Our level 3 personal trainer certificate course offers the perfect stepping stone for already qualified level 2 Fitness Instructors to advance their career working as a Personal Trainer.
You will gain a level 3 personal trainer certificate which is fully recognised by REPs enabling you to work in the active leisure industry as a fully qualified Personal Trainer. Most of our level 3 personal trainer course graduates choose to work in a gym or operate as a self-employed trainer running their own Personal Trainer business gradually building a lucrative client base.
The course is made up of 4 units, that all offer both practical and theory-based learning opportunities. Our tutors have over 20 years of experience in delivering fitness qualifications, giving all our students the opportunity to learn from their knowledge and industry experience.
The course units are as follows:
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
Programming personal training with clients
Delivering personal training sessions
As part of the course you will study:
In order to gain entry to this course students must have already completed the Level 2 Fitness Instructor course. The course also 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.
You’ll be assessed by a learner achievement portfolio including:
Students can choose to study their Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training course completely online. Making use of a series of interactive online learning resources, e-books and PDFs, online lectures, and training manuals, only a single practical assessment requires in-person attendance.
As online learning is self-paced, students can take as little or a long as they wish to complete the programme. All online students are supported by personal tutors, who are themselves expert fitness instructors and gym instructors, available to reach by phone or email.
Part-time provides a blended learning experience, combining in-person tuition with online study. This is one of the most popular options for many students as it perfectly balances learning from home and attending regular practical workshops.
These workshops are entirely practically focused, running from all of our locations and restricted to small groups, ensuring you get the absolute maximum out of each day spent training. Combined with the opportunity to then study and revise online at your own pace, many students choose this option to fit their studies around their existing work, family and life commitments.
The full-time Personal Training Certificate is 2 weeks of intensive study where you will learn in a classroom setting from 9am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday. We also have a weekend option available delivered across 5 weekends.
Only our most experienced tutors teach our full-time courses and you will study in groups no more than 12 to maximise your learning experience. Keeping the full-time course engaging and practically based, you will be on the gym floor everyday as well as learning in our designated classroom area.