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Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment - Sports and Public Services - Level 1


Course ID: 175052

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • A 1 year Level 3 Personal Training Course.
  • Ideal for students who wish to pursue a career in the fitness industry.
  • Study in our brilliant learning environment with exceptional facilities and resources.
  • Access outstanding support from our dedicated and passionate teaching team.
  • Learn in the heart of the city centre and become a part of our growing, inclusive community.

What to expect from the course

This qualification will enable you to set up in business as a personal trainer or work for one of the large health and fitness companies now operating in the region.

You will cover the following topics:

- Anatomy and Physiology (muscles, bones, heart)
- Nutrition (diet plans)
- Plan and Prepare Personal Training Sessions
- Instruct and Supervise Personal Training Sessions.

You can expect to be assessed in a number of different ways, which will give you an insight into the exercise and fitness industry.

Level 3 Personal Training Diploma


You will be qualified as a Level 3 Personal Trainer and have options to progess onto Level 4 Strength and Conditioning.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This qualification will enable you to set up in business as a Personal Trainer or work for one of the large health and fitness companies now operating in the region.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Achieved Level 2 Fitness Instructing before enrolling onto Level 3 Personal Training

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (previously D) or above including Maths and English Language and a relevant subject qualification OR a minimum of Level 1 course in this subject at merit or above and English and Maths at Level 1.
An interest in the topic and good attitude to learning are important to enable you to achieve success on this course.

Anyone above the age of 16 can apply.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 1113.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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