Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training


Our most popular course, the diploma in Personal training, combines the Level 2 gym instructor and the Level 3 Personal trainer qualifications so you can become a fully qualified personal trainer as soon as possible. The aim of this qualification is to give all students the necessary skills to start a career as a personal trainer.

  • Study Online
  • Regular 1-1 Support
  • Flexible Payment Options
  • Most Popular Course
  • Save £299 on L2 & L3

Units covered in this qualification include:

  • Anatomy & physiology for exercise and health
  • Knowing how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, Safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principals of exercise, fitness and health
  • Designing gym based programs
  • Instruction of gym based programs
  • Applying the principals of nutrition to a physical activity program
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions

Entry Requirements

  • There are no specific entry requirements for this course
  • 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.

Qualification Structure

The course uses a blended learning approach of in class delivery and home study to maximise the learning of the student. Face to face tuition from our excellent tutors will be provided on a number of days throughout the duration of the course and this will be backed up by our manuals and e-learning platform to assist with your home study. Please contact us for more information on the course and qualification structure.


Coursework/Project, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Observations of Practical Delivery.

Career Progression

This qualification provides progression to:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
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""I have worked with James and The Fitness Movement for a number of years and can not recommend them highly recommend enough. Reliable , flexible and always totally professional .""

Simon Chisholm

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""I was looking to do my personal trainer course for a long time, when I saw these guys on Instagram. There content was brilliant and so simple to understand how it all works. I spoke to James, who answered everything I could think of, with no pressure whatsoever to buy there and then, but just gave me confidence in doing it and help the whole way through. Now booked :)""

Tom Stance

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"James from the fitness movement has been incredibly supportive since I first enquired about studying with them. Answering all my queries and helping me choose the best course for me. He is always on the other end of the phone for support and to assist with anything and we keep in contact with weekly google hangouts!"

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