Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training

Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training qualification is designed to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.


  • There are no specific pre-requisite qualifications but some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.
  • 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

This qualification includes the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

  • Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness
  • Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment
  • Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

  • 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 snd self evaluation