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 CYQ 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.






PT0317: 25th, 26th March and 1st, 2nd, 8th April 2017

Venue: AYR
PT0318: 31st March, 1st, 7th, 8th, 15th April 2018
PT0718: 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 29th July 2018
PT1118A: 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 25th November 2018

PT1017A: 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th October and 4th November 2017 (Full)
PT0318A: 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th March, 1st April 2018
PT1118A: 17th, 18th, 24th, 25th November and 2nd December 2018

PT0917: 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th September 2017
PT0418: 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th April, 6th May 2018
PT0918: 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 30th September 2018

PT0218: 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 25th February 2018
PT0518: 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th May, 3rd June 2018

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