level 3 Diploma In Personal Training





Awarding Body




About the course

The aim of this course is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence needed to work unsupervised as a Personal Trainer in the Fitness Industry. This course is  primarily aimed at students aged 16 - 18 years old and is delivered as part of a Full time programme of Study and is timetabled across 4 days per week.

Entry Requirements

YMCA Level 2 Health and Fitness Diploma and 4 GCSE's at grade D to include English and maths

What will I do on this course?

Following on from the level 2 Health and Fitness Diploma, this course will cover in greater depth the same subjects, as well as;

  • How to communicate with clients effectively and motivate them to adhere to a personalised 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 clients of all ages and abilities
Who is it for?

This course is a Full time course primarily aimed at students aged 16 - 18 years old and is delivered as part of a Full time  programme of Study

How to apply

You will be invited into an interview.

How Is this course assessed?

As with the Level 2 Diploma , this course is continuously assessed with a final multiple choice on line examination.

  • Exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical
  • Written tests
What could I do next?

If you already have a qualification within the fitness field this is a progressive step towards becoming a Personal Trainer.

You could progress to University to study Sports Science or progress to gain further qualifications within the Fitness and Health Industry such as Yoga and Pilates.

Additional cost

 Sports clothing / student uniform  and  Trip approx. £250. This can be funded through the LSF fund for eligible students.


An interview is required

Adult pathways

Part time course available for students aged 19 and over.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
Start Date:



Course Code:



Hours in college / week:

Course Fee:


Related Courses