Level 3 Personal Training Diploma

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You can gain a Level 3 Personal Training Diploma through The Exercise Lounge Education Centre

Do You Want to Be a Personal Trainer?

We are now taking bookings for our Online Personal Training Course!

Study in your own time all from the comfort of your home.

Cost: from £999

To get the best out of the course, go Full Hybrid! You can study at your own pace but with weekly Zoom calls with your own personal Tutor

Monthly options are available for Online only from just £54 a month

If you’re interested in the course and/or want to know more about it, click the button below, fill in your details and click on the “Submit” button. We will then send you a copy of the Prospectus and an Application Form.

Nationally Recognised

This is a nationally accepted qualification, validated by Focus Awards, recognised by OFQUAL, CIMSPA, the Association of Independent Personal Trainers and Thinktree Hub, the international professional organisation for the health and fitness industry. After completing the qualification, you are guaranteed professional insurance so that the day you finish, you can start practising. Professional insurance starts from approximately £50 a year

The Exercise Lounge is the leading personal training organisation in Oxfordshire. Training over 200 clients a month and employing 5 full time personal trainers. You will be learning from highly qualified professionals in a real-world environment.

What’s more, you are guaranteed professional insurance so that the day you pass and get your certificate you can start practising.

A Worthwhile Career

Becoming a personal trainer is something that qualifies you for a very worthwhile career. It is very different from a “gym instructor” where you are merely on hand, often in a busy gym where you are required to do little more than show people how to use the machines. Personal training couldn’t be more different. You have a client who you see on a weekly (or more) basis and you design programmes for them to fit precisely into what they need and what they want to achieve. At the same time, you get to know them, you develop a rapport and more often than not, they become like friends. This not only makes the job endlessly fascinating but it also develops you as a person.

The Exercise Lounge Education Centre

The Exercise Lounge has been in business for 16 years now. We have always prided ourselves on offering a first class, private service in luxury surroundings for discerning clients. And the same standards are applied to the Exercise Lounge Education Centre.

And the validating body is ThinkTree Hub, the professional association service for the healthcare, education, wellness and wellbeing industry. At the end of the course you will have a recognised Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training – and what is more, access to professional insurance which will enable you to practise anywhere in the UK.

Not only that but you will be a member of ThinkTree Hub with a whole raft of benefits to aid you in your new professional career.

The Exercise Lounge Education Centre Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

The Exercise Lounge Diploma in Personal Training is a fully accredited Level 3 qualification aimed at developing the knowledge, understanding and technical skills needed for a career as a personal trainer, either employed or self-employed. This qualification is based on the national standards for personal training and was developed collaboratively with Thinktree Hub, the International Professional Association service for the education, healthcare, wellness and wellbeing industries.

What does this qualification offer?

The content of this qualification is comprised of all the required elements needed to work effectively and efficiently as a personal trainer. This includes anatomy and physiology, professional practice, an understanding of the principles of health and fitness and how to conduct personal training sessions. The Level 3 personal trainer  will be able to design and structure sessions and programmes specifically targeted to meet individual client needs and requirements.

Teaching Staff

The teaching staff are all highly qualified and experienced


You are in full control of your own timetable. Once you sign up, we will grant you access to all of our resources and videos.


Entry requirements

To join our personal training course you must be over 16 years old, physically able to do the work and have good communication skills. There is no upper age limit, with mature students especially welcome.

No pre-qualifications are necessary

Course study

All study material will be provided to help you prepare for the practical training. In addition, you will be required to do home study, with all materials provided via our online training hub

Why choose this course?

Our aim in teaching you on this course is to prepare you by the end, to be as ready, prepared and confident to take your place in the industry as a personal trainer as it is possible to be. This could be working as an employee with another organisation, as a self-employed practitioner setting up on your own or even as part of our team at The Exercise Lounge. To do this, we have a number of added-value extras that most other companies are unable to provide.

Unlike many training providers, including further education colleges, The Exercise Lounge is an organisation that provides personal training and sports massage to actual clients, delivering over 1000 sessions per month. So you will be trained by a company at the heart of the industry, who are offering personal training and therapies to real clients. We employ 5 personal trainers and we are always looking for talented newly-qualified therapists and personal trainers to join our team. We prefer to offer jobs to our former students before advertising more widely. As part of the course we hold regular clinics attended by our clients where under supervision you can put your new skills to the test and gain some invaluable real-life experience. Thus you will get to practise on a range of ages and body types and receive feedback from the clients themselves.

Because we are part of the wellness industry we are also able to offer opportunities for work-experience and/or shadowing our personal trainers in order to extend the range of your experience and expertise while engaged on the course.


The cost of the course is £1795, which will include your registration and tuition. Instalment options available.


So What Do I Do Now?

If you're ready to kickstart your personal training career, click the button to register for our upcoming May course.