Level 3 personal trainer course
Discover what it takes to become a fully qualified PT with this industry-leading course.
Take the next step towards becoming a fully qualified personal trainer with this level 3 personal trainer course. This is arguably one of the most comprehensive PT qualifications in the business.
Home study with weekend attendance
Ofqual, YMCA and CIMSPA endorsed
Work to your own timeline
Become a personal trainer with our level 3 personal trainer course. This is an industry-leading programme that is written and presented by some of the most respected doctors, physiotherapists, personal trainers, dietitians and nutritionists in the business.
With an industry worth over £5bn and more than 7,000 gyms currently operating in the UK, there has never been a better time to become a personal trainer.
Personal trainers use their expertise on a daily basis to get inside the heads of their clients, design training programmes that deliver results, and to support life-improving health, fitness and nutrition changes to their clients’ lives. Personal training is a results business and quite often, the results people achieve can be remarkable. If you feel that you have what it takes to help people to take control of their health, fitness and wellbeing, then maybe it’s time for you to step up and join the ranks?
Our programmes have been expertly designed with your continued success in mind. Our level 3 personal trainer course goes beyond the basics and our learning content, materials and support exceeds anything else on the market.
As standard, we provide you with flexible study options, practical experience in a leading gym, and bespoke learning resources designed and delivered by industry experts.
To complete this level 3 personal trainer course, you must already hold a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification. If you don’t already have this, you can complete it alongside this qualification with our essentials package.
You will also need to have a reasonable amount of experience in a gym environment, particularly with regards to using resistance machines, free weights, CV machinery and basic stretching. You certainly don’t need to be an expert!
When you choose to study with HFE you can rest assured you'll receive everything you need to succeed. On enrolment, we'll provide you with print and digital manuals, online interactive learning, an extensive range of engaging lectures presented by leading doctors, dieticians and physiotherapists, and practice knowledge tests so you can measure your own progress.
This Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is certificated by YMCA Awards and is fully endorsed by CIMSPA. On completion, you'll receive an Ofqual regulated qualification that is recognised by fitness industry employers around the world.
Once you've qualified as a personal trainer, you may want to consider specialising, or adding additional qualifications to your name. Some of the more popular programmes with our PT graduates include our exercise referral courses and sports massage qualifications.
This qualification is fully mapped to CIMSPAs professional standards and is worth 10 CIMSPA CPD Points.
Join the graduates of our level 3 personal trainer course who are now working with some of the fitness industry's leading health and leisure and physical activity employers. Many of our graduates have also gone on to start their own personal training businesses, including opening their own PT studios.
The assessments for our level 3 personal trainer course are varied and different types of assessment are used for different aspects of the course. Here’s how you’ll demonstrate your theory and practical knowledge throughout your training experience with us.
If you want more detail about how specific assessments are structured, take a look at the video below.