Level 3 Certificate in Personal training

Accredited with VTCT

What is it?

The Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training course is for those who already hold a Level 2 Fitness Instructor (gym) qualification. This course is offered as an ACTIVE IQ qualification which is an internationally recognised qualification and provides entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3.

Become a Personal Trainer with Ruby Elite Training


This qualification comprises of 7 mandatory units

The following 3 units have already been achieved at Level 2 and therefore do not need to be repeated.

•• Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
•• Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
•• Principles of exercise, fitness and health

This course will cover the following units to allow the awarding of the Level 3 Personal Trainer Qualification.

Unit 1 – Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
Unit 2 – Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
Unit 3 – Programming personal training with clients
Unit 4 – Delivering personal training sessions

Successful achievement of all seven units must be achieved for the full qualification.

Who is it for? What are the employment opportunities?

This course is for Level 2 qualified Gym instructors wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as personal trainers Personal Trainers are in high demand and work in gym clubs or on a self employed basis.

All those completing this course with Ruby Elite will receive free business support and web advertising for one year to help you get the best start as a freelance Personal Trainer. For those wanting to work as a PT in a gym we have guaranteed interviews with leading chain gyms.

How will I study?

For flexibility this course is offered as a blended learning programme. This entails a combination of home study and training days.

  • Home study – you will study at home, at times and locations to suit you. As soon as you enrol we will send all your learning manuals/workbooks out to you so you can start straight away. For online learning we will send your own unique learner login details. You will have a dedicated Tutor who will contact you and support you through your learning journey.
  • Attendance - You will need to attend 3 weekend training sessions to complete exams and theory work

How am I assessed?

Your assessment will be fully explained in detail to you and you will be fully supported throughout. It will consist of you completing worksheets, sitting exams and being observed by one of our tutors.

How long does it take to complete?

This varies and depends on the commitment and time you can give to the course.

Fee and payment

Interest free credit is avaialble with our Partner Dividebuy
You may be eligibel for Government funding - contact us to inquire
We accept credit cards, debit cards, Direct debit, Bank transfer

Full payment required before attending for Attendance Days Please see our terms and conditions for further information.

Entry Requirements:

• A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing
•• The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of 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

When can I start on the course?
You can start right away!

Contact the Enrolment Team for further details
0844 357 5888 or 01782 499227

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When can I start on the course?You can start right away!

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