Gym Instructor and Personal Training

(Level 3 Diploma)

Start: Ongoing enrolment


Duration: 6 Months

Course Details

This qualification is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to work as a Gym Instructor  and Personal Trainer in a variety of settings.

The qualification aims to :

Focus on the role and scope of a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer

Offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge

Provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills


  • The objectives of the qualification are for the learners to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and practical skills needed to work as a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer

  • Develop skills and knowledge  in a range of areas relevant to their role, such as:

  • The principles of working in the gym environment, including customer service and how to maintain health, safety and welfare

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • How to conduct consultations and promote the health benefits of physical activity

  • How to communicate effectively and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme

  • How to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme

  • Nutrition to support a physical activity programme

  • Marketing and business planning

  • Personal training programming and delivering personal training sessions.

Progression/Career Paths

Level 3 Diploma in Sport

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

L3 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and  Active Leisure in Community Settings


Other potential roles at this level could include:


Membership Sales Consultant

Sports Coach


Gym Manager/Owner


Gym instructor and personal training level 3 diplmoa

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 16 or over.


This course will take approximately



Frequently asked questions

Does it matter where I live?

Students can live anywhere in Liverpool to enrol on this course.

Is there funding for this course? What about tuition fees?


What happens if i wish to leave the course early?


How can i find more information about this course?

Please feel free to contact the Alt Valley Communiversity on 0151 546 5514 and have your call directed to the education team, who will answer any questions you might have.