This qualification will provide learners with a combination of knowledge and skills to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes and personal training sessions to a range of clients.


There are no specific entry requirements.


The learner must complete the eleven mandatory units

  • Unit 1: Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness (A/616/7499).
  • Unit 2: Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors (K/616/7501).
  • Unit 3: Health and safety in the fitness environment (M/616/7502).
  • Unit 4: Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change (A/616/7504).
  • Unit 5: Planning and instructing gym-based exercise (F/616/7505).
  • Unit 6: Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness (F/615/4012).
  • Unit 7: The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health (J/615/4013).
  • Unit 8: Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions (R/615/4015).
  • Unit 9: Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients (Y/615/4016).
  • Unit 10: Programme design and delivery for personal training (H/615/4018).
  • Unit 11: Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers (D/615/4020).


This qualification is assessed by

  • Coursework.
  • Portfolio of evidence.
  • Practical demonstration/assignment.
  • Multiple-choice exam.