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The Level 3 Diploma Practitioner in Personal Training course combines the Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications into one course.
Our Level 3 diploma combines both the Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course and the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course into one well-rounded and comprehensive qualification. Delivered online, this is the most popular option for Personal Trainers entering the industry.
Delivered online, you’ll work with your tutor to master your coaching skills to give you ultimate confidence in the gym, delivering high-quality Personal Training sessions and programmes to your clients. SUMMIT will be with you every step of the way and we pride ourselves on giving the highest level of support to our students, to ensure you have a truly great experience as you progress through your course, and beyond.
This course will give you both the essential and advanced skills for you to become a truly successful and confident Personal Trainer. Upon graduation, you will also have the option to fast-track your fitness career by utilising our 1-1 PT Business Mentorship Programme with one of our dedicated and experienced tutors, to help kickstart start and grow your PT business once you’re qualified; this is the key to fitness industry success, to take your fitness business to new heights.
Our Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course is traditionally known as the Gym Instructor course and is the base level qualification you will need if you are wanting to work in the fitness industry.
Our Level 3 Personal Trainer course is the next step after you complete your Level 2 qualification. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills required to become a personal trainer.
At the end of the courses, you will receive a PT qualification internationally recognised and accredited by REPs and CIMSPA. Your qualification will start the same day you enrol, where all online students are given access to a wide range of helpful learning resources to help you complete the course. These include:
If you want to get your fitness career off to a flying start, why not book a discovery call with us to see how we can help to take your fitness career to new heights.
SUMMIT’s Online Level 3 Diploma Practitioner in Personal Training course is a fantastic way to become a qualified personal trainer, from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace, with the highest standard of support and guidance you'd receive in a classroom environment; we specialise in online fitness and personal training courses for people who prefer to learn remotely and flexibly.
Our Level 3 Diploma Personal Training, is our most popular course where your Level 2 in Gym Instructing and Level 3 in Personal Training courses are combined into one qualification. You can also level up your course by adding SUMMIT's PT Mentorship Programme, to take your fitness career to new heights.
This course is designed around your personal circumstances, but we generally recommend 12-14 weeks for this course.
There are no entry requirements for this course. However, you need to have a genuine interest in health and fitness.
You'll complete all units in the Level 2 aspect of your qualification (Level 2 in Gym Instructing) and the units on the Level 3 aspect of your qualification (Level 3 in Personal Training):
Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course
Level 3 Personal Trainer Course
You'll start with the essentials of understanding health and fitness to assist your clients in a way that works for them, basic coaching methods, as well as group training. At Level 3 you'll move on to gaining a deeper understanding of human anatomy and nutrition and, more importantly, coaching and motivational methods. You will first need to complete the Level 2 element of this qualification before moving on to your Level 3 work.
SUMMIT's Online Level 3 Diploma Practitioner in Personal Training Course is your fast track to industry success. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to become an elite personal trainer, enabling you to help clients reach their goals.
The type of content that will be covered in your course includes:
Building on your core understanding, you will develop an elite level of knowledge of how the human body works and responds to exercise. This is key when it comes to planning and managing fitness plans for future clients, ensuring they are effective and rewarding. This also includes teaching you how to guide clients through the all-important, but often forgotten, stretching, mobility and flexibility exercises.
Our online Personal Trainer course is designed to excel your knowledge of nutrition within a physical activity programme. This section will recognise how we need to adapt programmes to suit each client, as everyone is different. Having a deeper understanding of nutritional knowledge to cover a wide range of diets will set you apart from the competition.
Guiding clients through their individual 1-1 in-person sessions are vital for personal trainers. This course will cover a range of advanced training methods and techniques to wow your clients and excel your coaching to new heights. We also cover setting appropriate goals for your clients and guiding them through their sessions appropriately with a high level of technical skill.
Every client is different, so the design of their programme should be bespoke and specific to their needs. This course will teach you the principles of programme design personal training sessions specifically tailored for a range of clients with varied goals.
If you ask any Personal Trainer, the most challenging part of being a PT is running the business. We cover what you'll need to start work as a self-employed personal trainer, marketing techniques, how to sell your services and close sales, as well as budgeting skills; we'll equip you with the fundamental skills to work as a successful Personal Trainer.
To gain your Online Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma qualification, you will be required to complete online knowledge checks (via quizzes after each individual topic area), assignments and practical assessments.
As you progress through the course and each of the units, you will need to complete observed practical assessments. If you live in the North Wales area, you can complete this in person with one of our assessors present. However, our students are spread far and wide, so you might prefer to complete your assessments from home or your local gym. All you'd need to do is video record your session on your phone or tablet and send it to us for marking.
The following assessments must be completed to qualify as a Level 3 personal trainer:
You will receive maximum support and assistance from our experienced and friendly personal tutors to ensure your assessments are stress-free and a great success.
We're proud of the support we give to our students; just because you've graduated doesn't mean that your relationship with SUMMIT has to end. As a SUMMIT graduate, our dedicated team throughout your journey and provide assistance, encouragement and advice on how to further your skills and continue your education.
You'll also have access to our private Facebook group where you can share business ideas, ask questions, and connect in a community with like-minded fitness professionals who are also running their own business.
Whilst we can't guarantee interviews, many of our graduates have gone on to become elite personal trainers, online coaches, fitness influencers and best of all, successful business owners. We're proud to offer our students the very best support in the fitness industry and take this part of our role very seriously.
We are a pioneering company that value our students to give them a genuinely fantastic experience. Check out our Trustpilot and Google Reviews from our wealth of satisfied graduates.
We are industry leaders in providing support to our students and take this aspect of your course very seriously. You’ll have the opportunity to check in with your tutor regularly via phone call, video call, email or whatsapp. You’ll also be able to drop into our weekly support sessions via zoom.
Yes, absolutely. We are proud to partner with Focus Awards, who are governed by Ofqual, so you can be sure that your course is fully accredited.
Yes, absolutely. We offer a range of payment options. Speak to one of our advisors for more details.
No. You don’t have to have any prior qualifications to get started on this course and qualify as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor AND a Level 3 Personal Trainer.
SUMMIT specialises in online delivery of fitness qualifications through our online learning platform, using SUMMIT’s expertly crafted educational videos, online lessons, quizzes, online resources, and more. You’re able to complete your course from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access.
Absolutely! As specialists in online fitness qualifications, you’re able to complete the entire course from your own home. Submit us an enquiry detailing your disability, and we can assess your suitability to undertake the course.
Absolutely not. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is all that is required. Of course, we’re also on hand to help with any technical issues too.
You can start your course almost immediately; once we’ve sorted the payment side of things you’ll usually have access to your course within the hour, so you can dive straight in.
A discovery call helps us to get to know you, your journey and what you want from a career in fitness. We have a chat and share our experience and knowledge of the fitness industry and what we think will be best for you.
We pride ourselves on not being pushy salespeople, we give you all the knowledge you need to make an informed decision on what is best for your fitness career.
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