Course Details

This Qualification is for students looking to enter the fitness industry at a professionally competent level, providing the ability to prescribe, plan and deliver safe, effective exercise programmes, and develop the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a personal trainer. 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.

A good level of physical fitness is recommended.

Experience of gym exercises is desirable but not required.

Qualification Structure

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness instructing (Gym)

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for exercise

Unit 2: Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

Unit 3: Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

Unit 4: Principles of exercise, fitness and health

Unit 5: planning gym-based exercise

Unit 6: Instructing gym-based exercise

 

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Unit 7: Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health

Unit 8: Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

Unit 9: Programming personal training with clients

Unit 10: Delivering personal training sessions

Assessment

This qualification is assessed by:

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

Study Options

Premier: Flexible home study with face to face group coaching. You will attend one full weekend of group coaching every month for 5 months. All our courses include additional learner support via phone, email and Skype as required by our learners. The course includes level 2 awards in; instructing kettlebells, circuit training, and suspended movement training. 

Flex: Flexible home study that includes face to face contact days over one full weekend every month for 4 months. All our courses include additional learner support via phone, email and Skype as required by our learners. You can choose to "bolt on" a CPD weekend and study for your level 2 awards in; instructing kettlebells, circuit training, and suspended movement training. Course dates are planned throughout the year. This study option is perfect for those looking to flex their coaching skills, with course dates that will have minimal impact on work and personal commitments. 

Mentor: Study at home via e-learning or hard copy manual with a personal mentor for one-to-one support though your qualification. All our courses include additional learner support via phone, email and Skype as required by our learners. You will complete 32 hours of coaching in exercise instruction; programme design, and delivering personal training to become a successful, fully qualified level 3 Personal Trainer. You can study anywhere in the UK with this study plan with the option to submit practical assessments via video submission.

You may also choose to "bolt on" three CPD awards in Instructing Kettlebells, Circuits, and Suspended Movement Training. This study option is perfect for those requiring personal support and an ability to fit their studies around their work and personal commitments. Flexible start dates for the "Mentor" study option are available immediately. 

For all course dates and questions, please contact our team today or request a call back 

Study Progression

Once you qualify as a Level 3 personal trainer you can make a start with 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's 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 Diploma In Fitness Instructing & Personal Training

12 Weeks
    • Student Discount Available
    • Premier only £1485
    • Flex only £1386
    • Mentor only £1287