Diploma in Personal Training

Are you interested in working in the health and fitness industry, helping clients achieve their exercise and fitness-based aspirations?

Team Bath Training and Development delivers high quality vocational training courses in health and fitness in an inspirational setting with leading Team Bath practitioners.

Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

The Active IQ Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training is recognised as a Level Three qualification under the national framework. This course is the minimum requirement to operate as a self-employed personal trainer and will allow anyone holding this qualification the access to purchase public liability insurance and begin running a personal training business.


None – this qualification is aimed at learners with a keen interest in health and fitness.

Delegates must be at least 16 years old.

Course Content

Delivered over 12 compulsory units, learners will cover:

1. Anatomy and physiology for exercise
2. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
3. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
4. Principles of exercise, fitness and health
5. Preparing for gym-based exercise
6. Instructing gym-based exercise
7. Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
8. The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
9. Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions
10. Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
11. Programme design and delivery for personal training
12. Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

  • Multiple-choice theory assessments (x4)
  • Practical gym-based assessments (x2)
  • Learner assessment records (worksheets)
  • Learner Achievement Portfolios (LAP) (x2)
  • Attendance to course workshops and practical support days
Delivery Methods
  • Full time: Monday-Friday (9-5)
  • Online/Blended Learning: Online theory study with practical study and assessments at the University of Bath (Saturdays and Sundays 9am-5pm)
Progression Routes

Become part of Team Bath Alumni to have the opportunity to register for further Continual Professional Development seminars at reduced rates.

There are three continued professional development modules built into this course. Anyone holding a level three PT course can progress onto many different qualifications such as: Level 4 Strength and Conditioning, Sports Massage, GP Exercise Referral & Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes/Lower Back Management.  Wider career options can be discussed once your course is completed with your tutor.

Next course start dates

Full-time: 3rd June 2019 – FULLY BOOKED. Click here to email for more information about 2020 courses.

Online (blended learning): New Revised Qualification – Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training coming in October 2019 – click here to email for more information.

Exceptional facilities, elite practitioners

As with all the qualifications we offer, the Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training is delivered at the University of Bath in the world-leading sports environment of the Sports Training Village. We believe that this is a fantastic place to learn from our elite practitioners and specialist Team Bath staff in an exceptional gym and elite training centre.

Course cost

The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training costs £2400

Before booking, please read our course terms and conditions.


Options Dates

Blended Learning


TBC – click here to request a new timetable by email once published

Full time

(Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm)

TBC – click here to request a new timetable by email once published

How to book

You can sign up for the Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training today by booking online via the Team Bath store.

There are several payment options available. Please click here to read our payments and funding options.

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