Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based Exercise)

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-based Exercise)

Subject Area: Sports

Course Overview

Units include Anatomy and Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Safety, Supporting Clients, Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health, Practical units are based around studying instructing Gym Based Exercise, Personal Training and delivering Circuit Training and/or Spin classes (on bikes).  You will be in College for a minimum of three full days a week, with additional days taking part in relevant work experience in a Fitness setting. The programme is assessed using a variety of methods including assignments, practical performance, observations, presentations, and discussions.  In addition, there are two one hour exams and three practical assessments, which must be successfully passed to achieve this qualification.

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE maths will need to study a maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification, you will also get the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2018
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: THGD3F0

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A* - C (grade 4 and above) including English Language or achieved a Level 2 Fitness & Exercise Instruction/relevant vocational qualification at a Merit grade or above including GCSE English Language at grade C (grade 4), interview and suitable reference. 

If you achieve 4 GCSEs at grade A* - C (grade 4 and above) including English Language (and maths at grade D / grade 3) you can enrol on a one year programme with the opportunity to then progress to the second year.

Course Highlights

This study programme offers an extensive study of fitness and training with the opportunity to complete modules that will enable you to teach Circuit Training, Spinning (on bikes), Pilates & Out-door Fitness Classes; as well as working with Antenatal & Post Natal populations.

You will have the opportunity to utilise the College’s fantastic facilities, as well as local health clubs as part of your journey. Educational trips include visiting a fitness convention, EXPO and local gymnastic    

Next Steps

On completion of the programme you will be fully qualified to work as a Personal Trainer or group exercise instructor in the fitness industry. Students may also wish to consider progression onto HE courses.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2018.

For all students aged 19+ please contact info@suffolk.ac.uk 

Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuit... 


Additional Costs

Students benefit from trips that support educational attainment in year and these cost £50, which is payable at enrolment.  In addition, students will need to pay £50 for gym membership