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If you’re passionate about fitness and love helping others achieve their goals, becoming a personal trainer could be your calling. But where do you start? While you might already be visualising yourself guiding a class through squats and lunges, it’s crucial to first build a solid foundation. 

In this article, we’ll take a look at the steps to becoming a personal trainer, including earning the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Obtain a Personal Trainer Qualification

The very first step in your journey to becoming a professional personal trainer is earning your level 3 certificate or diploma in personal training. This foundational certification is not just a piece of paper — it’s your ticket to a career in fitness. The course is often a legal necessity to becoming a personal trainer, as it serves as formal evidence that you are qualified to work in the field. It covers essential topics like anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition.

Hands-on Experience

While formal education is useful, nothing beats hands-on experience. Consider apprenticing with an experienced personal trainer or volunteering at your local gym to gain practical experience.


With more experience, you can choose to specialise in particular niches like athletic training, elderly fitness or weight loss. Specialisation allows you to target a particular market and can often mean higher rates for your services.

Why Consider a Level 3 Award in Education and Training?

While these are essential steps, why not go a step further? A Level 3 Award in Education and Training can provide you with teaching skills that can make your training sessions more engaging and effective. This qualification, regulated by OFQUAL, allows you to understand your clients’ learning processes better and adapt your coaching style accordingly. With this certification, you’re not just a trainer but an educator, opening doors to teaching fitness courses and even consulting roles.

CTC Training offers a comprehensive Level 3 Award in Education and Training, inclusive of all course materials, assessments and certifications.

The Benefits of Distance Learning

You can complete this Level 3 Award through CTC Training’s distance learning program. That means you get to learn at your pace, with a dedicated tutor for personalised guidance. Plus, all course fees are upfront with no hidden extras.

If you’re serious about making a career in personal training, go the extra mile by gaining teaching skills. Explore the Level 3 Award in Education and Training through CTC Training and start transforming lives — beginning with yours.


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