Extended offer
£2880£2380
Locations
Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Nottingham
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

  • You'll receive a £500 discount when you book
  • 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
  • You'll have access to discounted equipment

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.

This course is part of the Advanced Diploma in Personal Training.

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
Who can do this course
  • Anyone over 16
  • Must have experience using cardiovascular equipment; fixed and free weights within a gym environment
Location and dates

Birmingham

Start date
Saturday 13 Jan 18
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
13 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
27 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
17 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
24 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
Venue

Brighton

Start date
Saturday 11 Nov 17
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
11 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
02 Dec 2017 - 03 Dec 2017
09 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
13 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
27 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
Venue
Start date
Monday 5 Mar 18
Format
Classroom
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
05 Mar 2018 - 09 Mar 2018
12 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
25 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
03 Apr 2018 - 07 Apr 2018
09 Apr 2018 - 10 Apr 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 16 Apr 2018
Venue

Bristol

Start date
Monday 5 Feb 18
Format
Classroom
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
05 Feb 2018 - 09 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018
05 Mar 2018 - 09 Mar 2018
12 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 10 Mar 18
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
10 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018
12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
Venue

Cambridge

Start date
Saturday 17 Mar 18
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018
12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Venue

Leeds

Start date
Saturday 10 Mar 18
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
10 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018
12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
Venue

Leicester

Start date
Saturday 14 Oct 17
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
14 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017 - 05 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
02 Dec 2017 - 03 Dec 2017
09 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
Venue
Start date
Monday 5 Feb 18
Format
Classroom
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
05 Feb 2018 - 09 Feb 2018
12 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018
05 Mar 2018 - 09 Mar 2018
12 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018 - 19 Mar 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 17 Mar 18
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018
12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Venue

Liverpool

Start date
Saturday 17 Feb 18
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
17 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
24 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
Venue

London

Start date
Saturday 14 Oct 17
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
14 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 22 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017 - 05 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
02 Dec 2017 - 03 Dec 2017
09 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
Venue
Start date
Saturday 11 Nov 17
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
11 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
02 Dec 2017 - 03 Dec 2017
09 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
13 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
27 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 20 Jan 18
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
20 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
27 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018 - 11 Feb 2018
17 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
24 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 17 Feb 18
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
17 Feb 2018 - 18 Feb 2018
24 Feb 2018 - 25 Feb 2018
10 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 17 Mar 18
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
17 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018
24 Mar 2018 - 25 Mar 2018
07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
21 Apr 2018 - 22 Apr 2018
05 May 2018 - 06 May 2018
12 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
19 May 2018 - 20 May 2018
Venue

Manchester

Start date
Saturday 11 Nov 17
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
11 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
02 Dec 2017 - 03 Dec 2017
09 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 17 Dec 2017
13 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
27 Jan 2018 - 28 Jan 2018
Venue
Start date
Monday 12 Feb 18
Format
Classroom
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
12 Feb 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018 - 02 Mar 2018
05 Mar 2018 - 09 Mar 2018
12 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018 - 20 Mar 2018
26 Mar 2018 - 26 Mar 2018
Venue

Nottingham

Start date
Saturday 4 Nov 17
Format
Classroom and home study
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
04 Nov 2017 - 05 Nov 2017
11 Nov 2017 - 12 Nov 2017
25 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
02 Dec 2017 - 03 Dec 2017
09 Dec 2017 - 10 Dec 2017
06 Jan 2018 - 07 Jan 2018
13 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
Venue
Start date
Monday 12 Mar 18
Format
Classroom
Extended offer
£2880£2380
Course dates
12 Mar 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
26 Mar 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
03 Apr 2018 - 06 Apr 2018
09 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
25 Apr 2018 - 25 Apr 2018
Venue
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 payment of £375 which is refunded upon receipt of full funding. If eligible, you will be entitled to a maximum loan of £2,380.

Special offer

Book the Diploma in Personal Training before 31 August to get £500 off. This discount is available for all payment options.

Open evenings

Come along to one of our free open days or 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.