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£1350
Locations
Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Guildford, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, 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 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 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 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

  • 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 25 Oct 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
25 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 31 Jan 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
31 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
Venue
Start date
Sunday 16 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
16 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
Venue

Bristol

Start date
Sunday 25 Oct 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
25 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 28 Feb 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
28 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
27 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
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Start date
Sunday 11 Jul 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
11 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
24 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021
07 Aug 2021 - 08 Aug 2021
21 Aug 2021 - 22 Aug 2021
28 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
Venue

Cambridge

Start date
Sunday 1 Nov 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
01 Nov 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 31 Jan 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
31 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
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Start date
Sunday 20 Jun 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
20 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021
07 Aug 2021 - 08 Aug 2021
Venue

Guildford

Start date
Sunday 25 Oct 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
25 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
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Start date
Sunday 2 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
02 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
Venue

Leeds

Start date
Sunday 1 Nov 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
01 Nov 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
Venue

Leicester

Start date
Sunday 1 Nov 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
01 Nov 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 7 Feb 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
07 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
27 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
Venue
Start date
Sunday 30 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
30 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021
10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
Venue

London

Start date
Sunday 20 Sep 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
20 Sep 2020 - 20 Sep 2020
03 Oct 2020 - 04 Oct 2020
10 Oct 2020 - 11 Oct 2020
17 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
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Start date
Sunday 18 Oct 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
18 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020
31 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
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Start date
Sunday 22 Nov 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
22 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
09 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021
16 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
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Start date
Sunday 29 Nov 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
29 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
09 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021
16 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
Venue
Start date
Sunday 20 Dec 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
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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
Sunday 24 Jan 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
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24 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
06 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
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Start date
Sunday 21 Feb 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
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21 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
06 Mar 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
Venue
Start date
Sunday 28 Mar 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
28 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
24 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
01 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
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Start date
Sunday 23 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
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23 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
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Start date
Sunday 20 Jun 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
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20 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021
07 Aug 2021 - 08 Aug 2021
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Start date
Sunday 1 Aug 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
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01 Aug 2021 - 01 Aug 2021
14 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021
21 Aug 2021 - 22 Aug 2021
28 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
11 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021
18 Sep 2021 - 19 Sep 2021
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Manchester

Start date
Sunday 25 Oct 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
25 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
07 Nov 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 31 Jan 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
31 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
13 Feb 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
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Start date
Monday 22 Feb 21
Format
Classroom
£1450
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22 Feb 2021 - 26 Feb 2021
01 Mar 2021 - 05 Mar 2021
08 Mar 2021 - 12 Mar 2021
15 Mar 2021 - 16 Mar 2021
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Start date
Sunday 23 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
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23 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
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Start date
Monday 21 Jun 21
Format
Classroom
£1450
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21 Jun 2021 - 25 Jun 2021
28 Jun 2021 - 02 Jul 2021
05 Jul 2021 - 09 Jul 2021
12 Jul 2021 - 13 Jul 2021
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Milton Keynes

Start date
Sunday 7 Feb 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
07 Feb 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
20 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
13 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
27 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
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Start date
Sunday 30 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
30 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
12 Jun 2021 - 13 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021
10 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021
17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
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Norwich

Start date
Sunday 1 Nov 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
01 Nov 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
14 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
Venue
Start date
Sunday 28 Mar 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
28 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
24 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
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Nottingham

Start date
Sunday 22 Nov 20
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
22 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
05 Dec 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
12 Dec 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
19 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
09 Jan 2021 - 10 Jan 2021
16 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
Venue
Start date
Sunday 28 Mar 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
28 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
10 Apr 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
17 Apr 2021 - 18 Apr 2021
24 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
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Start date
Sunday 18 Jul 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
18 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021 - 01 Aug 2021
07 Aug 2021 - 08 Aug 2021
14 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021
28 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
04 Sep 2021 - 05 Sep 2021
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Oxford

Start date
Sunday 7 Mar 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
07 Mar 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
20 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
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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Reading

York

Start date
Sunday 9 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
09 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 06 Jun 2021
19 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021 - 27 Jun 2021
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 HIIT

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 HIIT
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
  • 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

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:

  • 36 REPS points and entry to Level 3
  • 14 CIMSPA points

The certificates you will receive are:

  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • YMCAfit HIIT
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 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.