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Personal Training — Level 3 Diploma

Health and Social Care|Sports

Course ID: 174903

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • Level 3 qualification studied over 1 year.
  • No experience required.
  • Advance in the fitness industry and kick-start your career as a Personal Trainer.
  • Enables you to set up your own business, or gain employment within the fitness industry.
  • Gain invaluable insight into the fitness industry from our experienced and passionate teaching team.

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 certificate

Why study with us?

Why Liv Coll
As a student at the City of Liverpool College you will benefit from an aspirational educational experience, passionate motivational teachers who are subject experts and receive full tutor support.
As part of your college course you will be involved in Work experience, enrichment activities and have sessions with lead industry guest speakers.
Your tutors will work closely with the progress support team to ensure you have every opportunity to reach your full potential.
You will be stretched and challenged to develop the lasted industry professional skills so you stand out from the crowd when applying for employment.
All of this from City Centre based sites.

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

You must be over 18 years of age to study this course.
The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry onto the course.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 (Previously C) or above including Maths and English Language OR a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English Language and relevant subject qualification OR a minimum of Level 2 course in your chosen subject at merit or above and English Language and Maths at Level 2.
An enthusiasm and passion to succeed and develop yourself with great attendance will be vital to you achieving success on this course.


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 have a Full Level 3 qualification, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and hold a Full Level 3 qualification at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 2882.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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