Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training

Time:6.15 -9.15pmDuration:20 weeks
Qualification:Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Trainer (Practioner)Awarding Body:YMCA Awards

About the course

This qualification is aimed at those who wish to become a personal trainer. Learners will have already completed some of the units as part of the Level 2 Gym Instructor course and these units will be credited over.

Modules include:

Applied anatomy and physiology
Promoting wellness through client motivation and interaction
Bespoke exercise programme design
Customised exercise programme instruction and communication techniques
Nutrition to support physical activity
Business acumen for a successful personal training practice

Entry requirements

YMCA Awards Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification.


Assessment is via a mixture of practical assessments, theory assessments, online workbooks and case studies.


Gym clothes, water, pens and paper.


On completion of this qualification learners can work as a personal trainer for a gym or relevant facility or set up their own business working as a personal trainer.  A range of further study can follow to expand in to other avenues such as class instruction.

How to apply

You cannot apply for this course at present.  Please email us for further information if required on adulted@collyers.ac.uk


Students aged 19-23 years who are studying for their first Level 3 qualification may qualify for a government subsidy meaning that the course is fully funded.

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+. These are repayable when you finish your course and earn more than £25,000 per annum.

Further information about Advanced Learning Loans can be found at: www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

A £150 non-refundable deposit is payable at the point of booking.