Personal Training Diploma Level 3

This VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is CIMSPA (formally REPS) accredited which gives national and internal recognition. This course is an ideal 3rd year of study at completing the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Physical Activity. The course runs in our newly opened fitness suite on the Lewes Campus where learners will have exclusive use of classroom and practical facilities. Opportunities for work experience and supporting other users of the gym are available and encouraged.

This qualification is designed for those who are:

  • This qualification is designed for learners who want work as a Personal Trainer in the Sport and Active Leisure sector. This qualification is aimed at learners that are not currently in the role and those that may go on to be employed, or self-employed, as a Personal Trainer.
  • Learners must have achieved a suitable Level 2 Fitness or Gym Instructing qualification before enrolling into this qualification.
  • Aged 16+
  • Learners who wish to undertake this qualification must also achieve the VTCT (ITEC) Level 2 Award in Infection Prevention (COVID-19) for Sport and Fitness Sessions qualification or a regulated equivalent.




Level 3

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Options Course Code Starts Ends Days From To Standard Fee
enquire apply 60215-01 04/01/23 12/07/23 Wednesday 09:00 17:00 £2225

What will I study?

During this course you will learn the essential skills and in-depth knowledge you need to be able to put together comprehensive training programmes for clients. You will use your passion for exercise to understand the principles fitness so that you can passion your knowledge to others. You will learn how to conduct fitness testing and learn a range of advanced fitness techniques. Theory and practical sessions will take place in our fully-equipped gym, where you will be able to consult with clients about their fitness goals, and then create and deliver training and fitness programmes to meet their needs. Units you will cover during the course include:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals
  • Designing and delivering personal training programmes
  • Nutrition for exercise, fitness, health and wellbeing
  • Business awareness and acuity for personal trainers

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

Minimum five grade 9 (A*) - 4 C at GCSE. You must have completed the Level 3 in Sport & Physical Activity.

How will I be assessed?

To be awarded this qualification, learners must successfully achieve the following assessments: • External theory examinations • Practical observations • Portfolio of evidence

What qualification will I achieve?

VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

What can I do after completing this course?

This qualification is fully endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a fitness instructor and become a member of the chartered institute for the management of sport and physical activity (CIMSPA). As a personal trainer, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

  • Commercial gyms
  • Public leisure centres
  • Specialist personal training studies
  • Independent/self-employed/mobile/home-based training settings
  • Private health and fitness clubs
  • Armed forces
  • HM prison service
  • Cruise liners
  • Television, media and fitness

Are there any extra costs?

You will be required to purchase the fitness instructing kit package approximate cost of £60.