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Part-time Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Course Name 
Part-time Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Lightwaves - Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date September
Duration 20 weeks
Time of Day Evening
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body Active IQ
Offering Code DPL3PET1E000
Course Overview The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is aimed at Gym instructors wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as personal trainers or individuals, who already hold a gym instructor qualification, wishing to become self-employed running their own personal training business. This qualification will further develop your existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction, to enable you to pursue a career in personal training. We will also develop your key industry relevant skills such as setting up your own business, effective communication for client consultations and managing your own performance.
What you will Study • 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
How you will Learn

Based in our state-of-the-art fitness suite and teaching facilities, the course is a blend of classroom-based activities, gym/studio practical sessions and home learning. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will guide and support you throughout the course.

There will also be an element on online study.

How you will be Assessed • Multiple Choice Examination.
• Portfolio of Evidence.
• Practical Demonstration/Assignment.
• Coursework/Project.
Entry Requirements • A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing.
• The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
• There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and Maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and Maths
Attendance Expectations One evening per week for 20 weeks plus 1 weekend per month
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25

Course costs for students aged 19 or over - £TBC.

If you are aged between 19 to 23 and you have not already achieved a full level 3 (or above) qualification, then your course may be free.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.

Further Study

This qualification provides progression onto:

• Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
• Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
• Level 4 special populations-related qualifications
• Advanced Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness

Alternatively, learners may broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing onto qualifications mapping to additional branches of the Level 3 Standards, such as Exercise Referral and Leisure Management.

The qualification will provide knowledge and practical skills to enhance provision alongside other academic courses such as: National Diploma in Sports Studies, A-level PE and HND in Sport and Leisure.

Career Opportunities

Learners may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, e.g. Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practise sports massage alongside personal training in a health club environment or in their own business.

Successful achievement of this qualification will provide entry to the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as a practitioner (exercise and fitness).
To read more about CIMSPA, please visit

How to Apply

Please complete part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

For further details please contact John Heaton on 01924 789752 or

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Information last amended: 09 October 2023 09:44

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