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Level 3 Personal Training Standard

In line with the industrial change from Frameworks to Standards, Velocity are proud to offer the brand new Level 3 Personal Training Standard to our apprenticeship students. We have a track record of successfully working with fitness facilities in and around England, delivering high end Personal Training Apprenticeships to their staff.

Who Is This For?

This qualification is ideal if you’re interested in working as a personal trainer in the sport and recreation industry and need to develop the skills to do so.

Programme Outputs

– Industry Recognised Apprenticeship Standard.
– Functional Skills in Maths and English.
– Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing.

Employer Commitment

Employers are required to make a number of commitments to their apprentice for the duration of the apprenticeship programme.

  •   Ensure learners work for a minimum of 16 hours per week.
  •   Allow for off-the-job training of 20% of working hours.
  •   Assign an experienced, responsible work-place mentor.
  •   Support the learner to maintain the highest levels of professionalism and commitment to their responsibilities in line with the Vocational Training Agreement.
  •   Facilitate the appropriate workplace exposure, tasks and experiences.
  •   Allow for time and support for the completion of Functional Skills.

Employer Recruitment

As a well established training provider in the active health and leisure sector, Velocity has an array of qualified fitness professionals that we have qualified. If your facility is either looking to up-skill or hire an apprentice, we can help! We have dedicated account managers who will market, screen and hopefully place successful candidates in your facility. Did you also know that there are government grants available for facilities that employ an apprentice aged between 16 – 18?

Government Grant

When employers take on a 16-18 year old on an apprenticeship framework or standard, they receive £1,000 to help meet the extra costs associated with this. This will be paid to employers in two equal instalments at 3 months and 12 months. These payments are made to employers via their training provider, who will pass the money on. These payments come direct from the government and will not be deducted from an employer’s account.


Employers who do not pay the levy, and those who want to invest more in apprenticeship training than they have available in their levy accounts, benefit from significant government funding to support their commitment to apprenticeships. These employers have to make a financial contribution, a ‘co-investment’, alongside this government funding. All co-investment payments are made directly to the training provider.

From 1st April 2019 the rate of co-investment will be reduced to 5% for all new apprenticeship starts, with government funding of 95% provided to cover the remaining costs.

If the apprentice is aged between 16-18 there will be no need for co-investment and the apprenticeship training will be 100% funded by the government.

Want to get in touch?

If you would like more information in regards to apprenticeships, recruitment or the changes from frameworks to standards, please call our head office on 01132 866453. Alternatively you can submit question over at our ‘contact us‘ page and one of our course advisors will happily reply.

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