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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training


Flexible online study

Optional face-to-face workshops


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£1038.70 £750


This comprehensive CIMSPA approved course, delivered 100% online in the UK and around the world, teaches the key skills required for the modern Personal Trainer. Learn exercise programme creation, Nutrition, fitness psychology, Marketing and more. Suitable for those already with a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification.

Our graduates are working in some of the biggest gyms globally

Industry Leading Personal
Trainer course

The Fitness Circle have 26 years’ experience in qualifying Personal Trainers and fitness professionals. Enrolling onto our CIMSPA endorsed course means you’ll be working with a serviced-focused, experienced provider that continue to keep up with the latest sports science research.

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Program learning outcomes and content

  • Level 3 – Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness

    Level 3 – Applied anatomy & physiology for exercise, health and fitness

    Module info & overview

    Recognise and understand each of the anatomical systems and how they relate to the physiological functions associated with exercise health and fitness.

    • Function of the cardiovascular, skeletal and digestive systems in relation to fitness
    • Learn about the myofascial, nervous and endocrine systems and their application to fitness
    • Energy systems related to physical activity, health and fitness
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  • Level 3 - Nutrition

    Level 3 – Nutrition

    Module info & overview

    Understand and apply the underpinning principles of nutrition, guidelines for eating a balanced and healthy diet and the additional nutrient requirements for active individuals

    • Understand how to access credible information about nutrition
    • Terminology, how nutrients fuel & recover after physical activity, and the risks of poor nutritional practices
    • Learn how to estimate daily energy and nutritional requirements for clients with different goals
    • Be able to analyse a client’s dietary habits and identify areas for improvement
    • Apply nutritional principles when developing exercise and lifestyle programmes for clients
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  • Level 3 - Lifestyle, health and common medical conditions

    Level 3 – Lifestyle, health and common medical conditions

    Module info & overview

    Understand the different factors and common medical conditions that can affect a client’s health and wellbeing and the impact it may have on your programme.

    • Commonly occurring medical conditions
    • How lifestyle factor affects a client’s health and wellbeing
    • Know when to risk-stratify and when to refer clients
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  • Level 3 - Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients

    Level 3 – Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients

    Module info & overview

    Utilise a range of methods that can encourage positive health and fitness behaviours

    • Learn the techniques use to effectively communicate with clients
    • Technology usage to increase client's physical activity
    • Create positive environments to empower clients to meet their goals
    • Goal setting
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  • Level 3 - Programme design and delivery

    Level 3 – Programme design and delivery

    Module info & overview

    Be able to create safe and effective progressive personal training sessions for a range of different clients.

    • Principles of personal training programme design
    • Learn about periodisation
    • Understand the boundaries of pre and postnatal women and older clients
    • Designing and adapting programmes
    • How to monitor your sessions
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  • Level 3 - Business and Marketing

    Level 3 – Business and Marketing

    Module info & overview

    Get the business and marketing know-how, essential for Personal Trainers in an employed and self-employed role

    • Marketing techniques and tactics
    • How to close a sale
    • Legal and professional requirements
    • Plan and strategise to develop a successful personal training business
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The Fitness Circle support team & materials

With a personal tutor on hand to help you learn with us, we ensure that you are not alone during your studies.

Tutors with industry experience

Our tutors are dedicated, knowledgeable and best of all,
have personal training experience.

Industry-leading learning materials

  • Online video lectures and practical training videos
  • Premium learner manuals
  • Dedicated support tutor
  • Simplified study guide that is easy to follow
  • Customisable templates for case studies
  • Mock paper practice
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Experience Class

  • Way 2 Fitness Work

    ”The support and the knowledge given allowed me to start working in the industry straight way. I have and will continue to recommend their services to anyone looking to get qualified.”

    Way 2 Work 

    Basketball Coach & PT

  • Nuna’s Nutritionist

    “I chose the The Fitness Circle because I could study the whole course online, in my own timeframe, which worked well with my schedule. It was a great experience.”

    Nuna’s Nutrition


  • Helle Hammonds Celebrity Personal Trainer

    “I qualified as a PT with The Fitness Circle over 10 years ago and will still recommend them to this day.”

    Helle Hammonds

    Celebrity Personal Trainer

  • Tom ‘Kong’ Watson Personal Trainer

    “The Fitness Circle will teach you everything you need to know to get you started in a career in Personal Training”

    Tom ‘Kong’ Watson

    Former MMA Champion



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Course Overview

The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training course is a qualification for anybody who wants to become a Personal Trainer and already has their level 2 Fitness Instructing certificate. Upon successful completion of the course you will be authorised to work in the health & fitness industry as a Personal Trainer or set up your own business.

This course consists of the Active IQ Level 3 Personal Trainer Online Course.  Our level 3 Personal Trainer course London has been developed over the 20 years we have been in business, aligned with the standards of the current fitness industry. It is also known as the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training and can be completed from anywhere, not just London.

Why train with The Fitness Circle?

We train you for a sustainable career as a Personal Trainer, not just a fitness qualification. We impart experience and actionable knowledge. It is a fact the health and fitness industry is booming in response to the general decline in the health of the population. On the upside, there is an immense opportunity and increased demand for fitness professionals. Training with us gives you a strong foundation and competitive edge for a job in the fitness industry.

Take the first step towards your brand new career.


Our Course Advisors are eager to walk through your options and answer any questions you have

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