Personal Trainer Courses
The right study option
On a course that suits you.
As a Personal Trainer
My trainee scheme helped me build confidence and learn how a commercial gym works. I had a fun team to support me while I learned how Personal Trainers work in the fitness industry.
A fun 12 weeks, I taught group HIIT classes, took inductions, and practiced approaching clients. Without the trainee scheme I would not be as confident with the business of being a trainer.
On completing my personal trainer course I signed up for a trainee placement. Best move i've made, I am now the founder of Burnit a unique HIIT class I developed while on the trainee scheme.
Meet our Tutors
Tutor & IQA
- After 11 years with her HM Armed forces as a physical training instructor, Gary went on to study Kinesiology and Exercise Science at BSc and MSc level. Gary consults for the US Airforce and now runs his own gym
Tutor & IQA
- Professional tutor and speaker, Lee has presented at European conferences, is academically published and is an experienced fitness content writer publishing content via his blog "The Muscle Mechanic".
- Having run his own personal training studio, Kevin has 15 years experience in personal training. An experienced tutor qualifying hundreds of personal trainers during his career.
Our Featured Personal Training Courses
CERTIFICATE IN FITNESS INSTRUCTING6 Weeks
- Level 2
- Student Discount Available
- Payment plans available
- Only £594
DIPLOMA IN PERSONAL TRAINING12 Weeks
- Level 3
- Student Discount Available
- Payment plans available
- From only £1287
Specialist Personal Training Courses
Game Changing Personal Training Courses
PT Skills offers specialist fitness education, we want to work with the best talent in the fitness industry. Every talented professional in any industry had to start somewhere. Planning your chosen career starts with finding the right education. Our courses are aimed at the next best talent in the fitness industry. Our students have the opportunity to work with industry leading gym operators or grow their own online fitness business. Whatever your chosen path, it all starts with gaining the right qualifications and experience. If you have decided to become a personal trainer and the next best talent in the fitness industry, we want to work with you.
Personal Training Courses with PT Skills
If you want to become a personal trainer and need flexible training options, then we have the right personal training courses for you. Our level 2 courses can be completed in as little as 4 weeks, and our level three courses in 6 weeks. However, you can also spread your course out to fit work, study and personal commitments
Our fully accredited, online personal trainer courses will give you the qualifications you need to start your career as a fitness trainer. We offer level 2 and 3 courses that will give you the skills to start your career and options to enhance your skills further. Study from anywhere in the UK with our online personal training course options.
Our personal training courses are designed to balance theory and practical coaching. We want to help you turn your passion into something you can build a career on. Our courses are fun, practical, and engaging for our students to flex their study skills. Allowing you to find the balance of personal study and other commitments that you need to reach your goals.
Our personal training courses are delivered across two unique study options for our students.
Online: Distance learning with a personal tutor to help guide you through your qualification. Start anytime, once you and your tutor agree you are ready for assessment. Your theory exams will be booked, you can submit video observation or, if you need our help we can arrange a live observation with our assessing team.
Combined: A blend of home learning and attendance on practical workshops and study sessions. You will work with fellow students on practical workshops to enhance your coaching skills as a personal trainer.
Combined Personal Trainer Courses
With leading educational resources from our awarding body we are able to offer the best fitness education to the fitness industry. Our blended personal training courses give learners opportunity to complete home study via a hard copy manual or elearnng platform. Our blended course options balance a mix of home learning and attendance on practical and revision workshops to help enhance your learning and coaching skills. Once enrolled your tutor will be in touch to help set up a study plan before arranging attendance on practical and revision workshops. The practical workshops will enhance your skills in exercise coaching; program writing, planning exercise, goal setting, motivating members, communication, and collecting client information. Struggle with revision? We will help you get to grips with preparing for multiple choice theory exams through a range of revision hacks on the workshops. Our blended personal training courses give students the opportunity to work with fellow students; participate in study groups, improve their practical skills, and learn from experienced industry trainers while they complete their personal trainer qualification. Our blended personal trainer course practical days run over weekends to allow flexible study while you work, study, and maintain your current commitments.
