Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training & Gym Instructing


Entry requirements:

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.


Module Contents:

This qualification aims to train you to a professionally competent level, enabling you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training. During the qualification you will cover the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness
  • Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness
  • Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing
  • Analysis of client information using the most accepted techniques
  • Assessment of a client’s current health and fitness status
  • Planning and conducting of physical activity sessions, within a variety of environments using multiple resources
  • Client consultations using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change
  • Communication skills to effectively build successful relationships with clients and other health care professionals
  • Legal and professional requirements for personal training
  • How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis
  • How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance


This qualification combines both Level 3 Personal Training and Level 2 Gym Instructing into a Level 3 Diploma.


What’s included?

  • Online coaching support from our expert tutors
  • Full access to our extensive online resources
  • Assessment support and certification on completion


What’s the timeline?

The courses can take between 3-6 months of part time study.