Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Courses provides learners with the knowledge and skills to work with individuals and groups of clients in a personal training setting. This certification will allow learner’s entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.


  • Holding a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (gym based exercise) or international qualifications eg ACE, ISSA, IFPA, ACSM, NASM
  • Some physical fitness is necessary and there is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing)
  • Learners should have basic skills in communication and application of number.

Course Content

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions


  • Unit 1- Multiple choice question paper
  • Unit 2 – Multiple choice question paper
  • Unit 3 – Client interview, PAR-Q, overview of client goals, overview of eight week programme, two programme cards, evaluation and modification summary, worksheet
  • Unit 4 – Practical observation and self evaluation