Prices from
£1350
Locations
Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Guildford, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newark-on-Trent, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford
Accreditations
About this course

This Level 3 Personal Training Diploma (Practitioner) is for anyone that wants to start a career as a personal trainer that already has Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based) qualification.

Our personal trainer courses are all delivered with face-to-face training to give you the practical experience of communicating, assessing and motivating your clients. We believe that training you in a gym and studio environment, with tutors and peers, gives you the right skills and experience to start your PT career.

You'll leave this course having received the guidance and support to train clients and create advanced fitness plans over a number of practical sessions.

This course has been developed to meet the latest industry standards. It's CIMSPA accredited and is internationally recognised.

Takeaways

  • This course is delivered full-time (weekdays) or part-time (weekends/weekdays/evenings)
  • Builds on the knowledge you have learned on the Level 2 Gym Instructor certificate
  • Be able to start-up, develop and market your PT business with our business skills course units
  • Take part in inspiring practical workshops and engaging theory sessions to learn the skills and knowledge to build a longstanding career
  • Learn the skills to train clients and small groups
  • This course will qualify you to work as a Personal Trainer in a gym or self employed
  • This course includes High Intensity Training (HIIT) CPD that will give you the knowledge to plan and teach small group training sessions. A focus on HIIT and functional training will give you the skills to expand your offer as a PT. You will receive a separate certificate for this module.
  • This course includes a free one-day High Intensity Training (HIIT) CPD that will give you the knowledge to plan and teach small group training sessions. A focus on HIIT and functional training will give you the skills to expand your offer as a PT.

Offers and payment options

  • 0% finance available - spread the cost with interest free monthly payments
  • Get 10% off our full-time route when you pay in full at least 2 months before the start date
  • Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund your course and pay once you earn over £25K*
Location and dates

Birmingham

Brighton

Bristol

Cambridge

Guildford

Start date
Saturday 12 Feb 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
12 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022
19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022
05 Mar 2022 - 06 Mar 2022
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 23 Apr 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
14 May 2022 - 15 May 2022
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
Venue

Leeds

Leicester

London

Start date
Saturday 25 Sep 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
25 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021
02 Oct 2021 - 03 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021 - 24 Oct 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 23 Oct 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
23 Oct 2021 - 24 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
13 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 20 Nov 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
04 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021
11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021
18 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 8 Jan 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
08 Jan 2022 - 09 Jan 2022
15 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022
29 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022
05 Feb 2022 - 06 Feb 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 29 Jan 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
29 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022
05 Feb 2022 - 06 Feb 2022
19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022
26 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 5 Mar 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
05 Mar 2022 - 06 Mar 2022
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
26 Mar 2022 - 27 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 2 Apr 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 14 May 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
14 May 2022 - 15 May 2022
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
04 Jun 2022 - 05 Jun 2022
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 11 Jun 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
02 Jul 2022 - 03 Jul 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 9 Jul 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
30 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022
06 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 6 Aug 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
06 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022
13 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
27 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022 - 04 Sep 2022
Venue

Manchester

Start date
Saturday 5 Feb 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
05 Feb 2022 - 06 Feb 2022
12 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022
26 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
05 Mar 2022 - 06 Mar 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 11 Jun 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
02 Jul 2022 - 03 Jul 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
Venue
Start date
Thursday 16 Jun 22
Format
Classroom
£1450
Course dates
16 Jun 2022 - 17 Jun 2022
20 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
27 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
04 Jul 2022 - 04 Jul 2022
Venue

Milton Keynes

Newark-on-Trent

Norwich

Nottingham

Oxford

Course details

The course is delivered full-time or part-time at our locations around the UK.

Full-time / Weekdays

  • 12 days face-to-face tuition
  • More face to face content with two online units to study at home
  • 1 day practical assessment

Part-time / Weekends or Weekdays or Evenings

  • 7 days face-to-face tuition
  • More online course content to study at home than the full-time format to give you a more flexible learning experience
  • 1 day practical assessment
eLearning home study is supported by our Learning Support team who will provide you with revision plans, training tips and ongoing support through the Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition modules. You will also get access to our eLearning portal as soon as you book your place.

What you will learn

The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (practitioner) will provide you with a deeper knowledge of the anatomy and physiology, weight management, nutrition and advanced teaching and programming skills. After taking this course you will be ready to coach clients to reach their desired goals using sessions and programmes that you have designed.

Theory modules

  • Applied Anatomy (Level 3)
  • Nutrition to Support Physical Activity
  • Promoting Wellness Through Client Motivation
  • Bespoke Exercise Programme Design
  • Customed exercise Programme Instruction
  • Communication Techniques
  • Business Acumen for a Successful Personal Training Practice

Practical modules

  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • HIIT

Develop your skills to help clients achieve their goals

  • Provide you with the ability to train a wide variety of individuals (including those with medical conditions which effect their lifestyle and wellbeing)
  • Gain an understanding of the role digital technology can play in supporting your clients programmes
  • Use your nutritional knowledge to support your client’s physical activity and help them achieve their personal goals
  • Carry out detailed postural analysis with clients to help you to write corrective programmes to increase their function

Develop your business skills and client base:

  • Learn how to promote, market and sell your PT service
  • Understand how digital and social platforms can be used to grow your client base

Develop your communication skills

  • Learn how to communicate with clients effectively to promote wellness and exercise
  • Understand how rapport and soft skills can be used to motivate and change your clients behaviour

How you are assessed

Your assessments will include:

  • Practical
  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Case studies
  • Knowledge question worksheets

What you will qualify with

This combined course is accredited and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and will give you a total of:

  • 10 CIMSPA points

The certificates you will receive are:

  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner)
  • YMCAfit HIIT

Who can do this course

  • Anyone over 16
  • You will need a current Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based) qualification
How to book

Call us on 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) to book your course or fill out our request a call back form.

Financial support

If you are over 19, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that could help cover the cost of the course. Find out if you are eligible.

When you book your course with an Advanced Learner Loan, you'll need to pay an upfront payment of £250 which is refunded upon receipt of full funding. If eligible, you will be entitled to a maximum loan of £1,417.