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Level 3 / Personal Trainer (including Nutrition)

Who is this course for?

As the UK Fitness Industry continues to grow so does the demand for skilled and motivated Personal Trainers. This course will enable you to become a qualified Personal Trainer and work with clients in a 1 to 1 setting, either in a Health Club or on a freelance basis. The course will provide you with all the skills and knowledge you need to effectively prescribe exercise to clients, in different environments, with different goals and with a variety of fitness levels

Successful achievement of the qualification will allow the learner to gain employment within an organisational setting of alternatively in a self-employed environment. It also provides access to The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3.

You must have a Level 2 Gym Instructor certificate to register for this course, if you do not have the L2 but have other qualifications, please email us

Course Content

There are two units to the PT certificate:

Level 3 Programme and deliver PT to clients - this unit includes- advanced anatomy and physiology to include; bones and joints, the heart, muscles and their actions, components of fitness. Plus how to plan and teach a safe and effective progressive gym session specific to a client goals, to include a variety of CV and Resistance training systems and stretching techniques. You will learn how to analyse a clients health and fitness status through a range of fitness related tests including; Blood Pressure, Body Composition, Cardiovascular Fitness, Range of Movement, Muscular Fitness and Anthropometric measurements.

Level 3 Nutrition and Weight Management - you will learn about nutrition and its relationship to good health. You will be able to identify nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and offer clients nutritional advice, highlighting the importance of exercise and energy balance for weight management. You will be able to recommend sensible healthy eating strategies and modify recipes and diets for a variety of needs.

Course Structure

The theory units are delivered through a variety of lectures and class discussions and are supported by PowerPoint presentation and student handbooks.

The practical unit is delivered in the gym area in the form of teaching workshops and practical experiences. Both sessions are supported by fully illustrated handbooks from ACTIVE IQ.


Theory - Two of the theory units are assessed by an externally set multiple choice exams. There are 40 questions on each exam and you must get at least 28 correct answers on each to pass. (L3 Anatomy and Physiology / L3 Nutrition). You will receive you result within 24 hours of taking the exam.

The remaining theory units are assessed by an externally set worksheets; you complete the answers throughout the course and submit to your tutor for assessment.

Case Study - you are required to work with a friend/colleague or family member to build a progressive training programme in accordance with their goals, including nutritional recommendations. After leading tem through the programme you need to evaluate the programme and amend as appropriate. At the end of the course you will need to bring a client to the training venue to evidence your practical personal training skills A trained assessor will monitor your performance against set criteria that you will have become familiar with during the course. Following a short evaluation, you will receive your result.

Additional Information

Course costs include handbooks, ACTIVE IQ Certificate and all assessment materials. Home working is required. 20 REP’s points - This course enables you to register on REP's at Level 3 - Personal Trainer.


You must have already completed a REP's Level 2 Gym Instructors course to access this training.


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Course Cost



For both Level 2 Gym and the Level 3 Personal Trainer course the cost is £1295, however, if you book both L2 and L3 together, the cost is reduced to just £1100.

We have various payment options available, please enquire.


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Entry Requirements

To register on this course you must be in possession of a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction - GYM.

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