Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise) - Level 3

Course Code: TS1FE137


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
12/01/2022Bispham Campus15 WeeksApply
01/09/2022Bispham Campus15 WeeksApply

Course Overview

Want to be a personal trainer, changing lives?

All students who successfully complete this course are guaranteed a job interview!

The Active IQ Level 3 Personal Training Diploma is REPS/CIMSPA accredited and has been designed to provide candidates with the knowledge and skills to work in this field.

This course features a range of ActiveIQ eLearning activities and B&FC tutor-led workshops getting you ready to build a sustainable and rewarding career.

You will be provided with further details and a programme timetable at interview.

The majority of this course takes place online with you learning through a variety of digital activities.

Entry Requirements

This course is for students aged 19 and over looking for a career in health and fitness.

  • You should have - or be working towards - Level 2 Maths and English. 
  • Experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights, is highly recommended.
  • It is essential you have a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology
  • You must already have a good level of fitness since the course is physically demanding and participation is essential.

Prior to enrolment all applicants will be required to undertake an interview and assessments.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This programme will be underpinned by individual/self-study time out of the College learning environments.

eLearning plays a major part in your development and achievement and will be accessed via our virtual learning environment.

We also use a range of on-line apps to support, enhance and motivate learning. Your tutors will be support you with new technologies used in the classroom. Your tutors will support you in preparing for your examinations alongside your own responsibility for your learning.

Students will be expected to undertake a minimum of 200 hours’ independent study.

At Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and for some it may be a return to education following a break from formal learning. Our tutors will work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn.

One key teaching and learning method is the delivery of practical workshops. These may be scheduled on Wednesday evenings, weekends or other times dependent on requirements. The course tutor will provide more details at interview. 

Your tutors will ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practice the skill. You will work collaboratively with your peers in group work, presentations and within practical sessions.

There will also be visits from local gym managers who recruit personal trainers providing advice and support about how to gain employment and opportunities for progression in the field.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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