L3 Personal Trainer Strength & Conditioning Specialist

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Become a Personal Trainer S&C Specialist

Personal Training is a competitive industry, and it can be hard to differentiate yourself from other trainers. A great way to do this is by finding a niche, or specialism, which sets you apart from the crowds. And that's exactly what we are offering with this package! You can now qualify as a Personal Trainer and S&C Specialist allowing you to offer clients a full range of support around advanced strength, power, conditioning and personal training.

  • 526 Guided Learning Hours
    526 Guided Learning Hours
  • 11 Units
    11 Units
  • 100% online
    100% online

Course overview

This Personal Training package includes a Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training, a Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning, and an Exercise Demonstration supportive resource. By completing these courses you can qualify as a Personal Trainer and S&C specialist at the same time, allowing you to offer specialised strength and conditoning programmes to your clients, and charge highly hourly rates. 

Our team of industry leading professionals will lead you through your courses, sharing their tips and advice for success in the industry whilst also teaching you the fundamental knowledge you need to be top quality PTs. By the end of these courses you will be ready to enter the fitness industry with a wealth of knowledge to share with your clients. 

Below are the key topics covered in each course:
L3 Gym Instructing & Personal Training 
  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Nutrition for physical activity
  • How to deliver client consultations 
  • How to plan and deliver personal training programmes 
  • Engaging a client and maximising their experience 
  • Business fundamentals for a personal trainer 

L4 Strength & Conditioning
  • Biomechanical, physiological and psychological factors affecting strength and conditioning for sports performance
  • Skill acquisition and professional practice in sports performance
  • Scientific principles underpinning sporting performance
  • Delivering a range of strength and conditioning activities
  • Understanding trends and tools in current strength and conditioning practice

You can find out more detailed information about the course contents, team and potential career opportunities in the tabs above. Or alternatively, register your interest on the form below and we will send you further information.

What sets us apart from other training providers is that all our courses are developed and delivered by industry experts who are all currently leading the way in their industry. You will be taught through a combination of written materials, interactive learning elements and course videos which help teach important information in an engaging and fun way. Check out the video below for a example of the content you can expect in this course

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L3 Personal Training

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  1. The structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system 
  2. The structure and function of the skeleton
  3. Understanding the muscular system and its life-course
  4. The energy systems of the human body
  5. The role of the nervous system and the principles of muscle contraction 
  6. The function of the digestive system 
Unit 2: Applied Anatomy and Physiology 
  1. The cardiorespiratory system and it's relation to exercise
  2. The skeletal system and its relation to exercise 
  3. The muscular system and it's relation to exercise 
  4. Postural and core stability 
  5. The nervous system and it's relation to exercise 
  6. The endocrine system and its relation to exercise and health 
  7. Energy systems and their relation to exercise  
Unit 3: Nutrition for Physical Activity
  1. The principles of nutrition
  2. Key nutritional strategies and guidelines
  3. Understand how to use nutritional tools
  4. Collecting and analysis nutritional information 
  5. Apply the principles of nutrition
Unit 4: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management
  1. The client consultation process in the gym environment
  2. The role of health screening, fitness testing and risk stratification
  3. Lifestyle and health promotion
  4. Understand the prevention and management of common health conditions
  5. Principles of behaviour change and exercise adherence
  6. Be able to conduct consultations and assessments
Unit 5: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
  1. The components of fitness and programming variables
  2. Understanding gym-based exercise training 
  3. Planning and delivering gym-based training
  4. Reviewing gym-based training
  5. Safeguarding in the fitness environment
Unit 6: Planning and Delivering Personal Training Programmes
  1. Obtaining client information in inform programme planning
  2. Observing and adapting exercise technique
  3. Demonstrating professional conduct
  4. How to instruct and adapt personal training sessions to meet the needs of different clients                      
Unit 7: Maximising the Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment
  1. How to assess customer needs in a gym environment
  2. The role of customer service in the gym environment
  3. Communicating with customer and colleagues
  4. Professional practice
  5. Cleaning and waste management in the gym environment
Unit 8: Business Acumen for Personal Trainers
  1. Understand the principles of business planning and creating a business plan for a successful personal training business
  2. Managing finances related to a personal training business

L4 Strength & Conditioning

Unit 1: Biomechanical, physiological and psychological factors affecting strength and conditioning for sports performance
  1. Understand the biomechanical factors affecting sports performance
  2. Understand the physiological factors affecting sports performance
  3. Understand the psychological factors affecting sports performance
Unit 2: Programming strength and conditioning activities for sports performance
  1. Understand skill acquisition and professional practice in sports performance
  2. Understand the scientific principles underpinning sporting performance
  3. Understand the principles behind programming strength and conditioning activities
Unit 3: Delivering strength and conditioning for sports performance
  1. Deliver a range of strength and conditioning activities
  2. Understanding trends and tools in current strength and conditioning practice


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meet your team

Leap Academy courses are designed and delivered by experts and professionals who are all big personalities in the health and fitness industry. Each course leader has been specifically chosen due to their knowledge, personality and leading reputation to ensure the course content is top quality, but also highly engaging. Read more about each course leader below and which courses they have helped create and deliver

