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Become a certified Personal Trainer in just 16 weeks with our Level 3 Personal Trainer course


Level 4


24 credits over approximately 16 weeks


Gym Level 2 Certification

About the course

The Level 3 course is designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of learners who already possess gym instruction expertise and aspire to pursue a career within personal training industry.

Course overview

  • This course aims to equip learners with a comprehensive understanding of anatomy, physiology, functional kinesiology, and fitness components.
  • Learners will gain the skills to effectively gather and analyze client information, assess health and fitness status, and plan and conduct physical activity sessions.
  • Additionally, they will learn to perform client consultations, communicate effectively, prepare for employment or self-employment, and offer nutritional advice tailored to clients’ needs.
  • The course emphasizes personal performance management, enabling learners to excel in their career
  • A Level 2 qualification or equivalent is a requirement for this course.
  • If this is your first course in fitness, you will have to start by sitting one of the level 2 courses, either in gym instruction or aerobic instruction before sitting for the personal trainer course which is a level 3 course.
  • Theoretical concepts will be covered in a classroom setting, utilizing engaging power-point presentations to facilitate learning. Active class participation, collaborative work in pairs or groups, and open discussions are highly encouraged as essential components of the learning process.
  • For practical sessions, the appropriate environment will be utilized, depending on the subject. Adherence to health and safety protocols is paramount throughout the entire learning experience.

Learner Achievement Portfolio

One of the course requirements is to create a portfolio of evidence.  The portfolio showcases the accomplishment of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. The evidence for the portfolio could include;

  • Observed work
  • Witness statements
  • Audio-visual media
  • Evidence of prior learning or attainment
  • Written questions
  • Oral questions
  • Assignments
  • Case studies


To achieve a passing rate in any of the courses, learners must complete the Learner Achievement portfolio with a score of 100%. This portfolio will be compiled progressively throughout the course as units are covered, and learners can make necessary adjustments after receiving feedback from the tutor. Upon successfully demonstrating knowledge of each unit through the completed portfolio, learners will attain a passing mark.


In addition to the theoretical assessments, learners will undergo a practical evaluation. This involves designing and conducting a training session for a client while being assessed.

Successful completion of both practical and theoretical assessments is essential for learners to become certified.

Further learning opportunities

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Management
  • Any other Level 3 qualification in the Health and Fitness Industry
  • Level 3 NVQ in Instructing Physical Exercise and Nutrition
  • Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Sport and Recreation Management
  • Level 4 HNC Diploma in Sport (RQF)
  • Level 4 Certificate In Exercise And Nutritional Interventions For Obesity And Diabetes
  • Level 4 Certificate In Exercise For The Management Of Low Back Pain
  • Level 5 HND Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences (RQF)

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