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Personal Trainer Courses and Qualifications

Not all personal trainer courses are created equal. Our internationally recognised PT qualifications are written and delivered by some of the industry’s leading experts, including doctors, physiotherapists, celebrity personal trainers, dietitians and nutritionists. Learn from the best with HFE.

Internationally-recognised personal training qualifications

Highly sought after by UK health and fitness employers

PT courses fully REPs and CIMSPA approved

Personal Training Career Packages

More than a course, more than qualification, our career packages are your direct route to personal training success. Combine cutting-edge content, interest-free payment plans, hands-on training at a nationwide venue and exclusive job opportunities to take your PT career further.

Essentials

Brand new to personal training? This is the perfect starting point

£1595.00
  • Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Advanced Trainer Module
  • Business Skills and Digital Marketing
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
  • Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes
  • No entry requirements
  • Qualify in just 10-12 weeks
  • 14-day money back guarantee

From £112 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

Premium

The step up. Combine Essentials with advanced techniques

£1995.00
  • Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Advanced Trainer Module
  • Business Skills and Digital Marketing
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
  • Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes
  • No entry requirements
  • Qualify in just 12-14 weeks
  • Our most popular PT package

From £145 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

Master

Go all in. Become a fully qualified, Level 4 personal trainer

£2795.00
  • Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner)
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Advanced Trainer Module
  • Business Skills and Digital Marketing
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
  • Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes
  • No entry requirements
  • Qualify in just 18-20 weeks
  • The ultimate PT package

From £212 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

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Essentials

£1595.00

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Intro

This is where your journey to become a personal trainer begins. The Essentials consists of the industry’s most popular Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner).

We’ve designed this career package with your PT success in mind, so if you’re brand new to the world of health and fitness, this is the perfect place to start. As soon as you enrol you’ll be assigned a dedicated Learner Support Tutor who you can contact via phone or email to guide your studies. We also provide bespoke hard copy manuals and 24/7 access to LES, our Learner Engagement System, where you can find hours of lecture video and other learning resources.

For complete flexibility, you’ll combine your online learning with practical attendance at one of our nationwide venues. We’ve handpicked some the country’s best gyms, health clubs and leisure facilities for your training and our flagship centres include London, Manchester, Cardiff, Glasgow and Newcastle.

Content

If you have sights set on becoming a leading personal trainer, you’ll need to immerse yourself in world-class learning content, written and delivered by experts. Here’s what you’ll encounter with the Essentials career package:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • Nutrition and Weight Management

  • Planning and Programming Techniques

  • Business Acumen for Personal Trainers

  • Advanced Training Techniques

  • Core Training

Exclusives

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting personal training employers in your area and pressing send.

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of PT Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing personal trainer career advice as and when you need it.

=HFE fitness courses and qualifications are REPs approved

Discounted REPs Membership

Personal training graduates are entitled to discounted REPs membership which gives you easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, personal trainer insurance, and much more.

Payment

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £1515.25 5% discount £79.75
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £225 and 5 x £224 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1595
  • 12 month payment plan

    1 x £113 and 11 x £112 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1595
  • Military approved

    Enhanced Learning Credits Resettlement Contact our Careers Team for more information

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Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

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Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

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Premium

£1995.00

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Intro

Become the personal trainer that stands out from the crowd and can offer clients more with our Professional career package. The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training, which includes the gym instructor and personal training courses, is where you’ll start but certainly not where you’ll end. This package also includes the Advanced Trainer Module, which is a chance to get hands-on with kettlebells, suspension training and foam rolling techniques.

We’re side by side with you on your personal training journey and that’s why you’ll get unlimited phone and email support from a dedicated Learner Support Tutor. Your online learning is enhanced by our cutting-edge Learner Engagement System, which offers hours of in-depth video lectures, practise quizzes and multiple-choice questions.

If you’re looking to elevate your personal training career, then choose our most popular PT package. You’ll get the flexibility of practical training at a nationwide venue, an internationally-recognised qualification, and advanced techniques and skills to widen your client base.

Content

The Professional career package gives you access to everything included with Essentials, so you’ll learn the basics of gym instructing and then progress to personal training. There’s also:

  • All Essential Content

  • Sales and Digital Marketing Techniques

  • Kettlebell Training

  • Suspension Training

  • Foam Rolling Techniques

Exclusives

Bringing together video content from the industry’s best personal trainers, discounts from leading fitness brands and exciting personal trainer career opportunities.

=Matt Roberts has created exclusive video content for HFE

PT Business Mastery

In these content-packed presentations, leading celebrity personal trainer Matt Roberts addresses branding, attracting clients, price points, tapping into niche markets and much more. Learn inside secrets and strategies from the world's best.

=Ben Coomber has created exclusive video content for HFE

Supplements. Simplified.

In this six-part series, sports nutritionist Ben Coomber dives into the often-confusing world of supplements, exploring what's popular, what works and which products you and your clients should avoid.

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting personal training employers in your area and pressing send.

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of PT Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing personal trainer career advice as and when you need it.

=HFE fitness courses and qualifications are REPs approved

Discounted REPs Membership

Personal training graduates are entitled to discounted REPs membership which gives you easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, personal trainer insurance, and much more.

