Do you want to become a PT and are looking for personal trainer courses?
Are you a Personal Trainer who wants to up-skill or specialise?
If so, we can help. We have teamed up with trusted partners in the Health & Fitness Education sector who can help you gain the qualifications that you need. In order to excel in the Health & Fitness industry.
All of the courses available are accredited and designed/delivered to the very best standard. Our partners cater to a variety of types of students and you will be taught by passionate experienced teachers who all know what it takes to become successful within the fitness sector.
Learn and develop the skills necessary to grow your mind and, importantly, your business! Gain knowledge, experience and build the understanding to enable you to: a) get your clients the results they deserve and b) drive your career in the way that you deserve.
a) get your clients the results they deserve and b) drive your career in the way that you deserve.
b) drive your career in the way that you deserve.
If you would like to push your career that one step further then take a look at the personal trainer courses offered by our market-leading partners. You will enjoy learning and simultaneously creating a better foundation for yourself as a Personal Trainer.
Once you have decided which course to enrol on, get in touch. We will keep in contact and speak to your training provider to monitor your progress. Not only that, but once you are qualified, we will work closely with you to give you the best chance of finding a job.
Want to know more about what being a personal trainer is like? You can learn more about the reality of working in the fitness industry here.
Our fitness course partners (contact us for information) specialize in small groups, even one-to-one tuition and offer the following qualifications
Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness instructing (Gym)
Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal training
Active IQ Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
1 day First Aid Course Level 2 Emergency First Aid
3 day First Aid Course Level 3 First Aid at Work
YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Overview Who is this qualification for?
This qualification is ideal for those who wish to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor and personal trainer.
For those planning on using this qualification as a stepping stone for progression into further learning and education within the health and fitness or active leisure sectors.
What earlier capabilities/levels of accomplishment are expected to take this Qualification?
There are no Pre requirements; this qualification is aimed at individual’s aged 16 and above
Here are a few things you will learn within a Personal Training Qualification?
Anatomy and physiology
Principles of exercise health and fitness
Health and safety within a fitness environment
Applying the principles of nutrition
How to motivate clients
Planning personal training sessions and progressions
Effectively delivering personal training sessions
Correctly delivering gym based exercise
How to deliver physical exercise to clients of all ages
This qualification will equip you with all the tools, knowledge and skills to become a successful fitness instructor or personal trainer. Gaining a qualification as a personal trainer or fitness instructor can lead to endless employment opportunities within the fitness industry. Once you have obtained a level 3 personal training qualification, you can then look at further/ higher education level 4 courses such as lower back management where you will be able to specialise in a particular are.
Personal Training Courses
If you are considering a career as a personal trainer, but you aren’t quite sure how to get started, boy, have we got news for you. There are a few different paths you can take to become a fully qualified personal trainer here in the UK, and we know, the list of different personal training courses is huge and it can be so daunting when you are just getting started!
That’s why we have created this resource for you; to explain the different personal training pathways so that you can make an educated decision in terms of your study.
Path 1: The University Degree
The first path to becoming a qualified personal trainer is through a university degree. There are a number of degrees providing eligibility to become a personal trainer, but it is important that you do your research and ensure that you are enrolling in a degree that provides a direct pathway to a personal training career. Some of these degrees include:
Path 2: Further Education (FE)
The second path to obtaining personal training qualifications is through a Further Education (FE) Provider. Although completing an FE course won’t take you quite as long as a university degree, you will still gain the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge required to be an effective, qualified personal trainer. Some of the FE courses that will provide a pathway to your career in personal training include:
There may be a pre-requisite for some of these courses, which means you may be required to complete a Level 2 qualification before you can commence Level 3. Check with your training provider; some providers offer programs where you can complete both levels in conjunction.
Path 3: Apprenticeship
The third path to becoming a personal trainer is to complete an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a great way to get started in your personal training career, as you earn and learn at the same time. There are two types of fitness apprenticeships; intermediate and advanced. For personal training, you will need to complete the advanced apprenticeship, during which you will learn to:
What else do I need to become a personal trainer?
Once you have completed your qualification, there are a couple of additional pieces of the puzzle that you will need to put in place before you can commence a new role as a personal trainer. These include:
What if I would like to advance my career or specialise?
The great news is that once you have completed your personal training qualification, you don’t have to stop your formal learning. There are lots of different options for you to continue your formal education and develop your skills and knowledge in particular areas. Some of the recognised courses that you will be eligible for once you have completed your Level 3 (or equivalent) personal training qualification include:
There you have it! A quick and easy reference guide about the qualifications you will need to begin your rewarding career as a personal trainer. We hope you find this guide useful – be sure to pop back when you have completed your qualifications, to see what personal training jobs are available in your area!