Level 3

Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training

Course Overview

Our Level 3 Diploma combines the entry level requirement of a Level 2 Gym Instructor course with our Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.

Meaning that you can fully qualify without any prior knowledge or experience and complete this single course gaining the relevant qualifications to enable you to become a Personal Trainer. As with our Personal Trainer course, our combined diploma is awarded by Active IQ and CIMSPA endorsed. It is also REPS recognised meaning your qualification can be used on both a national and international scale. Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to work as both a Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer, either in a gym environment or on a self-employed basis. You will be able to design programmes for clients and instruct them on a 1:1 basis or in groups. As a Personal Trainer holding this qualification, you will also be able to provide your client with nutritional advice for successful weight management.

20 weeks


Free CPD Course

Get one free CPD course of your choice (worth £199) when you sign up to this course

You will receive a Level 2 Instructing Kettlebells or Level 2 Instructing Suspended Movement Training for free when you purchase this course or any other applicable course with us. You must specify which CPD course you wish to take at the time of purchase of your course.

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Entry Requirements

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended but not essential.

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Course Content

Our course can be delivered either face to face in our own gym giving you the confidence and experience to work in a gym-based environment from the very start. Or, you can choose to complete your course fully online, at your own pace. You will be provided with manuals, an e-learning platform and full tutor support whichever method you choose.

The Personal Training element of the course will also provide you with the invaluable and essential skills you need to start up and develop your own personal training business.

Modules covered in this course are:

Theory Modules:

• Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness Level 2
• Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors Level 2
• Health and safety in the fitness environment Level 2
• Applied Anatomy and Physiology
• The Principles of Nutrition
• Understanding lifestyle, health, well-being and common medical conditions
• Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
• Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

Practical modules:

• Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change Level 2
• Planning and instructing gym-based exercise Level 2
• Programme design and delivery for Personal Training Level 3

Course duration and assessment

Whilst you can work at your own pace towards this qualification we aim to deliver and assess our L3 Personal Training course within a 20-24 week timeframe, including theory and practical assessments. However, should you have any specialist learning requirements or wish to extend your learning timeframe, then we are happy to assist with this and suggest you contact us to discuss.

When you complete this course online your practical assessments will be completed via video submission and sent to us for assessment. At the start of your course, you will be sent information regarding video assessment guidance and requirements if you are completing the course online.

If you are completing your practical assessments in-house, your assessment dates will be discussed and arranged with you at the start of your course.

Assessments will be a combination of written coursework, multiple choice theory examinations and practical assessments.

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