Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Course 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. Pre-requisites:

  • Holding a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing 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

  • Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
  • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
  • Lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions
  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training
  • Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers


  • Multiple choice question papers (Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition)
  • Assignments
  • Practical observation and self evaluation