Level 3 Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

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Park Lane Campus - A Block

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.

Course Information

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.


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

Career Progression

L3 Exercise Referral, L3 Massage or into industy.

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Course Details


18 weeks, day and evening course options

Study Type

Part time

Start Date

21/02/2024 & 09/09/2024

Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£1,495   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts

Labour Market

By 2024, the sports coaching, sports instructing, and sports officials sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 3.1%. (EMSI, 2019)

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