About this course

To advance your skills as a Personal Trainer, you need this qualification. The Level 3 Certification in Personal Training can be taken on its own, or it forms part of the Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training – our most popular course at Premier Global.

The course programme for the Level 3 Certification in Personal Training has been developed over 20 years and reflects the needs of the very best and most accomplished PTIs. Personal training requires considerable and expert knowledge of the human body and how it works, and this excellent and in-depth course provides that. It will also allow students to apply that knowledge to exercise routines and programmes, and gives them effective methods to inspire and motivate others.

Want to learn more about starting your personal training career? Read our in-depth guide on becoming a personal trainer.

Entry Requirements

This is not a course for beginners. To enrol on it, you will need a Certificate in Fitness Instructing – or another suitable Level 2 qualification. Other entry requirements are that students must be at least 16 years of age, and have a reasonable level of fitness. Students must also have reading, writing and numeracy skills.

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Key Features

  • This course is considered ‘best in class’ in the Personal Trainer arena.
  • If studying on a full-time basis, students could gain this qualification within just three weeks.
  • On successful completion of the course, students will be qualified to join CIMSPA as a Certified Personal Trainer
  • Students receive industry leading learning materials.

Why choose this personal training course?

  • Gold standard in the health and fitness industry
  • Qualify as a personal trainer in just 4 weeks (part time options available)
  • 0% interest-free credit options and funding available


Assessment for this certificate includes practical assessments, multiple choice theory exams and a number of worksheets.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Personal Training will gain these qualification, accredited by ActiveIQ:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Key Skills Required

Because of the nature of this course, students should be reasonably fit and have a keen interest in the fitness and personal training industry. This is a top line course so a good level of commitment and enthusiasm is required.

Course Costs

Costs do vary depending on location and which venue students are attending for the face-to-face training. Call us on 020 3811 0842 for more details.

Career Opportunities

Once successfully completed, you will be able to work as a Level 3 Personal Trainer – either on a freelance, self-employed basis or as an employee in a gym.

Further Learning Opportunities

Stretch yourself and go beyond what you’ve already mastered with our NASM further learning courses. Develop your ability and take your career to the next level with our NASM Certified Personal Trainer Course (NASM-CPT), equivalent to a Level 4 Qualification and become an Elite Trainer. This is the most popular qualification in the US and will also enable you to work there should you choose to do so.

Enhance your earning potential further by adding Advanced Specialisms to your portfolio. We recommend the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialism (NASM-PES) and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialisms. Both these courses will help you get to the pinnacle of the profession.

The course content for the Certificate in Personal Training covers:

  • Introduction to Personal Training
  • Advanced anatomy and physiology
  • Health and fitness appraisal
  • Dynamic fitness testing for power, muscular strength, endurance and flexibility
  • Core training, and programme design for hypertrophy, strength, power and aerobic fitness
  • Postural assessment and corrective exercise
  • Integration of functional training options
  • Nutritional advice for physical activity – including pre and post exercise nutrition and weight management
  • How to identify the health needs of different communities and promote healthy living to meet those needs
  • How to support individuals to make activity and lifestyle changes
  • Communication and motivational strategies
  • Personal training outside the gym
  • How to run a successful PT business

To make this course as accessible as possible and to cater for the individual needs and particular circumstances of students, this course is available in a number of different formats. We can provide flexible options to help students who have time constraints and other commitments – depending on your chosen option, the course can be completed within three weeks. Students will need access to the internet to complete this qualification as both weekend and weekday formats include home and online study elements.

  • Full-time (weekday) – 5 days live, face-to-face training and structured home/online study spread over three weeks
  • Part-time (weekend) – 5 days live, face-to-face training spread over five weekends, and structured home/online study

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