Personal Training & Instruction Level 3 Diploma

Personal Training & Instruction Level 3 Diploma

Start date

Brockenhurst College - Main Site

Awarding body
YMCA Award


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Course introduction

If you want to build the skills, knowledge and competence required to work unsupervised as a personal trainer, then this is the learning opportunity for you.

This Level 3 Personal Training course follows on from the Level 2 Diploma in Exercise Health & Fitness, and gives you a solid start in this fast-paced industry.

Importantly, it will enable you to provide one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming to meet the individual needs of your clients.

You will have to work hard to succeed, but the rewards will definitely be worth it. You could even become your own boss.

Why choose
Personal Training & Instruction Level 3 Diploma?

At Brock we have a massage studio, fitness studio and gym along with a large outdoor area for specific units.

The course is taught by teachers who have run fitness clubs, worked as personal trainers and are still involved in the industry at a high level.

All tutors have a wealth of knowledge and are passionate about helping to launch the careers of the next generation of personal trainers.

Teaching & learning

You will learn through a variety of methods, enabling you to obtain a well-rounded education.

You will gain hands-on experience through practical sessions and theoretical learning through a programme of lectures. There will also be a wealth of ICT resources to help you.

In addition, you will develop your instruction and practical skills through continual workshops, peer work and reference to the latest industry standards.

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Minimum entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 and above to include:
•    English Language
•    Maths (grade 4) preferred

You must be a qualified Level 2 gym instructor and be at least 17 years old. In addition, you must have enthusiasm for exercise and fitness and attend gym or fitness classes regularly. 

Please note, equivalent qualifications will be considered for mature students.


Course structure

  • Learn about human anatomy and physiology, making you a more scientific personal training practitioner.
  • Become adept at creating personal training programmes alongside clients.
  • Explore how to apply the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme.
  • Study sports massage in order to acquire new knowledge and skills in this important area.
  • Gain confidence in leading outdoor group activities, which is one of the key things employers want to see.
  • Understand the importance of social media within business so you can promote health, fitness and your expertise.

What can I do with this qualification?

This qualification can lead to various different avenues of employment. All of these will enable you to gain a decent foothold in the industry.

Following successful completion of the programme you could find yourself working as a one-to-one personal trainer. Alternatively, you could opt to become a sports massage therapist.

Importantly, your qualification is recognised across Europe, Australia and the Far East, which means you could enjoy enhanced travel opportunities in the future.

Dates & Locations





LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time 09/09/2024 to 31/07/2025

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