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Tutor coaching a student on HFE's personal training courses

Level 3 Personal Trainer Course

Discover what it takes to become a fully qualified PT with this industry-leading course

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Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

£1110.00

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

  • Course type

    Blended learning

  • Time to qualify

    8-10 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    Level 2 Gym Instructor

  • Accreditations

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

Learn More About This Personal Trainer Course

Intro

With an industry worth over £5bn, 7,000 gyms currently operating in the UK alone, and 1 in 7 adults in the UK being a gym member, the time is right now for you to become a personal trainer.

Every single day, personal trainers are on the gym floor, using their expertise to get inside the heads of clients, design programmes that work time after time, and create life-changing and often remarkable results. In the world of fitness, they are viewed as the elite in many ways, so isn’t it time to step up and join their ranks?

Our personal training course has been expertly designed with your continued success in mind, as a result, it goes above and beyond anything 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 experts including celebrity personal trainers, physiotherapists, GPs, nutritionists and dietitians.

This PT course is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by both REPs and CIMSPA. While we deliver nationwide, including Manchester, London, Glasgow and Cardiff, you can take this qualification and your PT business worldwide.

Discover more about personal training by reading our in-depth career guide or sampling our bespoke student manual online or via the HFE app.

What You'll Learn

Becoming a leading personal trainer goes quite a bit beyond counting reps and telling clients to eat a decent source of protein with a side of fresh vegetables. That may sound reductive, but to become an expert in your field, you’re going to need in-depth knowledge and specialist skills.

This is where HFE comes in. This course has been specifically designed to make you more adaptable, more marketable and more versatile than the competition. Here’s just a brief overview of what you’ll encounter on your personal training journey:

  • Level 3 Applied Anatomy and Physiology

  • Advanced Cardiovascular and Resistance Training Techniques

  • Business Acumen

  • Level 3 Nutrition

  • Functional Fitness Assessments

  • Programming and Designing PT Sessions

Plus, you’ll also learn vital goal-setting, consultation and motivational skills, and core stability and flexibility concepts.

Also available with the Premium and Master PT packages is the Advanced Trainer Module which explores increasingly popular foam rolling, suspension training and kettlebells.

How You'll be Assessed

Our personal trainer course has been split into various components giving you the best chance of passing first time and securing your first PT job in no time at all. Here’s how you’ll demonstrate your theory and practical knowledge:

  • Theory Exams

    Level 3 Applied Anatomy and Physiology and Level 3 Nutrition (70% pass mark)

  • Case Studies

    Programming Personal Training; Nutrition; and Business Acumen

  • Workbooks

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

  • Practical Assessment 1

    Perform a consultation and a series fitness assessment

  • Practical Assessment 2

    Take part in a group practical assessment

  • Practical Assessment 3

    Deliver a PT session just as you would in the real world

Entry Requirements

To embark on your personal training journey, you must be 18 years of age or older, and hold a recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification.

It’s also beneficial if you have some prior gym-based experience. So if you know your way around the gym floor and have used resistance and cardiovascular machines before, you’ll be off to a flying start.

Timetable

Before your first practical weekend, we usually recommend 6-8 weeks of home study and this is based on an hour a day.

During this period, take time to familiarise yourself with your Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology, Level 3 Nutrition and Level 3 Personal Training manuals. You’ll also find plenty of resources and video lectures, on LES (the Learner Engagement System).

  • Weekend 1

    You'll cover the ins and outs of physical measurements and active and passive fitness assessments

  • Weekend 2

    This is when you'll explore advanced core, CV and resistance techniques

  • Weekend 3

    Put everything into practice with your combined applied anatomy and physiology, and nutrition exams and practical assessments

For a comprehensive breakdown of your personal training course, call our Careers team on 0800 612 4067 or send us an email using the form above for your free study guide.

Upgrade Your Personal Trainer Qualification

Take your qualification further by combining it with others, saving money and benefiting from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.

  • Essentials

    £1595.00

    Brand new to personal training? This is the perfect starting point

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £1515.25 5% discount £79.75
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £225 and 5 x £224 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1595
    • 12 month payment plan

      1 x £113 and 11 x £112 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1595
    • Military approved

      Enhanced Learning Credits Resettlement Contact our Careers Team for more information
  • Premium

    £1995.00

    The step up. Combine Essentials with advanced techniques

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • Business Skills and Digital Marketing
    • Advanced Trainer Module
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £1895.25 5% discount £99.75
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £295 and 5 x £290 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1995
    • 12 month payment plan

      1 x £150 and 11 x £145 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1995
  • Master

    £2795.00

    Go all in. Become a fully qualified, Level 4 personal trainer

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • Advanced Trainer Module
    • Business Skills and Digital Marketing
    • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
    • Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Certificate
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £2655.25 5% discount £139.75
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £425 and 5 x £424 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £2795
    • 12 month payment plan

      1 x £213 and 11 x £212 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £2795
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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: 4 out of 5

    I found out about HFE from the colleague and didn't hesitate as it was the cheapest course I've found. Following recommendations I haven't been disappointed. We had a fantastic tutor and the whole communication was very easy.

    Keegan

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    On hands support to help me choose the course I wanted, much appreciated would highly recommend.

    Natalie Davies

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I've just completed the Level 2 Excercise to Music and I would recommend studying with HFE again. I received excellent support throughout the course from my tutor and the teachers on the day of classroom support were really helpful and friendly.

    vonniemullan

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I have just finished my level 2 gym instructor, it was very well organised and I relieved excellent support from my tutor. He was always available and regularly contacted me to help me through the course. The online content was very useful along with the theory books.

    Dalton148

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