Personal Training Certificate Level 3





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About the course

The aim of this course is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence needed to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. 

Entry Requirements

CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym Based Exercise (or equivalent)

What will I do on this course?

Following on from the level 2 Fitness Instructing certificate, 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?

If you already have a qualification within the fitness field this is a progressive step towards becoming a personal trainer. The includes being able to offer;

  • One-to-one training
  • Baseline assessment
  • Baseline assessment
  • Nutritional advice
  • Specific programming to a clients needs
How Is this course assessed?

As with the level 2 certificate, this course is continuously assessed with a final multiple choice examination.

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

Once qualified as a Personal Trainer, the world is your oyster as far as fitness courses are concerned. You may wish to specialise in a particular activity or stick with a general knowledge base. You may wish to discuss future options with you tutors during the course.

Additional cost

£18.00 for the Assessment Record book


There is no formal interview for this course, however you will need to provide evidence of the entry criteria at enrolment.




How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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