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By choosing one of our personal training courses, you can become a personal trainer for as little as £899. These internationally-recognised courses exceed the standards set by the Register of Exercise Professional (REPs) and CIMSPA, and meet the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status◊. All of the personal trainer courses on this page are recognised at Level 3 and include Gym Instructor.
Starting your new career as a personal trainer is easy:
If you already hold a REPs-recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor certificate, you may be eligible for a further discount. Call us on 0207 2929 140
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Step 1. Choose the course you'd like to study
We have three personal training courses to choose from – Practitioner Diploma, Specialist Diploma and Master Diploma. Each of these courses includes access to our Learner Support and Career Concierge™ services and incorporates our personal training course foundation which features:
Please contact us if you already hold a REPs-recognised Level 2 Gym qualification.
The Specialist Diploma is our most popular personal training course. It’s perfect for those who want to offer their clients a wider array of services and it includes the Practitioner Diploma as well as four additional courses:
The Specialist Diploma also comes with our Job Offer Guarantee††.
The Master Diploma is our most advanced PT course. It’s ideal for those looking to increase their earning potential and it includes the Specialist Diploma as well as two additional courses:
The Master Diploma also comes with our Job Offer Guarantee††.
Course questions, queries, conundrums? You can call, email or Help Desk us seven days a week.
Step 2. Choose how you'd like to study
All of our personal trainer courses have online course material that you will complete as home study before you perform an assessment or attend a clinic. The minute you enrol you can log on to our website or mobile app*, get instant access to the online course material and start your course.
The Part Time study option includes home study plus a Part Time clinic. This study option is ideal for those looking for face to face contact with a tutor and other learners, but who are unable to commit to full time study. Depending on the course option you pick, those that enrol on a Part Time Saturday course will book onto and attend either an 11-day or 15-day clinic held on Saturdays; on a Part Time Sunday course you will book onto and attend either an 11-day or 15-day clinic held on Sundays; and on a Part Time Evenings course you will book onto and attend either an 11-week or 15-week clinic held Monday and Tuesday evenings.
The Full Time study option includes home study plus a Full Time clinic. For many people, this is the preferred study option. It offers daily face to face contact with a tutor and other learners during either an 11-day or 15-day clinic (depending on the course option you choose) held Monday to Friday.
*Our app is compatible with iOS 8.1 and above and Android 5.0 and above. Devices, operating systems/versions and manufacturers are subject to change.
Over 20 years our PT courses have helped thousands of people just like you start a new life as a personal trainer.
Step 3. Choose how much you'd like to pay
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▿ The PT course and S&C Coaching course must be purchased in a single order. One customer per order. For more information on our finance options, click here.
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We’re confident we deliver the best value and highest quality training. We don’t expect you’ll find a better price elsewhere for the same course sold with the same services. But if you do, we’ll match the price when you enrol with us. Read more here.
A helping hand. Even after you graduate.
The support doesn’t stop once you qualify with us. Through our Career Concierge™, we can introduce you to employment and career opportunities with many of the UK’s leading health club operators and boutique personal training studios. You can also access a range of specialists to help you with everything from insurance and branded clothing to web design and digital marketing to get your fitness business up and running.
Learn more about how Career Concierge™ can help you, read what the experts say about us, and find out how our graduates have gone on to set up their own successful businesses and expand their social media opportunities.
See for yourself and read our athlete reviews.
As soon as you’ve enrolled you can log onto our website and access your Student Desktop. Through it you’ll be able to complete the online course material and, depending on the study option you choose, either book onto optional assessment days, optional training days or a clinic.
Using the TRAINFITNESS app* you can also do all of this on the move via the Mobile Student Desktop.
If you’ve chosen our Distance study option, you’ll complete as home study the online course material, workbook and portfolios, and you’ll complete the REPs practicum requirements of the course where you observe a qualified, REPs-registered personal trainer in a commercial fitness facility – 20 hours for the Gym Instructor component and 20 hours for the Personal Trainer component. Please send to us either by post, email or the Help Desk evidence of your completed practicum. As an alternative to completing the practicum, you can book onto and attend a scheduled Gym Instructor training day and a Personal Trainer training day (additional fees apply). You’ll then submit to us a video of your practical assessments along with your completed portfolio. As an alternative to submitting a video of your practical assessments, you can book onto and attend scheduled assessment days (additional fees apply).
If you choose our Part Time or Full Time study option, you’ll complete as home study the online course material and specific sections of the portfolios, and you’ll then attend the scheduled clinic you’ve booked onto. In most cases you’ll finish and hand in your portfolios while on clinic.
Regardless of the study option you choose, there is no difference in the certificate you receive upon completion of the course: the certificate does not state the study option. Before you can request the certificate; however, you must satisfy and complete all course requirements. This includes, for example, the online course material which you will complete as home study before and outside of any attendance requirements.
A PDF copy of the portfolios and workbook is included in the course fee and which you can print directly from the Student Desktop. You can purchase a printed copy of the portfolios and workbook from our webstore for an additional charge.
If you’ve chosen Distance study, the method of your practical assessments is your choice. You can submit the practical assessments by video (for which you’ll need three clients) and no additional charge will be made. Alternatively, you can book onto scheduled assessment days to perform your practical assessments for which an additional fee is payable at the time of booking. If you choose to book onto a scheduled assessment day/s, you’ll need to bring a client with you.
You must complete the online material for at least the Gym Instructor component of the course before performing any of the Gym Instructor assessments, and complete the online material for the Personal Trainer component of the course before performing any of the Personal Trainer assessments. If you enrol on the Specialist or Master Diplomas, you must complete the online material for the remainder of the course before performing any of the Specialist unit assessments.
