Course Details

This qualification provides students the knowledge and skills to work with individuals and groups of clients in a personal training setting. The qualification will also provide knowledge and practical skills to enhance provision alongside other academic courses such as: National Diploma in Sports Studies, A-level PE and HND in Sport, exercise, and health.

Entry Requirements

Students must be 16 years or older.

Students must hold a suitable Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) qualification or equivalent.

Qualification Structure

Unit 1: Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

Unit 2: Health, safety, and welfare in a fitness environment

Unit 3: Principles of exercise, fitness, and health

Unit 4: Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health

Unit 5: Programming personal training with clients

Unit 6: Delivering personal training sessions

Unit 7: Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme


This qualification is assessed by:

  • Coursework
  • Multiple-choice exam
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/assignment

Study Options

Mentor: Study with a personal mentor for one-to-one support though your qualification. Further support is also available to all our learners via email; phone, or Skype appointments to successfully complete their qualification. You will attend 16 hours of coaching in exercise prescription; coaching, programme design, and delivering personal training sessions over four workshops of 4 hours with your personal tutor. This study option is perfect for those looking to study with complete flexibility around their work and personal commitments. 

If you would like to attend group coaching it may be possible for you to attend the level 3 elements of our full PT Skills Diploma in Personal Training. For availability please contact our enrolment team or request a call back. 


Study Progression

Once qualified as a Level 3 personal trainer you can start your new career in the global fitness industry. Your new qualification is also an entry requirement for the following vocational study progressions:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
  • Level 4 special populations’ qualifications.
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness.


Career Options

You've qualified as a level 3 trainer and ready to start your new career. Remember, it is just the start and like any other professional, continued learning is a bench mark for future success. 


Available Career Options

  • Self Employed Personal Trainer
  • Employed Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Blogger & Writer
  • Fitness Brand Ambassador
  • Bootcamp Owner
  • Gym Owner

This list is not exhausted, your new qualification can take you around the world where a REPS agreement is in place or an internet connection exists. 


Level 3 Personal Training Course

4 - 12 weeks
    • Flexible home study
    • Student Discount Available
    • From only £693