorsed by CIMSPA

Learn More About This Business Skills Course

Intro

After gaining a qualification, personal trainers and other fitness professionals are faced with a choice of career paths and it usually comes down to being a salaried employee or being self-employed. The latter is favoured by many as it puts a fitness professional in control of their own destiny, allowing them to create the fitness business they want to.

While being self-employed is the more popular route, it’s important to not to underestimated just how important it is to get business basics rights. Unfortunately, there are fitness professionals who often overlook the fundamentals and this could go some way to explaining why 1 in 3 UK businesses fail within the first three years.

Our Level 3 Award in Business Skills has been designed to equip you with the necessary knowledge and confidence you need to thrive and become a start-up success, not a casualty. One of the many benefits of this course is that it can be completed exclusively online, there’s no practical attendance required. To help you along, you’ll get access to an innovative online learning system, unlimited support from a dedicated tutor and bespoke hard copy and digital manuals.

What You'll Learn

If you have that ingrained entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to grow your business while helping more and more clients achieve their fitness goals, you’re going to need to get to grips with a few things.

The following is by far an exhaustive list but it will give you a real flavour of what you’ll encounter on this course:

  • Running Your Own Business

  • Business Objectives and Analysis

  • Consumer Behaviour

  • Accounting and Finance

  • Products and Services

  • Physical and Digital Marketing

How You'll be Assessed

Once you’ve gained knowledge about business skills and digital marketing, it’s time to put things into practice with two straightforward assessments.

  • Workbooks

    Business Skills and Marketing Skills

  • Case Study

    Create an authentic plan showing how you plan to start your own fitness business

Entry Requirements

As this course is standalone, there are no formal perquisites. However, because the content is directed to those currently working in, or immediately looking to enter, the fitness industry, we recommend you already have a Level 2 qualification. An existing interest in marketing will also help you get off to a flying start with this course.

Upgrade Your Business Qualification

Take your qualification further by combining it with others, saving money and benefiting from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.

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The step up. Combine Essentials with advanced techniques


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Advanced Trainer Module

This CPD program provides the perfect opportunity for personal trainers and other fitness instructors to add a new dimension to their training. The Advanced Trainer Module brings together kettlebells, suspension training and foam rolling (also known as self-myofascial release) together into one great package.

Guided by a bespoke digital manual and expertly-delivered video demonstrations of kettlebell, suspension training and foam rolling techniques, you’ll be given a wealth of inspiration in order to create new and exciting sessions for your clients.

Business Skills and Digital Marketing

To become a successful personal trainer, you’ll also need to be effective at promoting and managing your exercise and training services. It’s not just about having the right exercise and nutritional strategies; a strong sense of business acumen is a must in today’s fitness industry.

Our Level 3 Award in Business Skills is an essential course if you’re looking to develop your own fitness business, including becoming a self-employed personal trainer. This qualification covers a broad range of contextual subjects, including basic principles of accounting, bookkeeping, legal obligations, business planning, marketing and promotion, including digital and social media marketing and consumer behaviour. You’ll also get expert advice on your running your own business from those who have already walked this path.

Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes

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Go all in. Become a fully qualified, Level 4 personal trainer


Courses
Advanced Trainer Module

This CPD program provides the perfect opportunity for personal trainers and other fitness instructors to add a new dimension to their training. The Advanced Trainer Module brings together kettlebells, suspension training and foam rolling (also known as self-myofascial release) together into one great package.

Guided by a bespoke digital manual and expertly-delivered video demonstrations of kettlebell, suspension training and foam rolling techniques, you’ll be given a wealth of inspiration in order to create new and exciting sessions for your clients.

Business Skills and Digital Marketing

To become a successful personal trainer, you’ll also need to be effective at promoting and managing your exercise and training services. It’s not just about having the right exercise and nutritional strategies; a strong sense of business acumen is a must in today’s fitness industry.

Our Level 3 Award in Business Skills is an essential course if you’re looking to develop your own fitness business, including becoming a self-employed personal trainer. This qualification covers a broad range of contextual subjects, including basic principles of accounting, bookkeeping, legal obligations, business planning, marketing and promotion, including digital and social media marketing and consumer behaviour. You’ll also get expert advice on your running your own business from those who have already walked this path.

Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

With this qualification, you’ll be able to work with an expanded range of clients, helping them manage chronic illnesses and conditions like asthma, obesity, arthritis and diabetes.

As the name suggests, the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma enables you to get involved with exercise/GP referral schemes and work alongside various public and private health organisations referring clients.

The course tackles a wide-range of subjects, including professional practice, pathophysiology of various conditions, programming exercise for medical conditions, the role of medications, and assessing and monitoring referred clients. To really bring the subjects to life, your learning will be enhanced by a range of extensive video lectures presented by a leading GP who is well-versed with exercise referral.

Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes

Obesity and diabetes are two of the UK’s most prevalent medical conditions and they affect millions of people. The NHS is being stretched like never before by these conditions and exercise professionals are well-placed to play a key role in fighting this epidemic.

Our Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Certificate will enable you to work side by side with members of the medical community to change both the quality and longevity of people’s lives.

The entirety of this course can be completed from the comfort of your own home. Your learning is enhanced by a wealth of print and online resources, including video lectures presented by a leading doctor, unlimited tutor support and information-rich training manuals.

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    Chris has been amazing! His weekly calls have helped me to keep on track with everything (even though I’m probably the worst student ever) but his calls and support have been really helpful and made me enjoy the course.

    Ramon Wright

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I completed my level 2 gym instructors course through HFE and I can't thank them enough for their help, course content and instruction throughout. The online support and gold star tests were great practice for the real event and the instructors at the course were knowledgable, friendly and helpful.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    HFE provide a good amount of resources both online and in handbooks to help you learn and pass the qualification, as well as access to helpful articles from professionals in the industry.

    A Motley

  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    Good feedback from the course tutor for the two written tasks enabled me to make a couple of adjustments and resend. Would definitely recommend to others in the industry looking to work with older adults.

    Kael146

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