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Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma

Awarding Body

Accredited by Focus Awards


Online content with face-to-face training & assessments


10 days with pre-study

Entry Requirements



If you’re brand new to the fitness industry, we offer the best start to your new career. We’ve combined all of the content from our Level 2 Fitness Instructor course with our Level 3 Personal Trainer course to fast-track your learning in a single diploma. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the principles of fitness, anatomy and nutrition, along with the interpersonal and business skills to help you on your journey to becoming an exceptional Personal Trainer.

Pre-course study is achieved through e-learning before joining a training centre intensive or part-time course to hone in on your practical skills and prepare you for the industry.



This course is aimed anyone looking to kick-start their career as a Personal Trainer. You don’t need any prior experience or training as this course combines the two essential qualifications  – Level 2 Fitness Instructor, and Level 3 Personal Trainer Course. 

If you’re eager to qualify quickly, this is the perfect course for you. With full support from our fitness educators this course will fast-track you through all of your essential 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

At T2, we aim to meet the needs of our students and offer many different ways to study to suit your personal circumstances. By choosing online or in-person courses, you can get qualified at a time and pace to suit your requirements.

T2HQ is our training centre houses within Blunsdon Fitness, conveniently located just off the A419, with great links to the M4 and M5. It offers a state of the art gym and fitness centre to give you the very best start to your studies and fitness career. All study options involve using our e-learning portal. This blend of digital and practical prepares you for the world of fitness today. 

Full Time

If you prefer to join a training-centre course, you have the option of taking an intensive course that’s delivered over 5 days, Monday to Friday, at T2HQ. As soon as you sign up, you will receive access to our preliminary e-learning materials to learn basic theory before joining one of our expert tutors in a classroom setting. 

We limit our groups to no more than 14 people meaning that you get an intense learning experience with real-time feedback and coaching from our tutors. Your days will be split between studying theory in more depth in classrooms before taking part in practicals and applying what you’ve learnt on the gym floor. The final day of your course is a live practical assessment where you will find out immediately whether you’ve passed your qualification.

Part Time

With the same blend of prior study before attending a live course, this option spreads your contact days over weekends, making it suitable for balancing any weekday commitments you may have. As with the full-time option, the final day of your course is a live practical assessment where you will find out immediately whether you’ve passed your qualification.


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

Units are assessed by worksheets. 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.

Whether you choose to study face-to-face at our training centre or whether you choose to study our diploma online, you will be supported by T2’s tutors through your studies and assessments.

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

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Upcoming Course Dates

Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma by T2 Fitness Education
Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma

10 day Intensive Programme

Blunsdon Fitness, Swindon
6-17 May
9-5 PM
Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma by T2 Fitness Education
Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma

10 day Intensive Programme

Wantage, Oxford
17-28 June
9-5 PM

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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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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