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PERSONAL TRAINING COURSES

A career in personal training delivers big benefits – for your clients, for your business and for you.


Completing a personal trainer course is a big step towards reaping those rewards. With a TRAINFITNESS personal training qualification, you can become a personal trainer, to an industry standard that’s recognised globally, in as little as four weeks.


Working study in with your lifestyle, with TRAINFITNESS you can choose from our range of courses – from the entry level Certificate in Personal Training through to our Advanced Diploma in Personal Training. Each of our courses comes with the option to study full or part time with one of our top tutors, or via distance study which is ideal for those who want to study at home or on the move!


Signing up is easy: simply fill in our online application or call us. Once your application has been accepted, you’ll gain instant access to our course material to kick start your studies straight away.

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PERSONAL TRAINING COURSES

Certificate in Personal Training

CERTIFICATE

IN PERSONAL TRAINING

Having delivered fitness qualifications for over 15 years, we’ve developed a reputation for excellence amongst employers in the industry. As a result, we partner with many of the UK’s leading health club operators and those that recruit on their behalf who can offer our personal training graduates fantastic career opportunities. Subject to eligibility criteria, we guarantee our personal training graduates an interview for opportunities within Fitness First, DW Sports Fitness, Sports Direct Fitness and Gymbox.

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Diploma in Personal Training

DIPLOMA

IN PERSONAL TRAINING

Having delivered fitness qualifications for over 15 years, we’ve developed a reputation for excellence amongst employers in the industry. As a result, we partner with many of the UK’s leading health club operators and those that recruit on their behalf who can offer our personal training graduates fantastic career opportunities. Subject to eligibility criteria, we guarantee our personal training graduates an interview for opportunities within Fitness First, DW Sports Fitness, Sports Direct Fitness and Gymbox.

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Advanced Personal Training Diploma

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PERSONAL TRAINING DIPLOMA

Having delivered fitness qualifications for over 15 years, we’ve developed a reputation for excellence amongst employers in the industry. As a result, we partner with many of the UK’s leading health club operators and those that recruit on their behalf who can offer our personal training graduates fantastic career opportunities. Subject to eligibility criteria, we guarantee our personal training graduates an interview for opportunities within Fitness First, DW Sports Fitness, Sports Direct Fitness and Gymbox.

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Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Our personal training qualifications are awarded by YMCA Awards. If you successfully complete the Certificate course option, you’ll receive the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. If you successfully complete either the Diploma or Advanced Diploma course options, you’ll receive the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training qualification includes the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning, Level 3 Award in Business Skills and Marketing, and the Level 3 Award in Outdoor Fitness. All of our personal training courses are recognised internationally by REPS in the UK, UAE, New Zealand and South Africa; the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS); Fitness Australia; and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

More knowledge and better skills can mean greater success in the workplace, so both our Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses include between four and six extra qualifications not included in personal trainer courses offered elsewhere.

The personal training courses described on our website refer to the personal training qualifications awarded by YMCA Awards. Students paying via a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan will enrol on the Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training awarded by Active IQ.

All TRAINFITNESS courses are managed via our online learning portal. A main feature of the portal is the Student Desktop which you’ll gain access to as soon as you’ve enrolled. Through it you can view your online course material, book onto course days, training days and assessment days, and watch the relevant recorded audiovisual eClasses~.

Using the TRAINFITNESS app you can also do all of this on the move via the Mobile Student Desktop. The app is compatible with Apple iOS 8.1 and above and Android Jellybean (4.2.2) and above, and of course you’ll need internet connection*.

If you’ve chosen our Distance Study option, you’ll work through the online course material, complete the practicum (20 hours) and portfolio consisting of worksheets and session planning, and book onto and attend the scheduled Saturday assessment days. You’ll hand in your portfolios on the assessment days.

If you’ve chosen our Part or Full Time study options, you’ll work through the online course material, book onto and attend your scheduled course days, and hand in your portfolios on the relevant course days.

Regardless of the study option you choose, there is no difference in the qualification you receive. The qualification certificate you receive does not state the study option. Before you can request this certificate, you must satisfy and complete all course requirements. This includes, for example, the online course material which you will complete in your own time and outside of any attendance requirements.

There’s no guarantee that any course will be offered for more than two (2) years from the date you enrol, so you need to make sure you complete the course within this time frame.

*Devices, manufacturers and operating systems are subject to change
~If applicable to the course and or study option you enrol on

Depending on the course you choose, if you’ve chosen Distance Study you’ll need to book onto and attend a number of assessment days at one of our course venues during which you’ll hand in your portfolios, sit your theory assessments and perform your practical assessments*. You need to bring a client with you for the practical assessments, unless you arrange with us beforehand to submit a video for the practical assessments (for which you’ll also need a client). Conditions and additional fees apply to the video option, so please call the Learner Support team for more information. See the Distance Study Assessments tab below for assessment dates to choose from.

