Price
£2450
Locations
Birmingham, Brighton, Leicester, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, 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

Birmingham

Brighton

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

Leicester

Start date
Monday 2 Nov 20
End date
Friday 11 Dec 20
£2450
Course dates
02 Nov 2020 - 06 Nov 2020
09 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020
16 Nov 2020 - 20 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020 - 04 Dec 2020
07 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 15 Mar 21
End date
Friday 7 May 21
£2450
Course dates
15 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021
22 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021
12 Apr 2021 - 16 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021 - 30 Apr 2021
03 May 2021 - 07 May 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 5 Jul 21
End date
Friday 13 Aug 21
£2450
Course dates
05 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021
12 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
19 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021
02 Aug 2021 - 06 Aug 2021
09 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021
Venue

London

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
Start date
Monday 3 Aug 20
End date
Friday 11 Sep 20
£2450
Course dates
03 Aug 2020 - 07 Aug 2020
10 Aug 2020 - 14 Aug 2020
17 Aug 2020 - 21 Aug 2020
24 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020
31 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020
07 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 7 Sep 20
End date
Friday 16 Oct 20
£2450
Course dates
07 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020
14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020
21 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020 - 02 Oct 2020
05 Oct 2020 - 09 Oct 2020
12 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 5 Oct 20
End date
Friday 13 Nov 20
£2450
Course dates
05 Oct 2020 - 09 Oct 2020
12 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020
19 Oct 2020 - 23 Oct 2020
26 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020
02 Nov 2020 - 06 Nov 2020
09 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 2 Nov 20
End date
Friday 11 Dec 20
£2450
Course dates
02 Nov 2020 - 06 Nov 2020
09 Nov 2020 - 13 Nov 2020
16 Nov 2020 - 20 Nov 2020
23 Nov 2020 - 27 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020 - 04 Dec 2020
07 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 7 Dec 20
End date
Friday 29 Jan 21
£2450
Course dates
07 Dec 2020 - 11 Dec 2020
14 Dec 2020 - 18 Dec 2020
04 Jan 2021 - 08 Jan 2021
11 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 - 29 Jan 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 4 Jan 21
End date
Friday 12 Feb 21
£2450
Course dates
04 Jan 2021 - 08 Jan 2021
11 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 - 29 Jan 2021
01 Feb 2021 - 05 Feb 2021
08 Feb 2021 - 12 Feb 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 1 Feb 21
End date
Friday 12 Mar 21
£2450
Course dates
01 Feb 2021 - 05 Feb 2021
08 Feb 2021 - 12 Feb 2021
15 Feb 2021 - 19 Feb 2021
22 Feb 2021 - 26 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021 - 05 Mar 2021
08 Mar 2021 - 12 Mar 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 1 Mar 21
End date
Saturday 10 Apr 21
£2450
Course dates
01 Mar 2021 - 05 Mar 2021
08 Mar 2021 - 12 Mar 2021
15 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021
22 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021
28 Mar 2021 - 01 Apr 2021
06 Apr 2021 - 10 Apr 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 3 May 21
End date
Friday 11 Jun 21
£2450
Course dates
03 May 2021 - 07 May 2021
10 May 2021 - 14 May 2021
17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
24 May 2021 - 28 May 2021
31 May 2021 - 04 Jun 2021
07 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 7 Jun 21
End date
Friday 16 Jul 21
£2450
Course dates
07 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021 - 18 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021
28 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021
05 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021
12 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 5 Jul 21
End date
Friday 13 Aug 21
£2450
Course dates
05 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021
12 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
19 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021
02 Aug 2021 - 06 Aug 2021
09 Aug 2021 - 13 Aug 2021
Venue

Manchester

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 7 Sep 20
End date
Friday 16 Oct 20
£2450
Course dates
07 Sep 2020 - 11 Sep 2020
14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020
21 Sep 2020 - 25 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020 - 02 Oct 2020
05 Oct 2020 - 09 Oct 2020
12 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 8 Feb 21
End date
Friday 19 Mar 21
£2450
Course dates
08 Feb 2021 - 12 Feb 2021
15 Feb 2021 - 19 Feb 2021
22 Feb 2021 - 26 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021 - 05 Mar 2021
08 Mar 2021 - 12 Mar 2021
15 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 7 Jun 21
End date
Friday 16 Jul 21
£2450
Course dates
07 Jun 2021 - 11 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021 - 18 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021
28 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021
05 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021
12 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
Venue

Milton Keynes

Start date
Monday 15 Feb 21
End date
Friday 26 Mar 21
£2450
Course dates
15 Feb 2021 - 19 Feb 2021
22 Feb 2021 - 26 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021 - 05 Mar 2021
08 Mar 2021 - 12 Mar 2021
15 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021
22 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021
Venue

Nottingham

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
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 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) to reserve your place today.