Personal Training Diploma Level 3

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    Part Time

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    30 Weeks

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    September 2024


The Level 3 Personal Training Diploma is the industry benchmark of personal training and is aimed at people wanting to personal train individuals, groups and maybe run their own successful business. You will develop practical experience of communicating, assessing and motivating clients with advance methods utilising underpinning knowledge of anatomy, physiology and nutrition.

The qualification is designed for those who wish to gain a qualification in personal training for the fitness industry. The qualification equips learners with the specialist knowledge, understanding and skills to become a successful personal trainer.

This qualification can be used by many organisations within the health and fitness industry and can increase your earning potential through initiatives, sessions, one to ones and classes.

What will I do?

During the Level 3 Personal Training Diploma you will cover a range of topics including advanced exercise and fitness knowledge, cardiovascular training, and nutrition and weight management.

Within your qualification students will be expected to a complete a minimum of 30 hours meaningful work experience. The inclusion of this within a student’s study programme will not only provide valuable insights into industry, but also expose students to experiences that can be used to support their CV. Whilst staff will support with this as much as possible, it is hoped that students will find their own opportunities.

Applicants should hold a Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate (or equivalent). Alternatively, if you do not hold a Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate, you can study the Personal Training YMCA Diploma Level 3, which will provide you with both Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications.

You must also be aged 19 years of age or over.

It is beneficial for you to have prior knowledge of sport and exercise will support your application due to the levels of anatomy and physiology required within the qualification.

Personal Training Diploma Level 3 will take you 30 weeks to complete. You will attend college every Monday at our Peter Paine Performance Centre.

This course will cost £1,417.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701 or email your query to

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assessed through online assessments.

Successful completion of the Level 3 Personal Training Diploma should enhance your prospects of finding a career within the fitness industry.

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