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Course details

This course is designed to fit around your current commitments and is a blend of classroom and online learning. It includes 16 classroom attendance days and 2 days' assessment.

You could complete quicker than 18-24 months if personal circumstances and course dates allow.


Online learning will be completed through the MyLifetime online learning community, where you can access your workbooks and online resources. MyLifetime also provides instant access to expert tutors and allows you to interact with other learners. To support your journey, there are a range of materials available, including; videos, webinars, podcasts and other dynamic learning resources. 

Online Support

Online support will be provided via our MyLifetime online learning community. Here you will have access to your assessment workbooks, can ask expert tutors questions and interact with other learners. There is also a range of engaging learning materials that have been designed to support your learning journey, with fresh content uploaded regularly. 


Classroom sessions are taught and assessed by our expert tutors at our local training centres across the UK. Sessions are designed so you can: learn as a group, ask questions directly, meet other learners, and gain feedback on your work.

Once you have applied for your chosen course you can book your classroom attendance dates through our online booking system. It is an easy process and there are plenty of sessions to choose from. If you have any questions about the booking process please contact one of our course advisors.

We advise that classroom sessions are booked 2-6 weeks in advance of enrolment, and you can complete online learning prior to practical attendance days.

Course content

Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

Course contents Course type

Anatomy and Physiology Level 2

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise

Core Units

  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

Anatomy and Physiology Level 3

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health


  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

Business Planning

  • How to set up and run an active leisure business

Planning and Instructing Gym Sessions

  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise

Programming and Delivering PT sessions

  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions

Level 3 Award In Adapting Exercise for Ante and Post Natal Participants

Course contents Course type

Adapting Exercise for Ante and Post Natal clients

  • Anatomical change during pregnancy
  • Physiological adaptations during pregnancy
  • Psychological considerations of pregnancy
  • Exercise adaptations within gym and studio environments
  • Current physical activity
  • Abdominal training recommendations

Level 3 Award In Adapting Exercise for Older Adults

Course contents Course type

Adapting Exercise for Older Adults

  • Age-related changes to the body
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Psychological benefits of exercise for older adults
  • Sociological benefits of exercise for older adults
  • Guidelines for adapting exercise for older adults
  • Exercise programming for older adults

Lifetime Advanced Fitness Testing Certificate

Course contents Course type

Lifetime Advanced Fitness Testing

  • How to ensure that tests are valid and reliable
  • Cardiovascular fitness tests
  • Strength and endurance testing
  • Core strength, flexibility and motor skills testing
  • Choosing tests for clients

Lifetime Group Studio Cycling Certificate

Course contents Course type

Lifetime Group Studio Cycling

  • Role of Group Studio Cycling in Group Exercise
  • Biomechanics, riding positions, safety and set up
  • Planning the class
  • Practical teaching skills
  • Music selection 

Lifetime Boot Camp and Circuits Certificate

Course contents Course type

Lifetime Boot Camp and Circuits

  • Indoor and outdoor classes
  • Circuits in a studio or on the gym floor
  • Boot camps in the park
  • Small group training sessions

Lifetime's approach to training...

Succeeding in your course is our top priority, so at Lifetime Training we ensure we have the key pillars in place to make that happen, first and foremost our quality training from expert trainers and tutors.

We deliver accredited courses that you can trust with unique online and offline resources to suit every learning style, with easy access to support on hand when you need it.

You will also have access to a learning portal, so you know where you are in your course, which doubles up as an online community, where you can connect with other learners. We also ask for feedback surveys – so we know how to improve.

Once you achieve your qualification there are plenty of opportunities to progress with us and we work with a wide range of well known employers, so we can support you in starting your career in a place where you can develop and grow. So start your training with Lifetime Training today!

Guaranteed Interview

Our relationships with our corporate partners, which include Nuffield Health, David Lloyd, Fitness First and Everyone Active, means we can guarantee all personal training graduates with interviews post-assessment. This has led to 94% of our learners gaining employment or promotion after training with us.

Who we work with

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GBP 3399 Lifetime Training

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