Sport: Fitness Instructing and Personal Training Package Level 3 Part-time (FSPT)

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What will you be working towards?

Code BC407
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


If you are keen on health and fitness and you would enjoy working with a variety of different people, this job could be ideal for you. Personal trainers help their clients achieve their personal health and fitness goals. This qualification will allow you to immediately apply for work or set up on your own as a personal trainer.


Level 2 Fitness Instructing, you will study:

The course will be delivered through both theoretical and practical workshops. A variety of flexible delivery strategies will be used to accommodate each individual’s learning style. You are also required to study at home. 

Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise (skeleton, joints, muscles, heart, blood vessels, respiratory system and nutrition for exercise)

Health, Safety and Welfare in the Fitness Environment

Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health

Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity

Planning Gym- Based Exercise

Instructing Gym- Based Exercise

Level 3 Personal Training, you will study:

Barnsley College offers this highly popular and comprehensive Personal Training course, which will enable you to gain 20 REP’s CPD points on completion. If you are a Gym Instructor wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as a Personal Trainer, then this course would be ideal for you. The qualification will also provide some initial guidance should you wish to become self-employed and look to run your own fitness training business. This course is suitable for any fitness professional looking to advance their knowledge and skills, update their Continuing Professional Development and increase their scope of practice with clients. 

You will study the following units:

Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health

Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme

Programming Personal Training with Clients

Delivering Personal Training Sessions

How will it be delivered?

The course will be predominantly delivered through practical workshops. A variety of flexible delivery strategies will be used to accommodate each individual’s learning style. A significant amount of learning is home study, working with individuals to plan and deliver a six week progressive programme of fitness development. Whilst not essential, it is advantageous that you are currently working in a gym where you can practice your learning. This is a highly desired professional qualification and you will be expected to adhere to industrial standards. The course assesses both theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding.