Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training (NCFE) – September 2022

Start Date: 12 September 2022
Funding information: Free for Eligible 16-18 year olds otherwise Adult Learner Loans available, costs apply.
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This course is a progression course for students who are already working in the fitness industry and/or have studied fitness instruction at level 2. This course is designed to provide students with the skills and advanced knowledge needed to work with a range of clientele that require instruction to meet a range of needs in a different environments.

If you have a passion for physical activity, exercise have studied at level 2 in fitness industry courses, and you enjoy interacting with people with a range of needs then this course is for you. This course will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work unsupervised as a personal trainer in the sport and leisure industry.

The course is run from September – June and run over 3 days a week.

Work Experience in an active leisure environment is mandatory and 1 day a week on your timetable to allow for this.

During the course you will have the opportunity to visit different gyms and health clubs as well as meeting past students who have gone onto be very successful as Personal trainers and have worked all over the world, and will be happy to share their experiences and offer advice.

Maths and English sessions will also be part of the programme and will be integrated into lessons. For students who have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 on starting the course maths and English lessons alongside the course will be a mandatory requirement for all students that are 16-18 years of age at the start of the programme.

Course Content

The NVQ Diploma in Personal Training is designed to introduce you to a range of clients and environments you often experience when working as a Personal Trainer. This programme will look at a more advanced understanding of anatomy and physiology and the changes in physiology for the older adult, ante and postnatal client, child, the disabled exerciser and the advanced exerciser.

The course will look at the role of nutrition and the importance of a healthy diet to support training programmes designed to progress the fitness of the client. The course will also look at motivation and the part the personal trainer needs to play to keep clients engaged and on track. Personal training for many is a business and this course will look into what is needed to run a successful business.

There a 6 units that make up this qualification 6 units make up this Qualification:

  • Applied Anatomy
  • Client Motivation
  • Programming Personal training
  • Delivering Personal Training
  • Nutrition
  • Business

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course: Level 2 Diploma Instructing Exercise and Fitness (Gym) or Level 2 Certificate Instructing exercise and Fitness (ETM)

Assessment Methods

  • Written/typed assessments - Verbal assessments - Presentation assessments - Practical demonstrations - Group work activities - Online Portfolio - Case studies


Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into a range of areas to include:

  • Employment in the fitness industry sector
  • Progression onto programmes in Higher Education


£2225.00 incl VAT