  • Certificate = 3 Saturdays
  • Diploma = the T3 workshop + 4 Saturdays + either 3 days or 3 video assessments
  • Advanced = the T3 workshop + 5 Saturdays + either 3 days or 3 video assessments

Depending on the course you choose, if you've chosen to study Part Time you’ll need to attend the course days scheduled at one of our course venues. These are normally consecutive Saturdays or Sundays, but please check with us first to make sure. You’ll perform the relevant assessments on these days and also hand in your portfolios*. See the Part Time tabs below for course dates to choose from.

  • Certificate = 12 Saturdays or 12 Sundays
  • Diploma = the T3 workshop + either 18 Saturdays or 18 Sundays
  • Advanced = the T3 workshop + either 19 Saturdays or 18 Sundays + 1 Saturday

Also dependant on your chosen course, if you’ve chosen to study Full Time you’ll need to attend the scheduled course days at one of our course venues Monday to Friday for either four or five weeks. You’ll perform the relevant assessments during this period and also hand in your portfolios*. See the Full Time tab below for course dates to choose from.

  • Certificate = 4 weeks’ Full Time
  • Diploma = 5 weeks’ Full Time + the T3 workshop + 1 possible Saturday
  • Advanced = 5 weeks’ Full Time + the T3 workshop + 1 Saturday + 1 possible Saturday

*The Level 3 Award in Business and Marketing is a mandatory unit of the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training qualification. You will need to complete it successfully in your own time and not during the period of attendance before you can request the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training qualification certificate. The Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses also contain additional qualifications which are included in the price, but which are not mandatory units, therefore you don’t have to complete them in order to request your personal training qualification certificate. So, for example, whilst the cost of the Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Management course and the Level 5 Life Coaching course are included in the cost of the Advanced Diploma course, you’ll complete them in your own time and not during the period of attendance.

The T3 workshop is a two-day workshop. Again, although it’s included in the cost of the Diploma and Advanced Diploma course options, you need to book onto it separately after you’ve successfully completed the level 2 component of your course.

No prior education is required before starting one of our personal training courses – everything you need to know will be covered within the course material.

A basic level of English and Maths will be necessary to understand the content and ideally you’ll have a keen personal interest in fitness.

If you already hold a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification, you’ll start at the Level 3 Personal Trainer section of the course.

There are three payment options available for our personal trainer courses:

Pay Up Front – Choose to pay in full, up front, via PayPal, a credit or debit card, over the phone, via our secure online portal or in person and you’ll benefit from a discount of up to 20%.

Finance Plans (Up to Five Years)* – If approved for finance, you can pay off your personal training course over a number of months with one of our finance plans. These may include 0% interest and zero credit charges on terms of six months to five years with a deposit of just 5% in some instances*.

Find out more about our finance plans here.

External Funding – You may be eligible to receive funding via an approved external scheme such as ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits), 24+ Advanced Learning Loans or PFA funding.

For more information about any of our payment options, please contact our Enrolments team on 02072929140.

* Deposit amounts and term durations vary and are at the lender’s discretion.

Learner Support – As well as the support you receive from your tutor on a scheduled course day during your personal trainer course (if applicable), you’ll also have access to our Learner Support team, dedicated to assisting you with study questions and queries. The team is generally available via phone, email or through the Helpdesk Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm GMT, excluding Bank holidays and office closures.

eClasses – – We offer a library of eClasses on a variety of topics covered in your personal trainer course, during which we go over content and answer questions you might have about it. The library can be found in your Student Desktop, where an eClass can be viewed at the click of a button.

Feedback Service – During your personal trainer course you’ll be assessed in various ways, including via portfolio, and theory and practical assessments. You’re able to send us a video of what you intend to do for your practical assessment and or what you intend to submit as your portfolio beforehand and one of our qualified assessors will provide detailed feedback, both on areas you've done well in and areas that could use improvement. You just need to do this at least two weeks prior to the due date of the assessment or the submission date of the portfolio.

Optional Training Day – If you enrol on the Distance Study option and would like extra help or guidance with the more practical elements of your course, we have training days scheduled around the country which you can book onto and attend. On these days you can receive valuable tutor feedback and a day of face-to-face practical training in a gym environment. A training day will also cover the practicum requirement of your course, if there is one. Training days are optional, therefore they’re not included in your course, nor in the cost of your course. Additional charges apply.

Online Community – If you prefer peer-to-peer help with your personal training course then you can also join in the conversation on one of our social media profiles: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram.

