Sports, Exercise and Fitness

Personal Trainer (Gym based) Diploma - K048

Oval Campus Full Time Level 3 Duration 34 weeks
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This Level 3 course is a technical level qualification that will develop your knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career in sport and the active leisure industry as a personal trainer in gym based exercise.

This qualification is approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) upon successful completion of this qualification you will be eligible to register onto REPS and endorse by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity).

Course Details

Units of study will include:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
  • Understanding lifestyle, health, well-being and common medical conditions
  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviour in clients
  • Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers
  • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training
Entry Guidelines

This the second year of a 2 year programme where students will have studied gym and fitness instructing before moving onto Personal Trainer. Priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years old with an active interest in health and fitness.

You should hold a relevant Level 2 qualification in Fitness and gym instructing, and a standard of education equivalent to 4 GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*-C), preferably including English and maths.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

Equipment Required
You will need to purchase a college specifiied kit. More information will be given at interview.
Assessment Method

The course is assessed using a combination of practical and portfolio-based activities.

Additional Information
Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:
  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade 9-4 (A* - C) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips
Where can I progress to?

At the end of the course, you could progress to:

K040 - Sports and Exercise Science Level 3

K077 - Military Preparation Level 3

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Starting 9th September 2024 - Ending - 20th June 2025

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If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply.

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £1500.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 24/25.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services via our online enquiry form


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