Gain your level 3 certificate in personal training ready to work with your own clients
Level 3 Personal Training Course – Fast track
Suitable for qualified Fitness Instructors
Our level 3 personal trainer certificate course offers the perfect stepping stone for already qualified level 2 Fitness Instructors to advance their career working as a Personal Trainer.
Taught by highly qualified Personal Trainers with years of industry experience we deliver a tailored learning experience to our students which means you get the maximum benefit from studying with us. You will gain a level 3 personal trainer certificate which is fully recognised by CIMSPA and REPs enabling you to work in the active leisure industry as a fully bona fide Personal Trainer. Most of our level 3 personal trainer course graduates choose to work in a gym or operate as a self-employed trainer running their own Personal Trainer business gradually building a lucrative client base.
Our CIMSPA and REPs recognised level 3 personal trainer certificate course teaches you advanced anatomy and physiology, client programming skills, how to deliver personal training sessions and the fundamentals of nutrition so that you are ready to practice in your own right as a Personal Trainer. All wrapped up in our excellent value study package.
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Why Choose Our Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate Course?
This is an all-encompassing Personal Trainer certificate that will enable you to gain insurance and work in a gym or freelance running your own PT business.
This course is designed for those who have completed a level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification, possibly already working in the sport and active leisure sector. It contains four theory modules and a course practical which can be evidenced by video or by attending a two day workshop.
Once your course is complete you will have gained the skills and techniques to work with your very own clients either one to one or in small groups. You will be fully qualified to conduct client fitness assessments and design and deliver effective personal training programmes enabling them to reach their goals.
Is this course for me?
You will gain your certificate in personal training and can join CIMSPA with Practitioner status and REPs as an approved level 3 Personal Trainer.
Once your personal trainer certificate course is booked we will simply arrange your enrolment and course welcome and you’re ready to start. When qualifying with us here at the Academy of Fitness Professionals there’s also the peace of mind that course materials, tutor support, workbooks, assessments and certification fees are all included as standard.
Once qualified you’ll be a fully recognised Personal Trainer and are ready to start working with your own clients.
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Our fast-track personal trainer certificate is ideal. Complete 4 theory modules online plus a video or 2 day attendance practical
If you aspire to work with your own personal training clients this is the course for you
We know that ultimately it’s the person that makes a great Personal Trainer. That’s why throughout your studies you will build your knowledge, skills and talent, step by step.
Our emphasis is on you, ensuring that during your studies you are able to develop your individual talents and interests. This means you gain your personal trainer certification with experiences you can apply directly to your own clients in the workplace. By the end point you will have the confidence to establish your own personal training business working with clients on their personal goals.
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* If you have an industry recognised level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification, or equivalent, study our fast-track route by completing four theory modules together with the course practical. ** You will need to provide a copy of your level 2 certification for verification as part of our enrolment process.
Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate
This course for already qualified Fitness Instructors develops your skills, knowledge and talent in both the theoretical and practical aspects of personal training. It incorporates anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client motivation, state of the art exercise techniques such as HIIT and functional training, designing and delivering personal training programmes and the application of nutrition. Once qualified you will be ready to work in a Personal Trainer job role or freelance setting running your very own business, ready to excel in your Personal Training career.
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
Accelerate your knowledge of the in-depth anatomy and physiology that is so key to your Personal Trainer role. Understand how this is applicable to your client based exercise programming maximising the support you offer to different clients needs.
Programming personal training with clients
Develop your skills and talents with bespoke personal training programme design, management and adaptation. Explore how this applies to specialist client groups including older adults, disabled and ante and post natal clientele.
Delivering personal training sessions
Develop the skills and attributes a Personal Trainer needs to deliver and coach carefully crafted exercise programmes to a wide range of clients.
Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
Build your knowledge of the role nutrition plays in personal training. Learn how to collect and analyse nutritional data from your clients and provide a tailored nutritional service that complements client goals.
Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate
This fast-track personal trainer certificate course comes with the choice of two study pathways so you can choose the one that suits you best.
Online Study Pathway
- Complete 4 theory modules and workbooks from home.
- Work through our step by step PT practical skills pack which you submit to us via video clips.
Practical Attendance Pathway
- Complete 4 theory modules and workbooks from home.
- Attend two personal training workshop days to develop your practical skills.
This course comes with full tutor support by phone or email. Sometimes it’s helpful to ask a question, check you’re on the right lines with an answer, or just have a quick chat and your friendly course tutor is there to lend a hand.
There are no exams involved in gaining this qualification.
Once everything is complete you will receive your level 3 Certificate in Personal Training in the post.
How to Get Started
It’s easy to book your place on our personal trainer certificate course. You can pay by debit or credit card online, or call Customer Services on 0845 270 1990.
Choose from our pay in full or three and six month flexible payment options.
Once your booking is processed we will register you as a student with the Academy of Fitness Professionals and arrange your course welcome and enrolment.
We will also ask for a copy of your level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification so please make sure this is to hand.
You can then access your course materials and start studying your personal training course.
Personal Trainer Certificate (Fast Track) - FAQ’s
The most common questions we’re asked about our Personal Trainer Course are listed here. If your question isn’t covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Why choose our Personal Trainer Certificate course?
If you are passionate about becoming a Personal Trainer this nationally accredited course offers you a gateway into a rewarding career. By the end of your course you will have gained the knowledge and practical skills to work in a Personal Trainer job role or run your very own personal training business. Whether you are looking to fast-track your learning from as little as 5 weeks of study or spread your course over a longer period your tutor will provide tailored support to help you accomplish your career goals.
- Qualify as an industry recognised Personal Trainer
- Achieve your Level 3 Personal Trainer Certification
- Gain access to CIMSPA and REPs as an industry endorsed Personal Trainer
- Start your gym based or freelance personal training career
- Build a lucrative client portfolio and grow your earnings
As you progress the course materials will help you develop your knowledge and confidence which you’ll then be able to demonstrate in the portfolio assessment.
Which certification in personal training will I achieve?
Once your course is complete you will receive the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. This nationally recognised certification also enables you to join CIMSPA and REPs at level 3 with 10 CIMSPA and 20 REPs CPD’s. You will also be able to obtain the necessary insurance to practice as a freelance Personal Trainer.
How is the course assessed?
You will compile your own portfolio of evidence by completing workbooks for each theory module which you submit to your Personal Trainer course tutor. In addition, you will either attend two PT practical workshops or develop your practical evidence via video submission. Here you will learn how to design, manage and instruct effective personal training programmes for your clients.
You can both study and complete your portfolio at a pace that’s right for you.
How will I get my personal training certificate?
Once you have received confirmation from your course tutor that you have passed your personal trainer certificate we will arrange for your certification to be processed through our awarding body.
This is a hard copy certificate with CIMSPA and REPs recognition and NCFE accreditation, which will be posted to you.
Do I need any existing skills or sports abilities?
You do not need to be of a particular fitness level or sporting ability. However, to be a successful Personal Trainer it helps if you have a genuine interest in fitness and are passionate about helping clients accomplish their fitness related goals. This course is tailored to enabling you to pursue a personal training career assisting your clients and at no time will your personal fitness levels determine your progress on this course.
What previous education is required?
To have studied one of our Level 2 Fitness Instructor courses, or have an equivalent industry recognised qualification.
How old do I need to be?
The minimum age for this course is 16.
How long does the course take to finish?
The majority of students complete this course from 6 weeks, however you have a maximum of two years to qualify enabling you to study at your own pace.
Is there any expiry date?
No. You will always have this nationally recognised NCFE fitness qualification to hand.