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Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training


Qualification number
SFA/LAD funding code


Required age
16 +

Learning hours

Guided learning hours
Total qualification hours

Key dates

Operational start date
Qualification review date
Certification end date


If you’re interested in developing a career as a fitness instructor or personal trainer, this qualification is your next step.

You will gain key knowledge in areas including:

  • anatomy
  • physiology
  • designing, delivering and evaluating personal training programmes.

You will also learn how to promote the health, safety and welfare of others in active leisure and recreation, ensuring that you have the full range of skills necessary to support the people that you work with.

Prepares learners with the skills and knowledge to work as a fitness instructor and personal trainer

Qualification Progression

Learners could progress to other related 1st4sport qualifications, for example:

  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport
  • 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training
Achievement of this qualification would also allow learners to progress onto higher level qualifications within the fitness industry that focus on specific participant conditions including managing lower back pain, managing obese and diabetic clients and working with individuals with mental health conditions

This qualification may lead to permanent employment as a Personal Trainer. Learners who complete this qualification are eligible to join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 3 member.

Level 3

1st4sport Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

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