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Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

Course Overview Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

Are you interested in fitness and becoming a qualified personal trainer?

Fitness Instruction & Personal Training Level 3 Diploma

  • Pursue a career in the following:
  • Personal Training
  • Coaching/Sports Coaching
  • Youth & Community Work
  • Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
  • Fitness and Gym Instructing

The course is a part time, 14 week course that covers a range of areas including Health & Safety in a fitness environment, anatomy and physiology for exercise, principles of nutrition and planning classes and routines.

Accredited by ActiveIQ (Fitness Industry recognised awarding body)

Guaranteed interview with a fitness manager within a local gym.

Overview Details

Please find details on Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training. If you wish to know more about this course, please use the register your interest form on the page.

Qualification Information

Duration 14 Weeks
Location Training venues: Silksworth Sports Centre, Middlesbrough Sports Village, YMCA Gym North Shields, Xercise4less (Sunderland, Stockton and Hartlepool)

What Will You Learn

Course Content

The course covers anatomy and physiology so the fitness professional knows how the body works so it can be trained effectively.  Principles of exercise fitness and health are also studied so that efficient training can be delivered to clients. 

The successful fitness professional needs to be able to support their clients and understand health and safety, so this is an integral part of your studies.  Candidates will be trained to teach exercises safely and effectively and these will range from effective warm ups to cardiovascular training, fixed resistance machines, free weights and body weight exercises, to flexibility training.  

In addition to this you will study nutrition, screening, fitness testing and programming exercise for clients so the training programmes you design are specific to each individual client you have and the training will allow for goals that your clients have to be met and exceeded.  This will be reinforced by studying and training in specific training systems and approaches that can be used and adapted into longer term periodised programmes.

You will be assessed by examinations, worksheets, case studies and practical assessments that are in line with industry standards.  This course is certificated by the prestigious Active IQ which is recognised by REPS and CIMSPA which are the fitness industry regulatory organisations ensuring you will be able to compete in the industry.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  •  Work unsupervised as a personal trainer
  •  Offer one to one training
  •  Carry out baseline assessments
  •  Provide nutritional advice specific to the individual needs of the client
  •  Provide progressive programming specific to the needs of the client

Learning Methods

The courses are designed to fit around your commitments such as work, family and personal life. The courses include some distance learning completed from home (workbooks and online resources), along with part time attendance based practical sessions, 1 day per week meaning you can qualify around your busy lifestyle.

Progression Opportunities

There is a guaranteed interview upon completion of the course with one of our gym partners. Also, you will eligible to progress onto further qualifications. ie Exercise Referral Level 3, Obesity and Diabetes’s, Lower Back Pain, Strength and Conditioning...

Entry Requirements


Funding Eligibility:

  • Aged 19+
  • 3 years UK residency
  • Hold a valid UK /EU Passport or original birth certificate 

Course Cost

Various payment options available, including funding via 19+ Advanced Learning Loans (Subject to eligibility). Please contact us for more information on 0191 5874570

Book Online

Ready to take the next step? Book online through our booking form:

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