Level 3 Personal Training Certificate

Level 3 Personal Training Certificate £795

Level 3 Personal Training course delivered through blended learning.

I want to be a Personal Trainer

Send us a message or call 01522 888218

Interested in becoming a Personal Trainer?

Am I eligible for this course?

You must be 16 or over to take part in the course.

This is an advanced course to become a personal trainer. To be eligible for this course you must have completed the Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate.

This course is designed for…

Individuals who have completed the Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate – and who want to qualify as personal trainers

Gym instructors or fitness supervisors who are looking to enhance their qualifications

Those who are already working as advanced instructors but who lack a recognised qualification

Individuals looking to get the most out of their training and become better athletes

Course benefits

On completing the course you will have an industry recognised qualification – enabling you to start working as a personal trainer immediately.

REPS accredited – this course is worth 20 REPS points

Earn up to £75,000 per year as a qualified personal trainer

You can study at your own pace – with our online learning programme.

Online, phone and face to face support


With our Level 3 PT course you will be able to qualify as personal trainer in as little as 3 Months (providing you already hold the Level 2 Gym foundation qualification) . Our course is accredited by REPS – the Register of Exercise Professionals and is worth 20 Reps Points.

Upon completing the course – you will have an industry recognised qualification and will be eligible to work as a personal trainer in any gym or fitness centre in the UK.

At YMCA Lincolnshire we use a blended learning approach of practical learning and independent study. You will learn the practical elements of the course at our award winning Lincolnshire Centre – where we provide a friendly and supportive learning atmosphere. We are passionate about teaching and enabling our students to deliver personal training at the highest professional standards.

You can complete the theory elements of the course at your own pace – with our online learning programme. While you are studying we will be in regular contact to monitor your progress and answer any of your questions.

The course requires you to have completed the Level 2 Gym foundation qualification. If you have not yet completed the Level 2 Gym Instructor Course – but want to become a personal trainer, you may be interested in our Combined Level 2 and 3 course.

You can pay for the course in 1 instalment of £795 or in 4 monthly instalments of £198.75 each.

Learn more about the course by hearing from our past students


Common questions

Why qualify with YMCA Lincolnshire?

We are an award winning provider:

Winners of the Training Excellence Award 2016 (Lincolnshire Business Award)
Winner of Employee of the Year 2016 – Trevor Mealing: Lead Tutor (Lincolnshire Business Award)
Our Combined Qualifications are Nationally Recognised and REPS Accredited.

You will have peace of mind, knowing that the REPS qualification is recognised by the fitness industry – and that you are eligible to start work as a personal trainer as soon as you have completed the qualification.
Great value fitness training course

Only £795 for the Level 3 PT course
Our programme includes 6 contact days – more than many other fitness course providers.

About the course

The course

Our course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to deliver personal training sessions effectively and safely
Our blended learning approach means you learn the theory elements through our online learning platform and the practical elements during 6 contact days at our YMCA Lincolnshire centre.
The Online learning element requires 30 hours preparation, and can be completed at your own pace.
If you have any questions while completing the online theory part of the course – our trainers are very happy to answer them over the phone or via email.
Once you have completed the online theory part you will also need to complete the practical elements of the course during contact days at our YMCA Linconshire Centre
How is the course assessed?
To gain the Level 3 PT Certificate you will need to pass the practical and theory based assessments – which will take place during the 6 contact days at the YMCA Lincolnshire centre.

How long is the course?

The course takes as little as 3 months to complete.
We recommend you spread the 30 hours of independent online learning over 2 months. The course concludes with 6 scheduled contact days (see dates below) consisting of theoretical and practical workshops, revision sessions and assessment – giving you the support and experience to reach your potential.


Our friendly and enthusiastic trainers are passionate about the course and committed to supporting you to deliver the highest standards of personal training.
In addition to the tutoring during the contact days – we will be in touch online and over the phone during the independent learning part of the course.
For instance – when you complete an online test, we will phone you to give feedback – and we will explain any theory elements you find difficult.

Online learning

Our online learning platform allows you to study the theory elements at your own pace. The online course usually takes about 30 hours to complete –there will be online practice assessments so you can measure your progress.
You will have full access to the online courses, as soon as you make the first course payment.

What will I learn?

You will learn:

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
Programming and Delivering Personal Training Sessions
Principles of Learning and Physical Activity
Principles of Nutrition for Physical Activity

Flexible payment options

Easy ways to pay

1 payment of £795 or spread the payment in 4 instalments of £165.84 each. (1 payment for every month of the course)
If you have any queries about the payment options, please be in touch with us on: 01522 888218 or 888203.

When can I start?

Start working towards the course today! 

As soon as we receive your first payment – we give you full access to the online course materials.

All attendance days are 9am – 5pm.

We recommend that you spread the 30 hours of online learning over a minimum of two months to give you plenty of time before the contact days start.

Course dates

Courses in 2018

Course 1

June 15th, 16th & 17th and
July 13th, 14th & 15th

Course 2

September 7th, 8th, 9th and
October 5th, 6th, 7th


Pay in full (£795)

One straightforward payment with immediate access to online course materials.

Pay in 4 instalments (£198.75/m)

4 easy monthly payments. Includes immediate access to online course materials.

We use the FuturePay service for instalment payments. Learn more about Futurepay here

Want to know more or sign up? Contact us

To arrange payments, ask a question or find out more about this course contact our friendly team on 01522 888218 or use the form below and we’ll get back to you.