Choosing to become a personal trainer allows you to turn your love of fitness into a successful career. With our accredited personal training courses, you’ll learn from some of most respected tutors in the UK, in a way that suits you. Get an internationally-recognised qualification and start your career today.

Courses to get you started

Courses to get you started

There are two routes into personal training - the Diploma in Personal Training or the Advanced Diploma in Personal Training. The Diploma course is an ideal start, focusing on developing your gym-based skills. For something a little broader, the Advanced Diploma will develop your abilities to train individuals and groups and get you ready to start your own business. Both courses are run nationwide and you'll have the option to study either full or part-time.

Advanced Diploma in Personal Training

The Advanced Diploma in Personal Training course will give you an extensive portfolio of skills and all the expertise you need to ensure that your career in fitness gets off to the best possible start. You'll learn how to start and run your own business, and develop a successful career in the industry. 

Diploma in Personal Training

The Diploma in Personal Training is a great way to start your career in fitness and there are no previous qualifications required. Learn how to progress your career - training clients one-to-one and in groups, creating effective, exciting exercise programmes for sessions both inside and outdoors, and learning how to offer top nutritional advice for exercise.

Certificate in Personal Training

If you're already working as a Gym Instructor and you're ready for the next step in your career, it's the Certificate in Personal Training. This course will qualify you as a Personal Trainer so you can offer clients tailor-made fitness and lifestyle plans that can be adapted for different environments, along with nutritional advice.

Looking for a career in fitness?

Find out about the different routes into the industry and we'll help you to choose your career path.

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PT students learning what it takes to become a personal trainer

Becoming a Personal Trainer

We share the skills and qualifications you'll need to jump into a fitness career and key tips such as the salary you can expect.

How to book

To book with us, you can give us a call or request a callback so we can make sure we're providing the right service, tailored to your needs.
Continued professional development courses

Continued professional development courses allow you to further your career in fitness. After taking an entry level course, you can broaden your skills with a more specialist area, allowing you to build up your portfolio and learn new things. You can choose from a range of courses and areas of interest.

Why choose YMCAfit

Helping you be your best is our top priority. We'll train you for a longstanding career, not just to pass a test. We've developed the largest portfolio of courses in the UK and we're investing in this world-class training to continually make it better and always relevant for the fitness industry today - that's why 97% of students would recommend us!

As a charity, we truly believe that everyone should have access to the health benefits of regular physical activity and our graduates are helping to make this happen.