L3 Diploma in Personal Training Course Surrey

Take the first step to becoming a personal trainer by studying for a Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training with us

Join our face-to-face training course in Guildford at Surrey Sports Centre and become a fully qualified personal trainer in just eight weeks. Blending the Level 2 In Fitness Instructing (Gym Based Exercise) and Level 3 Certificate In Fitness Instructing and Personal Training, the Level 3 Diploma is the highest entry-level qualification for Personal Trainers. Starting in October and taking place over eight weekends, you will have access to state of the art facilities and will learn from experienced fitness trainers.

On completion, you will have the opportunity to have an interview with our partners at PureGym and The Gym Group, and also be able to become a CIMSPA endorsed personal trainer, which means you can immediately start your new career as a fitness trainer.

Classes will be held at Surrey Sports Centre, ideally located for areas in Surrey, including Guildford, Woking, Aldershot, Godalming and Farnborough, and includes free gym membership for the duration of the course. We’re also running sister courses in other locations; see our pages on personal training courses in Dorking or personal training courses Kent.

If you need to spread the cost, we have 0% payment plans are available or pay upfront and get a 5% discount. Watch our frequently asked questions which includes further information on the course:

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 Saturdays at Surrey Sports Park, 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 – 23rd October – 11th December

(x 8 Saturdays – 23/10, 30/10, 6/11, 13/11, 20/11, 27/11, 4/12, 11/12)

Time: 9.00 – 16.00


Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Rd, Guildford GU2 7AD

£875 (usually £1750)

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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