Course Details

  • If you love all things health and fitness, and would like to earn a living and forge a career in the fitness industry, a Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification is the ideal course to turn your passion into a rewarding job.

    You’ll develop all the skills, knowledge and competence you’ll need to work as a fully qualified personal trainer, with a qualification that is recognised and approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). This will enable you to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming, specific to the individual needs of your client.

    As part of this Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification, you’ll study four core units. These cover anatomy and physiology for exercise and health, how to apply the principles of nutrition, how to create a programme of personal training for your clients, and how to effectively deliver one-to-one sessions.

  • To be eligible for this Level 3 course, you’ll need to already hold a Level 2 Fitness/Gym Instructors award. Other sports awards cannot be accepted. We’ll ask you to pass some basic English and maths tests when you apply too.

    You’ll also need to have a good level of physical fitness for this practical course, along with excellent communication and motivational skills, the ability to work independently and the ability to build a good client rapport.

  • Your assessment for this course will be made up of a number of different methods, including: multiple choice theory tests on anatomy and physiology and nutrition; the completion of an 8 week client programme and detailed programme cards; practical assessments; case studies and worksheets.

  • With this Level 3 ActiveIQ Personal Trainer Award, you’ll have the REPs industry-recognised qualification you need to work in a gym or health club environment and start training clients right away. You’ll be able to follow your own career path in the industry, and work to your own schedule.

    You might also want to advance your knowledge and expertise further, with a specialist course like Exercise Referral at The Manchester College, or by enrolling on a foundation degree with us in a sports related subject. The choice is yours!

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  • The current fees for this course are a £180 deposit plus £1,417.

    There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees. Find out more about the different help you could receive on our fees, finance and funding page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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