Level 3 - Personal Trainer

Course Content

Qualification structure and credit value: The total credit value is 36.This qualification comprises 7 mandatory units. Learners must achieve 7 units.

  • 1. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise & physical activity (M/600/9015) – 2 credits
  • 2. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016) – 2 credits
  • 3. Principles of exercise, fitness & health (A/600/9017) – 4 credits
  • 4. Anatomy and physiology for exercise & health (A/600/9051) – 6 credits
  • 5. Programming personal training with clients (F/600/9052) – 7 credits
  • 6. Delivering personal training sessions (J/600/9053) – 9 credits
  • 7. Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity program (L/600/9054) – 6 credits

Entry Requirements

Please note students we must register candidates with Active IQ before the start date so candidates so please book as soon as possible. Candidates should have a suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing. The course requires a degree of exercise so physical fitness is necessary. There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and application of number involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication and application of number pitched at levels 3 and 2 respectively.

Method of Assessment

Internally assessed:


Multiple choice examination

Portfolio of evidence

Practical demonstration/assignment

Future Prospects

Successful achievement will allow the learner to gain employment within an organisational setting or alternatively in a self-employed environment. It provides access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Day

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    29 May 2021

  • 10.00am-5.00pm

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    8 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Sport & Fitness

  • Course Fee


  • Fee stated is per academic year.  All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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