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Level 3 Personal Training

Suitable for learners already achieving the L 2 Instructing Exercise and Fitness. This qualification gives learners the knowledge and skills to work with individuals and small groups of clients as a personal trainer.

Professional Qualification

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

This Framework includes the following components

  • Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Level 3 Diploma
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate
  • Essential Skills Level 2 - Application of Number and Communication (Can be exempt with prior achievements)


Typically, 18 months

Typical job roles
  • Personal Trainer
  • Health, fitness and performance Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
Role profile

This qualification will further develop learners, who have existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction, to enable them to pursue a career in personal training. During the qualification learners will cover the following:

  • Further knowledge of anatomy and physiology applicable to personal training.
  • Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness.
  • Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Effective communication skills for client consultations to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and strategies for change.
  • Skills to plan and conduct physical activity sessions with different types of clients in a variety of environments with a range of resources.
  • Legal and professional requirements for personal training.
  • How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis if they wish to.
  • How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance.
Delivery model: How are apprenticeships delivered?

Each learner is different, which is why we use a range of delivery options – face-to-face support, online learning – within our programmes.

  • Apprentices are supported by a Training Advisor
  • Apprentices complete work projects, applying learning to their role
  • Expert tutor supports development of skills and knowledge
  • Learning and progress is managed and tracked online

How do I get involved?

If you would like any more information please get in touch by phone, email or fill out our short contact form.

E-Mail our friendly Apprenticeships Team to find out more.

Phone 01492 543431 to speak to our Apprenticeships Team and find out more.