Fitness Instructing & Personal Training - Level 3 Diploma



What Is Level 3 Fitness Instructing & Personal Training?

The Fitness Instructing & Personal Training Level 3 Diploma is designed for anyone with a passion for fitness and helping others achieve their goals. The Level 3 Diploma will give you the skills, knowledge and experience you’ll need to work as a fitness Instructor or personal trainer in a gym or health club.

Throughout the qualification you will study anatomy and physiology and the principles of exercise, fitness and health, alongside health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment.

You will then focus on the planning of training programmes and session plans and instructing gym-based exercises as well as learning about applying the principles of nutrition. The Fitness Instructing & Personal Training Level 3 Diploma will enable entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 3 Fitness Instructor.

On completion of your Fitness Instructing & Personal Training Level 3 Diploma you will also have lots of opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge further by completing the Active IQ Level 4 Strength & Conditioning Certificate with is at PT & Nutrition Education. You may also work towards completing a Foundation Degree in sports and exercise.

Course Details

The course is split into 10 units, each containing their own unique assessments, assessment methods and criteria.

  1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  2. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  3. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  4. Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  5. Planning gym-based exercise
  6. Instructing gym-based exercise
  7. Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  8. Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  9. Programming personal training with clients
  10. Delivering personal training sessions


Portfolio of Evidence

Practical Demonstration



Multiple choice exam

Career Progression

This qualification provides progression to the Level 4 Strength & Conditioning Certificate.

Learners may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, like Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside personal training in the health club environment or own business.

Alternatively, learners may broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing onto qualifications mapping to additional branches of the Level 3 Standards, such as Exercise Referral and Leisure Management.



Includes Registration & Certification.

Flexible payments options are available such as paying in installments or the Advanced learner Loan.

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