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Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training


About The Course

This qualification is ideal for anyone who is keen on working in the rapidly growing health and fitness industry. Whether your goals are to work in gym and health clubs, self-employed with private clients, or aspire to be the next big fitness influencer, this qualification will get you closer to your goals in just a year. 

You will study core modules which will develop your knowledge of how the body works and responds to different training methods, and learn how to programme exercise to help your clients meet their goals. You will also gain valuable industry experience working with a range of different clients both at college and with local employers. 

You will learn in dedicated classrooms equipped with interactive technology, and have access to our high-quality sports facilities including a full-sized sports hall, fully equipped fitness centre and separate strength and conditioning facility. You will also benefit from a range of relevant trips, visits and guest lectures. 

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE’s or equivalent at Grade 4 or above including English and/or Maths and preferably PE and Science. All applicants must successfully complete an academic interview and demonstrate a genuine interest in pursuing a career in this industry. 

Why BCA?

At BCA we have:

  • 100% pass rate across all sports programmes
  • 95% of our students go on to full-time employment or further higher education
  • Excellent links with local sports clubs including our Football Academy partnership with Maidenhead FC.

More information


This course is designed for learners to progress straight into paid employment within the health and fitness industry. The course is approved by CIMSPA and the Register of Exercise Professionals and successful completion provides individuals with a license to practice as a Personal Trainer or Gym Instructor.

Learners will also have the option to progress onto a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport if they wish to progress to University.