Level 3 Exercise Programming & Coaching

Prescribe safe and effective exercise prescription for a wide range of clients. E-learning. 10 CIMPSA / 10 REPs points.

Level 3 Exercise Programming & Coaching

Included Course: Level 3 Exercise Programming & Coaching

This course is worth 10 CIMSPA CPD / 10 REPs points.

This course provides the knowledge and skills needed for safe and effective exercise prescription to a wide range of clients with different goals.

It comprises 3 parts: an advanced anatomy and physiology e-learning course, an exercise programming and coaching (personal trainer) e-learning course and a 2-day practical workshop.

Please be aware that this course is not sold independently and can only be taken as part of a diploma.

REPS 10 CPD points   CIMSPA Endorsed course

We offer more practical courses around the country and course dates throughout the year than any other provider, giving you more choice and flexibility to build a training programme to suit your needs.

To find your nearest training location and earliest course dates call our friendly Careers Advisers on 01329 829444 or 0800 458 1388.

Level 2 Certificate in Gym / Fitness Instructing


A combination of two e-learning courses followed by a 2-day practical course.


Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

An e-learning course covering:

  • The skeletal system
  • Muscles
  • Neuromuscular and endocrine systems
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Stability
  • Posture

Level 3 Exercise Programming and Coaching

An e-learning course covering:

  • The role of the personal trainer, health screening and risk stratification
  • Lifestyle evaluation and stress management
  • Behavioural management, motivation and goal setting
  • Cardiorespiratory, resistance and flexibility exercise prescription

Practical Workshop

2-day course covering:

  • Fitness testing, kinesiology and teaching techniques
  • Partner assisted flexibility
  • Applying progression and overload to cardiorespiratory and resistance programmes
  • Monitoring and coaching during cardiorespiratory and resistance exercise
  • Home training using body weight and portable equipment

"The Future Fit School of Personal Training ensured I was always looked after whilst studying with them. I received excellent support when developing my portfolio and feedback on a regular basis. I learnt exactly what I needed to on this course, to feel confident in my ability to work with others." 

There are three parts to the assessment:

  • Multiple choice exam in advanced anatomy and physiology which you will complete during the practical course
  • A portfolio of evidence based on your work with a client
  • Practical assessment where your client's presence is necessary, approximately 5 weeks after the practical course

On successful completion you will be awarded a Future Fit School of Personal Training certificate. Once you have completed the full Diploma, and if you are REPs registered, you will be awarded 10 CPD points. If you are CIMSPA registered, you will also receive 10 CIMSPA CPD points.

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