Turning Your Advanced Fitness Skillset Into Practice!

The IFA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is an advanced qualification for practicing and aspiring personal trainers, who have successfully completed the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction. Throughout the four weeks of teaching, learners will get the chance to build on their prior experience and deepen their understanding of the vital components of fitness, anatomy and physiology, and functional kinesiology. This qualification will enable you to conduct unsupervised fitness instruction including one-on-one training, baseline assessments, nutritional advice and progressive programing that is tailor-made to individual client needs.

How to Register!

To start your journey with IFA, you can either fill in our contact form via the link below or give us a call. Our team will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss the requirements, upcoming start dates and the ideal attendance format for you, whether you decide to join us virtually or in-person in the classroom. Once we’ve settled the details, our team will finalize your official registration. You will receive a confirmation email with immediate lifetime access to study materials like class PowerPoint slides, course e-book, hours of content in the video resource library and more!

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Course Duration
4 Weeks
class Hours
Mornings or Evenings
Live Virtual
Total Cost
1999 GBP

Who is the course for?

Prior to enrolling in the IFA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, learners must have completed the necessary pre-requisite education in Level 2 Fitness Instruction either at IFA or an equivalent institution. Note that the course requires physical activity and individual participation, thus a degree of physical fitness is required. You will also need to engage in elements of communication (discussion, presentation, reading, and writing) that require an adequate level of English language skills, as well as basic computation/numeric skills.

IFA Professional Support and Employment Opportunities

The IFA team is also dedicated to linking successful learners with local employment opportunities and to provide guidance in making an informed career choice that will further your professional development. IFA can also provide recommendation letters for students that show excellence in etiquette, professionalism, timekeeping, and employability throughout their time with us.

The Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification will unlock doors to the rapidly-growing health and fitness sector locally and the wider Middle Eastern region. The dynamic employment landscape is marked by an array of new opportunities, ranging from upcoming gyms, leisure clubs and a revolving client roster as our booming economy is attracting motivated people from all over the world. You are guaranteed to meet and impact a diverse group of people, whilst playing a part in the budding fitness scene.

Learners could potentially gain employment as:
• Personal Trainer
• Advanced Instructor
• Gym Supervisor/Manager

Course Format and Assessment

This course is available to students in the form of mixed classes or ladies only classes. Furthermore, the course can be attended virtually from home through Zoom except for some practical days. Ask us about these options when you get in contact with us.

To attain the IFA Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate, the student must:
• Score a minimum of 70% in both written theory-exams
• Pass a practical examination
• Complete a Learner Assessment Record

Course Units

Course Units

Unit 1: Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

for an in-depth look into the anatomy and function of the human body, from bone formation and growth to energy systems and movement patterns. You will learn about muscle origins and insertions to full comprehend the science of movement.

Unit 2: Nutrition for Exercise & Health

introduces the professional skillset needed to analyze clients’ nutritional habits and set realistic goals to help improve weight management and encourage healthy eating.

Unit 3: Training Programing

takes learners through the concepts and application of effective Personal Training sessions that are adjusted to client goals, including the design of micro, meso, and macro-training cycles.

Unit 4: Leading PT Sessions

forms the cornerstone of a Personal Trainer’s professional practice. Gain the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare, instruct, and supervise a safe and effective 1-on-1 gym-based exercise program – based on your client’s goals and abilities.

Unit 5: Business Acumen and the Use of Information Technology for a Personal Trainer

is about the use of IT systems in a PT Business, Business Planning & Development, using technology to track client progress, exercise programs and manage clients, how to monitor, interpret and present client data, etc.