5 Fab Reasons to Choose a Personal Trainer Diploma

The personal trainer diploma is a national vocational qualification (NVQ) that gives learners advanced personal trainer insight and knowledge.  It equips our graduates with the skills needed to go on and develop their very own personal training business working with a wide range of clients with different needs and fitness backgrounds.  Post qualification learners will have acquired 20 CPD credits and are able to become a personal trainer by joining REPS at Level 3 and obtaining the required insurance to practice.

Is the Personal Trainer Diploma for you?  Check out our five fab reasons below:-

1 – Looking for an advanced level personal training qualification?

From anatomy and physiology, to client motivation, health and safety, client motivation, nutrition, reflective practice and programme design and evaluation, this in-depth course has got it covered.

2 – Keen to attract a higher personal trainer salary?

Whilst experience counts when it comes to charging for your personal training services so does your level of expertise.  With your diploma level fitness industry education complete you’ll be able to charge a 5-10% premium for your services and maximise your market of potential clients.

3 – Have access to gym based workplace?

You’ll need access to a work place setting to complete the practical aspects of your personal trainer diploma course.  Typically this will be your current work environment where learners are often employed as a level 2 fitness instructor or through a gym ambassador scheme.  Alternatively learners may have access to a workplace setting where they are completing work experience or voluntary work.

4 – Want to set up your own PT business?

Many of our graduates go on to set up their own freelance personal training business.  If you’ve the passion to run your own client base and maximise your return for all your hard work and client results then the personal training diploma is a great course choice.

5 – Interested in acquiring in-depth programme design skills

At the diploma level we take your learning beyond programme design getting into the nitty gritty of exercise and physical activity programme evaluation.  Here we look at all stages and components of programme design together with collecting and assessing data to meet client orientated objectives.  This is especially beneficial to more complex client cases who our diploma level learners typically aspire to work with.

How to get started

With your work place sorted you’ll be able to enrol onto our nvq diploma in personal training and when your application and enrolment is complete, you’ll be ready to start.  Your learning journey begins with the allocation of your personal tutor who will then chat through your course induction with you and you’ll agree a plan together for how to complete your study.  Throughout your course you’ll gather evidence of your learning in the form of your portfolio and practical assessments and work closely with your tutor.  They will ensure your work is to the required standards and that you are gaining the skills and knowledge ensuring you’re ready to practice with your very own personal training clients.

The Academy of Fitness Professionals provide the gold standard in accredited personal training courses with state of the art training fully endorsed by REPs, Skills Active and the NCFE.  Their specialist knowledge features in the UK health and fitness media including the Mirror, BBC2 and Women’s Running.  This is the ultimate learning destination for those serious about their fitness industry education and long term career as a Personal Trainer.


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