Personal Training Diploma Level 3

This qualification is designed for those in the exercise and fitness sector who wish to complement their existing skills. It is good progression from the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. Learners successfully completing this qualification will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3. Please see for more information.

This qualification will:

  • focus on the study of the fitness and personal training within the leisure sector ? -offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge ? -provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills




Level 3

Course Type



Options Course Code Starts Ends Days From To Standard Fee
6460010 09/11/21 12/01/22 Tuesday + Wednesday 09:00 17:00 £2225

What will I study?

During this course you will learn the essential skills and in-depth knowledge you need to be able to put together comprehensive training programmes for clients. You will use your passion for exercise to understand the principles fitness so that you can passion your knowledge to others. You will learn how to conduct fitness testing and learn a range of advanced fitness techniques. Theory and practical sessions will take place in our fully-equipped gym, where you will be able to consult with clients about their fitness goals, and then create and deliver training and fitness programmes to meet their needs. Units you will cover during the course include: •Anatomy and physiology •Exercise and health •Planning and delivering personal training sessions •Principles of nutrition and physical activity •Fitness Testing •Advanced exercise technique •English, maths and IT skills

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in this qualification specification.

Learners who aren’t successful can resubmit work within the registration period; however, a charge may apply. A partial certificate can be requested for learners who don’t achieve their full qualification but who have achieved at least one whole unit.

What qualification will I achieve?

NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

What can I do after completing this course?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management ?
  • Level 3 Award in Adapting Physical Activity for Antenatal and Postnatal Clients ? any other Level 3 qualification in the Health and Fitness Industry ?
  • Level 4 HNC Diploma in Sport / Level 4 HNC Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences

Are there any extra costs?

You will be required to purchase the appropriate kit, including College branded polo shirt.

Additional Info

Your assessment will consist of 25% practical tasks, 50% written coursework and 25% exams.