Price
£2450
Locations
Brighton, Bristol, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham
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 4 Feb 19
End date
Friday 15 Mar 19
£2450
Course dates
04 Feb 2019 - 08 Feb 2019
11 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
18 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019 - 01 Mar 2019
04 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019
11 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
Venue
Start date
Monday 3 Jun 19
End date
Friday 12 Jul 19
£2450
Course dates
03 Jun 2019 - 07 Jun 2019
10 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019 - 05 Jul 2019
08 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
Venue

Bristol

Start date
Monday 28 Jan 19
End date
Friday 8 Mar 19
£2450
Course dates
28 Jan 2019 - 01 Feb 2019
04 Feb 2019 - 08 Feb 2019
11 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
18 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019 - 01 Mar 2019
04 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019
Venue
Start date
Monday 10 Jun 19
End date
Friday 19 Jul 19
£2450
Course dates
10 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019 - 05 Jul 2019
08 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Venue

Leicester

Start date
Monday 28 Jan 19
End date
Friday 8 Mar 19
£2450
Course dates
28 Jan 2019 - 01 Feb 2019
04 Feb 2019 - 08 Feb 2019
11 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
18 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019 - 01 Mar 2019
04 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019
Venue

London

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

Manchester

Start date
Monday 4 Mar 19
End date
Friday 12 Apr 19
£2450
Course dates
04 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019
11 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
18 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019 - 05 Apr 2019
08 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
Venue
Start date
Monday 10 Jun 19
End date
Friday 19 Jul 19
£2450
Course dates
10 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019 - 05 Jul 2019
08 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
15 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Venue

Nottingham

Start date
Monday 4 Mar 19
End date
Friday 12 Apr 19
£2450
Course dates
04 Mar 2019 - 08 Mar 2019
11 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
18 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019 - 05 Apr 2019
08 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
Venue
Start date
Monday 3 Jun 19
End date
Friday 12 Jul 19
£2450
Course dates
03 Jun 2019 - 07 Jun 2019
10 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
17 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019
24 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019 - 05 Jul 2019
08 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019
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 020 3574 4794 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.