Personal trainer

level 3

Level 3 Personal Trainer Course –
Start Date: OCTOBER 2024

Pre Requisites: Level 2 Gym Instructor
(Contact us today if you need to obtain)

YMCA Credits: 37

Duration: 6 Weeks

Practical learning at Rare Fitness Braintree:

Day 1  Introduction into PT qualification.  Postural analysis, health and fitness assesments.

Day 2 Practical training.  Training systems and circuit training.

Day 3 Nutrition, group exercise, stretching and functional Training

Day 4 Continuous Assessment (client needed). Theory Paper. Submission of paperwork.

Day 5 Summative Practical Assessment (client needed)


Assessment: 1 Practical exam, 1 multiple choice exam, online multiple choice assessment

Location: Home learning, theory and practical sessions at Rare Fitness Braintree

Tutor: Gracie Cocksedge

Cost: £1700

If you require monthly payment scheme of 3 payments of £600, final payment must be made before the practical exam day.


To plan and lead a personal training session that will safely and effectively improve your client’s fitness levels and achieve their goals

  • Build a programme for a client
  • Be a responsible Personal Trainer
  • Run your own business

YMCA says “This qualification is suitable for learners holding a Level 2 qualification in Gym Instruction or equivalent who wish to progress to a career as a professional Personal Trainer on an employed or self-employed basis”


You Will Learn To:

Apply your Gym Instructor knowledge to a level 3 standard suited to personal training 

Build a programme for a client 

Be a responsible personal trainer 

Build a business in personal training

Next Course Start Date: March 2024

success stories

Meet our students who have passed and thrive as Personal Trainers:

Coming from a swimming background, Chloe had no interest in the gym and was “gym unfit”.

When lockdown happened, she started doing Hiit from home and
going on runs – soon she fell in love with fitness.

Chloe is a PT and regularly teaches CrossFit classes, HIIT, Boot Camp and Circuits. She loves how varied these classes are.

Chloe Philips

fully qualified - Level 3 Personal Trainer, level 2 indoor cycling instructor

amy wanted to pursue her passion for exercise and have a career helping others find the love for a fit and healthy lifestyle.

quickly after passing amy has 4 weekly pt clients and about to
run 3 online fitness classes a week.

amy has taken her knowledge to her workplace and is teaching
a weekly fitness class promoting healthy lifestyle and fitness.

Amy Brooks

Fully qualified ETM Instructor, Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer

Having suffered from COVID-19 and the pressures of lockdown GRAHAM’s goal was to create a positive from a negative.

My fitness and wellbeing deteriorated, along with HIS confidence.

graham STARTED HIS BUSINESS IN MAY 2021 USING KO FITNESS AND THERAPY IN BRAINTREE TOWN. workING on a 1-1 basis increasing HIS clients . Mobility, FLEXIBILITY, Core and Body Strength.

graham ogan

Fully qualified level 2 gym instructor, level 3 personal trainer