Level 3
Diploma in Personal Training

Price: £1,070.00
Number of Sessions: 10 sessions
E-learning is available on this course.
10 CIMSPA CPD Points

About the course

With the current trend towards fitness goals and body awareness, there has never been a better time to become a Personal Trainer.

A rewarding career whether working for yourself or alongside others, you will play a part in changing peoples’ lives by taking them from where they are now to becoming the best they hope they can be.

This qualification will further develop learners, who have existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction, to enable them to pursue a career in personal training. During the qualification learners will cover the following:

    • Further knowledge of anatomy and physiology applicable to personal training.
    • Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness.
    • Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing.
    • Effective communication skills for client consultations to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and strategies for change.
    • Skills to plan and conduct physical activity sessions with different types of clients in a variety of environments with a range of resources.
    • Legal and professional requirements for personal training.
    • How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis if they wish to.
    • How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance.


You will be...

    • Upbeat and ultra motivating
    • Passionate about health and fitness
    • Empathetic to the abilities and goals of others
    • Able to work independently and enthusiastically


What you will learn

Chiefly you will develop the skills and techniques to design, manage, adapt and deliver personal training programmes and also develop practical skills in advanced resistance and cardiovascular and functional training.

    • Applied anatomy & physiology for exercise, health and fitness
    • Understand lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions
    • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
    • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
    • Programme design and delivery for personal training
    • Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements:

• A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing.

  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and maths pitched at level 2 (as a minimum).

Assessment Methods

  • Worksheets
  • Assignments
  • Theory papers
  • Case studies
  • Modular summative observations
  • Summative observation
  • Session self-evaluations


This qualification is recognised as an approved qualification for entry as a Professional member of CIMPSA. 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.

  1. This qualification provides progression onto:
    • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.
    • Level 4 special populations-related qualifications.
      Learners may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, e.g. Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practise sports massage alongside personal training in a health club environment or in their own business.


Course Dates

Upcoming training course dates/locations.

Date Venue
12th October 2024 - 21st December 2024
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Move Strong
Unit 22b,
Oak Rd
North Shields
NE29 8SF
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