Certificate in Personal Training

Personal Training Courses: What will you be doing?

Our personal training courses include the full diploma which consists of:

  • The gym instructor qualification,
  • The certificate in personal training
  • Business skills and marketing training,
  • Sports conditioning
  • Training groups in outdoor environments.

It is the ideal qualification to enter in to the fitness industry at a higher level. You can train clients on a 1-2-1 or small group basis using advanced programming techniques and giving nutritional advice.

Will I be able to make a good living once qualified?

The answer is yes. First and foremost, you will be doing something you love on a daily basis. Regarding your earnings, this is down to you. There are a couple of main options; freelance or direct employment within a gym. You’ll have the best earning potential if you go freelance. However, your success depends on YOU. Just like with any trade, you have to build your customer base. This is hard work. It requires research, a plan and consistency. But this is something we help you with as part of your course.

How is this course delivered?

All of our personal training courses include lots of practical and classroom learning. Ensuring you become the best that you can be. You can attend this course either part-time or full-time.

The part-time option is a blended mix of classroom and practical learning with guided home study. Your classroom learning is on set weekends throughout the course and includes theory sessions on anatomy and physiology, and lots of practical. The practical learning covers programming, instructing and coaching training sessions. You will attend 4 weekends for level 2 that are spread apart strategically and a further 5 weekends for level 3. By the time you have finished, you will be qualified as a personal trainer.

The Full-time option is straight forward. You attend 4 days a week, 10am to 4pm every day, for 6 weeks. For this option however, you must either have proven training experience within a gym or a previous qualification such as a BTEC sports science/coaching, A-level PE, Degree in a related subject or something similar.

How do I pay my course fees?

You have two options. One is funded by the government (19+ Learner Loans) and the other is funded by our academy (VASBA). We even offer the opportunity for an apprenticeship through VASBA. Click below for more information: