Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (Part-Time)

Course Overview

The Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is ideal if you want to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector and gain employment as a personal trainer. It will provide you with a combination of knowledge and skills to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes and personal training sessions to a range of clients. By achieving this qualification you will be recognised as a qualified personal trainer. You will also be able to gain access onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.

Qualification aim is to build on your existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction and develop these skills further to pursue a career in personal training.

The qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills:

Of anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts/ components of fitness
To successfully gather and analyse client information using the most accepted techniques
To assess a client’s current health and fitness status
To plan and conduct physical activity sessions, within a variety of environments using multiple resources
To perform an effective client consultation and provide strategies for successful behaviour change
To communicate effectively and build successful relationships with your clients and other health care professionals
To prepare for employment in the health and fitness sector
To manage, evaluate and improve your own performance
To offer nutritional advice for physical activity based on a client’s needs

  • Entry Requirements

    You must be 16+ years old and hold a Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instructing (Gym). There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and you should have basic skills in communication at Level 2. The qualification requires physical exertion and your participation is essential, so it’s important you are physically fit.

  • Career Prospects

    The qualification has been designed for Gym instructors wishing to work and/or seek employment in the health and fitness sector as a personal trainer and Individuals already working in the health and fitness sector wishing to enhance their career progression opportunities

Study Mode

Adult Learning


Llandarcy Academy of Sport

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19/20 fees: £1,049

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