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Personal training tutor coaching a deadlift
Personal training tutor coaching a deadlift

Level 3 Online Personal Trainer Course

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Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (Online)


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  • Pay in full

    Total payable £1054.50 5% discount £55.50
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £170 and 5 x £168 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £1110

With content written and delivered by some of the best doctors, physiotherapists, personal trainers, dietitians and nutritionists, this is the most advanced online personal training course in the industry.

  • Course type


  • Time to qualify

    6-8 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    Level 2 Gym Instructor

  • Accreditations

    YMCA Awards are HFE's awarding body HFE's fitness courses and qualifications are endorsed by CIMSPA

Learn More About Our Online Personal Trainer Course


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 £650m 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.

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.

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.

Your theory exams are taken online while your practical assessment is filmed from the comfort and familiarity of your local gym. It really is a seamless and accessible experience through and through.

Our online personal trainer course is CIMSPA endorsed and YMCA Awards accredited. It’s also recognised by all international employers which provides tremendous scope and opportunity for your personal training career.

What You'll Learn

Personal trainers are recognised as experts in their fields. They have finely-tuned knowledge and specialist skills that enable them to transform the lives of clients.

Gaining this knowledge and honing these skills isn’t something that happens overnight. It requires hard work, commitment and dedication. You won’t be alone in this journey as your dedicated Learner Support Tutor will on hand via phone and email to guide you every step of the way.

Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll encounter with our online personal trainer course:

  • Level 3 Applied Anatomy and Physiology

  • Level 3 Nutrition

  • Core Stability and Flexibility Concepts

  • Programming and Designing PT Sessions

  • Advanced CV and Resistance Techniques

  • Business Acumen

You’ll also gain a firm grasp of how to effectively set goals for your clients, develop key consultation and motivational skills and be able to perform functional fitness assessments.

How You'll be Assessed

Our online personal training 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:

  • Case Studies

    Programing Personal Training; Nutrition; and Business Acumen

  • Online Workbooks

    Applied Anatomy and Physiology; Promoting Wellness; Bespoke Programme Design; and Customised Exercise Instruction

  • Practical Assessment 1

    Perform a consultation and fitness assessments on your client

  • Practical Assessment 2

    Deliver a gym-based exercise session to a small group

  • Practical Assessment 3

    Deliver an effective one-on-one PT session for your client

Entry Requirements

In order to start your personal training journey, you’ll need to already hold a recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor or a 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.

Progression Routes

Once you’ve qualified as a personal trainer the journey is far from over. Many PTs look for ways to better serve their existing clients and greatly expand the scope of those they can work with.

There are several natural progression routes available including the Level 3 Exercise Refferal Diploma, Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage and Level 4 Sports Nutrition.

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  • James Crossley, also known as Hunter from Gladiators, endorses HFE's fitness courses

    "HFE is the ultimate fitness training provider, without a doubt their personal training courses are the best in the industry."

    James Crossley

    (Hunter from Gladiators)

  • Laura Massaro is a World 1 squash player who studied yoga with HFE

    "The course has really helped me to better understand yoga so that I can improve my performance and remain World No. 1"

    Laura Massaro

    (World No. 1 Squash Player - 2016)

  • Team GB Olympic pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw is an HFE personal training student

    "HFE have produced some of the best materials I have seen in education."

    Holly Bradshaw

    (Team GB Olympic Pole Vaulter)

  • Kardy Laguda is an internationally renowned fitness instructor

    "HFE is the most professional and cutting edge fitness provider I have ever seen."

    Kardy Laguda

    (International Fitness Presenter)

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I signed up for this course as I loved Pilates and not really knowing what to expect. When the A&P books arrived I was totally out of my depth. I need not have worried, kept me on track, had regular revision sessions and was always at the end of the phone.


  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I have completed my Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology, Pilates, Nutrition and Exercise Referral with HFE this year and thoroughly recommend HFE.

    Joanna White

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    The tutor support was amazing at HFE. Janine was literally always a phone call away! You are able to schedule calls which was perfect for me and working around my two little boys.

    Kelly Powell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I had a really fantastic experience doing my Level 2 qualification with HFE at Roehampton. I've never done any form of fitness qualification before so was certainly nervous going into it...I needn't have been!

    Anna Robertson

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