Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Course Information

  • Course Code: SC096
  • Price: £800.00

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This Level 3 personal training certification course aims to develop learners' existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to pursue a career in personal training.


What will I study?

This personal trainer qualification comprises of seven mandatory units (36 credits) 

  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health 

Learners who have achieved a QCF Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification or an NQF Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification (500/1803/6) or equivalent (Skills Active have agreed exemption for these specific NQF qualifications) will have already achieved the above three units at Level 2 and may not need to complete them again.

The following 4 units will need to be completed by all learners. 

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions
Entry Requirements

A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing in required to enrol on the course.

How will I be assessed?

The course will be delivered by distance learning which will include a mixture of e-learning, home study and in college support days.

Learners will be supplied with a course book and will be required to complete coursework and build a Portfolio of Evidence. In addition to this two Multiple Choice Exams are to be sat, as well as a Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

What can I do next?

This qualification provides progression to Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in personal training.

Learners may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, such as undertaking a sports massage course, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage therapy alongside personal training in the health club environment or own business.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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