Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) 

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course you gain the following qualification:


  • Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) 

The Benefits

Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)  has been designed to ensure you are qualified with the most uptodate knowledge and skills.  This course includes the L2 Gym and L3 Personal Training elements. This qualification enables you to register with Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 3 Instructor.

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Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)

During the course you will study the following units:

  • Level 2 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness instructors
  • Level 2 Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise enviroment
  • Level 2 Lifestyle and health awareness management
  • Level 2 Gym -based programme planning and preparation
  • Level 2 Gym – based programme delivery and professional instruction
  • 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

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Are there any Prerequisites?

None. 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 smile

Total Qualification Time

578 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.You will start with the Level 2 Gym elements of the course.

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. 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 theory papers. We offer weekday theory paper assessment times and weekend theory paper times.  You can then choose the dates you wish to attend from the list to take the theory papers. For practical assessments these will be arranged from a list of dates provided.

Stage 6 – Once all units have passed for the level 2 Gym elements you move onto the level 3 PT elements. You are issued with the Level 3 PT learning resources and you attend the scheduled L3 PT training days. The above process from stage 4 continues.

Stage 7 –Once you have passed all elements for the Diploma 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.

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 Records
  • Assessment Workbooks
  • Multiple Choice Theory papers
  • Practical examinations
  • Portfolios 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.

July 2020 Dates


The  Level 2 Gym dates you will attend are: 

  • 5th July – remote learning
  • 11th July – remote learning
  • 2nd date to be arranged – Practcial training in the gym
  • Assessment day arranged on the course

The 3 Level 3 PT dates you will attend are: 

  • 26th July 2020
  • 2nd August
  • 9th August
  • Assessment to be arranged on the course
August 2020 Dates


The  Level 2 Gym dates you will attend are: 

  • 22nd August  – remote learning
  • 23rd Auguat – remote learning
  • 2nd date to be arranged – Practcial training in the gym
  • Assessment day arranged on the course

The 3 Level 3 PT dates you will attend are: 

  • 17th October 2020
  • 24th October
  • 31st October
  • Assessment to be arranged on the course

Course Cost

Regular Course Cost £1299.00 

0% payment plans available on request.

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Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and 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. This course will provide you the most up-to-date qualification at the end of your journey.


Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and 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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I really enjoyed the training with SMART Qualifications to become a Gym Instructor.  I really liked the tutor’s style with a blend of professionalism and efficiency whilst building a good rapport with the learners.  The venues were comfortable and very accessible.  The balance between practical, classroom and self study was good.  All questions were answered in a timely manner and the process from enrolling to receiving my certificate was well supported.  I will study with SMART Qualifications again!


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Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practioner)

You will cover:

  • Anatomy and Physiology required when exercise programming and design for a range of clients
  • Importance of professionalism, customer service, effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of commonly occurring medically controlled diseases and health conditions
  • Health and safety requirements for the exercise environment
  • How to gather and analyse client information and establish their current health and fitness status
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise
  • How to design and deliver a health and fitness programme suitable to an individual’s  specific goals and level of fitness
  • How to plan and conduct physical activity sessions within a variety of environments
  • How to provide nutritional advice for physical activity based on a client’s needs
  • How to prepare for employment, as a personal trainer, on either an employed or self-employed basis

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