Personal Training Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The qualification has been designed for gym instructors wishing to work and/or seek employment in the health and fitness sector as a personal trainer where they can also apply the additional business skills and knowledge they will have achieved. It is also ideal for thosealready working in the health and fitness sector wishing to enhance their career progression opportunities

This coursewill develop your knowledge and skills in gym instruction, to enable you to pursue a career in personal training. The qualification will provide a combination of knowledge and skills to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes and personal training sessions to a range of clients.

To achieve the qualification, you must complete the six mandatory units including:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of nutrition
  • Lifestyle, health and wellbeing
  • Health and fitness behaviours in clients
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training
  • Business acumen

Assessment Methods

Assessment is through multiple choice exams, practical demonstrations and a portfolio of evidence and assignments.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could continue your studies by enrolling on either the Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral or Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy. Alternatively, you could progress to either the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Fitness Instructing or Level 4 Certificate in Strength & Conditioning. There is also an Advanced Apprenticeship in Exercise & Fitness available if you prefer to earn while you learn.

Course Summary

Course Title Personal Training Diploma Level 3
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This course has taught me a lot of useful skills like being organised to help prioritise my workload and meet deadlines and communicating effectively which is essential when coaching sports.

Alicia Dias

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