Price
£2450
Locations
Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Guildford, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford
Accreditations
About this course

The Advanced Diploma in Personal Training will provide you with skills you need to make a difference in people’s lives.

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, will give you the right skills and experience to start your PT career.

Takeaways

  • 30 days of face-to-face tuition, guidance and support from our experienced and industry qualified tutors
  • Get the complete package and learn the skills to train clients and small groups in Kettlebells, Padwork and Suspension Fitness
  • Gain the confidence to respond to client injuries and casualty situations with the Emergency First Aid CPD
  • 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 needed to build a longstanding career

Whether you are embarking on a new career as a qualified personal trainer, or looking to expand your professional fitness and health offering you will find this course can stand alone or compliment your current skills.

Offer and payment options

  • Flexible payment options with our 0% interest direct-debit
  • Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund your course and only pay once you earn over £25K*
  • Get 10% off if you pay in full 2 months before the start of the course**
This course has been developed to meet the latest industry standards, is CIMSPA and REPs accredited and is internationally recognised.

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Upcoming dates

Brighton

Start date
Monday 10 Feb 20
End date
Friday 20 Mar 20
£2450
Course dates
10 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
17 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
24 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
02 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 8 Jun 20
End date
Friday 17 Jul 20
£2450
Course dates
08 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
15 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020
22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
13 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
Venue

Bristol

Start date
Monday 27 Jan 20
End date
Friday 6 Mar 20
£2450
Course dates
27 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020
03 Feb 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
10 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
17 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
24 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
02 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 11 May 20
End date
Friday 19 Jun 20
£2450
Course dates
11 May 2020 - 15 May 2020
18 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
01 Jun 2020 - 05 Jun 2020
08 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
15 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020
Venue

Cambridge

Start date
Monday 24 Feb 20
End date
Friday 3 Apr 20
£2450
Course dates
24 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
02 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
23 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
30 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020
Venue

Guildford

Start date
Monday 10 Feb 20
End date
Friday 20 Mar 20
£2450
Course dates
10 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
17 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
24 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
02 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
Venue

Leicester

Start date
Monday 4 Nov 19
End date
Friday 13 Dec 19
£2450
Course dates
04 Nov 2019 - 08 Nov 2019
11 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
18 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
25 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
02 Dec 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
09 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
Venue
Start date
Monday 20 Apr 20
End date
Friday 29 May 20
£2450
Course dates
20 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020
27 Apr 2020 - 01 May 2020
04 May 2020 - 08 May 2020
11 May 2020 - 15 May 2020
18 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
Venue

London

Start date
Monday 4 Nov 19
End date
Friday 13 Dec 19
£2450
Course dates
04 Nov 2019 - 08 Nov 2019
11 Nov 2019 - 15 Nov 2019
18 Nov 2019 - 22 Nov 2019
25 Nov 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
02 Dec 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
09 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
Venue
Start date
Monday 2 Dec 19
End date
Friday 24 Jan 20
£2450
Course dates
02 Dec 2019 - 06 Dec 2019
09 Dec 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
16 Dec 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
06 Jan 2020 - 10 Jan 2020
13 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020
20 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 6 Jan 20
End date
Friday 14 Feb 20
£2450
Course dates
06 Jan 2020 - 10 Jan 2020
13 Jan 2020 - 17 Jan 2020
20 Jan 2020 - 24 Jan 2020
27 Jan 2020 - 31 Jan 2020
03 Feb 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
10 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 3 Feb 20
End date
Friday 13 Mar 20
£2450
Course dates
03 Feb 2020 - 07 Feb 2020
10 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
17 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
24 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
02 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 2 Mar 20
End date
Thursday 9 Apr 20
£2450
Course dates
02 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
23 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
30 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020
05 Apr 2020 - 09 Apr 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 20 Apr 20
End date
Friday 29 May 20
£2450
Course dates
20 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020
27 Apr 2020 - 01 May 2020
04 May 2020 - 08 May 2020
11 May 2020 - 15 May 2020
18 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 4 May 20
End date
Friday 12 Jun 20
£2450
Course dates
04 May 2020 - 08 May 2020
11 May 2020 - 15 May 2020
18 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
01 Jun 2020 - 05 Jun 2020
08 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 1 Jun 20
End date
Friday 10 Jul 20
£2450
Course dates
01 Jun 2020 - 05 Jun 2020
08 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
15 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020
22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 6 Jul 20
End date
Friday 14 Aug 20
£2450
Course dates
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
13 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
20 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020
27 Jul 2020 - 31 Jul 2020
03 Aug 2020 - 07 Aug 2020
10 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020
Venue