Courses Dates

PERSONAL TRAINING COURSE DATES

Full Time Course Dates

Each date listed below is the start date of a course. Once you have enrolled, simply choose a start date and book onto that course. You’ll attend that first date and then the remainder of the scheduled course days. If the date you’d like to book is less than 14 days away, please contact Learner Support to make your booking. For more information please refer to the full list of course dates or contact Learner Support on 0207 2929 140.


Aug 8 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Aug 22 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London

Aug 30 - Bannatynes Health Club - Edinburgh - Main Gym
Aug 30 - Doug Ellis Sports Centre - Birmingham

Aug 30 - Pinetree Health Club - Newcastle
Aug 30 - SpringHealth - Chelmsford

Aug 30 - St Pauls Sports Academy - Bristol
Aug 30 - Village Urban Resort - Leeds South

Sep 12 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Sep 12 - Xercise4less - Speke Liverpool

Sep 26 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Oct 3 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow

Oct 3 - Village Urban Resort - Nottingham
Oct 3 - Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club - Manchester

Oct 17 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Oct 31 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London

Nov 7 - Bannatynes Health Club - Edinburgh - Main Gym
Nov 7 - Doug Ellis Sports Centre - Birmingham

Nov 7 - Marriott Hotel - Cardiff
Nov 7 - Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club - Manchester

Nov 21 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Dec 5 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London

Dec 12 - Aylestone Leisure Centre - Leicester
Dec 12 - Village Urban Resort - Leeds South




Part Time Saturday Course Dates

Each date listed below is the start date of a course. Once you have enrolled, simply choose a start date and book onto that course. You’ll attend that first date and then the remainder of the scheduled course days which are generally the following consecutive Saturdays (but please check with us). If the date you’d like to book is less than 14 days away, please contact Learner Support to make your booking. Those with exemptions might start on a different date, so please call us if you think this applies to you. For more information please refer to the full list of course dates or contact Learner Support on 0207 2929 140.

Aug 13 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Aug 13 - Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club - Manchester
Aug 13 - Village Urban Resort - Birmingham Dudley
Oct 22 - Nuffield Health Richmond



Part Time Sunday Course Dates

Each date listed below is the start date of a course. Once you have enrolled, simply choose a start date and book onto that course. You’ll attend that first date and then the remainder of the scheduled course days which are generally the following consecutive Sundays (but please check with us). If the date you’d like to book is less than 14 days away, please contact Learner Support to make your booking. Those with exemptions might start on a different date, so please call us if you think this applies to you. For more information please refer to the full list of course dates or contact Learner Support on 0207 2929 140.

Nov 13 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London



Part Time Evening Course Dates

Each date listed below is the start date of a course (starting at the level 2 section). Once you have enrolled, simply choose a start date and book onto that course. You’ll attend that first date and then the remainder of the scheduled course days which are generally the consecutive Monday & Tuesday Evening OR consecutive Wednesday & Thursday Evenings (but please check with us). The number of evenings you need to attend will depend on the course you choose. If the date you’d like to book is less than 14 days away, please contact Learner Support to make your booking. For more information please refer to the full list of course dates or contact Learner Support on 0207 2929 140.

Sep 12 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London



Distance Study Assessment Dates

The choice of dates for the first assessment you need to attend are listed below. Once you have enrolled, simply book onto the date you’d like to attend. If the date you’d like to book is less than 14 days away, please contact Learner Support to make your booking. For more information please refer to the full list of course dates or contact Learner Support on 0207 2929 140.


Jul 30 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Jul 30 - Pinetree Health Club - Newcastle

Aug 6 - David Lloyd - Ipswich
Aug 13 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale)

Aug 13 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Aug 20 - Bannatynes Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham

Aug 20 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow
Aug 27 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London

Sep 3 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Sep 3 - The Gym - Southampton

Sep 3 - St Pauls Sports Academy - Bristol
Sep 10 - Pinetree Health Club - Newcastle

Sep 10 - Bannatynes Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham
Sep 17 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London

Sep 17 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale)
Oct 1 - David Lloyd - Ipswich

Oct 1 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Oct 8 - Bannatynes Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham

Oct 15 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Oct 15 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale)

Oct 29 - TRAINFITNESS Head Office - London
Nov 5 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale)

Nov 5 - The Gym - Southampton
Nov 5 - St Pauls Sports Academy - Bristol

Nov 19 - Bannatynes Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham
Nov 26 - Pinetree Health Club - Newcastle

Dec 3 - David Lloyd - Ipswich
Dec 3 - Bannatynes Health Club - Brindley Place Birmingham

Dec 10 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale)




Bookings are subject to availability. Dates, venues, start and finish times are subject to change. Please refer to the Course Terms and Conditions for more information.

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