L3 Diploma in Personal Training Course Dorking

Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

Are you looking to become a personal trainer? Study for a L3 Diploma in Personal Training and start your new career

Starting in October, study to become a fully qualified fitness trainer at Dorking Sports Centre, taught by experienced fitness experts. This combined Diploma will give you the Level 2 in Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. The course is the highest entry-level qualification in personal training and will allow you to immediately start work either in a gym or running your own personal training business.

The course takes place over eight weekends, during which you’ll have a free gym membership and access to the latest fitness equipment and facilities. Most importantly, on completion, you will have a guaranteed interview with PureGym or the Gym Group to help you on the first step to your new career.

To help spread the cost, we have 0% payments plans or offer a 5% discount if you pay the full cost upfront.

Taking place at Dorking Sports Centre, the course is ideally located for Surrey and South West London, including Dorking, Leatherhead, Epsom and Reigate. If you live further afield, we also running the same course in other locations; see our pages on personal training courses in Surrey or personal training courses in Kent.

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Course Description

CIMSPA Points – 20 

This personal trainer course combines both the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and The Level 3 Personal Training course into one diploma. It provides you with the essential skills and knowledge to become a recognised Personal Trainer. Taught over eight Sundays at Dorking Sports Centre, you’ll be able to fit your studies around full time work or other commitments.

The diploma will increase your employability as a PT and allow you to gain a broader potential client base and enhance your professional development. Once qualified, you will be able to work on a self-employed basis, train clients in an environment of your choice, or become employed by a gym or fitness setting.

During this course, you will develop a deeper understanding of how to create advanced fitness plans and provide consultations, giving you the ability to utilise a full range of activities for your clients.

What will you study?

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise – The Skeletal System
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise – The Muscular System
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise – The Musculoskeletal System
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise – Postural and Core Stability
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise – The Respiratory System
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health – The Heart & Circulation
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health – The Nervous System
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health – The Endocrine System
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health – The Energy Systems
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Principles of nutrition and guidelines
  • Clients and nutrition – Collating Information and Advice
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Exercise Safety and Monitoring
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Planning gym-based exercise tasks – consultation and goal setting
  • How to Instruct gym-based exercise
  • Instruct gym-based exercise tasks
  • Understanding programming personal training with clients
  • Planning a personal training programme for the individual
  • Delivering personal training sessions
  • Delivering personal training tasks

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements start this course straight away, but a level of physical fitness is necessary and some experience of gym based exercise is recommended. However, working experience in the fitness industry is not mandatory.

You will not need to study the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing before you enrol on this course. No prior qualifications are necessary.

How You’re Assessed

You’ll be assessed by a learner achievement portfolio including:

  • worksheets
  • multiple choice tests
  • a programme card
  • detailed exercise plans
  • delivery of 2 exercise sessions with a client
  • self-evaluation of performance
  • a practical exam

How It Works

Assessment is in the form of a combination of both practical and theory-based tasks.

Theory-based components included anatomy and physiology and the application of nutrition. Programming plans for clients and setting smart goals will be assessed through coursework.

There will be a practical assessment for the delivery of a customised training plan under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Records and audio-visual recordings will be used as supporting evidence.




Dates for 2022 to be released soon. Please register your interest below and we will be in touch as soon as confirmed.


Dorking Sports Centre, Reigate Rd, Dorking RH4 1SN

£875 (usually £1750)

Make An Enquiry About Our Course

If you’d like to sign up or find out some more information about our Level 3 Certificate In Personal Training, or any of our other courses please send us a message.


Our team of qualified tutors will get in touch with you as soon as possible.


What Our Students Are Saying


My experience with future step has been amazing. I had full support from my tutor when I needed him (Stuart Lenton) and he helped me to understand things if I was a little confused. The course was straight forward to use, displayed in a simple format that was easy to complete. 

I received the results from my assessments in a short time frame and also found out my end result in less than a week of submission. I would recommend the service and course I received from future step to anyone and everyone and would go back without hesitation if I was to complete another course.

10/10 recommend!!

Isabella Duckworth – Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training