Personal Training Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This qualification has been designed for gym instructors wishing to find 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.

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.

Units may include:

  • 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 a Diploma in Exercise Referral or Sports Massage Therapy. Alternatively, you could progress to either the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Fitness Instructing, Level 4 Certificate in Strength & Conditioning or study a degree in Sports Coaching at the University Centre Somerset. There is also a Higher Apprenticeship in Exercise & Fitness available if you prefer to earn while you learn.

Course Summary

Course Title Personal Training Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need to have completed the Level 2 Diploma in Fitness Instructing (Health & Fitness) and entry is subject to a successful interview.

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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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