Course Overview:

The Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is aimed at learners who are looking to become a personal trainer and who have achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction.

The Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client.

This qualification is recognised as an approved qualification for entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.

Course Structure:

In order to achieve the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training learners must complete 4 mandatory units.

Entry Requirements:

  • Prior to enrolling on the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, learners must have the necessary underpinning knowledge at level 2. Therefore, learners must have already achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing in Gym, or equivalent.

  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and application of number involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication and application of number at levels 3 and 2 respectively.

Employment Opportunities:

On achievement of the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, learners could look to move into becoming a personal trainer, advanced Instructor or a club/centre supervisor.

Progression Routes:

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

  • 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)

  • Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness (Personal Training)

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