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£1995
Locations
Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham
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About this course

The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training course is run nationwide and is your first step towards a lucrative career, training clients one-to-one and in groups. Learn how to create effective, exciting exercise programmes for sessions both inside and out, and how to offer top nutritional advice for exercise.

With this comprehensive course, you'll develop the know-how and practical competence to make a significant difference to the health and fitness of all of your clients. You'll be able to deliver group suspension training sessions and use your learning as a starting point to develop your career in special populations such as the older and active sector.

The benefits of taking this course

  • The Diploma in Personal Training is an internationally recognised qualification
  • You'll have access to first-class eLearning resources
  • 0% finance available - spread the cost with interest free monthly payments
  • Pay nothing* until you earn £21K with an Advanced Learner Loan (*Deposit required)
  • You'll have access to discounted equipment
  • Save 10% on our full-time classroom route when you pay in full at least 2 months before the start date.

If you’ve already completed a Level 2 Gym Instructor, there is no need to repeat what you’ve already done; instead you can go straight onto our Level 3 modules. 

Plus, as an added bonus, this course contains a free Suspension Fitness module – worth £129, which will equip you to train clients in a more ‘functional’ way through manipulating their bodyweight to produce a suspension-based workout.

Upcoming dates

Birmingham

Start date
Saturday 22 Sep 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
Venue

Brighton

Start date
Saturday 7 Jul 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
07 Jul 2018 - 08 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
21 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
Monday 17 Sep 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
17 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018 - 23 Oct 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 6 Oct 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
20 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
Saturday 16 Jun 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
16 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
30 Jun 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
Start date
Monday 3 Sep 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
03 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
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

Cambridge

Start date
Saturday 14 Jul 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
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
25 Aug 2018 - 26 Aug 2018
08 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 29 Sep 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
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
10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
Venue

Leicester

Start date
Saturday 14 Jul 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
14 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
21 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
15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 17 Nov 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
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
19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019 - 03 Feb 2019
09 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
Venue

London

Start date
Saturday 26 May 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
26 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
02 Jun 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 01 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Venue
Start date
Monday 4 Jun 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
04 Jun 2018 - 08 Jun 2018
11 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
18 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
25 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
02 Jul 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
09 Jul 2018 - 10 Jul 2018
16 Jul 2018 - 16 Jul 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 23 Jun 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 01 Jul 2018
21 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
Monday 2 Jul 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
02 Jul 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
09 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
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
Saturday 4 Aug 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
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
15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
Venue
Start date
Monday 6 Aug 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
06 Aug 2018 - 10 Aug 2018
13 Aug 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
20 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
27 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
03 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 11 Sep 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 1 Sep 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
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
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
Venue
Start date
Monday 10 Sep 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
10 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
17 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018 - 16 Oct 2018
Venue
Start date
Monday 1 Oct 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 02 Nov 2018
05 Nov 2018 - 06 Nov 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 20 Oct 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
03 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
Monday 5 Nov 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
05 Nov 2018 - 09 Nov 2018
12 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
03 Dec 2018 - 07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018 - 11 Dec 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 17 Nov 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
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
19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019 - 03 Feb 2019
09 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
Venue

Manchester

Start date
Saturday 2 Jun 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
02 Jun 2018 - 03 Jun 2018
09 Jun 2018 - 10 Jun 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 01 Jul 2018
07 Jul 2018 - 08 Jul 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
28 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
04 Aug 2018 - 05 Aug 2018
Venue
Start date
Monday 3 Sep 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
03 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
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
Saturday 3 Nov 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
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
05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
Venue

Nottingham

Start date
Monday 2 Jul 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
02 Jul 2018 - 06 Jul 2018
09 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
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
Saturday 6 Oct 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
20 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
Start date
Monday 5 Nov 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
05 Nov 2018 - 09 Nov 2018
12 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
03 Dec 2018 - 07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018 - 11 Dec 2018
Venue
Course details

Our Diploma in Personal Training course can be taken on:

Weekdays

The intensive course consists of three modules and will give you all the necessary skills to start your career as an employed or freelance personal trainer.

  • Format: Classroom-based
  • Duration: 25 days run over 7 weeks plus 3 days assessment (included with the 7 weeks)

Weekends

You may wish to study whilst staying within full-time employment. With this in mind, you can do classes at the weekend and do one module at a time.

  • Format: Classroom-based learning and online home study 
  • Duration: A speed that suits you; four months to one year is definitely achievable.

This format must be booked a minimum of 6 weeks in advance to allow enough time to complete the theory learning online ready to sit the exams during the course.

What you will learn

The Diploma in Personal Training is a vital component on the journey to completing the full Advanced Diploma in Personal Training and is a fantastic option if you wish to work as a Personal Trainer within a gym environment.

This course will help you to identify all of the major bones, muscles and muscle actions in the body and how the body’s cardiovascular and energy systems work and how they can be manipulated to boost fitness and health.

Diploma in Personal Training includes:

Gym Instructor

A fantastic first step into the fitness industry and the foundation for any further progression in qualifying to become a personal trainer. 

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Hone your one-to-one skills by developing long-term periodised programmes, conducting health and fitness assessments, training clients outside of the gym and giving valuable nutritional advice.

Suspension Fitness

Train clients in a more ‘functional’ way through manipulating their bodyweight to produce a suspension-based workout.

On top of the theory, you’ll become extremely competent and confident on designing and teaching training programmes to a variety of potential clients including, amongst others, older adults and ante and post-natal women.

On the course you’ll also learn to:

  • Compile a client’s personal profile and Set SMART goals as part of an effective training programme
  • Review, evaluate and adapt personal training programmes to meet clients' lifestyle changes
  • Write periodised programmes using effective cardiovascular and resistance training systems for an individual to meet specific training goals
  • Identify and demonstrate advanced teaching skills including group teaching skills in order to deliver safe and effective exercise programmes
  • Perform a range of specific health and fitness assessments, such as blood pressure, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and body fat percentage
  • Teach a range of effective core stability exercises
  • Review food diaries in order to provide nutritional guidelines based on their individual goals
  • Read and understand food labels and evaluate the claims made by food manufacturers
  • Manage individuals and small groups using suspension training

How you will be assessed

  • Practical - you will be required to bring one helper for one  practical assessment
  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Case studies
  • Worksheets

What you qualify with

  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • YMCAfit Suspension Fitness
  • 20 REPs points / Entry to REPs at Level 3
  • 10 CIMSPA points

Who can do this course

  • Anyone over 16
  • Must have experience using cardiovascular equipment; fixed and free weights within a gym environment
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:

  • in full
  • or by setting up an interest free direct debit for 6, 9 or 12 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 payment of £250 which is refunded upon receipt of full funding. If eligible, you will be entitled to a maximum loan of £2,100.

Open evenings

Come along to one of our free open evenings, which run throughout the year.

Tutors and members of the Course Sales Team will be available to discuss:

  • The content of the Diploma in Personal Training
  • Different training routes available to you
  • The training and support you'll receive whilst studying
  • Career paths once you're qualified
  • Continuing professional development
  • You'll also get the opportunity to check out the course venue, course manuals and meet other potential students.

It's free to book, so just call our Course Sales Advisors on 0844 346 0036 to reserve your place today.