Personal Trainer Certificate

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Become a Personal Trainer

Our industry leading Personal Trainer course will teach you the skills and techniques to qualify as a Level 3 REPs recognised Personal Trainer ready to work with your very own clients either one to one or in small groups.

Most graduates at the Personal Trainer certificate level choose to work as a Personal Trainer in a gym or operate as a self-employed trainer running their own Personal Trainer business with a lucrative base of clientele.

Key Course Features

  • A Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification

  • Comes with 20 CPD’s

  • Join REPs at level 3

  • Qualify from 6 weeks

  • Blended learning

  • Our best value Personal Trainer course

Why a Personal Trainer Certificate?

Personal Trainers transform peoples lives and are in growing demand. Typical hourly earnings range from £50 rising to £75 and above for a Personal Trainer in London.

Once you’ve qualified with us you’ll be ready to teach, coach, educate and motivate a diverse mix of clients seeking to improve the way they look, exercise and function.

Is this Course for me?

This is an all-encompassing Personal Trainer qualification ensuring you’re ready to secure work and build your client base. The course comes with 20 CPD’s and you can join REPs at level. What’s more if you’re keen to qualify from 6 weeks our best value Personal Training course teaches you all the theory, practical and career skills you need to commence your exciting new career.

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Certificate in Personal Training – Course Overview

REPs Accredited Learning

Complete 7 course modules and 2 practical days. Qualify from 6 weeks.

Industry Endorsed Qualification

This course is endorsed by Skills Active and REPs - so you're in expert hands.

Blended Learning

Complete 7 course modules and 2 practical days from 6 weeks.

Flexible Payment Options

Save 20% on fees when you pay in full or spread the cost over 3 or 6 months.

Certificate in Personal Training - Course Fees

Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate

Payment Method

Pay in full




A 20% saving on course fees

Payment Method

Pay over 3 months


£416.00 per month


Total course fees £1248.00

Payment Method

Pay over 6 months


£208.00 per month


Total course fees £1248.00

Level 2 & 3 Certificate in Personal Training Package

Payment Method

Pay in full




Saves you 20% compared to separate Level 2 & Level 3 fees

Personal Trainer Certificate - Course Structure

This course develops your skills, knowledge and talent in both the theoretical and practical aspects of personal training. It incorporates anatomy and physiology, health and safety, client motivation, state of the art exercise techniques such as HIIT and functional training, designing and delivering personal training programmes and the application of nutrition. Once qualified you will be ready to work in a Personal Trainer job role or freelance setting running your very own business able to rapidly progress and excel in your Personal Trainer career.




Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity


Master the techniques a Personal Trainer needs to deliver first class customer service together with the motivational behaviours that enable your clients to achieve their exercise and physical activity related goals.




Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment


Gain the knowledge, understanding and confidence to instruct personal training programmes that maintain the health, safety and welfare of your clients. Learn how to de-risk exercise according to client capabilities and how to adapt exercise, prioritising client safety at all times.




Principles of exercise, fitness and health.


Gain an understanding of the health benefits of physical activity and nutrition and how to apply this to a wide range of client groups with carrying needs.




Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health.


Accelerate your knowledge of the in-depth anatomy and physiology that is so key to your Personal Trainer role. Understand how this is applicable to your client based exercise programming maximising the support you offer to different clients needs.




Programming personal training with clients.


Develop your skills and talents with bespoke personal training programme design, management and adaptation. Explore how this applies to specialist client groups including older adults, disabled and ante and post natal clientele.




Delivering personal training sessions.


Develop the skills and attributes a Personal Trainer needs to deliver and coach carefully crafted exercise programmes to a wide range of clients.




Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme.


Build your knowledge of the role nutrition plays in personal training. Learn how to collect and analyse nutritional data from your clients and provide a tailored nutritional service that complements client goals.

Personal Training Certificate - FAQ’s

The most common questions we’re asked about this personal trainer course are listed here. If your questions isn’t covered please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Why choose our Personal Trainer course?

If you are passionate about becoming a Personal Trainer this nationally accredited course offers you the gateway into a rewarding career. By the end of your course you will have gained the knowledge and practical skills to work in a Personal Trainer job role or run your very own personal training business. Whether you are looking to fast-track your learning from as little as 6 weeks of study or spread your learning over a longer period your tutor will support you with tailored support to help you accomplish your career goals.

Which qualification will I achieve?

Once your course is complete you will receive the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. This nationally recognised certification also enables you to join REPs at level 3 with 20 CPD’s and obtain the necessary insurance to practice as a freelance Personal Trainer.

How is the course assessed?

You will compile your own portfolio of evidence by completing workbooks for each theory module which you submit to your Personal Trainer course tutor. In addition, you will attend practical workshops where you will learn how to design, manage and instruct effective personal training programmes for your clients. You can both study and complete your portfolio at a pace that’s right for you.

Do I need any existing skills or sports abilities?

There is no need for any existing fitness skills or sporting abilities. However, to be a successful Personal Trainer it helps if you have a genuine interest in fitness and are passionate about helping clients accomplish their fitness related goals. This course is tailored to enabling you to pursue a personal training career assisting your clients and at no time will your personal fitness levels determine your progress on this course.

What previous education is required?

To have studied one of our Level 2 Fitness Instructor courses, or have an equivalent industry recognised qualification.

How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for this course is 16.

How long does the course take to finish?

The majority of students complete this course from 6 weeks, however you have a maximum of two years to qualify enabling you to study at your own pace.

Is there any expiry date?

No. You will always have this nationally recognised NCFE personal training qualification to hand.

We know that ultimately it’s the person who makes a great Personal Trainer. Our Certificate in personal training develops your knowledge, skills and talent so that you can go on to grow your own personal training business assisting individual clients and small groups.

You will be taught by highly qualified practicing Personal Trainers which means we can provide a tailored learning experience to ensure you get the very best from your studies with us.

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