Course Details


Level 4

ECTS Credits


Duration of Study Programme

6 months

Awarding Body

Pearson (UK)


October & January

Malta/EU Price


Course description

The Edexcel BTEC Certificate in Personal Training (QCF) is ideal for you if you work in, or want to work in the sports, leisure and recreation industries.

This qualification gives you the opportunity to:

  • develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential
  • have a successful performance in working life
  • achieve a nationally-recognised level 4 qualification
  • achieve a licence to practise
  • develop your own personal growth and engagement in learning.

What you will study

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
  • Know how to Support Clients who take part in Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health
  • Programming Personal Training with Clients
  • Delivering Personal Training Sessions
  • Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme

How you will learn

This programme is delivered with a flexible classroom-based method, through a variety of course materials, case studies, discussions, presentations, enquiry-based learning and problem-solving activities. We provide you with key reading and research activities, and you will make the most of our own teaching portal.

Method of Assessment

The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place of the content of each unit. Evidence of this learning, or the application of the learning, is required for each unit. The assessment of the evidence relates directly to the assessment criteria for each unit. The grading of this qualification is at the unit and the qualification level.

Each successfully completed unit will be graded as a pass, merit or distinction. A pass is awarded for the achievement of all outcomes against the specified assessment criteria. Merit and distinction grades are awarded for higher-level achievement.

Summary of grades

In order to achieve a pass in a unit
  • All learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria have been met
In order to achieve a merit in a unit
  • Pass requirements achieved
  • All merit grade descriptors achieved and all prescribed indicative characteristics
In order to achieve a distinction in a unit
  • Pass and merit requirements achieved
  • All distinction grade descriptors achieved and all prescribed indicative characteristics

Entry requirements

  • School Leaving Certificate and 3 GCSEs; or
  • Relevant qualification at EQF/MQF Level 3; or
  • Relevant experience in the business sector,
  • If English is not your first language, you will need IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

Exemptions from providing evidence of English language proficiency may arise if you have studied your previous qualification in English.

Students should produce copies of certificates, full CV preferably in EuroFormat and passport-size photo.

Fees & funding

Current Fees

Full-time Part-time
Malta/EU €2,450 €2,450

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