Certificate in Personal Training

Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate

This Personal Trainer course is an industry recognised qualification that allows the holder to work as a personal trainer and gain entry at Level 3 onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and recognised by CIMSPA. If you want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer working freelance or in health clubs, then this qualification is for you.

Personal training is an exciting, challenging and responsible career. You will need to be flexible, possess in-depth knowledge and have excellent communication skills. This course enables you to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming all specific to the individual needs of your clients.

Quick Overview

Divided into theory units and practical units (see full details below)
Maximum of six months to achieve the qualification- but you can complete much quicker than this as theory work is studied for independently.

Personal Trainer Qualification- Course Content

  • Anatomy and physiology including the musculoskeletal system, the heart and circulatory 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 an exercise programme
  • How to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
  • How to design, manage, and adapt a 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 of all ages


Course Details

  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Entry requirements: over 18, Level 2 Fitness Instructor (gym), ideally experienced gym user

Unit Topic Method Assessment
1 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning Multiple choice exam booked on a date to suit
2 Applying the principle of nutrition as part of a personal training programme Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning Multiple choice exam booked on a date to suit
3 Programming personal training with clients Face-to-face training 4 days attendance Programming and worksheets
4 Delivering personal training Face-to-face training 4 days attendance 1/2 day practical assessment

Nov 2019

Personal Trainer, Maidstone Leisure Centre – 20, 21, 27, 28 November 2019
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£900 First Payment – 50:50 Payment Plan
First payment £900 and then a second payment of £900 due at least 7 days before the course start date
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£350 Deposit – 19+ Advanced Learner Loan
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‘Learners develop excellent instructing skills during effective practical training sessions.’

Ofsted Inspection Report, February 2019