NCFE Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training


  • 16-18 (Full-time)


This course is suitable for individuals interested in becoming a personal instructor. 

Course content

Areas of study include:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Applying principles of nutrition to physical activity
  • Programming and delivering personal training with clients
  • Health and safety
  • Business skills

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

  • Employment as a gym instructor
  • Employment as a personal trainer

How will I learn?

Combination of both theory and practical work.

How will I be assessed?

Continuous ongoing assessment takes place through the course to develop a portfolio of evidence.

Types of assessment include:

  • Practical
  • Role play
  • Group work
  • Professional discussion
  • Presentation
  • Written report
  • Multiple-choice tests

Equipment and other costs

All sport students are required to wear CWC practical kit at all times . More information regarding price and purchasing will be provided during enrolment.

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Events.

* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

NCFE Level 3

Is there additional work required by the student?

2 – 5 hours per week of independent learning.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Personal Trainer

Awarding Body

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Entry Requirements

All GCSE grades obtained.

Minimum achievement of 4 GCSE qualifications at grade C or 4, including English and Maths.

Expected prior knowledge

Regular gym user.

Interested in working towards employment as a gym instructor or personal trainer.

English level

GCSE grade C / 4 or Functional Skills Level 2.

Mathematics level

GCSE grade C / 4 or Functional Skills Level 2.