Level 3 Certificate in Instructing Weight Training

Level 3 Certificate in Instructing Weight Training


Who is it designed for?

The Level 3 Certificate in Instructing Weight Training is for Instructors/Personal Trainers who have some experience of delivering independent sessions to groups or individuals. The certificate enables instructors to independently create, deliver and reflect on a yearlong programme whilst monitoring and adapting sessions/plans as required. Parts of the course are made up of practical activities allowing instructors the opportunity to experience delivering and participating within instructing sessions.

What are the requirements to go on the course?

Learners are required to:

  • Have completed one of the following qualifications: BWL Level 2 Award in Instructing Weight Lifting, a Level 3 Personal Trainer Qualification or equivalent as recognised by BWL

  • Be at least 18 years of age on the first day of the course

  • Have some experience of the lifts and weight training

  • Be able to communicate effectively in English

How is the qualification delivered?

The Level 3 Instructing Weight Training will be delivered by an accredited British Weight Lifting tutor. The course will be delivered over 2 days attendance on a course as well as completion of the e-learning modules, inclusive of assessments.

Click here to download the information pack.


Please use the ‘Date/Location’ drop-down below to select the dates and location of the course you would like to attend.

Further information will be sent to attendees prior to the event. This will include venue information, timings and a course breakdown. 

Members of British Weight Lifting get £50 off this course. Click here to find out how to claim your discount.

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Additional Information


All learners will receive access to the e-learning platform inclusive of theory tasks and videos for learning. Learners will be required to complete e-learning both prior to and during the course. 


Candidates can be reassessed twice within a 24-month period from registration (subject to an assessment fee each time)

Refunds Policy

For a course cancellation:

  • 50% of the course will be refunded if BWL is notified more than 31 days before the course (minus a 10% admin fee)

  • If BWL is notified less than 31 days before the course the cost will not be refunded

  • For any cancellation BWL can transfer the candidate to a course at a later date if notified 31 days or more prior to the course (incurring an admin fee of £50 per transfer).