Personal Training Level 3

This one-year L3 Diploma in Personal Training course is specifically tailored to those learners who are interested in pursuing a career in the health and fitness industry. The course is CIMSPA accredited which gives it national and international recognition. Learners will be taught in our new gym facility based at Lewes and delivered by an experienced qualified personal trainer and passionate teacher. Learners are required to successfully complete the Level 2 gym instructor course before progressing to the Level 3 personal training qualification. All students will be enrolled on these 2 courses from the start.

The course provides learners with the opportunity to develop key knowledge, skills and understanding to allow them to become qualified personal trainers and gym instructors, which will enable them to work with clients within the health and fitness industry.

Guest speakers and workshops will enlighten you on self-employment to ensure that you can start your own business as well as work for a company.




Level 3

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 60215 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

You will develop in-depth knowledge about health and fitness, and develop your personal skills to enable you to make a positive contribution to the health and fitness industry as a qualified personal trainer.

Some of the units you will be covering include:

Anatomy and physiology for exercise; Planning gym-based exercise; Programming personal training for clients; Delivering personal training sessions; Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme;

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum five grade 4-9 at GCSE or successful completion of the Level 2 course, and English and/or maths at grade 4.

How will I be assessed?

Your learning will be done through a mixture of practical and theoretical applications, with some units being assessed through exams.

What qualification will I achieve?

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

What can I do after completing this course?

On completion of the course, learners will have the necessary skills and qualifications to seek employment in a range of jobs within the health and fitness industry. These include gym instructors; personal trainers; health providers specialising in exercise referral.

Moreover, the course will develop learners' personal skills to allow them to start their own career as a personal trainer

Are there any extra costs?

All learners will be required to purchase kit which they will be required to wear for all lessons at time. Costs will be confirmed at interview

Additional Info

Learners will normally require at least 4 GCSE grades at level 4 including Maths and English. However, we encourage learners to apply for this course if the above entry criteria might not met.

Learners will at first study the level 2 gym instructor qualification in order and will need to pass this qualification to study the level 3 personal training qualification. Therefore, those students who successfully complete the year will achieve both qualifications.

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