Personal Training (PDA)

Perth College UHI


Main Campus


This Professional Development Award will provide you with the underpinning knowledge and skills required to work in a personal training setting. The delivery of personal training services has several essential definitive features; respecting the client’s life experience, recognising the client and personal trainer as partners; providing services based on clients' preferences and choices; and it should be inclusive, promote self-determination and be based on person-centred planning.

This PDA would be suitable as continued professional development (CPD) for those currently employed or working as personal trainers who are looking to refresh and up-skill.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. The award is designed to complement the HNC/D in Fitness, Health and Exercise. However if you do not have the HNC/D, you can still apply. You should have good interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.

To gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals at level 3 on completion of the PDA, applicants must already have an HNC/D Fitness, Health and Exercise including the unit H4TK34: Plan, Teach and Evaluate a Gym Based Exercise Session.

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length



Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level