Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Start your coaching career with the foundational Qualification for all aspiring Personal Trainers. This course includes the Level 2 Fitness instructor and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications. 

Course overview

If you have a Passion for Health and Fitness  along with a desire to start working towards a career you love, then the Diploma in Personal Training is the course for you. This course takes you from Fitness Enthusiast to Fully Qualified Personal Trainer. The Personal Training Diploma includes the Level 2 Fitness instructor and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications. 

Learn how to;

  • Create programmes for clients
  • How to safely and effective instruct exercise
  • Set up and grow your own Business
  • Help your clients achieve their goals through Behaviour change
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • And much, much more

No previous Qualification is required. This course includes the Level 2 Fitness instructor and Level 3 Personal Training courses as a combined Diploma, taking you from beginner to Qualified Personal Trainer.

  • Online learning - video and reading content
  • Online quizzes and coursework
  • Practical coaching workshops
  • Online exams
  • Practical assessment

Dates are available every month for our practical workshops and several days for month for exams and assessment

Level 2 Fitness Instructor Section

  • Professional practice for Fitness Professionals
  • Exercise, fitness and lifestyle consultation and management
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise programmes
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals

Level 3 Personal Training Section

  • Foundations of Nutrition for exercise, fitness, health and wellbeing
  • Designing and delivering personal training programmes
  • Applied anatomy for exercise, fitness, health and wellbeing
  • Business Planning and Growth for Personal Trainers

As you can study around your own schedule, you also dictate the course duration. You can complete within 8 weeks or take up to one year, whatever suits you and your schedule. An average completion time is around 12 weeks if studying part time. 

We are a CIMSPA Endorsed provider for this course. This is the Gold standard for this qualification in the UK. We are accredited through VTCT and Focus Awards who are OFQUAL Regulated awarding bodies offering International recognition for your qualification.

Our main N.I. Assessment center is Gain Forth Gym Belfast.

Assessments are available 3-4 days per month and Multiple choice Exams are available 4 days per month.

Irish Students please visit www.unilearning.ie


Why students love our courses

Laura Mullaney

Level 3 Personal Training Diploma 6

“I recently qualified as a Gym instructor + Personal trainer with Uni learning and it was honestly one of my best decisions that I’ve ever made.

The Level 3 Personal Training Diploma ticked those boxes for me as I could work this around my own schedule and study online.  The tutors are incredibly kind and helpful and responded very quickly to any questions that I had related to coursework or examinations.

I loved that I could do this course at home at my own pace as a busy mother of two. It took that extra pressure off and allowed me to complete in my own time as stress free as possible.

I am now enrolled on my next course which is to become a Pre and Post-natal fitness specialist which I’m very excited about!

Thank you so much for everything. I am now a proudly qualified PT & coach and doing what I love "

James Crossey

Level 3 Personal Training Diploma 7

“I really enjoyed my time doing my Diploma in Personal Training! The structure of the courses made it very easy to understand and progress through them and I liked how I could complete it at my own pace as I was working a 9-5.

After completing the course I’ve been hired as a fitness instructor in Better Gym and I couldn’t be happier as I’m one step closer to my dream career!

Will definitely be staying with Uni Learning to do the Level 4 Strength and Conditioning and progress my career even further.”

Paul Cahalane

Level 3 Personal Training Diploma 8
“I reached my goals as I recently qualified as a personal trainer with Uni Learning. I’m so happy I made this decision.
Working two jobs and a very very busy schedule. Having a passion in the fitness industry, the gym was my escape so I wanted to take this interest and passion further when a friend of mine recommended Uni Learning. This suited me very much so as it’s online and very flexible it worked around my schedule, not me working around it.
Everyone at the Uni Learning team was very approachable, very pleasant and helpful and always there to answer any questions related to the course. This always helps a lot, I couldn’t recommend more. 
Again, all I can say is if you have an interest and go for it, you won’t regret it.”

Course Enrollment

Level 3 Personal Training Diploma 9

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Course Modules

Learn how to maximise the customer experience, conduct yourself in a professional manner and adhere to health and safety legislation in a Fitness Environment

Learn the key components of health and fitness and how they contribute to the prevention and management of health conditions. Learn how to consult with clients and support them to implement Behaviour change and exercise adherence

Learn how to plan, prepare and instruct exercises programmes in group settings and one to one. Learn how to structure programmes and instruct exercises in a safe and effective manner.

Learn the Key elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology in relation to exercise. Including the function of energy systems, muscular, skeletal, circulatory and nervous systems.

Learn the key principles of nutrition and health eating, the relationship between nutrition and exercise performance, how to assess nutritional intake and apply nutritional strategies within a Personal Trainers scope of practice.

Learn how to consult with clients and design tailored personal training programmes to suit their goals. You’ll also learn how to conduct assessments and deliver and review sessions to meet your clients needs.

Learn how to apply the structure and function of the Body’s systems in relation to health and fitness programming

Understand the professional and legal requirements for running a personal training business. Learn how to prepare a business plan and marketing plan to promote and sell your services.