Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

, Level 3
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Available at the following campuses:

What Our Students Say

“The thing I like most about the course is training in the gym and getting to know about the clients and how to professionally work with them more. When you go out there in the real world it shows you how you need to like evolve around each client, how you need to learn from the clients and how you need to adapt for them.”


Course Information


Learners that successfully complete this industry recognised qualification are able to gain access to the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory at level 3 and work in personal training. We offer a day and evening course option.


This course combines both theory and practical based work. You will have access to the college’s ECO-POWR gym environment to learn and develop the necessary skills, knowledge and behaviours to be able to work professionally in the health and fitness sector.

Course units/modules

Level 2

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise -MCQ exam.
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment- Written Tasks.
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health -MCQ exam.
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity -Written Tasks.
  • Planning gym-based exercise -Written Tasks.
  • Instructing gym-based exercise- Observation of Delivery.

Level 3

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health -MCQ Exam,
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme -Written Tasks
  • Programming personal training with clients -Written Tasks
  • Delivering personal training sessions- Observation of Delivery

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

L3 Exercise Referral, L3 Massage or into industy.

Course details

Duration: 18 weeks, day and evening course options
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 74916-01
Fees (Adult): £1,495

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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