Personal Training
NVQ Level 3

Awarding Body: Pearson

Qualification Level(s)

Available as:

  • Diploma

Course Description

This course will develop your ability to work with clients on a one-on-one basis, to plan and deliver exercise sessions, as well as giving nutritional advice to help clients reach their goals. This qualification is desired by the fitness industry, so you can work as a Personal Trainer once qualified after a year, allowing direct entry into employment. Alongside the course, there will be opportunities to undertake work experience to learn from working PTs and develop your employability.

You must have already completed the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Exercise and Fitness to study this course.

As an international student you must:

  • Demonstrate a suitable level of academic English, normally at CEFR level B1. For Student Visa applications Portsmouth College recommends a minimum IELTS score of 5.5 overall (with no component lower than 5) to best succeed in your studies.
  • Demonstrate that you are competent to study at Level 3 in your chosen subjects during your application, including certificates of your qualifications and subject specific requirements such as evidence of an art portfolio for entry on to one of our Art courses.
  • Successfully complete a Skype interview with the College to discuss and assess your subject choices.

There are 9 units in total, which are assessed through a range of written assessments, oral presentations and practical observations. Units include ‘Anatomy & Physiology’, ‘Nutrition’ and ‘Delivering Exercise’. Alongside the course, you will be encouraged to undertake work experience and complete a first aid qualification.

You will develop interpersonal, written and practical delivery skills as well as having time to develop your own physique in order to be ready to work in the industry when you qualify.

100% coursework

Work experience and First Aid are great to combine with this course. You could also investigate some of the opportunities in the Enterprise Academy to learn how to start your own business and cultivate your entrepreneurial skills. The E6 Programme also allows you to develop interview skills and polish your CV – both of which are useful when seeking employment in the world of work.

You could work as a personal trainer or fitness instructor.

Work experience tends to occur in the 6 weeks leading up to Christmas and again after Easter.