How to Become a Personal Trainer

Are you curious about how to become a Personal Trainer? Well the good news is that becoming a Personal Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Gym Instructor or Nutrition Coach has never been easier!

There are no course prerequisites aside from a genuine interest in fitness and enthusiasm for helping others achieve their fitness goals. This means you can easily get your new career path underway and with our fully flexible start dates you can commence at a convenient time to suit you. Here at the Academy of Fitness Professionals we deliver affordable personal training courses, fitness instructor courses and accredited fitness courses enabling you to excel.

Our students from across the UK and EU choose us confident that our Personal Trainer certification programmes and Fitness Instructor courses are taught by Personal Trainers at the pinnacle of the profession. So whether you’re looking for Personal trainer Courses in London, Birmingham or beyond we’re here to help you succeed.

How to Become a Personal Trainer – Where to Start

If you’re just starting out in your fitness career then you need to complete a Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification, or equivalent. A popular option here is our combined Personal Trainer package which leads to both your Level 2 and Level 3 accreditations. Alternatively, if you already have your Level 2 fitness qualification you can jump straight in and start at Level 3.

For aspiring level 2 Fitness Instructors the Certificate in Fitness Instructing is the perfect choice.

Your fitness qualification combines six theory based modules and a practical workshop teaching you the key skills and competencies so you’re ready for a Fitness Instructor job in a gym setting. Alternatively, if you’re seeking an advanced Level 2 qualification and are keen to supervise others the Fitness Diploma option is ideal. What’s more as this is an advanced qualification it’s a great way to boost your fitness instructor salary for the future.

We offer two routes to becoming a qualified level 3 Personal Trainer. Choose from our Certificate in Personal Training course or Personal Training Diploma if you’re keen on a more advanced qualification. By the end of your course you will have developed the practical skills, expertise and business acumen to build a successful career with a lucrative Personal Trainer salary to match.

For further information about how to become a personal trainer, check out our ways to become a Personal Trainer which will guide you through the different study options available.

Personal Trainer Certificate

Kick Start Your Fitness Career

We’ll teach you the skills and techniques to qualify as a REPs recognised personal trainer.

Personal Trainer Factsheets

Expand Your Knowledge Base

Resources for Personal Trainers and Fitness Professionals.

Ways to become a Personal Trainer – Popular Fitness Careers

The great thing about your journey to becoming a Personal Trainer is that there are a number of qualification routes to choose from. This means you can pick the ideal fitness course for you, based on your timescales, budget, fitness background and circumstances. What’s more if you have a sports science degree, or similar fitness qualification we may also be able to offer a fast-track route. To explore how to become a personal trainer check out our most popular fitness industry qualifications and career paths.


Level 3 Personal Trainer Courses

Personal Training Certificate

Perfectly suited to those looking to work with a wide mix of Personal Trainer clients who are keen to improve their general fitness, lose weight, tone-up and sculpt muscle.

If you’re seeking a best value Personal Training course, we provide everything you need to get started as a Fitness Trainer and commence a lucrative career that you love for an entry level price.

Become a personal trainer for just £995.

Personal Training Diploma

If you’d like to develop more specialist knowledge of Personal Training and charge a premium for your service, this advanced Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification fits the bill.

Suited to those seeking to invest a little more time and budget to develop their talent, our Diploma graduates progress to a wider range of services to their clients.

Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification for just £1599

Level 2 Fitness Instructor Courses

Fitness Instructor Certificate

Everything you need to plan and deliver challenging and effective exercise plans for gym members and start working in this exciting industry.

If you’re seeking a smaller investment this course provides all the essential skills to start a fitness career for an entry level price.

Our best value Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification at just £499

Fitness Instructor Diploma

Diploma graduates supervise gym based training, design exercise plans and instruct fitness classes in a gym setting.

This course is perfectly suited to those able to devote a little more time and investment to their learning, who are keen to work with both groups and one to one.

An advanced Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification for just £699.

Advanced Fitness Course Packages

Personal Training Certificate Packages

If you’re starting out in your fitness career then our combined personal training package provides an easy route to gaining both your Level 2 and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications.

The Certificate route leads to your Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. This is delivered at a great value price that saves you 20% on individual course fees.

Combined Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer qualifications from just £1199.

Personal Training Diploma Packages

If you’re keen on an advanced Personal Trainer qualification route then our combined diploma in personal training develops additional skills and knowledge ready for the workplace.

The Diploma route leads to your Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. What’s more the package route saves you 20% on individual course fees.

Combined Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer Diploma qualifications from just £1839.

Train to become a Personal Trainer – Our Industry Accreditations

We’re proud to partner with highly recognised organisations within the fitness industry. Our courses are REPs accredited, endorsed by Skills Active and the NCFE. This offers the peace of mind and assurance that all the industry requirements on how to become a Personal Trainer are catered for within our fitness qualifications.

Our Fitness Partners

The Best Personal Training Certification for You

  • All inclusive upfront pricing
  • Industry leading tutors
  • Qualify from 6 weeks
  • Portfolio evidenced – no exams
  • Pay in full – save 20%
  • Unlimited resits
  • Accredited training
  • Best price promise

The role of the fitness sector is becoming more important than ever before. As a nation people are typically living longer, less active than ever before and rising health issues such as obesity, diabetes and inactivity amongst children are causing health concerns for future generations. At the opposite end of the scale, the doors are widening with specialist sports, fitness for the disabled and time efficient training coming to the fore. As the knowledge of personal training and how a Personal Trainer can add value grows we expect the demand for personal training services to increase.

That’s why we believe that to truly stand out and really have what it takes to become a Personal Trainer it’s essential to pick the right course tailored to your ultimate goals and career plans. If you have any questions on how to become a personal trainer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Great Fitness Courses at Great Prices

We’re proud to be affiliated with the following partners giving you quality assurance in the standard of our fitness industry training. What’s more all our prices are backed up with our best price promise which simply means if you found a cheaper like for like course we’d beat it by 10%. Click here for details on personal trainer salary expectations. Download our prospectus to learn more about our fitness courses and fast-track your Personal Trainer career. Contact Us for more information or simply call us on:

0845 270 1990

How to become a personal trainer