certified personal trainer courses

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training *includes emergency first aid and free CPD course*


The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer.  This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, fitness assessments, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client.  It is taught through ‘blended learning’ which is a mixture of home study (approximately 80 hours) and 5 attendance days focussing mainly on the practical aspects of the course.  The qualification is broken down into the following units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health
  • Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme
  • Client appraisal and Fitness Testing
  • Programming Personal Training with Clients
  • Delivering Personal Training Sessions
  • Advanced Training Methods
  • Training in Different Environments

The course is assessed through theory assessments, written questions, case studies and observation. It is mandatory that candidates are already qualified at level 2 (gym instructor) to achieve this qualification. On completion candidates will be awarded a Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training which will also allow them to gain entry onto The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3.


If candidates prefer, they can choose to complete this course in stages, the anatomy and physiology and the nutrition units can be done prior to attending the rest of the course as home study, this then allows the candidate to concentrate on the practical element of the course and the personal training case study.


On completion we don't leave you there, we understand that you may require help in setting up your business and building your client base, therefore we are available to offer self employment advice along with free advertising on our personal training page which attracts a number of enquiries from members of tbe public looking for personal trainers in their area.





Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (gym based) - or equivalent



On completion candidates will be awarded a Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training which will be eligible for entry onto The Register of Exercise Professionals at level 3 and 20 REPs CPD points.     


*Emergency first aid to be booked from dates advertised

*CPD courses to choose from include Suspended Bodyweight Instructor, Kettlebell Instructor, Boot Camp Instructor, Studio Resistance Instructor, Group HIIT Instructor, Studio Combat Instructor (ETM required as pre-requisite), Circuit Training Instructor, Sports Conditioning Instructor. Alternatively you have the option of completing an online workshop endorsed by AIQ in padwork training, medicine ball training, obesity myths, fuelling physical activity or powerclub training CPD course to be taken within one year of PT course start date.






PT1118A: 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th November, 2nd December 2018
PT0319A: 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 31st March 2019
PT0619A: 22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th June, 7th July 2019

PT0918: 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 30th September 2018
PT0119: 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th January 3rd February 2019
PT0419: 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 28th April 2019
PT0819: 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th August 1st September 2019
PT1119: 23rd, 24th, 30th November 1st, 8th December 2019

PT0219: 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 24th February 2019
PT0519: 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th May 2nd June 2019
PT0919: 28th, 29th September 5th, 6th, 13th October 2019

Venue: FOR ALL BOOKING DATES BEFORE SEPTEMBER 2019 PLEASE BOOK USING LINK http://www.thefitnesseducationacademy.co.uk/courses_info.php?pid=11

Price: £1333.33 plus VAT (£1600) if paid in full on booking or £1458.33 plus VAT (£1750)
Comment: Pay in full on booking or £200 deposit for payment plan options