Level 3 Personal Trainer Certification – Online

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Designed to empower new coaches with the relevant skills to coach with confidence, we’re leading the way with our ground-breaking, industry-leading syllabus.

The PFCA Level 3 course has been carefully designed as a unique development pathway, which empowers new trainers with the skills required to meet their clients where they are at.

You’ll learn how to accurately assess human movement and design high-level, client-centric programmes, going far beyond the minimum PT learning requirements.

There has never been a better time to focus on a career that will allow you to gain fulfilment from helping others.

“The difference between ticking a box or earning a certification that you’re proud of.”

Successful completion of the PFCA Level 3 Course allows you to earn your ticket into the industry, as well as develop the skills required to feel confident in your ability to coach, lead and impact others.

Learn, apply & move in the comfort of your own home

This syllabus is carefully designed to share the relevant theory required, as well as provide you with insight into the practical application and how to apply it yourself. Over 70% of the course is practical, giving you a greater ability to feel, understand and coach.

Using our interactive e-Learning platform means our interactive online sessions allow you to get the practical application required to be able to coach with confidence.

About This Course

The industry is changing. Fast. New PTs are required to have far more applicable skills than ever before and the PFCA is raising the standard of PTs entering the industry. And the Level 3 Course will allow you to stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Discover what makes a great coach, how to make a positive impact on your clients and how to motivate them to reach their goals. Enrich your understanding of exercise, mobility and movement, develop your business and learn how to create bespoke programmes that push all the right buttons.

What You’ll Learn

  1. Learn how to develop your career and how to set up as a self-employed personal trainer. Including inside tips on managing a personal training business, marketing strategies and how to continually promote success.
  2. Learn about the legal and professional aspects of personal training.
  3. Gain a thorough knowledge of functional anatomy and its application to personal training.
  4. Learn how to structure, plan and deliver exercise sessions for one-to-one and group training.
  5. Design programmes to meet a variety of potential client needs in dynamic settings.
  6. Learn how to design and structure sessions and programmes to specifically target and meet individual client needs and requirements.
  7. Gain a thorough grounding in nutrition particularly as it applies to exercise, elite performance and a healthy lifestyle.
  8. Learn how lifestyle and medical conditions affect a client’s health and wellbeing.
  9. Learn how to communicate well with clients and conduct consultations in order to encourage them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

How You’ll Be Assessed

The course is delivered every second Sunday over 10 weeks by your team of tutors. Each session lasts for up to 7 hours. The sessions will consist of practical teaching, assessments and ongoing booklet completion. Alongside the practical learning days, there is also booklet sessions spread over the duration of the course.

In addition you will be required to do homework each week: the number of hours homework will depend on your experience and previous qualifications but the course is designed to provide for those with NO experience or previous qualifications.

All course materials are provided. There will also be suggested links to further resources that will provide for a greater depth of understanding and bonus insights into your new profession.

Entry Requirements

Fluent in written and spoken English is necessary. Must be over the age of 16. No further qualifications necessary.

Course Qualification

"What do I get?"

You will gain a complete Level 3 Certification fully recognised by the international validating body Thinktree Hub necessary to be allowed to practise as a Personal Trainer. You will also have guaranteed access to insurance by Holistic Insurance UK to cover your practice.

What You’ll Learn
How You’ll Be Assessed
Entry Requirements
Course Qualification
  1. Learn how to develop your career and how to set up as a self-employed personal trainer including inside tips on managing a personal training business, marketing strategies and how to continually promote success.
  2. Learn about the legal and professional aspects of personal training.
  3. Gain a thorough knowledge of functional anatomy and its application to personal training.
  4. Learn how to structure, plan and deliver exercise sessions for one-to-one and group training.
  5. Design programmes to meet a variety of potential client needs in dynamic settings.
  6. Learn how to design and structure sessions and programmes to specifically target and meet individual client needs and requirements.
  7. Gain a thorough grounding in nutrition particularly as it applies to exercise, elite performance and a healthy lifestyle.
  8. Learn how lifestyle and medical conditions affect a client’s health and wellbeing.
  9. Learn how to communicate well with clients and conduct consultations in order to encourage them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

The course is delivered every second Sunday over 10 weeks by your team of tutors. Each session lasts for up to 7 hours. The sessions will consist of practical teaching, assessments and ongoing booklet completion. Alongside the practical learning days, there is also booklet sessions spread over the duration of the course.

