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Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training (Practitioner) 

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About the course:

  • Interested in becoming a qualified and competent Personal Trainer? If so we offer the YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) course starting in September 2023.

  • If you are looking for a reputable training provider who can help you get the most from your investment, Train 108 has the course for you! We will help you to qualify, but more importantly feel prepared and confident to work in the fitness industry!

  • Our course is designed to give you a high quality learning experience, allowing you to develop and refine your skills in the trade before you qualify. The course is spread out over ten months, giving you time between contact hours where you can study, practice and implement what you learn.

  • The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to plan, prepare and deliver safe and effective training to your clients! 

Tom Davies PT

Course Overview: What will you study? 

Course Tutor: Tom Davies

​Tom is a knowledgeable and experienced fitness expert with a passion for health, fitness and wellbeing. He has been working in health and fitness education since 2010 as a lecturer and trainer in both further and higher education. For over ten years he has trained Personal Trainers to work in the leisure industry as health professionals. This includes developing their ability to motivate, persuade and influence their clients to take responsibility for their own health and engage in healthy habits. 


He has volunteered with community based GP Referral schemes that target the obese population. These schemes offer training, support and dietary advice to improve fitness, reduce weight and enhance health. Tom now works as a Personal Trainer and Rehab Coach at the 'Movement and Therapy Clinic' based in Ampthill. There he provides one-to-one and small group training to clients who have a range of health and fitness needs.  



  • BSc Exercise and Sport Science (First) 

  • MSc Nutrition and Health Promotion (Distinction) 

  • Professional Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer & Sport Conditioning 

  • Level 3 GP Exercise Referral 

  • Level 3 Assessor & Level 4 Verifier (Quality Assurance) 

  • Level 4 Lower Back Pain Management 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Who is this course for? 

  • The course is suitable for anyone who wants to be a qualified Personal Trainer

  • Anyone who wants to work independently with clients to improve their health and fitness.


How will I be assessed? ​

  • Assessments include: ​

    • Coursework (Case Studies, Knowledge Based Questions & Portfolios)

    • Multiple Choice Theory Exams (70% Pass Mark)

    • Practical Assessments (Working with clients in real life)

  • You will then receive a Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training

  • The awarding body is with YMCA Awards who are recognised as being the best in the UK

What will the certificate qualify me to do? 

  • Coach clients - one to one and in small groups - towards their health and fitness goals. You will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to plan and deliver creative and personalised exercise programmes, provide nutritional advice and support clients with their overall lifestyle management. ​

  • The qualification is on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications

  • Your qualification provides entry to the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) 

How will the course be taught? 

  • Theory content is taught face to face, allowing you to interact with the teacher and explore the content in person

  • You will also have access to an online classroom which provides 24/7 access to the materials that are used on the course

  • Practical content is taught in a private gym giving you the space to build confidence and work collaboratively

When does the course take place? ​

  • The course is delivered over 10 months (January 2024 - November 2024)

  • One weekend of each month is spent in a face to face private gym setting

  • All days start at 12:30 and finish at 17:30 (Saturday and Sunday)

    • See next course dates at the bottom of the web page .. ​

How much is the course?

  • The full cost of the course is £1,499. A minimum deposit of £599 secures your place on the course. 

  • You are entitled to one attempt at the exam (Re-sits cost £25)

What happens if I miss a lesson? 

  • Course content will be available to watch via an online classroom

  • You will be booked into a private one-to-one tutorial to catch up with missed content

    • A minimum of 1 hour is required for a missed day of the course (£50 / hour) 

How do I apply for the course? 

  • Make contact via email / phone with the course tutor (Tom Davies)

  • You will be booked into a free discovery call to discuss the course content and your suitability for the course

What our students say about us:
“The course gave me a greater understanding of how to run a successful PT business for myself and support my clients to achieve their goals. I enjoyed all of the course but loved the practical side of it the most, making PT session plans and delivering them with my own twist to suit the clients’ goals."

Nathan Haggerwood (2023)

Get in touch to book a FREE Discovery Call

2nd Floor, 4A Church St, Ampthill, Bedford MK45 2EH

07515 882539

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Dates for our next Personal Training Course (2024)

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Month 1: January 2024

Saturday 6th January: 12:30 - 17:30

Sunday 7th January: 12:30 - 17:30

Month 2: February 2024

Saturday 3rd February: 12:30 - 17:30

Sunday 4th February: 12:30 - 17:30

Month 3: March 2024

Saturday 2nd March: 12:30 - 17:30

Sunday 3rd March: 12:30 - 17:30

Month 4: April 2024

Saturday 6th April: 12:30 - 17:30

Sunday 7th April: 12:30 - 17:30

Month 5: May 2024

Saturday 4th May: 12:30 - 17:30

Sunday 5th May: 12:30 - 17:30

Month 6: June 2024

Saturday 1st June: 12:30 - 17:30

Sunday 2nd June: 12:30 - 17:30

Month 7: July 2024

Saturday 6th July: 12:30 - 17:30

Sunday 7th July: 12:30 - 17:30

Month 8: August 2024

Saturday 3rd August: 12:30 - 17:30

Sunday 4th August: 12:30 - 17:30

Month 9: September 2024

Saturday 31st August: 12:30 - 17:30

Sunday 1st September: 12:30 - 17:30

October 2024

Home based revision & coursework completion.

Month 10: November 2024

Saturday 2nd November: 12:30 - 17:30

Sunday 3rd November: 12:30 - 17:30

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