Online Personal Trainer Courses
Our online personal training course is now available to study from anywhere in the UK. Our awarding body provides cutting edge elearning that can be accessed anytime and anywhere. Our students have access to the latest academic, research based, fitness education. Personal trainer course content is accessible from any portable device to help make the most of your study and available time. Once enrolled on one of our personal trainer courses a personal tutor will be in touch. Together with your tutor you will agree a study plan. This will help you focus your time and set smart goals to complete each unit and prepare for your exams. The course has coursework, practical observations, and multiple choice exams. Your practical observation can be submitted by video for your tutor to assess, your theory exams are the only exam requires attendance at an exam venue.
Online personal trainer courses can be studied straight away with an option of elearning or hard copy manuals. There are no practical workshops to attend on this study option. Once you and your tutor agree you are ready for assessment, your theory exams will be booked. If you struggle with completing video submissions, you can request a live practical observation with our team. If you need help at any stage we’re here to help.
How to Become a Personal Trainer
If you would like to help people achieve their personal health and fitness goals by becoming a personal trainer, then our training courses are the perfect place to start. Our level 2 certificate in fitness training gives you the foundation skills and knowledge to deliver safe and effective instruction to clients. This qualification must be completed before being allowed to take part in our level 3 course.
Our level 3 certificate in personal training will give you all the basic skills you need to get your career started. Complete this course and you will have the qualifications needed to start training clients and working in the industry with leading gym operators. Our level 3 diploma will take you that bit further and gives you a comprehensive grounding in all the fundamental skills and knowledge you need to become a truly successful personal trainer.
Options For Level 3 Qualified Trainers
Completed your training as a personal trainer? Then why not give our CPD courses a look. We offer level 2 qualifications in suspension training, kettlebells, and circuit sessions. These level 2 awards will give you the tools to keep your clients engaged and motivated during your sessions and ensure you don’t get stuck in a rut.
Options For Level 2 Fitness Instructors
Have you already passed your level 2 fitness instructor course? Then we want to hear from you! We offer a number of level 2 CPD awards that require a level 2 fitness instructor qualification as a prerequisite to enrolment. You can study level 2 awards in kettlebell, circuit, and suspended movement training. Fancy stepping it up a level? Level 2 fitness instructors and take the next step to level 3 personal trainer to become a fully qualified personal trainer.
Flexible Learning To Stretch Your Limits
Whatever your background is, we want to help you become the best personal trainer you can be. If you already have some qualifications in sport and exercise then let us know, they may count towards your qualification and allow us to adjust the time it will take to complete your qualification. If you’re totally new to the industry, then let us guide you through the process. Whether personal training is your first career choice or a new move, we have the right personal training courses to give you the tools for a successful career as a fitness professional.
Careers & Employability
At PT Skills we don’t just say goodbye once you’ve passed your course. We have partnered with a number of well known, national gym chains and can help launch your career by sourcing interviews in your local area. Our professional work placements of 60-120 hours provide a game changing experience to learn how to become a personal trainer.
Advice & Support
We want to work with the fitness industry's best talent, to help you with your chosen fitness career. We offer valuable, impartial and confidential career advice. You can choose to access our careers team as much as you need during your course and once you graduate. The fitness industry has a number of personal training career routes, if you know your chosen option or you are still deciding, we’re here to help. We will help you plan your career, work with you on your job search, and advise you on future study options.
First impressions count when you meet someone for the first time. This same rule applies to job applications. We will help you create a remarkable first impression online; in person, and on paper. We’ll help you collate your experiences; previous employment, contributions you’ve made, and the skills you’ve gained as a result. Our careers team will provide essential support and resources on CV writing; cover letters, interview preparation, and developing an online presence.
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