NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

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  • £529.00
  • 365 Days
  • ,
  • Awarded by 'NCFE'
  • 425Guided Learning Hours
  • Course Material
  • 07Number of Modules
  • Assignment

Key Features

High quality e-learning study materials.
Tutorials/materials from the industry leading experts.
24/7 Access to the Learning Portal.
Benefit of applying TOTUM Discount Card.
Recognized Accredited Qualification.
Excellent customer service and administrative support.
About the Tutor

Gareth Morris is a professional instructor with over 8 years of experience as a Fitness/Personal Instructor and Trainer, 5 years as a Sports Science Lecturer, and 2 years as Nutritionist. He is qualified in the health and fitness field, with a PGdip in Performance Nutrition, BSc. Honours in Sports Performance, and MSc. Degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, and has worked as an Anti-Doping Advisor in the United Kingdom. He’s currently employed as a Health Coach & Nutritionist and has 5 years of solid experience in this profession.  With extensive expertise in the industry, Gareth Morris has a passion for health, fitness and nutrition. He wants to share his knowledge and skills to fully support his clients and help make a difference in their lifestyles.


NCFE is a National Awarding Organisation passionate about designing, developing, and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools, and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

Course Description

The learners who efficiently complete all the 12 compulsory units get qualified to receive the qualification. They are required to prove their understanding of the learning outcomes mentioned in each unit to be eligible for the certification since it ensures they have satisfactory understanding.


Study Units

  • Supporting clients
  • Health and safety
  • Principles of exercise fitness and health
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

Course Highlights 

  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 680
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 425
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification Number (QN): 603/4386/6
Who is this qualification for?
  • Those who are looking for an occupation as a fitness instructor
  • Who are seeking recognition for prior experience
  • Who are looking to progress skills and knowledge in the sector
Prerequisites to take this Course
  • Learners must be over the age of 16 years and have a basic understanding of math, English language and ICT
  • Having achieved the Level 2 Certificate in fitness is an added benefit to taking this course
Method of Assessment

The learners who get enrolled for the “NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training” course should get properly evaluated in order to achieve the qualification. They are internally assessed and then get quality assured externally. They need to prepare a portfolio of references as proof of proficiency which needs to be prepared with assessment tasks to show that each learning outcome is properly followed. Moreover, it should show that they are capable of responding to actual instances they face in their profession.

The learners are expected to effectively complete all the six mandatory units and they get assessed via oral and written questions and assessments.  What is more, the qualification tests the ability of the learners to prepare documentations to recommend answers for the industry issues addressing the responsible parties via recording. They are expected to hand over assessments related to schedule a progressive exercise programme for the clients and prepare activities to make them get interested in achieve their fitness goals.


The learners who successfully complete the course achieve the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Certification. It will give you the opportunity to work as a recognised professional Gym Instructor in Personal Training.

Prospective Careers

Once the learners get qualified with the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training they get the recognised qualification which vouches for their expertise in the fitness industry. They get qualified to choose an impressive career path in gyms and recreation centres. This qualification enables the learners to enjoy a lot of benefits including attractive remuneration and prospectus for advancement. Here are some of the job titles they are eligible for and it includes the average UK salary per annum according to

  • Personal Trainer - £58,000 (Approximately)
  • Fitness Instructor - £22,193 (Approximately)

What’s Next for You?

The “NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training” will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to give your career a kick-start as a Personal Trainer or Gym Instructor. You will learn to build a client base by marketing your business through promotion. Delivering what you set out to do will grow your clientele. The Level 3 Certificate will validate your skills enabling you to take private clients and lead gym classes. You will learn to adapt to being around people with different fitness goals, needs, and personalities.  As a Personal Trainer, you can offer one-on-one sessions for clients in a variety of contexts and settings.

Course Curriculum

Getting Started
Qualification Specification
Awarding Body Registration – NCFE Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
Module 1 - Supporting Clients [M/600/9015]
Unit 1.1 – Know How to Support Your Client FREE
Unit 1.2 – Barriers and Motives for Exercise FREE
Unit 1.3 – Supporting Clients Lecture Notes
Module 1 – Supporting Clients Assignment Brief
Module 2 - Health and Safety [T/600/9016]
Unit 2.1 – Understanding Emergency Procedures in a Fitness Environment FREE
Unit 2.2 – Legal and Regulatory Requirements
Unit 2.3 – Health and Safety Lecture Notes
Module 2 – Health and Safety Assignment Brief
Module 3 - Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health [A/600/9017]
Unit 3.1 – Components of Fitness
Unit 3.2 – Factors Influencing Health and Fitness
Unit 3.3 – Exercise and the Skeletal System
Unit 3.4 – Cardiovascular Fitness
Unit 3.5 – Muscular Strength
Unit 3.6 – Flexibility
Unit 3.7 – Motor Skills
Unit 3.8 – Nutrition
Unit 3.9 – Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health Lecture Notes
Module 3 – Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health Assignment Brief
Module 4 - Anatomy and Physiology [A/600/9051]
Unit 4.1 – Anatomy and Physiology For Exercise
Unit 4.2 – Muscles and Muscle Actions
Unit 4.3 – The Circulatory System
Unit 4.4 – The Respiratory System
Unit 4.5 – The Energy System
Unit 4.6 – The Nervous System
Unit 4.7 – The Endocrine system
Unit 4.8 – Anatomy and Physiology Lecture Notes
Module 4 – Anatomy and Physiology Assignment Brief
Module 5 - Programming Personal Training with Clients [F/600/9052]
Unit 5.1 – Programming or Planning Gym Based Exercise
Unit 5.2 – Planning Gym Based Exercise Lecture Notes
Module 5 – Programming Personal Training with Clients Assignment Brief
Module 6 - Delivering Personal Training Sessions [J/600/9053]
Unit 6.1 – Delivery of Gym Based Exercise
Unit 6.2 – Instructing Gym Based Exercise Lecture Notes
Module 6 – Delivering Personal Training Sessions Assignment Brief
Module 7 - Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme [L/600/9054]
Unit 7.1 – Nutrition
Unit 7.2 – Nutrition Lecture Notes
Module 7 – Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme Assignment Brief
Harvard Referencing Guide
Harvard Referencing Guide
Additional Materials
Additional Materials
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  1. Great Course


    I had basic knowledge of exercise and gym, but this course helped me become an effective trainer.

  2. Good Teaching Method


    With actual examples and video training, becoming a coach is so easy with this training.

  3. Excellent


    No words, excellent course!

  4. Straightforward


    The instructions were straight forward to gain the right skills related to fitness industry.

  5. Practical Course


    This NCFE training must be recommended to everyone whether they want to become coach or not.

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