Prices from
£1995
Locations
Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Leicester, London, Manchester, Nottingham
Accreditations
About this course

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

Our course will give you the skills to help individuals achieve their health, fitness and lifestyle goals.

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.

Takeaways

  • This course is delivered full-time (weekdays) or part-time (weekends)
  • Learn the skills to train clients and small groups in padwork and functional training
  • 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

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.

Offer and payment options

  • Pay nothing until you earn £25K* with an Advanced Learner Loan (*deposit required)
  • 0% finance available - spread the cost with interest free monthly payment
  • Full-time course offer: 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.
Upcoming dates

Birmingham

Start date
Saturday 22 Sep 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
22 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 2 Feb 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
02 Feb 2019 - 03 Feb 2019
09 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
16 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
02 Mar 2019 - 03 Mar 2019
09 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
16 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
30 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
06 Apr 2019 - 07 Apr 2019
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Start date
Saturday 4 May 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
04 May 2019 - 05 May 2019
11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
01 Jun 2019 - 02 Jun 2019
08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
15 Jun 2019 - 16 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
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Brighton

Start date
Monday 17 Sep 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
17 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018 - 23 Oct 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 6 Oct 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 6 Jul 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
06 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
20 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
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Bristol

Start date
Monday 3 Sep 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
03 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
17 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 09 Oct 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 27 Oct 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
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Start date
Saturday 11 May 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
25 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
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Cambridge

Start date
Saturday 29 Sep 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 2 Mar 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
02 Mar 2019 - 03 Mar 2019
09 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
16 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
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Start date
Saturday 22 Jun 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
22 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
06 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
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Leicester

Start date
Saturday 17 Nov 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019 - 03 Feb 2019
09 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
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Start date
Saturday 2 Mar 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
02 Mar 2019 - 03 Mar 2019
09 Mar 2019 - 10 Mar 2019
16 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
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Start date
Saturday 1 Jun 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
01 Jun 2019 - 02 Jun 2019
08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
15 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
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London

Start date
Saturday 1 Sep 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
01 Sep 2018 - 02 Sep 2018
08 Sep 2018 - 09 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
Venue
Start date
Monday 10 Sep 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
10 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
17 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018 - 16 Oct 2018
Venue
Start date
Monday 1 Oct 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
15 Oct 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
22 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 02 Nov 2018
05 Nov 2018 - 06 Nov 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 20 Oct 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
Venue
Start date
Monday 5 Nov 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
05 Nov 2018 - 09 Nov 2018
12 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
03 Dec 2018 - 07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018 - 11 Dec 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 17 Nov 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019 - 03 Feb 2019
09 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
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Start date
Saturday 19 Jan 19
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Classroom and home study
£1995
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19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
26 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
02 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
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Saturday 16 Feb 19
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Classroom and home study
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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
30 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
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Saturday 30 Mar 19
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£1995
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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
11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
25 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
01 Jun 2019 - 02 Jun 2019
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Start date
Saturday 27 Apr 19
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Classroom and home study
£1995
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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
08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
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Saturday 25 May 19
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Classroom and home study
£1995
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25 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
01 Jun 2019 - 02 Jun 2019
08 Jun 2019 - 09 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
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Saturday 22 Jun 19
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£1995
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22 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
29 Jun 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
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27 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
03 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
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Saturday 20 Jul 19
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Classroom and home study
£1995
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20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
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03 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
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24 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019 - 01 Sep 2019
14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
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Manchester

Start date
Monday 3 Sep 18
Format
Classroom
£2100
Course dates
03 Sep 2018 - 07 Sep 2018
10 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
17 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018
08 Oct 2018 - 09 Oct 2018
Venue
Start date
Saturday 3 Nov 18
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Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019 - 06 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
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Saturday 26 Jan 19
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Classroom and home study
£1995
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26 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019 - 03 Feb 2019
09 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
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Saturday 11 May 19
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Classroom and home study
£1995
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11 May 2019 - 12 May 2019
18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
25 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
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Nottingham

Start date
Saturday 6 Oct 18
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
06 Oct 2018 - 07 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018 - 04 Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018 - 18 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
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Monday 5 Nov 18
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Classroom
£2100
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05 Nov 2018 - 09 Nov 2018
12 Nov 2018 - 16 Nov 2018
19 Nov 2018 - 23 Nov 2018
26 Nov 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
03 Dec 2018 - 07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018 - 11 Dec 2018
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Start date
Saturday 19 Jan 19
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Classroom and home study
£1995
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19 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
26 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
02 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
Saturday 6 Jul 19
Format
Classroom and home study
£1995
Course dates
06 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019
13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
20 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
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Course details

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

Full-time / Weekdays

  • 23 days face-to-face tuition (Level 2 Gym Instructing and Level 3 Personal Training)
  • 3 days of practical assessments
  • 1 day CPD course Padwork for Small Group

Part-time  / Weekends

  • 12 days face-to-face tuition (Level 2 Gym Instructing and Level 3 Personal Training)
  • eLearning home study
  • 3 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

Theory modules

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology (Level 2 and 3)
  • Nutrition (Level 2 and 3)

Practical modules

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 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 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 both the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and will give you a total of:

  • 20 REPs points and entry to REPs at Level 3
  • 17 CIMSPA points

The certificates you will receive are:

  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)
  • YMCAfit Padwork for Small Groups

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 0844 417 2349 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 0844 346 0036 to reserve your place today.