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Locations
Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Guildford, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, York
Accreditations
Get your fitness career moving with our online courses

Level 2 courses as a gym instructor and exercise instructor or Level 3 courses in personal training and yoga teaching.
About this course

This Level 3 Personal Training Diploma (Practitioner) is for anyone that wants to start a career as a personal trainer that already has Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based) qualification.

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

You'll leave this course having received the guidance and support to train clients and create advanced fitness plans over a number of practical sessions.

This course has been developed to meet the latest industry standards. It's CIMSPA accredited and is internationally recognised.

Takeaways

  • This course is delivered full-time (weekdays) or part-time (weekends/weekdays/evenings)
  • Builds on the knowledge you have learned on the Level 2 Gym Instructor certificate
  • 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 to build a longstanding career
  • Learn the skills to train clients and small groups
  • This course will qualify you to work as a Personal Trainer in a gym or self employed
  • This course includes High Intensity Training (HIIT) CPD that will give you the knowledge to plan and teach small group training sessions. A focus on HIIT and functional training will give you the skills to expand your offer as a PT. You will receive a separate certificate for this module.
  • This course includes a free one-day High Intensity Training (HIIT) CPD that will give you the knowledge to plan and teach small group training sessions. A focus on HIIT and functional training will give you the skills to expand your offer as a PT.

Offers and payment options

  • 0% finance available - spread the cost with interest free monthly payments
  • Get 10% off our full-time route when you pay in full at least 2 months before the start date
  • Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund your course and pay once you earn over £25K*
Location and dates

Birmingham

Brighton

Start date
Saturday 30 Jan 21
Format
Classroom and home study
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30 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
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Start date
Saturday 15 May 21
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Classroom and home study
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15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
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Bristol

Cambridge

Start date
Saturday 30 Jan 21
Format
Classroom and home study
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30 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
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Start date
Thursday 25 Mar 21
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Classroom
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25 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021
12 Apr 2021 - 16 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021 - 26 Apr 2021
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Start date
Saturday 19 Jun 21
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19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
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Guildford

Start date
Thursday 25 Mar 21
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Classroom
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25 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021
12 Apr 2021 - 16 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021 - 26 Apr 2021
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Start date
Saturday 1 May 21
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01 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
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Leeds

Leicester

Start date
Saturday 6 Feb 21
Format
Classroom and home study
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06 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
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Start date
Thursday 25 Mar 21
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25 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021
12 Apr 2021 - 16 Apr 2021
19 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021 - 26 Apr 2021
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Start date
Saturday 29 May 21
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29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021
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Start date
Thursday 15 Jul 21
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15 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
19 Jul 2021 - 23 Jul 2021
26 Jul 2021 - 30 Jul 2021
02 Aug 2021 - 02 Aug 2021
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London

Start date
Sunday 20 Dec 20
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20 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
09 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021
16 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
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Start date
Thursday 14 Jan 21
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14 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2021
18 Jan 2021 - 22 Jan 2021
25 Jan 2021 - 29 Jan 2021
01 Feb 2021 - 01 Feb 2021
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Start date
Saturday 23 Jan 21
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23 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
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Start date
Thursday 11 Feb 21
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11 Feb 2021 - 12 Feb 2021
15 Feb 2021 - 19 Feb 2021
22 Feb 2021 - 26 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021 - 01 Mar 2021
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Start date
Saturday 20 Feb 21
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20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
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Thursday 11 Mar 21
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11 Mar 2021 - 12 Mar 2021
15 Mar 2021 - 19 Mar 2021
22 Mar 2021 - 26 Mar 2021
28 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
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Start date
Saturday 27 Mar 21
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27 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
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01 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
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Thursday 22 Apr 21
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22 Apr 2021 - 23 Apr 2021
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Saturday 24 Apr 21
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24 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
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Thursday 13 May 21
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Saturday 22 May 21
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22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
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Thursday 17 Jun 21
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17 Jun 2021 - 18 Jun 2021
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Saturday 19 Jun 21
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19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
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Thursday 15 Jul 21
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15 Jul 2021 - 16 Jul 2021
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Saturday 31 Jul 21
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31 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021
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Manchester

Start date
Saturday 30 Jan 21
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30 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
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Thursday 18 Feb 21
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18 Feb 2021 - 19 Feb 2021
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Saturday 22 May 21
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22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
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Thursday 17 Jun 21
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17 Jun 2021 - 18 Jun 2021
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Milton Keynes

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Saturday 6 Feb 21
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06 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
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Saturday 29 May 21
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29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
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Norwich

Start date
Saturday 27 Mar 21
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27 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
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Nottingham

Start date
Saturday 27 Mar 21
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27 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
24 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
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Saturday 17 Jul 21
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17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021
07 Aug 2021 - 08 Aug 2021
14 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021
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Oxford

Start date
Saturday 6 Mar 21
Format
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06 Mar 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
27 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
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York

Start date
Saturday 8 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
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08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
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Course details

The course is delivered full-time or part-time at our locations around the UK.

Full-time / Weekdays

  • 12 days face-to-face tuition
  • More face to face content with two online units to study at home
  • 1 day practical assessment

Part-time / Weekends or Weekdays or Evenings

  • 7 days face-to-face tuition
  • More online course content to study at home than the full-time format to give you a more flexible learning experience
  • 1 day practical assessment
eLearning home study is supported by our Learning Support team who will provide you with revision plans, training tips and ongoing support through the Anatomy and Physiology and Nutrition modules. You will also get access to our eLearning portal as soon as you book your place.

What you will learn

The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (practitioner) will provide you with a deeper knowledge of the anatomy and physiology, weight management, nutrition and advanced teaching and programming skills. After taking this course you will be ready to coach clients to reach their desired goals using sessions and programmes that you have designed.

Theory modules

  • Applied Anatomy (Level 3)
  • Nutrition to Support Physical Activity
  • Promoting Wellness Through Client Motivation
  • Bespoke Exercise Programme Design
  • Customed exercise Programme Instruction
  • Communication Techniques
  • Business Acumen for a Successful Personal Training Practice

Practical modules

  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • HIIT

Develop your skills to help clients achieve their goals

  • Provide you with the ability 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 goals
  • Carry out detailed postural analysis with clients to help you to write corrective programmes to increase their function

Develop your business skills and client base:

  • Learn 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 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

How you are assessed

Your assessments will include:

  • Practical
  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Case studies
  • Knowledge question worksheets

What you will qualify with

This combined course is accredited and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and will give you a total of:

  • 10 CIMSPA points

The certificates you will receive are:

  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner)
  • YMCAfit HIIT

Who can do this course

  • Anyone over 16
  • You will need a current Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based) qualification
How to book

Call us on 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) to book your course or fill out our request a call back form.

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 £250 which is refunded upon receipt of full funding. If eligible, you will be entitled to a maximum loan of £1,417.