Prices from
£1015
Locations
Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Guildford, Ipswich, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford
Accreditations
About this course

This Level 3 Personal Training Diploma 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.

Takeaways

  • This course is delivered full-time (weekdays) or part-time (weekends)
  • Builds on the knowledge you have learnt 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 includes a free one-day Padwork for Small Groups CPD that will give you the knowledge to plan and teach small group training sessions. A focus on padwork and functional training will give you the skills to expand your offer as a PT.

Offers and payment options

  • Flexible payment options with our 0% interest direct-debit
  • Apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to fund your course and pay once you earn over £25K*
  • Get 10% off if you pay in full 2 months before the start of the course*

This course meets the latest industry standards, is CIMSPA and REPs accredited and is internationally recognised.

Location and dates

Birmingham

Brighton

Start date
Sunday 21 Jul 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
21 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
07 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 27 Oct 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
27 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
09 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 26 Jan 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
26 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
08 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
07 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020
14 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 31 May 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
31 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
13 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Jun 2020
11 Jul 2020 - 12 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
Venue

Bristol

Start date
Sunday 27 Oct 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
27 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
09 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
07 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 8 Mar 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
08 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020
21 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
04 Apr 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
18 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
25 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 28 Jun 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
28 Jun 2020 - 28 Jun 2020
11 Jul 2020 - 12 Jul 2020
18 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
25 Jul 2020 - 26 Jul 2020
08 Aug 2020 - 09 Aug 2020
15 Aug 2020 - 16 Aug 2020
Venue

Cambridge

Start date
Sunday 29 Sep 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
29 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
12 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
09 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 5 Apr 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
05 Apr 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
18 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
25 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
02 May 2020 - 03 May 2020
16 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 12 Jul 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
12 Jul 2020 - 12 Jul 2020
25 Jul 2020 - 26 Jul 2020
01 Aug 2020 - 02 Aug 2020
08 Aug 2020 - 09 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020 - 30 Aug 2020
Venue

Guildford

Start date
Sunday 13 Oct 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
13 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
02 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
09 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 5 Apr 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
05 Apr 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
18 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
25 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
02 May 2020 - 03 May 2020
16 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
Venue

Ipswich

Start date
Saturday 11 Jan 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1015
Course dates
11 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020
25 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
08 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 3 May 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
03 May 2020 - 03 May 2020
16 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
30 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
13 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
Venue

Leeds

Start date
Saturday 11 Jan 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1015
Course dates
11 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020
18 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020
25 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
08 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020 - 22 Feb 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 3 May 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
03 May 2020 - 03 May 2020
16 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
30 May 2020 - 31 May 2020
13 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
Venue

Leicester

Start date
Sunday 22 Sep 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
22 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
05 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
12 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
02 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
09 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 9 Feb 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
09 Feb 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
07 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020
21 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 14 Jun 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
14 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020
27 Jun 2020 - 28 Jun 2020
04 Jul 2020 - 05 Jul 2020
11 Jul 2020 - 12 Jul 2020
25 Jul 2020 - 26 Jul 2020
01 Aug 2020 - 02 Aug 2020
Venue

London

Start date
Sunday 4 Aug 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
04 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
24 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 18 Aug 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
18 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
07 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
05 Oct 2019 - 06 Oct 2019
Venue

Manchester

Start date
Monday 16 Sep 19
Format
Classroom
£1450
Course dates
16 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019 - 27 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019 - 04 Oct 2019
07 Oct 2019 - 08 Oct 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 20 Oct 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
20 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
02 Nov 2019 - 03 Nov 2019
09 Nov 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
16 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
07 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 2 Feb 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
02 Feb 2020 - 02 Feb 2020
15 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
22 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
14 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
21 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 2 Mar 20
Format
Classroom
£1450
Course dates
02 Mar 2020 - 06 Mar 2020
09 Mar 2020 - 13 Mar 2020
16 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
23 Mar 2020 - 24 Mar 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 24 May 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
24 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
06 Jun 2020 - 07 Jun 2020
13 Jun 2020 - 14 Jun 2020
20 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
04 Jul 2020 - 05 Jul 2020
11 Jul 2020 - 12 Jul 2020
Venue
Start date
Monday 15 Jun 20
Format
Classroom
£1450
Course dates
15 Jun 2020 - 19 Jun 2020
22 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020
29 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020
06 Jul 2020 - 07 Jul 2020
Venue

Nottingham

Start date
Sunday 21 Jul 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
21 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
10 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
07 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 17 Nov 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
17 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
30 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
07 Dec 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
14 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
04 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020
11 Jan 2020 - 12 Jan 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 5 Apr 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
05 Apr 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
18 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
25 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
02 May 2020 - 03 May 2020
16 May 2020 - 17 May 2020
23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 9 Aug 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
09 Aug 2020 - 09 Aug 2020
22 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020 - 30 Aug 2020
05 Sep 2020 - 06 Sep 2020
19 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
26 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
Venue

Oxford

Start date
Sunday 8 Sep 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
08 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019 - 29 Sep 2019
12 Oct 2019 - 13 Oct 2019
19 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019
26 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 16 Feb 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
16 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
29 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
07 Mar 2020 - 08 Mar 2020
14 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
28 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
04 Apr 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
Venue
Course details

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

Full-time / Weekdays

  • 14 days face-to-face tution (Level 3 Personal Training)
  • 2 days of practical assessments
  • 1 day CPD course Padwork for Small Groups

Part-time  / Weekends

  • 9 days face-to-face tuition (Level 3 Personal Training)
  • eLearning home study
  • 2 days of practical assessments
  • 1 day CPD course Padwork for Small Groups
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 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 and Physiology (Level 3)
  • Nutrition (Level 3)

Practical modules

  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Padwork for Small Groups

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 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

How you are assessed

2 days of assessments with a mixture of theory and practical work. Your assessments will include:

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

What are the entry requirements

You will need a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based) qualification. 

What you will qualify with

This course will give you:

  • 20 REPS points and entry to Level 3
  • 17 CIMSPA points

The certificates you will receive are:

  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • YMCAfit Padwork for Small Groups
How to book

Call us on 0844 417 2349 (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 the full amount or by setting up an interest free direct debit in six monthly installments.

Financial support

Advanced Learner Loan

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 deposit payment of £250. If eligible, you will be entitled to a maximum loan of £1,417. Upon receipt of full funding you will receive:

  • Full refund of £250 for the Classroom and home study route: 
  • Part-refund of £217 for the Classroom route (£33 is kept to cover the difference from the course price

Adult Education Budget (AEB)

You may be able to fund all or part of your course with help from the Adult Education Budget. This fund is designed to help you gain the skills and learning you need in order to be successful in the fitness industry. 

Speak to our Course Advisors to find out more.

Special offer

Save 10% on course fees when you book. Pay the full price for the Classroom route two or more months in advance of the course start date.