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Course Overview

Whether you want to work as a fitness instructor or a personal trainer then this level 3 personal training qualification is for you as it will qualify you to do both. This nationally accredited qualification combines the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction and the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training into one Diploma, giving you Level 3 status on the register of exercise professionals (REPS). It also works out £200 cheaper than doing the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction and the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training individually.

Why choose Storm Fitness Academy?

Storm Fitness Academy is one of the most popular and respected fitness training businesses in the South East. Our team of health and fitness professionals not only have years of experience across the industry but are also still active in the sector. This gives us a truly rounded background of knowledge and expertise that we can pass on to you.

Our success rates speak for themselves. Our students achieve 98% first-time pass rate in practical assessments and 90% first-time pass rate in theory exams. If you aren't successful 1st time on any of your theory exams and practical assessments, then we also offer FREE resits. Furthermore we also let you resubmit FREE of charge any portfolio work, if required, and give you the support you need to ensure you pass with flying colours without incurring any additional costs. We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve success.


Southwick Leisure Centre, Brighton

This course is delivered on a one to one basis with a tutor, which gives you the opportunity to begin studying immediately and the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments. Once you have registered, you are assigned your own personal tutor who guides you through your qualifications, assessing you throughout the courses whilst giving you support via email, telephone and face to face tutorials. All your tutorials and practical assessments can be booked in Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm. The course takes approximately 6-8 weeks to complete but can be fast tracked if needed.

The qualification is broken down into 10 units:

Fitness Instruction

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • Unit 2 – Know How to Support Clients who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Unit 3 – Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
  • Unit 4 – Principles of Fitness, Exercise and Health
  • Unit 5 – Planning Gym-Based Exercise
  • Unit 6 – Instructing Gym-Based ExerciseThis accredited qualification is for anyone

Personal Training

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • Unit 2 – Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Personal Training Session
  • Unit 3 – Programming Personal Training Sessions
  • Unit 4 – Delivering Personal Training Sessions
The course is assessed using a range of different assessment methods:
  • 4 x Multiple Choice Exams
  • 4 x Worksheets
  • 2 x Practical Assessments in the Gym at Southwick Leisure Centre
  • 2 x Practical Assessment Self Evaluation Form

You must also produce two portfolios of evidence that include client screening forms, food diaries, a gym programme and an 8 week exercise programme that you will have written for your personal training client.

  • Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is  recommended but not essential
  • There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved so you should have basic skills in communication.

You can pay for this course via the following payment methods:

  • Debit card
  • Credit card
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • BACS transfer
  • Interest FREE direct debit payment plan

Give us a call today: 01273 613014

As this course is run on a one to one basis you can start immediately.

Just contact us now via any of the following methods:

  • Call 01273 613014
  • Submit one of our website enquiry forms
  • Request a call back using the button on the right hand side of our menu
  • Email info@stormfitnessacademy.co.uk

Completing this course gives you a Level 3 Diploma – a qualification that is highly respected by businesses and employers across the UK. You can use you Diploma to move directly into work, with a wide variety of options available to you.

You will have Level 3 status on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and you could look into opportunities both in terms of personal training, and employed work with the health and fitness sector. Previous students have looked to move into fields including fitness coaching and gym instructing.

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