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Level 3 Personal Trainer Course

Qualify to industry standard to enter the fitness industry as a highly skilled personal trainer.

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (+2 more)

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TRAINING LOCATIONS

London, Manchester, Portsmouth (+ over 40 more)

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COURSE TYPE

Blended Learning

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ACCREDITATION

CIMSPA Endorsed

Get a qualification from an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation.

What is the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course?


Our Level 3 Personal Training Course is an award-winning launch pad from which to start your career within the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer. Our courses go beyond the industry standard to promote exceptional coaching and resilience training, meaning you will be able to make a positive impact on your clients, and the wider industry. We provide training beyond fitness training and coaching, allowing you to develop your business and marketing skills to grow a lasting client base.

The Level 3 Personal Trainer Course is approved by CIMSPA and provides you with qualifications that give you entry into the fitness industry and then expand your knowledge into an advanced status.

The package includes not only the essential level 3 personal training qualifications to work as a personal trainer but also a range of additional skills and knowledge that are key to success as a PT. The modular format allows you to study over time, gain qualifications and begin work whilst completing the remaining courses to add to your skillset.


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to this qualification. To complete the Level 3 Personal Training Course you must have a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification which we include as part of this course.

You will benefit from gym experience. If you’ve used resistance or cardiovascular equipment, you’ll find your learning easier to apply.

Awarding bodies

The Level 3 Personal Trainer Course is awarded by Transcend Awards. It will provide you with the qualifications you need to enter the fitness industry as a fully qualified personal trainer. You’ll receive a genuine, industry-recognised accreditation from an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation.

Included Qualifications

Transcend Awards

  • Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Award in Nutritional Intervention for Exercise, Wellbeing and Weight Management

Included Training

This Level 3 Personal Training course will give you a thorough training in industry expectation and standards, providing you with the skills required to hit the ground running as either an employed or self-employed Personal Trainer.

Set yourself up for success with the knowledge that you are getting the highest level of training, as our courses are mapped above and beyond the industry standard. The course also covers everything needed for the Level 2 Gym Instructor certification, so you will be able to hit the ground running for a career in fitness even if you have no prior experience or qualifications.

Build your confidence and get career-ready with hands-on experience and the opportunity to perfect your technique at our face-to-face training sessions.

What you'll learn

Level 2 Gym Instructor

This workshop provides essential knowledge and skills for planning, instructing and evaluating one-to-one gym session.

Anatomy & Physiology

Anatomy is the study of the form and structure of the body. Physiology is the study of how the body functions.

This module builds on the Level 2 Anatomy & Physiology module, exploring principles and concepts in more depth. It covers the A&P required for all level 3 qualifications in the fitness industry

The Advanced Anatomy and Physiology course is split into 5 units:

1. The skeletal system

2. Muscles

3. The neuromuscular and endocrine systems

4. The cardiovascular system

5. Stability and posture

CIMSPA: 10 points


PT Programming and Coaching

This course builds on the level 2 foundation knowledge and provides students with the exercise prescription and coaching skills necessary to be a personal trainer. It includes a diverse mix of theory-based information and practical components. This will give the versatility, education and understanding needed to provide safe and effective exercise prescription to a wide range of clients in both 1-2-1 and small group sessions.

Nutrition & Weight Management

Gain a thorough understanding of the essentials of nutrition and weight management.

Advanced Resistance Training

Study the advanced techniques of resistance training and increase your knowledge and ability to produce satisfied clients.

Behaviour Change Coaching

Easily assess clients, and choose the right strategies and techniques to facilitate positive behaviour changes.

Building Your Fitness Business

Leap from being a qualified personal trainer to a successful fitness professional with a profitable business.

Core Training

The core muscles lie deep within the body and are the foundation for all movement.

Exercise for Fat Loss

Learn how to create effective exercise programmes that will safely optimise your clients' fat loss.

Learning & Assessment

Take charge of your future by leading peer sessions, running classes and getting practical feedback all from a qualified and practicing PT Tutor.

You will learn through a combination of online courses and practical workshops. This will help build your confidence and get career ready with hands-on experience while still benefitting from high-quality e-learning that can be completed at home around your existing commitments.

We know that being a PT is more than knowing how to exercise; it’s knowing how to correct someone else safely, confidently communicate, motivate behavioural change and champion your clients to succeed.

Our courses give you all of this and more.

Upon completion you will become a CIMSPA recognised personal trainer. We provide a high volume of resources through our e-learning, student zone and social media platforms.


Assessment Methods
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Assessment
  • Online Multiple Choice
  • Real World Case Study

Breakdown

Training & Study
69% 31%
Online Training Practical Workshops
Assessment
67% 33%
Online Assessment Practical Assessment

Personal Trainer Careers

Your learning with us goes further than how to train a client in the gym. We provide you with the adaptable skills to develop your career in any direction, whether that’s a tradition fitness Personal Trainer route, into working with sports or athletics clubs, or into the community as a fitness.

