Personal Training (Diploma) Level 3

Dundee and Angus College


Gardyne Campus


The aim of this qualification is to develop learners with existing knowledge & skills in gym instruction who would like to pursue a career in personal training.

It covers:
Knowledge of anatomy and physiology for personal training; Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing; Effective communication skills for client consultations to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and strategies for change; Skills to plan and conduct physical activity sessions with different types of clients in a variety of environments with a range of resources; Legal and professional requirements for personal training.

How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis; How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance.

Entry Requirements

Learners must hold 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.

Progression Routes

This course can lead onto learners joining other Level 3/4 courses run by Active IQ.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (work based)

Course Length



Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level