Prices from
£1995
Locations
Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Guildford, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newark-on-Trent, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford
Accreditations
About this course

The Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training Diploma (practitioner) will provide you with the skills you need to have a successful career as personal trainer.

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

The gym instructing module will give you the foundation knowledge and practical experience that inspires confidence in your clients and employers.

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)
  • Learn how to deliver basic health assessment techniques such as blood pressure and BMI tests
  • Gain the tools to develop and plan gym programmes for a wide range of customers
  • Learn the skills needed to deliver one-to-one consultations and group inductions
  • 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.

Offer 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*
Upcoming dates

Birmingham

Brighton

Start date
Saturday 9 Oct 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
09 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
06 Nov 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 15 Jan 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
15 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022
22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022
05 Feb 2022 - 06 Feb 2022
12 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022
26 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
05 Mar 2022 - 06 Mar 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 30 Apr 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
07 May 2022 - 08 May 2022
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
28 May 2022 - 29 May 2022
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
Venue

Bristol

Start date
Saturday 16 Oct 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
16 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021 - 24 Oct 2021
06 Nov 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
13 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
04 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 19 Feb 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022
26 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
19 Mar 2022 - 20 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
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Start date
Saturday 18 Jun 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
25 Jun 2022 - 26 Jun 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
30 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022
06 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022
Venue

Cambridge

Start date
Saturday 22 Jan 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022
29 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022
12 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022
19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022
05 Mar 2022 - 06 Mar 2022
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 7 Mar 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
07 Mar 2022 - 11 Mar 2022
14 Mar 2022 - 18 Mar 2022
21 Mar 2022 - 25 Mar 2022
28 Mar 2022 - 01 Apr 2022
04 Apr 2022 - 04 Apr 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 11 Jun 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
02 Jul 2022 - 03 Jul 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
23 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
30 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022
Venue

Guildford

Start date
Saturday 22 Jan 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022
29 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022
12 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022
19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022
05 Mar 2022 - 06 Mar 2022
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 14 Mar 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
14 Mar 2022 - 18 Mar 2022
21 Mar 2022 - 25 Mar 2022
28 Mar 2022 - 01 Apr 2022
04 Apr 2022 - 08 Apr 2022
11 Apr 2022 - 11 Apr 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 2 Apr 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
14 May 2022 - 15 May 2022
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
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Leeds

Start date
Saturday 30 Oct 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
30 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
06 Nov 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021
18 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 12 Mar 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
19 Mar 2022 - 20 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 16 Jul 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
23 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
06 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022
13 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
27 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022 - 04 Sep 2022
Venue

Leicester

Start date
Saturday 22 Jan 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022
29 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022
12 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022
19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022
05 Mar 2022 - 06 Mar 2022
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 21 May 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
28 May 2022 - 29 May 2022
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
02 Jul 2022 - 03 Jul 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
Venue

London

Start date
Saturday 2 Oct 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
02 Oct 2021 - 03 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021 - 24 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
13 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 4 Oct 21
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
04 Oct 2021 - 08 Oct 2021
11 Oct 2021 - 15 Oct 2021
18 Oct 2021 - 22 Oct 2021
25 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021 - 01 Nov 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 1 Nov 21
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
01 Nov 2021 - 05 Nov 2021
08 Nov 2021 - 12 Nov 2021
15 Nov 2021 - 19 Nov 2021
22 Nov 2021 - 26 Nov 2021
29 Nov 2021 - 29 Nov 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 6 Nov 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
06 Nov 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
13 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
04 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021
11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021
18 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 4 Dec 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
04 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021
11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021
08 Jan 2022 - 09 Jan 2022
15 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022
29 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022
05 Feb 2022 - 06 Feb 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 6 Dec 21
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
06 Dec 2021 - 10 Dec 2021
13 Dec 2021 - 15 Dec 2021
10 Jan 2022 - 14 Jan 2022
17 Jan 2022 - 21 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022 - 26 Jan 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 8 Jan 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
08 Jan 2022 - 09 Jan 2022
15 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022
29 Jan 2022 - 30 Jan 2022
05 Feb 2022 - 06 Feb 2022
19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022
26 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
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Start date
Monday 10 Jan 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
10 Jan 2022 - 14 Jan 2022
17 Jan 2022 - 21 Jan 2022
24 Jan 2022 - 28 Jan 2022
31 Jan 2022 - 04 Feb 2022
07 Feb 2022 - 07 Feb 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 7 Feb 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
07 Feb 2022 - 11 Feb 2022
14 Feb 2022 - 18 Feb 2022
21 Feb 2022 - 25 Feb 2022
28 Feb 2022 - 04 Mar 2022
07 Mar 2022 - 07 Mar 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 12 Feb 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
12 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022
19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022
05 Mar 2022 - 06 Mar 2022
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
26 Mar 2022 - 27 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 7 Mar 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
07 Mar 2022 - 11 Mar 2022
14 Mar 2022 - 18 Mar 2022
21 Mar 2022 - 25 Mar 2022
28 Mar 2022 - 01 Apr 2022
04 Apr 2022 - 04 Apr 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 12 Mar 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
19 Mar 2022 - 20 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 4 Apr 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
04 Apr 2022 - 08 Apr 2022
11 Apr 2022 - 13 Apr 2022
25 Apr 2022 - 29 Apr 2022
02 May 2022 - 06 May 2022
09 May 2022 - 11 May 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 23 Apr 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
14 May 2022 - 15 May 2022
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
04 Jun 2022 - 05 Jun 2022
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 9 May 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
09 May 2022 - 13 May 2022
16 May 2022 - 20 May 2022
23 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
06 Jun 2022 - 10 Jun 2022
13 Jun 2022 - 13 Jun 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 21 May 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
28 May 2022 - 29 May 2022
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
02 Jul 2022 - 03 Jul 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 6 Jun 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
06 Jun 2022 - 10 Jun 2022
13 Jun 2022 - 17 Jun 2022
20 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
27 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
04 Jul 2022 - 04 Jul 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 18 Jun 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
25 Jun 2022 - 26 Jun 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
30 Jul 2022 - 31 Jul 2022
06 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 4 Jul 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
04 Jul 2022 - 08 Jul 2022
11 Jul 2022 - 15 Jul 2022
18 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
25 Jul 2022 - 29 Jul 2022
01 Aug 2022 - 01 Aug 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 16 Jul 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
23 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
06 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022
13 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
27 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022 - 04 Sep 2022
Venue