Celebrity Personal Trainer + Business Owner

Brad is a professional PT and coaches the LEAP Academy Level 2 Gym Instructing and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications. He is one of the most successful and best known PTs in the UK with incredible experiences and knowledge to share. Read all about his career and story below:

L3 Personal Training
Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner

Talilla is an online fitness instructor and Personal Trainer, and coaches the LEAP Academy Level 2 Gym Instructing, Level 3 Personal Training and Level 4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. She has an extensive career in the fitness industry and has built her own online health and fitness club from scratch. Read more about her amazing journey below:

L3 Personal Training
Personal Trainer + Business Owner

James is an online fitness coach and teaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. His online coaching has a strong emphasis on a 360 approach to health including mindset and nutrition based on his own personal journey. Read more about his story below:

L3 Personal Training
Personal Trainer + Business Owner

Heloise is a professional personal trainer who has launched three fitness studios in London. She coaches our L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal training qualifications bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Read more about her career and journey below:

L3 Personal Training
Personal Trainer + Business Owner

Wes is a professional personal trainer who has launched two small-group PT gyms in south London. He coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal Training qualifications, bringing a huge wealth of personal experiences and knowledge to the courses. Read more about his story below:

L3 Personal Training


There is no experience or previous qualifications required to enrol in this course package! We are open to everyone!

The L3 Personal Training Diploma is an entry level qualification which does not require any previous knowledge. We will teach you everything you need to know to become a top quality PT. You will then be ready to start on your L4 Strength & Conditioning Course.

A minimum course payment of 15% must be paid before we are able to register you on the course and book your unit 1 exam. Until this threshold is met, you will be unable to sit your unit 1 exam, although you are welcome to continue working your way through the course content.


Each unit will be assessed through a combination of methods based on the course content.  You can expect a combination of multiple-choice exams, written questions, video submissions, programme cards and worksheets. 

Unit 1 and Unit 2 of the L3 Personal Training Course are externally assessed by Innovate Awarding, who charge a resit fee of £29.99 if you fail on your first attempt. To ensure you feel prepared before your exams, we provide three mock exams per unit! 

All other units in this package assessed by the LEAP Academy team and we offer unlimited free resits on all of these assessments!

As part of the video submissions you will require access to gym equipment, this includes cardio machines, weight machines and free weights. 

Don't worry, we will walk you through each assessment as they arrive to ensure you are fully prepared.



Upon successful completion of this course package, you will be awarded the Level 3 Diploma for the Gym Instructing and Personal Training Practitioner (RQF), and the Level 4 Certificate for Strength & Conditioning (RFQ)

These courses are accredited by Innovate Awarding and Focus Awards.

Both Innovate and Focus are Ofqual regulated awarding organisations with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Both qualifications are CIMSPA endorsed. This means you will be added to the CIMSPA register after you have qualified.


This course package provides an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to join the fitness industry and stand out from the crowd. By qualifying in Personal Training and S&C at the same time you will expand the range of services you will be able to offer clients, and you will also be able to charge highly hourly rates. 

Your personal training qualification will allow you to teach group exercise classes, work in a gym, deliver online coaching, and train clients in a 1 to 1 setting. Your S&C qualification will allow you to create bespoke programmes for high-performance clients and athletes.

These qualifications go hand in hand and give you the skills and knowhow to enter the industry with the greatest chance of success. 


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You will have access to weekly live and on-demand classes with professional Personal Trainers

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What our students say…

I am currently doing my Level 3 PT Course and bbsolutely loving it! Leap has made the course interesting and engaging. The content is explained in a very digestible form, and there are videos further break it down to help mix up the learning. The coaches that teach the content are all very relatable and understanding making them very approachable with any issues you are having. The Live sessions and social pages also make it easy to communicate with peers and course coaches, allowing you to ask any questions you have which is amazing!I would highly recommend going with LEAP to do any courses you are interested in!


Everything from the coursework to the incredible teachers has been great fun and made me eager to come back and continue the course.
The trainers are all so lovely and helpful and the course itself is so in depth and informative it’s awesome!!


I am currently in the process of doing my Level 2/3 PT course. I have been considering it for a while. Now I have started I love the way it is set up. The support you get from the trainers is bar non. I love how you can just do it in your own pace, it can take you a few months or 10 months, all depends on when you are able to do it. Thank you for everything so far. Looking forward to seeing what’s to come.


If you’re looking for a place to complete your courses within the health & wellness industry then look no further than Leap Academy!! I was looking to pursue my dream career as a PT but wasn’t sure where I was best to do them until Leap academy came along and it’s the most interactive and supportive community of learners & demonstrators. It’s so hands on and filled with different formats to mix up your learning which makes it so much more engaging and easier to learn! They also have live online classes where you can ask your trainers questions in real time and get to know your peers and makes you really feel part of the academy. I’ve had so much support from the team and recently passed my unit 1 exam for my level 2/3 PT course & I’m overjoyed!