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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training


This qualification is aimed at students wishing to become a Personal Trainer, but who do not already hold the pre-requisite of Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise, ETM, Childrens Fitness).

In addition to the planning and instructing of both Gym Based and Personal Training programmes,

You will cover:

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:
  • Anatomy and Physiology
    • The heart and circulatory system
    • The musculoskeletal system
    • Postural and core stability
    • The nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health.
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
  • How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating.
  • How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to exercise programmes.
  • How to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of exercise and physical activity programme.
  • How to design, manage and adapt a gym based exercise and personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages.
  • How to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults.
  • A range of fitness test and training systems using free weight and cardiovascular machines will be taught on practical days. A degree of fitness will help through the course but not essential
Course Duration

The course is 15 teaching days and 4 assessment days (over 3 months) providing you with expert knowledge to gain your diploma qualification in the health and fitness industry. We also recommend you allow 1 to 2 hours study each day towards this and any other course we offer.

Course Assessment
  • Coursework
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical Examination

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym Based) 

Progression Routes after completing the course
  • Level 2 Instructing Indoor Cycling
  • Level 2 Kettlebells
  • Level 2 Circuit Training
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral
  • Level 4 Strength & Conditioning
Course Price Includes
  • Registration, assessments and certificates
  • Instructor course manual
  • CPD credits on REP's (Register of Exercise Professionals)
Entry Requirements

You must be 16+ years of age, writing and numeracy skills are also required for presentation of the course work. 

The course will require physical exertion and individual participation is essential. A degree of fitness is necessary.


£1995 per person.


Courses will be held at one of the various venues in Ashford, Kent.

Contact Details

Telephone - 01233 641000

Mobile - 07909 703631

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