Next Gen Gym Instructing & Personal Training Course

Master the basics to become a world-class personal trainer with no previous qualifications. Kickstart your fitness career today!


14 points




From £1250

About this course

We’re revolutionising qualifications and assessment methods

Education isn’t one-size-fits-all. This course offers enhanced delivery methods to help every student thrive by providing: 

  • Contextualised learner journey

  • Enhanced accessibility of content and assessment types

  • On demand learning available anywhere

  • Multiple teaching methodologies increasing variety and quality of content

  • Tried and tested teach-back approach to assessment

  • Increased focus on practical application exercises

  • Training that takes you beyond the qualification and into work readiness

Course format

Hybrid learning

eLearning Modules and online webinars.
Introduction of remote assessments.
Bitesize materials and flashcards to support learning.
4 face-to-face teaching days in London.
2 face-to-face assessment days in London.


By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer, as set out within the CIMSPA standards. 

The purpose of this qualification is to enable learners to:

  • Maintain health, safety, and hygiene in the gym-based environment.
  • Supervise and support participants in a gym-based environment.
  • Plan, deliver, and evaluate gym-based exercise programmes.
  • Consult and assess clients’ needs and support them towards their health and fitness goals.
  • Plan, deliver, and evaluate indoor and outdoor personal training sessions to support individuals (1 to 1) and small groups.
  • Apply methods of marketing and promoting their own personal training business.


  • Gain the tools to develop and plan gym programmes for a wide range of customers.
  • Learn how to deliver basic health assessment techniques such as blood pressure and BMI tests.
  • Learn to develop and market a successful PT business.
  • Learn the skills to train clients individually or in small groups.
  • Learn the skills needed to deliver one-to-one consultations and group inductions.
  • Advance from entry level to fully qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer 

Career progression

  • You’ll be qualified to work in any gym across the UK.
  • Broaden your client base and help boost your earnings.
  • Learn the skills and knowledge to build a longstanding career.
  • You’ll also be qualified to take CPD courses to specialise in other fitness areas. 


  • You’ll be taught by the best tutors in the industry, who will provide guidance and support throughout the course.
  • Access online eLearning.
  • Unparalleled support online, over the phone and in person.

Open book knowledge tests
Video assessments
Journaling and technology supported peer assessment
Real-life case studies
Independent research opportunities
Assessments to reflect specific job skills
Level 2 certificate in Gym instructing
Level 3 diploma in Personal training

There are no academic entry requirements, but you will need to meet the following criteria: 

Over 16 years of age
Have access to a laptop/desktop/ipad and reliable WiFi. 
Have experience using cardiovascular equipment as well as fixed and free weights within a gym environment. 
Have a good level of written and spoken English language. 





Fees and Funding Options

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