Manchester

Start date
Monday 17 Feb 20
End date
Friday 27 Mar 20
£2450
Course dates
17 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
24 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
02 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
23 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 1 Jun 20
End date
Friday 10 Jul 20
£2450
Course dates
01 Jun 2020 - 05 Jun 2020
08 Jun 2020 - 12 Jun 2020
15 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020
22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
Venue

Nottingham

Start date
Monday 24 Feb 20
End date
Friday 3 Apr 20
£2450
Course dates
24 Feb 2020 - 28 Feb 2020
02 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
23 Mar 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
30 Mar 2020 - 03 Apr 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 15 Jun 20
End date
Friday 24 Jul 20
£2450
Course dates
15 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020
22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020
06 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020
13 Jul 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
20 Jul 2020 - 24 Jul 2020
Venue

Oxford

Start date
Monday 20 Apr 20
End date
Friday 29 May 20
£2450
Course dates
20 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020
27 Apr 2020 - 01 May 2020
04 May 2020 - 08 May 2020
11 May 2020 - 15 May 2020
18 May 2020 - 22 May 2020
25 May 2020 - 29 May 2020
Venue
Course details

The course is delivered full-time with face-to-face tuition at our locations around the UK.

  • 23 days (Level 2 Gym Instructing and Level 3 Personal Training)
  • 3 days of practical assessments
  • 4 days of CPD courses: Padwork for Small Groups, Emergency First Aid, Suspension Training and Kettlebells Pro

If you are looking for a PT course that is part-time we also deliver the Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) nationwide.

What you will learn

Theory modules

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology (Level 2 and 3)
  • Nutrition (Level 2 and 3)

Practical modules

Develop your skills to help clients achieve their goals

  • Learn how to customise and provide tailored gym and exercise programmes
  • Deliver one-to-one consultations and small group inductions to support clients in achieving their goals
  • Gain the skills needed 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 goal

Develop your business skills and client base

  • Learning 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

Be more versatile and employable

  • Plan effective sessions in Suspension Fitness, Kettlebells and Padwork training
  • Develop combat style sessions in Padwork for individuals and small groups
  • Train as a first-aider to manage casualties, minor burns and scalds (the Emergency in First Aid CPD is an essential qualification if you are going to work self-employed as it is required to gain liability insurance).

How you will be assessed

A combination of practical and written assessment methods including:

  • Practical assessments on each module
  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Case studies
  • Worksheets

What you qualify with

This combined course is accredited and endorsed by both the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) will give you:

  • 26 REPS points and entry to REPs at Level 3
  • 41 CIMSPA points

The certificates you will receive are:

  • YMCA Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training Diploma
  • YMCA Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • YMCAfit Padwork for Small Groups
  • YMCAfit Suspension Fitness
  • YMCAfit Kettlebells Pro

Who can do this course

  • Anyone over 16
  • Must have experience using cardiovascular equipment as well as fixed and free weights within a gym environment
How to book

Call us on 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) 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 instalments.

Financial support

If you are over 19, you can apply for an **Advanced Learner Loan that could cover the cost of elements of your 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 £350 which is non-refundable.

Early payment discount

***Save 10% on course fees when you book and pay the full price two or more months in advance of the course start date. This offer cannot be used with any other discount.

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 YMCA Advanced 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 students.

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