Level 3 personal trainer course online
Discover what it takes to become a qualified personal trainer with this fully online PT course.
This is the UK's foremost level 3 personal trainer course, expertly delivered online. With content written and presented by leading doctors, physiotherapists, dietitians and nutritionists, learn how you can unlock your potential as a professional personal trainer.
No attendance required
Ofqual regulated qualification from YMCA Awards with CIMSPA endorsement
Achieve in as little as 6-8 weeks
This is the industry's most popular online personal trainer qualification and a must-have if you want to advance your fitness career to become a professionally recognised PT.
No job role is more synonymous with health and fitness than that of the personal trainer. The influence and importance of PTs is not just limited to the life-changing impact they have on clients they train either. It’s estimated the PT sector makes up around 13% of the wider health and fitness industry and gross revenues from personal training exceed £700m a year.
If you have your heart set on becoming a qualified personal trainer and joining the ranks of the fitness elite, there are several options available to you.
Traditionally, blended and full-time face-to-face learning were the only two credible options. Now, with the arrival of our Level 3 online personal trainer course, there’s a new, game-changing way to launch your career as a PT. You can also select this online personal trainer course when you enrol onto one of our personal training courses as a career package.
This course can be completed from wherever you are in the world and it’s structured in a way that lets you tackle things at your own pace. It’s the perfect option if time or travel is a factor and you have personal or professional commitments need to work around.
In order to start your journey to becoming a PT, you’ll need to already hold a recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor Course, which can include our Level 2 Online Gym Instructor qualification.
It would also be beneficial if you already know your way around the gym floor and you’ve had previous experience of using resistance and cardiovascular machines, as well as free weights.
Our online Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training course is CIMSPA endorsed and YMCA Awards accredited. It’s also recognised by all international employers which provides tremendous scope and opportunity for the future and your career as a PT.
All the world-class learning resources you need will be at your fingertips. These include access to our cutting-edge online platform LES, the Learner Engagement System, bespoke training manuals, video lectures, exercise demonstrations and more.
There are several natural progression routes available including the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma, Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage, and Level 4 Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance.
This qualification is fully mapped to CIMSPAs professional standards and is worth 10 CIMSPA CPD Points.
When your studies are over and you've achieved your personal trainer qualification, you'll be eligible to work all around the world. Here are just a handful of clubs some of our graduates have gone on to work in:
Our online personal trainer course has been designed from the ground up to give you the best chance of passing first time. Theory exams can be completed online and booked at a time and day that’s suitable for you. For your practical assessments, you’ll need to film yourself in a variety of gym-based scenarios, essentially demonstrating how you would perform as a PT in the real world.
Here’s a brief overview of the theoretical and practical ways you’ll be expected to demonstrate your personal training knowledge and skills: