Would you like to become a Personal Trainer?

The aim of Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is to help you develop and further your knowledge and skills to a professional level in gym instruction, allowing you to become a certified Personal Trainer.

  • Age 16 or over
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification (e.g. Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction Gym/ETM)
  • Interest in personal training
  • Good communication skills
  • Gym and fitness experience

During this course you will learn:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health, and fitness
  • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
  • Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing, and common medical conditions
  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training
  • Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers
  • Blended learning course, including theory and practical assessments
  • Learn at home or face to face at one of our venues (The PEAK)
  • Coursework/Project
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment

BOOK BY: Tuesday 1 October 2024

AGE: 16 years+

COST: £1200

DURATION: Approximately 16 weeks to assessment


TOTAL QUALIFICATION TIME: 430 hours – on course learning with tutor, extra support where required, e-learning units and assessments, manual reading, completion of worksheets and LAP and assessments

Enrolment & course introductionAll learnersSunday 3 November 20249.30am-12.30pmOnline
Session 1

Theory exam & work to do for session 2 including LAP & written assessments

All learnersSunday 1 December 20249.30am-3.00pmOnline
Session 2

LAP & written assessment & work to do for session 3

All learnersSunday 8 December 20249.30am-12.30pmOnline
Session 3

PT practical, Modular Summative Training Technique assessment, consultation, and summative practical overview

All learnersSunday 15 December 20249.30am-4.00pmThe PEAK
Consultation assessmentAfter LAP marked and approvedTBC with learners in early January 2025TBC with learners in early January 2025Online or face to face with learner and client
Summative practical assessment and self-evaluationAfter consultation completed and approvedTBC with learners in early January 2025TBC with learners in early January 2025The PEAK with client

You must complete and attend all 6 sessions above

Once you have completed Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training, you can progress onto Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications in other areas such as:

• Nutrition
• Exercise Referral
• Sports Massage
• Tutoring and Assessment

For other career progression pathways, please visit Active IQ

If you are interested in this course, please click on Enquire Now above and complete our training form.

For any course enquiries, please email training@activestirling.org.uk

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are for people who are 16 or over, resident in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work.

You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further, or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are looking to progress in or change your job. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including, local colleges, universities, and private training providers.

To find out more or to apply, visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk

Please find details of Active Stirling's terms and conditions for all our Training and Learning courses and qualifications here.