Level 3 Personal Training

Level 3 Overview: £1500

Awarding Body – Focus Awards
Format – In person and online theory and portfolio
Duration  – 5 days
Entry requirements – Level 2 Gym Instructor

Our level 3 Personal trainer course is much more than a typical personal training course. Our course is designed to give you knowledge, skills, systems and confidence to help you succeed, whether as a Coach within a health club, a self employed coach or for the chosen few who excel you may wish to become a G2G Coach via our internship programme.

Our level 3 course will equip you with the knowledge to become confident to work with clients of a variety of backgrounds, injuries and be able to meet them where they are at to maximise their results. Our course is designed to allow you to study the theory element via our online Learner Management System. The practical days are all delivered in person at our facility in Edinburgh, where you will learn how to assess, perform, coach, programme and progress clients as well as many other skills you can transfer into your career.

Learning Outcomes

The fitness industry is evolving all the time and being a personal trainer isn’t enough to stand our from the crowd. We want to help you become a coach and eventually help you find a niche within the industry to succeed, just like ours is working with people who have been injured or are injured. The important part is all of the skills and theory you learn are understood and can apply them to become the best coach you can be.

'What I hugely admire about G2G is how the coaches take such an interest in their clients from the minute they get to know them...my coach Donnie Macfadyen would read up on the Parachute Regiment/anecdotes about Army life or find documentaries to watch such as the P company test series on YouTube to grasp a stronger understanding of what the physical demands entailed. This would then create a talking point for both of us and to me it really showed that he cared about where I wanted to go. Having said that I noticed in my training sessions all the coaches at G2G show the same interest and passion towards their members. '
Will Channing
Ex Rugby/ Training for Parachute Regiment

Course Content

  • Anatomy and Physiology – We teach you how the body works, its systems and how these relate to training and coaching clients.
  • Principles of Nutrition – We teach you that there are endless approaches to nutrition but meeting your client where they are at and giving them basic habits to follow and understanding how to affect long term change.
  • Goal setting and Client Skills – Understanding how to on board clients, which clients are right for you, what information you need and how to set basic goals and expectations will allow you to improve client results, retention and generate referrals.
  • Assessments –  Assessing how someone moves allows you to build a be-spoke programme for them and understand what they need to do to move better, get stronger and reach goals.
  • Programming design and progression –  Being able to design a programme based upon your assessment and then understanding how to get client feedback and when to progress exercises, movements or change volumes to meet clients goals without just changing things for ‘fun’ without clients hitting targets or having clear reason.
  • Business Skills – Gain knowledge on how to start, where to go, what to pro-actively to and what you need to do if you decide to become self employed are all included

How You Will Be Assessed

The course is broken down into units laws you will be assessed on each unit via worksheets. Worksheets will require you to research some content and find our information not given to you as this is what it is like in  the industry when you don’t know something you need to research it. You will be given feedback on assessment and supported by a G2G tutor.

How You Will Learn

The theory work is all completed online using our Learner Management system. All practical learning is completed face-to-face and can be tailored to weekends, half days and weekdays depending on the number and availability of tutors, and students.

Career Progression

Decide whether you want to apply for the G2G internship? Or do you want to work in a health club or gym environment or start your own business. We are here to support you. Feel free to have a conversation about this with your tutor who will be happy to guide you or have a coffee with you.

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