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Fitness Instructing Certificate in Personal Training and Instruction Level 3 at Blackburn College

Course description

This qualification is aimed for those aiming to further their knowledge and work as a personal trainer and advanced practitioner in the health and fitness industry.

Course content

  • Anatomy and Physiology in exercise and health
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to individuals
  • Conducting specialised personal exercise programs.
  • Supporting your clients

Entry requirements

Level 2 Fitness Instuctor or equivalent

A keen interest in the Gym and the Fitness Industry.


Exams, Learner assessment Records and Practical Assessments

Future opportunities

Once you have completed your Level 3 certificate, you will be able to apply to a range of Universities. Many students progress to University Centre at Blackburn College where 9 out of 10 graduates are in work or further study just six months after graduation. 

Particular courses students progress on to include: Community Coaching & Sports Development Foundation Degree FdSc, Sports Coaching & Performance Foundation Degree FdSc or Health & Personal Training Foundation Degree FdA. These can lead to varied and interesting roles in sport including:

  • Sports Coach
  • PE Teaching (following the completion of an appropriate PGCE)
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Sports Marketing/Advertising
  • Performance Analysts.

You may also be interested in progression to Complementary Therapies Foundation Degree FdSc which includes Sports Massage as a pathway within the programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blackburn College directly.

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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