Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course you gain the following qualification:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training


The Benefits

Once qualified, this qualification enables you to register with Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 3 Instructor. Work as a self-employed PT and/ or within a club. Grow your own business whilst being your own boss.

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Want to qualify as a Level 3 Personal Trainer?


Level 3 Personal Trainer 

For the level 3 personal training course you will study the following units:

Level 3 PT

  • Level 3  Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Level 3  Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Level 3  Programming personal training with clients
  • Level 3  Delivering personal training sessions
  • Level 2 Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Level 2 Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Level 2 Principles of exercise, fitness and health

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

If you already have a level 2 Gym certificate please email us a copy for verification. See all learning options below.

Are there any Prerequisites?

A Level 2 Gym certificate. This needs to be submitted on enrollment for verification.

How will I be assessed?

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

  •  multiple choice theory papers
  • Goal setting worksheets
  • Client interview & PARQ
  • Overview of client goals planned written programme for a client.
  • You are required to work with your chosen client for 8 weeks
  • Evaluation and modification summary
  • Practical observation and evaluation

N.B. You must attend an assessment days and you are required to bring along your own client / participant for the practical assessment day.

For the assessments of the multiple choice theory papers and your practical assessment you are required to book onto assessment days from the dates provided, Theory paper dates and practical assessment dates. These need to be booked 2 weeks in advance as papers are supplied by the awarding body.Your tutor will guide you on booking your assessments.

Is there a charge for re taking a part of my assessment?

There will be a £50.00 charge for all practical reassessments. Theory papers are free.

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Total Qualification Time

Certificate PT = 360 hours

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

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Blended Learning Personal Training Course

PT Certificate Blended Learning Course Cost 

The  some  units will be delivered as E-Learning. You will be given a designate tutor to support you through your learning journey. You will then attend the classroom course dates for the specific units and assessment days where you will take your multiple choice theory papers and practical assessments.  Blended learning is the way forward as it allows you to study in your own time and still have the support of a tutor via email, phone and in a classroom.

The days are spaced to ensure enough time for your to study and prepare. 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.

Contact us with any questions or just for a chat.

 PT Certificate Blended Learning Course Cost 

Price £899.00

You must already hold a level 2 gym certificate and have it verified by one of our tutors.

0% payment plans available on request.

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Peterborough – Level 3 PT course dates:

  • 13th January 2019
  • 27th January 2019
  • 10th February 2019
  • Assessment date 24th March 2019.   


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)


Personal Trainer Course

This course is for adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a Personal Trainer.


Personal Trainer

The personal trainer 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.


0% Payment plans available

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

Interested In the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Course?

Call us for a chat 0800 0433 600

Whilst studying for a higher education course I was able to par take in two Smart Qualifications, level 2 gym instructor and level 3 personal trainer, with Suzanna as my tutor. When doing these courses it was flexible and easy to work in with my other commitments with allowing me to set my own deadlines but as well as being strongly guided and instructor.

I found the courses really interesting and usefully as all the material is really detailed and I can now relate back and keep a good understanding when I have clients. Suzanna adapted around how I learn and gave me constant assistance when needed on any of the part I didn’t understand.”

Jake – Stamford

 “I cannot recommend Smart Qualifications highly enough! I completed the Level 2 Fitness Instructor course in only 2 months by taking the distance learning option. It was great for me as I was able to learn at my own pace and in my own time. I loved the Level 2 course so much I decided to start the Level 3 Personal Training course as soon as I had finished the Level 2. Suzanna was an absolute star, always available whenever I had a question (frequently!!). She also met me at a time and place that suited me to do the assessment papers. This meant that I could carry on working full time while doing the courses. The courses are detailed enough that you feel confident to train people straight away but you don’t feel bombarded by too much info. I completed the Level 3 in 3 months and 2 weeks into Personal Training I already have 5 clients!!

Tracy – Peterborough

I have attended several courses from Smart Qualifications and each one of them has been a great experience which has enriched me personally and professionally. The organisation and delivery were always spot on but what made a big difference was the tutors: friendly, knowledgeable and always available to provide support with clear explanations and practical tips from first-hand experience. Highly recommended to anybody who is serious about a career in the fitness industry.


The online support from Suzanna and Nicola was continuous throughout the course, any completed worksheets were marked and feedback was quickly returned to myself, communication was constant and time scales for completion of worksheets, assessments was made clear to ensure I kept motivated to complete required evidence.  Nicola worked around my work commitments at HMP Hewell to ensure that all theory and practical assessments could be carried out, as and when required, which was much appreciated.  I thoroughly enjoyed the distance learning Level 3 Personal Trainer experience and would recommend Smart qualifications as a valid, high quality training provider for distance learning courses.


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