Guaranteed Interview

When it comes to securing your first position as a fitness professional, you will have the advantage of our unparalleled reputation in the industry. As soon as employers see the name Future Fit on your CV, they know you’ve been trained by the best.

We work with leading gyms and health clubs to secure you a guaranteed interview once you have qualified such as David Lloyd, GLL, GM Active and many more!

We create and test courses with our industry connections specifically to provide you with the skills they're looking for, ensuring you are fully career ready based on employer needs and feedback.

Career Toolkit

In addition to the guaranteed interviews you will also receive our Career Toolkit which gives access to ProZone and Dietary Analysis Software.

ProZone:

Receive a 30-day free trial to the ProZone, an online training platform, accredited by CIMSPA. You will have access to training videos, resources and articles on various topics

Dietary Analysis Software:

You will have 6 months access to Nutrium software, enabling you to analyse your clients' diets, determine their calorie and nutrient intake and create meal plans. Nutrium is a complete digital solution for nutrition professionals and includes a personal website and online booking facility.

Career Support

Once you train with Future Fit, you become part of the family where our aim is to help you succeed in as many ways as we can.

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Level 3 Personal Trainer is the industry standard qualification you need to start working as a salaried or freelance Personal Trainer.

As a qualified Personal Trainer you will be able to:

  • Provide advanced, specific exercise programming; tailored for individuals and their specific needs.
  • Offer nutritional advice to your clients.
  • Work one-to-one with clients - Providing a higher level of support and creating a more valuable experience.
  • Able to charge their own rates, dependent on contract stipulations.

Fees & Funding Options

Our genuine commitment to your career success is why we don’t offer “one size fits all” pricing options. To find out the price for this course, download our price guide or speak to our careers advisors on who will go through the costs involved. Here are a few options when it comes to funding your course.


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Pay in full

Pay the full ammount for your training in one whole lump sum, nice and simple.

02

0% finance*

Put down a deposit and then spread the cost of your training with 0% finance*

03

Deposit & balance

Put down a deposit and then pay the remaining balance in one lump sum at a later date.

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Pay as you learn

Put down a deposit and then pay for the rest of your training in monthly payments.

Course Dates & Locations

We have over 40 venues across England, Scotland and Wales, including venues in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Manchester.

To find a personal training course near you, download the price guide and speak to one of our experience careers advisors.

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Level 3 Personal Trainer Course Locations

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course?

Our Level 3 Personal Trainer Course will provide you with the essential skills to have a truly successful career.

  1. To become a personal trainer with Future Fit means something in the industry. Our training that incorporates years of experience, innovative online learning and valuable hands-on practical experience. In fact, research shows our graduates are respected and highly sought-after. We regularly seek employer feedback and build their requirements into our courses.
  2. You’ll receive a genuine, industry-recognised accreditation from an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation. Unlike other training providers, which provide their own accreditations.
  3. We’ve won more industry awards than any other provider, including:
    • ukactive’s “Training Provider of the Year” (Which we won back-to-back)

Still wondering, Why Future Fit? < Read 28 reasons to choose us over other providers.

Are your qualifications internationally recognised?

Yes! Our Level 3 Personal Trainer Course and Level 4 Elite Personal Trainer Course qualifications are recognised by employers internationally and students can also work abroad with REPs and EREPs recognition.

ICREPs is a partnership between the various registration bodies which means qualifications gained in those countries are transferable and recognised: UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE, Canada.

Does Future Fit Training offer guaranteed interviews once I qualify?

Yes. We provide guaranteed interviews through some of the top fitness companies once you qualify.

Many give guaranteed interviews for available positions as fitness instructors, studio-based instructors and personal trainers on completion.

Do you give me support for my online programmes?

Yes, our extensive Tutor Support team are on hand by phone, email and Facebook to answer any questions that you may have about your training to ensure you are always fully supported and on track.

I have a sports science/dance degree can I miss out any elements?

You may have some advantages when studying our personal training course if you have a sports science or dance degree.

Contact our Career Advisers on the numbers at the top of this page and we can discuss your prior qualifications.

Is the level 3 personal trainer course online?

Our level 3 personal trainer course is made up of the following:

Unlike other providers, our training isn’t merely a collection of online videos. Our carefully designed courses are presented in an engaging, interactive format (including videos and graphics). The course is customised for each student based on their circumstances, time commitments and career goals.

How long does it take to complete a personal trainer course?

It is difficult to give a definitive answer because every student is different. Some students are able to study full time, some can commit 16 hours per week – others only 6-8 hours part time. You may want to mix intensive periods of study with ‘rest’ periods to fit around work and family commitments.

Also, you may be happy to attend courses in any location, giving you a greater choice of courses dates, while others may not. This is why we like to spend time designing your training plan with you before you enrol with us so that it fits around your commitments and the time you can dedicate to study.