Football Academy Personal Training Diploma Gym Based Level 3

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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The VTCT Level 3 Diploma is a ONE year programme in Personal Training (Gym Based Exercise) is for learners seeking to work in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer, specialising in gym-based exercise. This qualification has been specifically designed for the 16-19 age group and is based on fitness National Occupational Standards (NOS). The qualification is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for employment/self-employment as a personal trainer. 

This qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively and competently as a personal trainer in gym-based exercise setting, which includes: anatomy and physiology for exercise and health, principles of exercise health and fitness, know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity, health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment and nutrition for physical activity.  Please note you need to have the Gym Instructors Level 2 at a Pass  to progress to the Level 3 qualification. 


Skills gained will provide a broad introduction to the Sports Sector.  Students will gain a deeper understanding of Anatomy and Physiology.

The curriculum is further enhanced with opportunities to undertake work experience. Previous students have taken the opportunity to engage in work placements in sport and leisure industry environments including gyms, leisure centres and local sports clubs

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is by a combination of coursework and external assessment.

Entry requirements

This course forms part of the Football Academy and is a stand alone 1 Year Course – Normally 5 GCSE grades in the range of 9-4. GCSE Mathematics and English minimum Grade 4 as well as the Gym Instructors Level 2 at a Pass is required.  

Although not essential, applicants are expected to be playing at a good level of competitive football and representing a club. Trials are part of the application process. 

Successful candidates are required to purchase the Football Kit to be worn as uniform.  

 Football Trials will take place Margate Football Club 

Thursday 18th February 2021, 10-12 am at Margate Football Club 

Should you miss these trials, please contact the football academy directly on: 

Your next steps...

The course leads to a variety of opportunities including Higher Education courses in Sport and related subjects or into employment areas such as coaching and health and fitness.