Level 3 Certificate Personal Training

Start date(s):
22 Feb 2021
17 weeks
Level 3
Course Code:
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Attendance Pattern:
Awarded by:
Active IQ (Active International Qualifications)
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Full Cost Course - £860
(previous year's fees)


This qualification is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to work with individuals & groups of clients in a personal training setting.

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This is a technical level qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills required for a career as a sports massage therapist.


The course consists of two main elements detailed below:
  1. A practical element which will be delivered onsite by a fully qualified and experienced member of the sports team.
  2. A theoretical element which will be delivered via distance learning and on-site. For this you will receive all of the resources you need as well as online tutor support. You may need to have access to a computer and the internet to do this.


  • Supporting clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week



*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed using the following methods:
  • Coursework
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.


There is no formal requirement to undertake a work placement, however, relevant work experience would be beneficial.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to gain employment within an organisational setting, or become self-employed. It also provides access onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.

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No funding is available as this is a Full Cost Course.

Interview Instructions

You will be invited into college for an informal interview.

Entry Criteria

  • A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing
  • A degree of physical fitness is necessary for physical exertion and individual participation
  • You should have good communication skills as the role requires effective discussions and demonstrations with clients, as well as reading and writing.