Level 3

Price: £1,645.00
Number of Sessions: 20 sessions
E-learning is available on this course.
10 CIMSPA CPD Points


This qualification aims to train you to a professionally competent level, enabling you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing your skills and knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.  During the qualification you will cover:

  • Anatomy, physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness
  • Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness
  • Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing
  • Analysis of client information using the most accepted techniques
  • Planning and conducting of physical activity sessions, within a variety of environments using multiple resources
  • Client consultations using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change.
  • Communication skills to effectively build successful relationships with their clients and other health care professionals
  • 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.


  • Aged 16+ (note 16-18 year olds may need to be supervised in the workplace after qualifying).
  • Wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as a personal trainer
  • Empathetic to the abilities and goals of others
  • Able to work independently and enthusiastically
  • Motivating and energetic


  • Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness
  • Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment
  • Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise
  • 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


Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

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.


  • Coursework/Project.
  • Multiple Choice Examination.
  • Portfolio of Evidence.
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.


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 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Disabled Clients.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.
    • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga.
    • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning.

Course Dates

Upcoming training course dates/locations.

Date Venue
20th July 2024 - 21st December 2024
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Move Strong
Unit 22b,
Oak Rd
North Shields
NE29 8SF
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