Prices from
£1350
Locations
Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham
Accreditations
About this course

This Level 3 Personal Training Diploma is for anyone that wants to start a career as a personal trainer that already has Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based) qualification.

Our personal trainer courses are all delivered with face-to-face training to give you the practical experience of communicating, assessing and motivating your clients. We believe that training you in a gym and studio environment, with tutors and peers, gives you the right skills and experience to start your PT career.

You'll leave this course having received the guidance and support to train clients and create advanced fitness plans over a number of practical sessions.

Takeaways

  • This course is delivered full-time (weekdays) or part-time (weekends)
  • Builds on the knowledge you have learnt on the Level 2 Gym Instructor certificate
  • Be able to start-up, develop and market your PT business with our business skills course units
  • Take part in inspiring practical workshops and engaging theory sessions to learn the skills and knowledge to build a longstanding career
  • Learn the skills to train clients and small groups

This course includes a free one-day Padwork for Small Groups CPD that will give you the knowledge to plan and teach small group training sessions. A focus on padwork and functional training will give you the skills to expand your offer as a PT.

Offers and payment options

  • Flexible payment options with our 0% interest direct-debit
  • Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund your course and pay once you earn over £25K*
  • Get 10% off if you pay in full 2 months before the start of the course*

This course meets the latest industry standards, is CIMSPA and REPs accredited and is internationally recognised.

Location and dates

Birmingham

Brighton

Start date
Sunday 22 Jul 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
22 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
04 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
01 Sep 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
08 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
Venue
Start date
Sunday 21 Oct 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
21 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
Venue

Bristol

Start date
Sunday 1 Jul 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
01 Jul 2018 - 01 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Venue

Cambridge

Start date
Sunday 29 Jul 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
29 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
08 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Venue
Start date
Sunday 14 Oct 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
14 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
Venue

Leicester

Start date
Sunday 5 Aug 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
05 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
18 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
01 Sep 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
08 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Venue
Start date
Sunday 2 Dec 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
02 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019 - 03 Feb 2019
09 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
Venue

London

Start date
Monday 16 Jul 18
Format
Classroom
£1450
Course dates
16 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
23 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
30 Jul 2018 - 03 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018 - 07 Aug 2018
13 Aug 2018 - 13 Aug 2018
Venue
Start date
Sunday 22 Jul 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
22 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
04 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
08 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Venue
Start date
Sunday 19 Aug 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
19 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
01 Sep 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
08 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
Venue
Start date
Sunday 16 Sep 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
16 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
Venue
Start date
Sunday 4 Nov 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
04 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 2 Dec 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
02 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019 - 03 Feb 2019
09 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
Venue

Manchester

Start date
Monday 17 Sep 18
Format
Classroom
£1450
Course dates
17 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 09 Oct 2018
Venue
Start date
Sunday 18 Nov 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
18 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
Venue

Nottingham

Start date
Sunday 21 Oct 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
21 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
Venue
Course details

The course is delivered full-time or part-time at our locations around the UK.

Full-time / Weekdays

  • 14 days face-to-face tution (Level 3 Personal Training)
  • 2 days of practical assessments
  • 1 day CPD course Padwork for Small Groups

Part-time  / Weekends

  • 9 days face-to-face tuition (Level 3 Personal Training)
  • eLearning home study
  • 2 days of practical assessments
  • 1 day CPD course Padwork for Small Groups
eLearning home study is supported by our Learning Support team who will provide you with revision plans, training tips and ongoing support through the Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition modules. You will also get access to our eLearning portal as soon as you book your place.

What you will learn

The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training will provide you with a deeper knowledge of the anatomy and physiology, weight management, nutrition and advanced teaching and programming skills. After taking this course you will be ready to coach clients to reach their desired goals using sessions and programmes that you have designed.

Theory modules

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology (Level 3)
  • Nutrition (Level 3)

Practical modules

  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Padwork for Small Groups

Develop your skills to help clients achieve their goals

  • Provide you with the ability to train a wide variety of individuals (including those with medical conditions which effect their lifestyle and wellbeing)
  • Gain an understanding of the role digital technology can play in supporting your clients programmes
  • Use your nutritional knowledge to support your client’s physical activity and help them achieve their personal goals
  • Carry out detailed postural analysis with clients to help them to write corrective programmes to increase function

Develop your business skills and client base:

  • Learn how to promote, market and sell your PT service
  • Understand how digital and social platforms can be used to grow your client base

Develop your communication skills

  • Learn how to a communicate with clients effectively to promote wellness and exercise
  • Understand how rapport and soft skills can be used to motivate and change your clients behaviour

How you are assessed

2 days of assessments with a mixture of theory and practical work. Your assessments will include:

  • Practical
  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Case studies
  • Knowledge question worksheets

What are the entry requirements

You will need a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based) qualification. 

What you will qualify with

This course will give you:

  • 20 REPS points and entry to Level 3
  • 17 CIMSPA points

The certificates you will receive are:

  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • YMCAfit Padwork for Small Groups
How to book

Call us on 0844 417 2349 to book your course or fill out our request a call back form.

Payment options

We accept debit or credit cards over the phone or in person at our London head office. Our office is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can either pay the full amount or by setting up an interest free direct debit in six monthly installments.

Financial support

If you are over 19, you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that could help cover the cost of the course. Find out if you are eligible.

When you book your course with an Advanced Learner Loan, you'll need to pay an upfront deposit payment of £250. If eligible, you will be entitled to a maximum loan of £1,417. Upon receipt of full funding you will receive:

  • Full refund of £250 for the Classroom and home study route: 
  • Part-refund of £217 for the Classroom route (£33 is kept to cover the difference from the course price)

Special offer

Save 10% on course fees when you book. Pay the full price for the Classroom route two or more months in advance of the course start date.