Prices from
£1015
Locations
Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Guildford, Leicester, 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

Bournemouth

Start date
Sunday 24 Mar 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1015
Course dates
24 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
06 Apr 2019 - 07 Apr 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
Venue

Brighton

Start date
Sunday 17 Mar 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
17 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
06 Apr 2019 - 07 Apr 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
Venue
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

Bristol

Start date
Sunday 26 May 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
26 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
Venue

Cambridge

Start date
Sunday 17 Mar 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
17 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
06 Apr 2019 - 07 Apr 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 7 Jul 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
07 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
10 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
17 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
24 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
Venue

Guildford

Start date
Sunday 14 Apr 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1015
Course dates
14 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
25 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
01 Jun 2019 - 02 Jun 2019
Venue

Leicester

Start date
Sunday 17 Mar 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
17 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
06 Apr 2019 - 07 Apr 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 16 Jun 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
16 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
Venue

Manchester

Start date
Sunday 10 Feb 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
10 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
02 Mar 2019 - 03 Mar 2019
09 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
23 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Venue
Start date
Monday 18 Mar 19
Format
Classroom
£1450
Course dates
18 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
25 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
01 Apr 2019 - 05 Apr 2019
08 Apr 2019 - 09 Apr 2019
Venue
Start date
Sunday 26 May 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
26 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
Venue

Nottingham

Start date
Sunday 3 Feb 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1350
Course dates
03 Feb 2019 - 03 Feb 2019
16 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
02 Mar 2019 - 03 Mar 2019
16 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
23 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
Venue
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

Oxford

Start date
Sunday 24 Mar 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1015
Course dates
24 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
06 Apr 2019 - 07 Apr 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
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 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 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.