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

We must register candidates with Active IQ before the start date so please book as soon as possible. Candidates should have a suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing.

The tutor will require evidence of this. The course requires a degree of exercise so physical fitness is necessary. There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and application of number involved, & learners should have basic skills in communication and application of number pitched at levels 3 and 2 respectively.

Progression Routes

Self Employment

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (work based)

Course Length



Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level