In addition you will be required to do homework each week: the number of hours homework will depend on your experience and previous qualifications but the course is designed to provide for those with NO experience or previous qualifications.

All course materials are provided. There will also be suggested links to further resources that will provide for a greater depth of understanding and bonus insights into your new profession.

Fluent in written and spoken English is necessary. Must be over the age of 16. No further qualifications necessary.

"What do I get?"

You will gain a complete Level 3 Certification fully recognised by the international validating body Thinktree Hub necessary to be allowed to practise as a Personal Trainer. You will also have guaranteed access to insurance by Holistic Insurance UK to cover your practice.

Six reasons to start today

Cutting-edge syllabus, fully immersive and coach-led course.

Learn from the industry’s leading coaches

Start your journey in the most fulfilling career path

Impact people’s lives

Learn the systems that have been tried and tested across 1000s

Learn the practical skills to assess, coach and develop ALL levels of fitness

Get Level 3 Certified for £1699

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Course Structure

Start Date

June 20th - August 15th

Time

9:00am till 4:00pm

Frequency

Every 2nd Sunday for 10 weeks

Location

Online

Dates include: June 20th, July 4th, July 18th, August 1st, August 15th
Level 3 add-on ‘Post-Grad’ Seminar - September 5th

Module 1:
Functional Anatomy for Training & Performance

This unit explores the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems into responses to physiological stimulus.

Module 2:
Programming for Fitness Testing & Training

The aim of this unit is for learners to be able to plan fitness-training sessions and design fitness-training programmes including health screening and health-monitoring tests.

Module 3:
Programming for Health, Performance & Fitness

Aim and purpose: Demonstrate good commercial practice when training clients in a one-to-one setting. Know how to effectively communicate, manage training needs and programme and track progress. 

Module 4:
Principles of Performance Conditioning & Kinesiology Assessment for Sport

The aim of this unit is to provide a broad understanding of the concepts and principles of performance-conditioning methods supported with kinesiology assessment for sport.

Module 5:
Nutrition for Performance, Health & Fitness

The aim of this unit is to provide a broad understanding of the importance of nutrition and hydration to a variety of sports participants

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Recognised By

Recognised by ThinkTree
Recognised by Marchon Athletic

FAQS

How do I know I can trust the PFCA to do my training?

The Professional Fitness Coaches Association has helped 100s of coaches develop and grow their respective fitness business. Each and every student will be given the same amount of care and attention provided they do the work required of them.

Do I need prior qualifications to start Level 3 Personal Training Course?

No, just a sound understanding of English, a level of dedication and a willingness to learn. (Must be over the age of 16)

Is the Level 3 Personal Training course accredited?

It is verified by Thinktree Hub, the International Professional Association services for the healthcare, education, wellness and wellbeing industry. This will also guarantee your eligibility for professional insurance.

How long does the course take to complete?

The course is delivered every second Sunday over 10 weeks. Each session lasts for eight hours. The sessions will consist of practical teaching, assessments and ongoing booklet completion.

How much does the course cost?

The course starts at just £1699 or 3 x monthly payments of £649.

What support and resources are available while I study?

The PFCA L3 Personal Training booklets are comprehensive and fully applicable for the course.

You will have access to your tutor should you need additional support, a private Facebook group and access to additional links should you need additional learning.

Why do the post-grad seminar day?

The seminar is designed to give newly qualified coaches a chance to visit the world-renowned Marchon gym, take their new skills to the test and strengthen relationships with fellow students.

Is the post-graduate seminar compulsory to pass the certification?

No, this is a bonus addition should you wish to make the trip to Marchon and have the experience with other recently graduated coaches from your cohort.

What does the seminar entail?

The seminar will be a fully immersive day full of on the floor coaching and chance to put your coaching skills to the test.