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Level 3 Personal Trainer Course Online

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Accredited by Focus Awards


Online, with access to an advanced learning portal


Average of 6 weeks


If your dream is to become a Personal Trainer, don’t let any life or current work commitments get in the way. Train with complete flexibility with our online Level 3 Personal Trainer course. Industry recognised and fully accredited, you can learn in your own time at your own pace to fulfil your dream of turning your passion for fitness into an exciting new career. 

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and employability prospects of Level 2 instructors looking to step up to Level 3 status in their fitness career. This course will provide you with knowledge and best-practice practical skills to become an exceptional Personal Trainer who can work 1:1 with clients of all backgrounds. By the time you complete the course, you will feel prepared and confident to carve out the fitness career you desire.



In order to take this course you must have already completed our Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course, or our Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course Online

For those looking to start their career as a Personal Trainer, you must obtain this Online Level 3 Certificate in Personal training.

Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes of our level 3 personal trainer courses at T2 Fitness Education

The fitness industry is fast-paced and ever changing. Becoming a Personal Trainer is more than knowing your way around a gym floor. To help your clients reach their goals – and build yourself a sustainable income – it’s about equipping yourself with greater knowledge of anatomy, fitness and nutrition… along with developing a host of inter-personal and business skills to become an exceptional trainer for years to come. Here’s what you can expect to learn from our course:

Advanced Physiology & Anatomy

This course centres on anatomy and physiology to give you a firm understanding of the many body systems, and how they respond to exercise.

Principles of Nutrition

There are many schools of thought about exercise vs diet, as well as fuelling for enhanced physical activity. On this course, we’ll expand your knowledge of nutrition and how it applies to various physical activity programmes for a wide range of clients.

Interpersonal & Personal Training Delivery Skills

We cover how to establish long term behaviour change and develop a strong client rapport through motivation, SMART goal setting and engaging training sessions. 


You’ll build on your Level 2 knowledge and develop a greater understanding of exercise programmes. You’ll learn how to design sessions that meet the goals of a wide range of client demographics, in a wide range of settings – from gym floors to home studios to outside training.

Business Skills

Getting qualified is your first step. Building a sustainable income is what keeps working as a PT for years to come. We cover pricing, marketing, rental agreements, issues and industry trends facing Personal Trainers so that you’re industry ready to make your new career a success.

Course Structure

How you'll learn with T2 Fitness Education

We aim to meet the needs of our students and offer many different ways to study to suit your personal circumstances. If study entirely at your own pace in your own time is a better solution for you, you can become a fully qualified personal trainer through our online course. While you may be distance learning, you’re not doing so alone. All students as assigned a dedicated expert tutor who provides support by email or phone throughout their course.


For those who want to blend online with practical learning, we have provided blended courses on request. This is where your distance learning is supplemented with live webinars, the chance to virtually work with other students and/or joining a Training Centre course for a final assessment day. We’re here to make our courses work for you. If you’re looking for a bespoke study option, please email contact us.

How You’ll Be Assessed

How you'll be assessed on our fitness course

You will work your way through our e-learning materials, which includes worksheets, tests and written submission. To complete worksheets, you will research training concepts relating to each unit and submit your findings. This approach, rather than multiple choice questionnaires, provides you with taste of what working in the fitness industry is truly like.

The final unit is a practical assessment that is assessor lead. You will be asked to record your practical and submit for marking. 

Career & Progression

Careers and progression: what you can expect after completing your course with T2 Fitness Education

Employment Opportunities

Once you gain your Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, you can launch your own business at a home studio or freelance basis, as well as enjoy increased employability prospects from your enhanced qualification status. Awarded by Focus Awards, your new qualification is industry and internationally recognised, so the world’s your oyster! 

Ongoing Support

Our courses contain practical information to prepare you for the industry and once you complete your qualification, you also become part of the T2 Community. That means we’re here to provide ongoing support to help you succeed. Whether its career advice, CV advice or helping you to network and prepare for interviews, we do everything we can to help you launch your new career.

You won’t find empty promises with us – guaranteed interviews aren’t doing the favour you might think they are. Instead, you’ll have access to a vast network of fitness professionals, gyms and health clubs to network with and carve new opportunities from, and we can help guide this for you.



Stand out from the crowd and combine your personal trainer qualifications with instructor CPD courses. These courses increase your employability prospects as well as boost your trainer tool-kit, enabling you to provide interesting and varied training programmes for your clients or group exercise classes.

Master: Become a Specialist

Carve a niche in your fitness career and add further Level 3 or Level 4 qualification to your CV. You could become a resource to medical practitioners with our Exercise Referral Diploma; worth with athletes with our Strength & Conditioning course; or work with Ante & Post Natal clients. We have a number of courses available to help you work with specialist populations and boost your income.

Speak to our team for a bespoke career package to suit you: info@t2fitness.co.uk

Career Packages

Get certified, propel your career and save a bundle. Our ready-made course bundles fast track you to success! 

About Your Fitness Instructor

Stu is the founder of T2. In 2008, after 7 years experience as a personal trainer, he decided to branch into the education side of the industry and in 2011, T2 Fitness Education was born. Alongside running T2 Fitness Education and training elite athlete clients, Stu is also the syllabus creator for many of our courses which are accredited by various industry bodies.

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*MOD ELCAS available on selected PT courses only. Please enquire for more information.

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We’ve trained over 2000 fitness professionals since 2011, and we continue to provide career support and Continued Professional Development (CPD) course options. 

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