Level 3
Diploma in Personal Training and Business Skills for Fitness Professionals

Price: £875.00 (£2,225.00 with a Learner Loan)
Number of Sessions: 13 sessions
E-learning is available on this course.


This qualification is designed to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

Entry Requirements

  • A suitable Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary
  • There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2


This qualification is recognised as an approved qualification for entry on to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 3 personal trainer.  Learners who successfully complete this programme will be equipped to work as personal trainers in a variety of contexts throughout the sport and active leisure industry.

The  Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training provides progression opportunities to the following  qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Certificate in Advanced Exercise to Music
  • Level 3 Diploma in Mat Pilates
  • Level 3 Award in Adapting Physical Activity for Older Adults
  • Level 3 Award in Adapting Physical Activity for Disabled Clients
  • Level 3 Award in Adapting Physical Activity for Antenatal and Postnatal Clients
  • Level 3 Award in Sport Specific Conditioning

Assessment: 12 Week program, Worksheets and observed assessment

Qualification Structure and Credit Value

Learners must complete all 8 mandatory units (38 credits)

UnitUnit TitleAccreditation NumberLevelCredits
1Anatomy and physiology for exercise and healthA/600/905136
2Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activityM/600/901522
3Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environmentT/600/901622
4Principles of exercise, fitness and healthA/600/901724
5Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programmeL/600/905436
6Programming personal training with clientsF/600/905237
7Delivering personal training sessionsJ/600/905339
8Improving your business skillsA/600/901732


  • Multiple Choice question paper
  • Worksheets
  • Practical Observation
  • Coursework/ portfolio of evidence

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