Personal Training Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: S108
  • Duration: 18 weeks
  • Validated by: ACTIVEIQ
  • Study mode: Part Time

This qualification is aimed at learners wishing to become a Personal Trainer who already hold the pre-requisite of Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise).  In addition to the planning and instruction of both Gym-Based and Personal Training programmes learners will cover a rich variety of topics including nutrition, anatomy and physiology for exercise.

What will I study?
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise 
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Delivering personal training sessions
Entry Requirements

Entry criteria includes 3 x GCSE's Grade D, a successful interview and induction, which will include an assessment day and completion of set tasks and activities.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through work booklets, observations and 4 multiple choice examinations

What can I do next?


Learners can progress to Sport related degree courses at the University Centre at Blackburn College, or to a whole range of other related degree courses at leading institutions in the United Kingdom. Some learners also progress directly into employment within the Sport sector.


Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Fitness Instructor

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 38-40 hours per week

If you are keen on health and fitness and enjoy meeting different people, this could be ideal for you.

To be a fitness instructor, you could complete a recognised qualification before starting work. Or you could start as an assistant instructor and complete on the job training.

To become a fitness instructor, you will need to be outgoing and friendly. You’ll also need to motivate and inspire people.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Personal Trainer

  • £
    + starting salary
  • Variable hours per week

If you are keen on health and fitness and you would enjoy working with a variety of different people, this job could be ideal for you. Personal trainers help their clients achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

To become a personal trainer you would first need to be a fitness instructor with a high level of experience and recognised qualifications.

You will also need good 'people' skills and an outgoing, friendly personality. A knowledge of the way the body works is important too.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Sports Development Officer

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 35-40 hours per week

Sports development officers organise sports based projects and training to encourage people to take part in sport and to have a healthier lifestyle. Their aim is to make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy sport. If you are enthusiastic about sport and you have great communication and leadership skills, then this could be the role for you. You will also need strong organisational skills and the ability to manage projects and budgets. To get into this work you’ll need to have knowledge and experience of how to encourage people to take up sport. Many sports development officers also have a degree or equivalent, in sports development or sports coaching. If you are able to show that you have relevant experience, you may not need a degree. You can often get experience by volunteering for local sports projects.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire