VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training

Qualification Information

Sector: Sports, Active Health and Fitness Category: Personal Training
VTCT Product Code: AF30087 GLH: 295 Age Restriction: 16
Qualification Number: 501/0722/7 Units: 9 - 10 Registration End Date: 31st Aug 2021
Level: 3 Minimum Credits: 48

Additional Information

Documentation for this qualification last amended 10 November 2020

The VTCT Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training is a competency-based qualification that has been designed to prepare you for a career in the sport and active leisure industry as a personal trainer.

To register for this qualification you must hold a nationally recognised gym instructor qualification.

Throughout this qualification you will develop your knowledge and understanding of the theory underpinning personal training, including anatomy and physiology, the principles of exercise and fitness, health and safety, and nutrition.

You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan, design, manage, adapt, deliver and evaluate personal training sessions. In addition you will be equipped to offer support to clients who take part in exercise and physical activity and be able to reflect on and develop your practice.

As part of the qualification you must produce a progressive training plan (12 weeks) for an individual that takes into account short, medium and long-term goals.

On completion of this qualification will will be able to work unsupervised as a personal trainer or advanced fitness instructor.

Qualification Structure

Additional - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 0 components and earn a minimum of 0 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UF3B242 T/601/7763 Plan, market and sell services 3 5 26

Mandatory - from this group you'll need to cover a minimum of 9 components and earn a minimum of 48 credits.

Unit Code Unit Ref Unit Title Level Credits GLH
UF20C22 D/601/4484 Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation 2 4 30
UF2A335 F/601/7362 Reflect on and develop own practice in providing exercise and physical activity 2 4 23
UF3C317 K/601/7758 Motivate clients to maintain long term adherence to exercise and physical activity 3 4 15
UF3D459 M/601/7759 Evaluate exercise and physical activity programmes 3 3 14
UF3D460 H/601/7760 Design, manage and adapt a personal training programme with clients 3 6 30
UF3D461 K/601/7761 Deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a personal training programme 3 10 70
UF3D462 M/601/7762 Apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme 3 7 42
UV20525 A/600/9017 Principles of exercise, fitness and health 2 4 28
UV30536 A/600/9051 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health 3 6 43

*For full details of the Rules of Combination for this qualification please see the Qualification Specification/Record of Assessment book.


*To find specifications for individual units, click on the "Structure" tab of your chosen qualification, select the unit code in the left hand column and on the new page click on the "Download unit book" tab under the unit title.

Centres approved to run this qualification

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NB: The location displayed for each centre is based upon the centre's main address. The location displayed is not necessarily the only location that the centre can deliver VTCT qualifications from. For further information on a centre's delivery capabilities please select the centre's website address.

Centre Name Telephone Website Location
Reading College 0800 371434 Visit website Berkshire - Reading
Lakes College West Cumbria 01946 839300 Visit website Cumbria
Essex Training Solutions - Colchester 07866 121121 Visit website Essex
Specialist Trade Courses - Colchester 0345 565 2656 Visit website Essex
Tameside College 0161 908 6789 Visit website Greater Manchester - Tameside
Kent Sports Academy Limited 01233 641000 Visit website Kent
a-training 01476 849342 Visit website Lincolnshire
The City of Liverpool College - The Learning Exchange 0151 252 3725 Visit website Merseyside - Liverpool
City of Oxford College part of Activate Learning 01865 550550 Visit website Oxfordshire
ISA Training 0845 301 8660 Visit website Wales