Free Personal Training Diploma Course Guide
Level 3 Personal Training Diploma
Become an Advanced Personal Trainer
Gain a CIMSPA and REPs accredited, fully industry endorsed Personal Training Diploma qualification giving you the skills, knowledge and talent to work as a Personal Trainer running your very own freelance business or working in a gym based setting.
With this Personal Trainer Diploma course you will be fully qualified for a role in the fitness sector having achieved a qualification that’s nationally recognised enabling you to work with your own personal training clients. Here you will work one to one and with small groups and specialist niche markets developing client exercise, physical activity and lifestyle habits through your Personal Trainer led programme design, coaching and instruction.
Key Course Features
Fully endorsed level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma
Gain 10 CIMSPA CPD’s & join as a CIMSPA practitioner
Gain 20 REPS CPD’s & join at REPs level 3
Qualify from 12 weeks
Flexible blended learning study format
Requires access to a gym based setting
Why a Personal Training Diploma?
Many clients seeking a Personal Trainer have complex needs that require the expertise of a highly skilled, advanced Personal Trainer. This is where our Personal Trainer Diploma graduates come into their own.
This Personal Training Diploma Course enables you to work with clients seeking corrective exercise and specialist exercise programming. You’ll assist a wide range of clients and charge a premium for your service helping those with hip, shoulder and back problems to obesity and medical related issues as well as sports specific clients.
This course incorporates advanced client assessment, exercise and programme development techniques, drawn from the learning and experiences of our elite team of Personal Trainers who work at the top of the industry.
At this level our graduates typically work freelance either within a local gym setting or by establishing their own micro gym. Here they will work with a wide range of specialist clients such as; elite athlete coaching and celebrities, or providing personal training for specialist client populations such as seniors, obesity, exercise correction and rehabilitation.
Typical hourly earnings reflect the advanced skills you can offer your clients and range from £60 to £100 per hour, depending on location and the assessment work involved.
Is this course for me?
You will gain a NVQ Diploma in Personal Training and once qualified can join CIMSPA with Practitioner status and REPs as an approved level 3 Personal Trainer and will be ready to start personal training your own clients.
Once your 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.
You’ll become an accomplished master Personal Trainer ready to establish yourself and work with specialist client groups from the outset. If you’re keen on maximising your hourly rate and are particularly keen on working freelance this course is perfectly suited to you.
Personal Training Diploma – Course Overview
Personal Training Diploma - Course Fees
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training
Pay in full
A 20% saving on course fees
Pay over 3 months
£581.00 per month
Total course fees £1743.00
Pay over 6 months
£291.00 per month
Total course fees £1746.00
Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Personal Training Package
Pay in full
Saves you 20% compared to separate Level 2 & Level 3 fees
Personal Training Diploma - Course Structure
Designed to provide the ultimate in flexibility this Personal Training Diploma course is taught by blended learning, This combines on-line learning, practical workshop days and gym-based skills support to maximise your learning, developing your personal training skills ready for the workplace. This gives you the ultimate in flexibility to fit your studies into your schedule, where, when and at a pace that suits you.
Principles of exercise, fitness and health
Learn the knowledge a Personal Trainer needs to know how to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating.
Reflect on and develop own practice in providing exercise and physical activity
Gain the key skills to critique your own performance and be able to reflect on methods and ideas to improve your personal practice, further developing your business and career success for the long term.
Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation
Develop the essential health, safety and welfare knowledge enabling you to work competently in the workplace supporting a wide range of personal training client needs.
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
Get to grips with the pivotal knowledge of anatomy and physiology a Personal Trainer needs to acquire, understand and implement with their clients.
Motivate clients to maintain long term adherence to exercise and physical activity
Develop your client communication skills to deliver highly motivational training that supports long term exercise adherence and ongoing commitment to your personal training.
Evaluate exercise and physical activity programmes
Understand how to work with a wide range of clients evaluating their exercise and physical activity programmes delivering sustained personal training effectiveness tailored to client circumstances and results.
Design, manage and adapt a personal training programme with clients
Build your skills in exercise evaluation learning how to collect key client related information, conduct analysis, goal setting and review and provide effective ongoing management and review of their personal training programme.
Deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a personal training programme
Learn how to plan and prepare personal training sessions and teach individualised exercise sessions that maximise client results.
Apply the principles of nutrition to support clients goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
Develop your knowledge of nutritional principles and how to apply, monitor and adapt these to your personal training programmes.
Personal Training Diploma FAQ’s
The most common questions we’re asked about our Personal Training Diploma course are listed here. If your question isn’t covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Why choose our Diploma?
This is no ordinary Personal Trainer course. If you are serious in supercharging your career as a Personal Trainer then this is the qualification for you. As it is a broader fitness qualification it puts you in the position of training clients with varying needs as well as learning how to carve a fruitful career as a Personal Trainer.
- Qualify as an industry recognised Personal Trainer
- Gain your Level 3 Personal Training Diploma certification
- Gain access to CIMSPA and REPs as an industry endorsed Personal Trainer
- Develop advanced skills and talent to establish yourself in a freelance personal training role
- Gain the industry accredited fitness qualifications you need to start your new career
As you progress the course materials will help you develop your knowledge and confidence which you’ll be able to demonstrate in the portfolio assessment.
Which qualification will I achieve?
On successful completion of this course you will receive the NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. You will be able to join CIMSPA and REPs at Level 3, gain employment as a Personal Trainer and gain the relevant insurance to establish your very own Personal Training business.
How is the course assessed?
As part of your course you’ll compile your own portfolio as evidence to gaining this qualification. In addition you will attend practical workshops where you will learn how to design, manage and deliver effective exercise programmes for your clients. You can study and complete your portfolio at a pace that’s right for you.
Do I need any existing skills or sports abilities?
To gain our Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma qualification, it is likely that you will have a certain level of fitness. However, our courses are about training you to be an excellent Personal Trainer and at no time will your fitness level determine your progress on this personal training course.
What previous education is required?
To have studied a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course or equivalent fitness 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 12 weeks, however you have up to 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 personal training qualification to hand.
We believe it’s the person that makes a great Personal Trainer.
Our advanced Personal Training Diploma qualification will equip you with the industry knowledge, skills and confidence so you’re ready to work with your very own clients both one to one and in small groups.
You will be learning from qualified expert Personal Trainers who have many years of industry experience to share with you. What’s more your personal course tutor will oversee your progress and be on hand to support your learning journey every step of the way.