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Tutor coaching a student on HFE's personal training courses
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

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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 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 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 of fitness assessments

  • 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 hold a recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification. This can either be obtained via blended learning or as a part of our online personal trainer course.

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 See more

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


Courses
Advanced Trainer Module

This CPD program provides the perfect opportunity for personal trainers and other fitness instructors to add a new dimension to their training. The Advanced Trainer Module brings together kettlebells, suspension training and foam rolling (also known as self-myofascial release) together into one great package.

Guided by a bespoke digital manual and expertly-delivered video demonstrations of kettlebell, suspension training and foam rolling techniques, you’ll be given a wealth of inspiration in order to create new and exciting sessions for your clients.

Business Skills and Digital Marketing

To become a successful personal trainer, you’ll also need to be effective at promoting and managing your exercise and training services. It’s not just about having the right exercise and nutritional strategies; a strong sense of business acumen is a must in today’s fitness industry.

Our Level 3 Award in Business Skills is an essential course if you’re looking to develop your own fitness business, including becoming a self-employed personal trainer. This qualification covers a broad range of contextual subjects, including basic principles of accounting, bookkeeping, legal obligations, business planning, marketing and promotion, including digital and social media marketing and consumer behaviour. You’ll also get expert advice on your running your own business from those who have already walked this path.

Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes

Premium

£1995.00 See more

The step up. Combine Essentials with advanced techniques


Courses
Advanced Trainer Module

This CPD program provides the perfect opportunity for personal trainers and other fitness instructors to add a new dimension to their training. The Advanced Trainer Module brings together kettlebells, suspension training and foam rolling (also known as self-myofascial release) together into one great package.

Guided by a bespoke digital manual and expertly-delivered video demonstrations of kettlebell, suspension training and foam rolling techniques, you’ll be given a wealth of inspiration in order to create new and exciting sessions for your clients.

Business Skills and Digital Marketing

To become a successful personal trainer, you’ll also need to be effective at promoting and managing your exercise and training services. It’s not just about having the right exercise and nutritional strategies; a strong sense of business acumen is a must in today’s fitness industry.

Our Level 3 Award in Business Skills is an essential course if you’re looking to develop your own fitness business, including becoming a self-employed personal trainer. This qualification covers a broad range of contextual subjects, including basic principles of accounting, bookkeeping, legal obligations, business planning, marketing and promotion, including digital and social media marketing and consumer behaviour. You’ll also get expert advice on your running your own business from those who have already walked this path.

Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes

Master

£2795.00 See more

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


Courses
Advanced Trainer Module

This CPD program provides the perfect opportunity for personal trainers and other fitness instructors to add a new dimension to their training. The Advanced Trainer Module brings together kettlebells, suspension training and foam rolling (also known as self-myofascial release) together into one great package.

Guided by a bespoke digital manual and expertly-delivered video demonstrations of kettlebell, suspension training and foam rolling techniques, you’ll be given a wealth of inspiration in order to create new and exciting sessions for your clients.

Business Skills and Digital Marketing

To become a successful personal trainer, you’ll also need to be effective at promoting and managing your exercise and training services. It’s not just about having the right exercise and nutritional strategies; a strong sense of business acumen is a must in today’s fitness industry.

Our Level 3 Award in Business Skills is an essential course if you’re looking to develop your own fitness business, including becoming a self-employed personal trainer. This qualification covers a broad range of contextual subjects, including basic principles of accounting, bookkeeping, legal obligations, business planning, marketing and promotion, including digital and social media marketing and consumer behaviour. You’ll also get expert advice on your running your own business from those who have already walked this path.

Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

With this qualification, you’ll be able to work with an expanded range of clients, helping them manage chronic illnesses and conditions like asthma, obesity, arthritis and diabetes.

As the name suggests, the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma enables you to get involved with exercise/GP referral schemes and work alongside various public and private health organisations referring clients.

The course tackles a wide-range of subjects, including professional practice, pathophysiology of various conditions, programming exercise for medical conditions, the role of medications, and assessing and monitoring referred clients. To really bring the subjects to life, your learning will be enhanced by a range of extensive video lectures presented by a leading GP who is well-versed with exercise referral.

Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes

Obesity and diabetes are two of the UK’s most prevalent medical conditions and they affect millions of people. The NHS is being stretched like never before by these conditions and exercise professionals are well-placed to play a key role in fighting this epidemic.

Our Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Certificate will enable you to work side by side with members of the medical community to change both the quality and longevity of people’s lives.

The entirety of this course can be completed from the comfort of your own home. Your learning is enhanced by a wealth of print and online resources, including video lectures presented by a leading doctor, unlimited tutor support and information-rich training manuals.

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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

    Lindsay was my tutor who literally was there for me at any given moment to help me when I needed it, even calling to check all was ok if she hadn’t heard from me, which just shows they really care about student!

    Kimberley Badat

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    My assigned tutor Martyn was absolutely fantastic. He contacted me by phone periodically to see how I was doing which was great. He responded swiftly to all my queries. I couldn't have asked for any more.

    Hoffman172

  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    I have just qualified as a Pilates instructor this morning and would like to take this opportunity to thank Stacey Agnew for her support and having the skill to make you at ease.

    Yolande

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Training to teach Pilates with HFE was a good experience. I really enjoyed the course- great tutors, great support and well-structured learning pathways...

    Foreverfit

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