Manchester

Start date
Saturday 15 Jan 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
15 Jan 2022 - 16 Jan 2022
22 Jan 2022 - 23 Jan 2022
05 Feb 2022 - 06 Feb 2022
12 Feb 2022 - 13 Feb 2022
26 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
05 Mar 2022 - 06 Mar 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 7 Feb 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
07 Feb 2022 - 11 Feb 2022
14 Feb 2022 - 18 Feb 2022
21 Feb 2022 - 25 Feb 2022
28 Feb 2022 - 04 Mar 2022
07 Mar 2022 - 07 Mar 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 21 May 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
28 May 2022 - 29 May 2022
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
18 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022
02 Jul 2022 - 03 Jul 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 6 Jun 22
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
06 Jun 2022 - 10 Jun 2022
13 Jun 2022 - 17 Jun 2022
20 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
27 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
04 Jul 2022 - 04 Jul 2022
Venue

Milton Keynes

Start date
Saturday 9 Oct 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
09 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
06 Nov 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
27 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 12 Mar 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
19 Mar 2022 - 20 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 16 Jul 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
23 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
06 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022
13 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
27 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022 - 04 Sep 2022
Venue

Newark-on-Trent

Norwich

Start date
Saturday 2 Apr 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
14 May 2022 - 15 May 2022
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
Venue

Nottingham

Start date
Saturday 2 Oct 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
02 Oct 2021 - 03 Oct 2021
09 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021 - 24 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
13 Nov 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 12 Mar 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
12 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022
19 Mar 2022 - 20 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 16 Jul 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
16 Jul 2022 - 17 Jul 2022
23 Jul 2022 - 24 Jul 2022
06 Aug 2022 - 07 Aug 2022
13 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
27 Aug 2022 - 28 Aug 2022
03 Sep 2022 - 04 Sep 2022
Venue

Oxford

Start date
Saturday 2 Apr 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
09 Apr 2022 - 10 Apr 2022
23 Apr 2022 - 24 Apr 2022
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
14 May 2022 - 15 May 2022
21 May 2022 - 22 May 2022
Venue
Course details

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

Full-time / Weekdays

  • 19 days face-to-face tuition
  • More face to face content with three online units to study at home
  • 2 days of practical assessments

Part-time / Weekends or Weekdays or Evenings

  • 10 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
  • 2 days of practical assessments

What you will learn

Theory modules

  • Anatomy and Physiology (Level 2)
  • Gym Based Planning, Preparation, and Delivery
  • Providing a Positive Customer Experience
  • Lifestyle Management and Health Awareness
  • 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 2 Gym Based Programme Delivery and Professional Instruction
  • Level 3 Personal Training Instruction and Communication
  • HIIT

Develop your gym knowledge to provide a positive customer experience

  • Learn how to instruct effective exercise sessions in the gym in a safe environment
  • Learn how to deliver basic health assessment techniques such as blood pressure and BMI tests
  • Develop and plan gym programmes to a wide range of customers (including 13-18-year-olds and older adults)
  • Learn how to maintain health, safety and customer welfare

Develop your skills to help clients achieve their goals

  • Learn how to customise and provide tailored gym and exercise programmes
  • Deliver one-to-one consultations and small group inductions to support clients in achieving 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 goal
  • 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

Be more versatile and employable

  • Plan effective sessions for small groups and individuals in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Develop challenging and effective sessions for individuals and small groups, targeting posture, core stability and flexibility

How you will be assessed

A combination of practical and written assessment methods including:

  • Practical assessments on each module
  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Case studies
  • Worksheets

What you 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:

  • 14 CIMSPA points

The certificates you will receive are:

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

Who can do this course

  • Anyone over 16
  • Must have experience using cardiovascular equipment as well as fixed and free weights within a gym environment
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:

  • in full
  • or by setting up an interest free direct debit for 6, 9 or 12 monthly installments.

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 £2,100.

Open evenings

Come along to one of our free open evenings, which run throughout the year.

Tutors and members of the Course Sales Team will be available to discuss:

  • The content of the Diploma in Personal Training
  • Different training routes available to you
  • The training and support you'll receive whilst studying
  • Career paths once you're qualified
  • Continuing professional development
  • You'll also get the opportunity to check out the course venue, course manuals and meet other potential students.

It's free to book, so just call our Course Sales Advisors on 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) to reserve your place today.