Level 3
Diploma in Personal Training

Course Overview

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training has been designed to give you all of the theoretical and practical knowledge you need to start your career as a personal trainer. 

You will cover the following units plus much more whilst studying with The Southend Personal Trainer Academy:

Our course has also been designed to be entirely student focused. This means your course timetable, study sessions and resources have been all been designed with you in mind. 

We understand that every, single one of our students is different which is why our courses are 1-1 with a dedicated, expert tutor. You can attend as many 60 minute sessions per week as your schedule allows and your sessions are booked by you, using our online booking system. 

If you need to cancel or reschedule your session you can do it from your phone using the confirmation email for each appointment.

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Sector: Health and Fitness

Duration: 3-12 months

Final Award: Level 3 Diploma

Entry Requirements: General interest in Health and Fitness. Communication and Maths at Level 2, at least.

Based: At home and 1-1 tutorials

Price: From £2,500
(Payments in instalments available)


Course Structure

You will have to complete the mandatory nine units which include:
  1. Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise & Health
  2. Know how to support clients who take part in physical activity & exercise
  3. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  4. Principles of exercise, fitness & health
  5. Planning gym-based exercise
  6. Instructing gym-based exercise
  7. Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  8. Programming personal training with clients
  9. Delivering personal training sessions

The course will be delivered 1-1 with an expert tutor either face to face at our facility or via Skype if you choose to study from home.

You will also be expected to complete revision tasks in your own time such as reading your hard copy manual, listening to audiobooks or podcasts and watching videos covering some of the sections of the course.


Throughout your course you will need to complete the following assessments:

Level 2 Fitness Instructing Assessments:

Level 3 Personal Training Assessments:

Entry Requirements

A basic knowledge of health and fitness is highly recommended but not essential, our course does require physical exertion and fully participation is essential so a degree of physical fitness is necessary (you do not need to be a gym ninja though!)

There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and maths involved, so you should have basic skills in communication and maths at level 2 (as a minimum).


As a student of Southend Personal Trainer Academy you will gain access to the following resources to help you through your course and beyond:

Pricing & Payment

The total cost for the Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training is £1,500 and can be paid using any of the following methods:

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