Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

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Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training Course

Or  Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (if you're a Fitness Instructor already)

Advance your fitness career with the Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training course or the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training if you're a Fitness Instructor already.

This qualification is the UK's most widely recognised Personal Training qualification and it's absolutely essential if you want to start your own PT Business, or work as a trainer in a Gym or Health/ Leisure Centre.

Supported by our industry experts, we offer the most up to date resources, train you in realistic working environments and help you gain Job opportunities. Our teachers are experts in their field and will work with you to help you achieve your goals. The course is very in depth and our teachers have come up with unique ways to make your learning journey fun and enjoyable.

How is the course delivered?

The courses are delivered with a blended experience of home study, online webinars and practical days.

Our 1-1 courses are distance learning therefore you will study the majority of the course from home at your own pace then you will work with your tutor to arrange your practical dates once you've finished your portfolio. You will have tutor support along the way and you can arrange to meet them on weekdays, evenings or weekends throughout your course.

You will have up to 4 practical days. If you choose this option, please be aware that the onus is on you to complete the work from home, supported by online webinars. You will have tutorial support on a 1-1 course. You have one year to complete your course from the first day of your enrolment. If you are interested in this option, please let me know and we can try to plan a bespoke timetable for you.

If you are interested in one of our PART TIME/INTENSIVE courses, which are classroom based, then please let me know and I can provide our latest set of dates. The classes are often fun and challenging so make sure you are equipped for lots of laughter!

How do I pay for the course?

Our courses can be funded personally or by various government schemes. We are able to beat any other course fee on a like for like basis. We also offer 0% Interest free finance with No deposit to pay. Flexible payment plans available.

We do also offer a special EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT for courses being paid off in full.

You are also guaranteed with our Pass Protection Policy enabling you to re-sit your exam in the unlikely event you fail.

We aim to raise standards in the health and fitness industry by maintaining quality teaching and learning methods. We offer competitive pricing and excellent post course employment rates.


Level 2 Certificate in Fitness instructing (Gym)

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Know how to support clients in exercise and physical activity.
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise


Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF)

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Applying principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements but some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. You will need to demonstrate a good level of English and maths, as there is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved.

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


  • Multiple Choice question paper
  • Worksheets
  • Practical Observation
  • Coursework/portfolio of evidence

What will I learn?

This course will give you the technical skills, confidence and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of clients.

We will teach you the skills needed to apply the knowledge for you to set the goals and programs for your clients.

You will also gain a deep understanding of the human body so that you can learn how to design a tailored gym programme for your clients.

You will also learn how to use Gym equipment in an effective and safe manner.

By the end of the course you will be able to develop programmes, assess health & fitness levels and train clients in a wide range of environments.

You will also learn ways to maintain health & safety in a fitness environment and will be able to advise your clients on nutrition basics & support them through their exercise plan.

You will learn how to identify the major bones, muscles and muscle actions of the body, how to compile a client’s personal profile and set SMART goals and much more, much more!

Qualifications / Credit Structure

This qualification includes the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) and the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (RQF) and you must achieve a minimum of 52 credits from the 10 mandatory units.

Flexible Learning

Learn at home or in the classroom, UK Sports Training provide you powerful learning tools both online and in paper form with highly experienced tutors and in our state of the art gyms.

Learn Now, Pay Later

Readily available government funding or flexible payment options. Just talk to one of our enrolment team to discuss your options and change your life today.

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