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What is the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course?

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.

What does the course cover?

The course covers:

  • Level 2Level 2 Gym Instructor Course and 3 personal training courses
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Building Your Fitness Business
  • and many other advanced training techniques.

How will you learn?

You will learn through a combination of online courses and practical workshops. Upon completion you will become a CIMSPA recognised personal trainer.

Blended Learning

This diploma is delivered in a blended learning format, i.e. digital e-learning content to support the theoretical elements and practical, tutor-led workshops to hone your practical abilities.

Guaranteed Interviews

We work with leading gyms and health clubs to secure you a guaranteed interview to give you the best start to your new career.

Expert Guides & Resources

As well as workshops manuals, there is a high volume of resources available for learners across our e-learning, student zone and social media platforms.

Recognised Accreditation

You’ll receive a genuine, industry-recognised accreditation from an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation.

Course Specifics

What does the Personal Trainer Level 3 Course cover?

You need complete the following personal training courses to call yourself a fully qualified and accredited a Personal Trainer:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructing: This workshop provides essential knowledge and skills for the planning, instructing and evaluation of a successful one-to-one gym session.
  • Nutrition and Weight Management: Gain a thorough understanding of the essentials of nutrition and weight management.
  • Anatomy and Physiology: Anatomy is the study of the form and structure of the body. Physiology is the study of how the body functions.
  • Circuit Training: Circuit training is a fun and effective way of training individuals or groups to improve cardiovascular and muscular fitness.
  • Building your fitness business: Leap from being a qualified personal trainer to a successful fitness professional with a profitable business.

You'll also receive training in:

  • Advanced resistance training techniques: Study the advanced techniques of resistance training and increase your knowledge and ability to produce satisfied clients.
  • 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.
  • Functional Movement Training: You’re more likely to retain your clients, earn referrals and get results if you can keep them engaged with interesting and varied training programmes.
  • Behaviour Change Coaching: Easily assess clients, and choose the right strategies and techniques to facilitate positive behaviour changes.

Find a personal trainer course near you

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, take a look at our list of locations. Call our friendly Career Advisers on 01329 829444 or 0800 4581388 to find out earliest course dates.

Level 3 Complete Personal Trainer Diploma

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Flexible payment schemes to suit you

Don't be fooled by companies offering cheaper, diluted training which you might live to regret.

We understand that it is important that you can both achieve your dream career and ensure you are being financially responsible. That's why we offer a range of payment options.

Let us know how much you can afford each month and we’ll help you find a payment plan which is tailored to suit your needs.

In this Diploma you will learn:

Level 2 Gym Instructing
Nutrition and Weight Management
Anatomy and Physiology
Circuit Training
Building Your Fitness Business

You'll also receive training in:

Advanced Resistance Training Techniques
Core Training
Exercise for Fat Loss
Functional Movement Training
Behaviour Change Coaching

What are my career options after completing the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course?

With your Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training you will be able to:

Become a Fitness Instructor

Level 2 Gym Instructor - The first step into the fitness industry. This allows you to start the Level 3 Complete Personal Training Diploma.

You will be qualified to start working as a Fitness Instructor

  • Inductions; carrying out ‘how to’ sessions for new members
  • Basic/initial generic exercise programming
  • Basic fitness testing
  • Class teaching (qualification dependent – our L2 course includes Circuit Training so you could deliver group classes).
  • Gym maintenance - cleaning of equipment and facilities, opening or closing the facility.

Become a Personal Trainer

Level 3 Personal Trainer - 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:

  • Advanced, specific exercise programming; tailored for individuals and their specific needs.
  • Offer nutritional advice to your clients.
  • Work one-to-one to provide a higher level of support to help an individual reach their goals, and create a more valuable experience in doing so.
  • Able to charge their own rates, dependent on contract stipulations.

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More FAQ's
Why Choose the Future Fit Level 3 in Personal Training?

When picking a personal training course provider, you need to make sure that they will provide you with the training you need to start a 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. Unlike other training providers, which provide their own accreditations, you’ll receive a genuine, industry-recognised accreditation from an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation.
  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 Complete Personal Training Diploma and Level 4 Total Immersion Diploma 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?


We have teamed up with respected companies to make your move from student to fitness professional even easier after completing a personal trainer qualification.

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.

Who awards this personal trainer diploma course?

The qualification you’ll receive at the end of your course will be awarded by Transcend. Transcend Awards are proud to be recognised by Ofqual as a regulated and industry specialist awarding organisation. Our courses are also fully CIMSPA approved.

Future Fit Training were the CPD launch partners with CIMSPA. Being CIMSPA certified means you will work in a respected industry, where standards are regulated, and your qualifications are valued.

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

Students who have previously completed Sports Science or Dance degrees do seem to have an advantage when it comes to studying as there are some elements that they may have touched on in their 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. It’s a comprehensive blend of e-learning and practical workshops, which we customise for each student based on their circumstances, time commitments and career goals.