If you’ve chosen to study Part Time you’ll need to book onto and attend a clinic scheduled at one of our course venues. We offer Part Time Saturday, Part Time Sunday, and Part Time Evenings clinics. Depending on the course option you choose, those that enrol on a Part Time Saturday course will book onto and attend either an 11-day or 15-day clinic normally held on consecutive Saturdays; those that enrol on a Part Time Sunday course will book onto and attend either an 11-day or 15-day clinic normally held on consecutive Sundays; and those that enrol on a Part Time Evenings course will book onto and attend either an 11-week or 15-week clinic normally held on consecutive Monday and Tuesday evenings. You’ll perform the relevant training and assessments on these clinic days and also finish and hand in your portfolios*.
You must complete all of the online material for at least the Gym Instructor component of the course (as well as specific sections of the gym instructor portfolio) before commencing a Gym Instructor Part Time clinic, and complete the online material for the Personal Trainer component of the course (as well as specific sections of the personal trainer portfolio) before commencing a Personal Trainer Part Time clinic. If you enrol on the Specialist Diploma or Master Diploma, you must complete the online material for the remainder of the course before commencing a Specialist Part Time clinic.
Practitioner Diploma = 11 scheduled Saturdays (Part Time Saturdays option), Sundays (Part Time Sundays option) or weeks (Part Time Evenings option)
Specialist Diploma = 15 scheduled Saturdays (Part Time Saturdays option), Sundays (Part Time Sundays option) or weeks (Part Time Evenings option)*
Master Diploma = 15 scheduled Saturdays (Part Time Saturdays option), Sundays (Part Time Sundays option) or weeks (Part Time Evenings option)*.
Also dependent on your chosen course, if you’ve chosen to study Full Time you’ll need to book onto and attend a Full Time clinic scheduled at one of our course venues Monday to Friday. You’ll perform the relevant training and assessments during this period and also finish and hand in your portfolios*. You must complete all of the online course material and specific sections of the portfolio before commencing a Full Time clinic.
Practitioner Diploma = 11 days
Specialist Diploma = 15 days*
Master Diploma = 15 days*
*The Sports Conditioning; Business, Obesity and Diabetes Management; and Life Coaching units each include a portfolio as the assessment. If any of these units are included in the course you enrol on (e.g. Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer Master Diploma), you will complete the portfolio (or section of the portfolio) as home study and submit a copy of it to us for marking.
Learner Support – As well as the support you receive from your tutor on a scheduled clinic or optional training day (if applicable), you’ll also have access to our Learner Support team. This team is dedicated to helping you with study questions and queries. The team is generally available via phone, email or through the Helpdesk Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm; and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm GMT, excluding Bank holidays and office closures.
eClasses – This course includes optional eClasses to help you prepare for your theory assessment(s). They are not a requirement for completion of the course; therefore, there is an additional charge for them. You can enrol on one or more eClasses and once enrolled you can attend that eClass as many times as you like within the course term. To enrol on an eClass, simply go to the Paperwork & Portfolios section of your web-based Student Desktop (not the app version). Once there, click the Enrol button next to the eClass you would like to enrol onto.
Feedback Service – During your course you’ll be assessed in various ways, including via portfolio, and theory and practical assessments. If you’ve chosen the Distance study option, 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. Once received, one of our qualified assessors will arrange a time to call you to discuss feedback. You need to do this at least three weeks prior to the due date of the assessment or the submission date of the portfolio. Additional fees apply.
Optional Training Day – If you enrol on the Distance study option and would like extra help with the more practical elements of your course, we have optional 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. Two optional training days (one for the Gym Instructor component and another for the Personal Trainer component) will also cover the relevant Practicum (work experience) requirement of your course. Optional training days are not included in your course, nor in the cost of your course. Additional fees apply.
No prior fitness qualification is required before starting one of our combined Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer courses. You are required to hold a REPs-recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification if you enrol on a Personal Trainer course that does not include the Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification.
A basic level of English and Maths will be necessary to understand the content.
The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary. Relevant personal experience of the subject is helpful. For example, prior participation in gym sessions will be helpful.
You’ve heard from a friend or discovered for yourself that we offer the best quality training for the best price. And having shopped around, you’re wondering how we can offer such value for money.
We’ve delivered personal training and fitness courses for 20 years. In that time, we’ve trained thousands of people. We’re grateful that many of our students go on to enrol on other courses with us and that they recommend us to their friends and family. It allows us to spend less on advertising.
All of our courses are recognised by REPs and accredited by various awarding organisations around the world. Unlike some course providers who pay other companies to use their course content, we don’t have to because we own all of the course content we deliver.
Some training providers also have to pay other companies to use their eLearning platforms. We don’t have to do this either because we own the eLearning system we use. Technology is in our DNA. For instance, we were the first to introduce online study to the UK fitness industry. And, with its videos, animations and podcasts, our online course material makes studying at home on your desktop or laptop so much more enjoyable than reading text books in a classroom. We also provide our online course material via our app*. Done this way, you can study on your mobile or tablet when you’re out and about.
And, not only does our online course material reduce the time you need to spend in a classroom, it also links directly to our in-office administration system. As a result, it is automatically updated as you progress through certain parts of your course. So, while our use of technology makes for an enjoyable and convenient learning experience with us, it also allows us to reduce our costs on things like venue hire and administration.
We pass all of these cost savings on to you in the way of lower prices.
And our quest to make our courses more affordable doesn’t stop at the price. We were the first fitness course provider in the UK to offer our customers payment plans. Call us to find out more about our payment plan options and to learn more about the prompt payment discount we offer.
If you have any questions about the course you’re interested in, please email Enrolments or call 02072929140 option 1.
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◊ The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “Train Fitness International LTD” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 775727. ACSM approved providership of this program does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.