Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) 

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course you gain the following qualification:


  • Level 3 Diploma Personal Training (Practitioner) 

The Benefits

The Level 3 Diploma Personal Training (Practitioner) is the most has been designed to ensure you are qualified with the most uptodate knowledge and skills. This qualification enables you to register with Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 3 Instructor.

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Want to qualify as a  Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) ?

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner)

During the course you will study the following units:

  • Level 3  Applied Anatomy and physiology
  • Level 3 Promoting wellness through client motivation and interaction
  • Level 3  Bespoke exercise programme design
  • Level 3  Customised exercise programme instruction and communication techniques
  • Level 3 Nutrition to support physical activity
  • Level 3 Business acumen for a sucessful Personal Training Practice

Successful achievement of all units must be achieved for the full qualification

N.B. If you qualified in the QCF Level 2 Certificte in Fitness Instructing – Gym we are still using the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Pathway too, so just let us know which Gym certificate you have when you enquire.

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Are there any Prerequisites?

You need to have a level 2 Certificate in Gym qualification  to enrol onto this course.  If you need to achieve the Gym qualification have a look at our Gym course page by clicking here.

This course is for learners aged 16 +

How do I book?

Stage 1. You can either complete the contact form by clicking here  ,or you can scroll down the page and click on the book course which will open up a new page. Once we have received your contact information we will email the enrolment documents to complete.

You can also telephone and we will start the process by emailing you the documents.

Stage 2. Once we have received all documents and payment you will receive the resources for the course. This will take approximately a week to process. If you would like to use our interest free payment plan please ask as details will then be emailed to you.

Stage 3. You can start learning once you have received all resources. You will  be guided how to start and what is required. You will be provided with your tutor contact details.

Stage 4. You will be emailed the course schedule which will give you the venue address and requirements.

We are happy to answer any questions you have so please do ask.

Total Qualification Time

367 hours

This is an estimate of the total amount of time this qualification will take to achieve.

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Blended Learning Course Stages

Stage 1 –Once you have enrolled onto the course you will be provided with your learning resources. This process can take up to 5 working days to process.

Stage 2 –The schedule for your classroom training days will be emailed to you. You will also be provided with your tutor details who will contact you.

Stage 3 –You can start working through the learning resources and study where you feel comfortable. Using the hard copy manuals will allow you to make notes as you work.

Stage 4– You will attend the scheduled training days where the tutor will guide you through all the skills you require to complete your assessments.

Stage 5 When you are ready we will provide you with a list of assessment dates for the theory papers. You can then choose the dates you wish to attend from the list. We offer weekday and weekend choices. The practical assessments will be arranged on the course with your tutor.

Stage 6 – Once all units have passed and your work has been through our quality assurance process your certificate will be requested from the awarding body. Once we receive your certificate we will post to you. Once you are qualified you can start working as a Personal Trainer.

We look forward to supporting you through your learning.

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the qualification you must complete and pass the following:

  • Learner Assessment Record
  • Assessment Workbook
  • Multiple Choice Theory paper
  • Practical examination
  • Portfolio of evidence

There is no charge for reassessments 

Blended Learning  

              Blended learning consits of remote learning and face to face learning. You can start studying at home once enrolled!

As we are in an unsettled climate presently with COVID 19 you can book and get units completed with remote tutor delivery and support 

You can then book onto the face to face training days and assessment days smile  from a selection of dates that will be emailed to you.

Contact us with any questions or just for a chat.

Blended Learning  

Once enrolled you will be provided with all your course resources and revision aids. This is a great way to learn as you are working to set dates in a set time frame. You will meet new friends and be able to share your experiences in a confidential environment. You will be supported by your tutor during your learning journey. The days are spaced to ensure enough time for you to study and prepare.

Choose the start date below for the classroom days were you will study with a tutor.

Contact us with any questions or just for a chat.

September 2020 Dates

The 3 Level 3 PT dates you will attend are: 

  • 5th September 2020
  • 26th September
  • Assessment to be arranged on the course 


October 2020 Dates

The Level 3 PT dates you will attend are: 

  • 17th October 2020
  • 24th October
  • Assessment to be arranged on the course 


November 2020 Dates

The Level 3 PT dates you will attend are: 

  • 21st November 2020
  • 22nd November
  • Assessment to be arranged on the course 

Blended Learning Cost


Regular Course Price £899.00 


0% payment plans available on request.

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Awarding body / REPs CPD

SMART Qualifications is an approved training provider for YMCA Awards and Active IQ. On achieving the assessment process and the quality assurance process is completed your nationally recognised certificate will be processed. On certification you can gain entry to the Registered Exercise Professional (REPs) register at Level 3 and is worth 20 Continual Development Points (CPD)



Level 3 Diploma Personal Training (Practioner)

This course is for adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a Personal Trainer who already have a L2 Gym Certificate. This course will provide you the most up-to-date qualification at the end of your journey.


Level 3 Diploma Personal Training (Practioner)

The personal trainer practitioner qualification allows you to run your own self-employed personal training business. Work in gyms, out doors, at home, abroad, a fantastic certificate that will open many doors.


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Spread the cost with 0% financing. Credit subject to application and status.

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Interested In the Level 3 Diploma Personal Training (Practioner)?

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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practioner)

You will cover:

  • Anatomy and physiology knowledge as applicable to personal training.
  • Nutrition and its application to support a client’s health and physical activity programme
  • Health and wellbeing and factors that affect this
  • Effective communication during client consultations to promote and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and long term change
  • Designing and planning effective Personal Training sessions for a range of clients in different environments
  • Executing effective physical activity sessions for a range of clients in different environments
  • Professional practice and legal requirements for Personal Training
  • Business acumen for working in both an employed role and for self-employment
  • Self-evaluation and professional development

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