Payment

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £1895.25 5% discount £99.75
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £295 and 5 x £290 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1995
  • 12 month payment plan

    1 x £150 and 11 x £145 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1995

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Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

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Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

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Advanced Trainer Module

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Level 3 Award in Business Skills

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Master

£2795.00

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Intro

There’s a reason we call this the Master career package and it’s because it will make you one of the knowledgeable, well-rounded and leading personal trainers on the market.

Naturally, we’ve included the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and the Advanced Trainer Module to get your personal trainer career off the ground. Then, you have the opportunity to advance to Level 4 with the Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma and then Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes.

This career package has been built from the ground up for those aspiring personal trainers looking to really make their mark. After you’ve qualified in just 18-20 weeks, you’ll have the pick of clients you can work with. With the gym and personal training qualifications, you’ll be able to deliver traditional sessions one-to-one or small group sessions, but it’s with exercise referral where you can boost the difference you make in your community. The Obesity and Diabetes qualification empowers you to work with clients and tackle two of the world’s most prevalent conditions.

From start to finish, your journey to becoming a Level 4 master personal trainer is supported by a dedicated Learner Support Tutor, online video lectures from leading medical and fitness professionals, bespoke hard copy manuals, and practical training at one our nationwide venues.

Content

As this is our most comprehensive personal training career package, it makes perfect sense the content you’ll encounter reflects that. Not only do we include everything from the Essentials and Professional packages, but things then advance with Level 3 Exercise Referral and Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes.

  • All Essentials and Premium Content

  • Development and Pathology of Medical Conditions

  • Programming Exercise for Referred Clients

  • Understanding Medical Conditions

  • Management Strategies for Medical Conditions

Exclusives

Bringing together video content from the industry’s best and most recognisable personal trainers, discounts from leading fitness brands and exciting personal trainer career opportunities.

=Matt Roberts has created exclusive video content for HFE

PT Business Mastery

In these content-packed presentations, leading celebrity personal trainer Matt Roberts addresses branding, attracting clients, price points, tapping into niche markets and much more. Learn inside secrets and strategies from the world’s best.

=Ben Coomber has created exclusive video content for HFE

Supplements. Simplified.

In this six-part series, sports nutritionist and PT Ben Coomber dives into the often-confusing world of supplements, exploring what's popular, what works and which products you and your clients should avoid.

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting personal training employers in your area and pressing send.

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of PT Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing personal trainer career advice as and when you need it.

=HFE fitness courses and qualifications are REPs approved

Discounted REPs Membership

Personal training graduates are entitled to discounted REPs membership which gives you easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, personal trainer insurance, and much more.

Payment

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £2655.25 5% discount £139.75
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £425 and 5 x £424 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £2795
  • 12 month payment plan

    1 x £213 and 11 x £212 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £2795

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Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

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Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

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Advanced Trainer Module

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Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma

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Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Certificate

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Level 3 Award in Business Skills

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One Personal Trainer Career. Unlimited Possibilities.

Join our personal training graduates working with some of the world's leading gyms, health clubs and PT management companies.

HFE graduates work with David Lloyd clubs across the countryHFE graduates with at Virgin Active gyms across the countryHFE graduates work at Nuffield Health facilities across the country
HFE graduates work at Bannatyne gyms and health clubs across the countryYour Personal Training is the UK's leading PT management companyHFE graduates work with popular fitness brand PureGym

FAQs

From learning resources to job opportunities, we've answered the most frequently asked questions about our personal training courses and qualifications.

How do I become a personal trainer?

A simple answer is that you need to enrol on to our personal trainer courses. If you're brand new to the fitness industry then your first port of call is the Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate and this is followed by the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

Some choose a step by step approach and do these PT courses individually but we want you to get the most of our your journey and that's why we've created our personal training career packages. These combine all the courses you need with exclusives and extras from the likes of renowned PTs Matt Roberts and Ben Comber and exclusive job opportunities via CV Connect. We have three options, Essential, Premium and Master so you have the flexibility to forge your own path and become the best personal trainer you can be.

To explore the world of personal training in much more detail, we've created an in-depth article covering the industry, qualifications, insurance, career opportunities. Learn more with our become a personal trainer guide.

What are my payment options?

Nothing should stand between you and personal training success and that's why we have a range of payment options for our personal trainer courses and career packages.

If you're keen to get everything sorted upfront, we'll give you a 5% discount if you pay for your course or career package in full.

For those looking to spread the cost, we have 0% interest 6-month and 12-month payment plans. With both these options, you can secure your place on a PT course for as little as £100 or £250 if you're booking a career package.

Select personal training courses and packages have also been military approved. If you're serving personnel or a service leaver, contact our Careers team on 0800 612 4067 for more information about the MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELCAS).

Do you run personal trainer courses near me?

It's one of our most commonly asked questions and the answer is a resounding yes! To give you maximum choice and flexibility when it comes to your studies, we deliver our gym instructor and personal training courses nationwide and we use some of the country’s best-equipped health and fitness facilities including David Lloyd, Bannatyne and Village Hotels.

We have over 20 venues across England, Scotland and Wales and our most popular locations include London, Manchester, Cardiff, York, Glasgow, Birmingham and Newcastle.

A full list of venues, information about facilities and accessibility, as well as travel directions can be found on our personal trainer venues and locations page.

What learning resources are available while I study?

If you're studying a personal trainer course with HFE, as standard you'll receive all the learner resources and support you need to succeed upfront.

This all starts when you're assigned a personal support tutor who will only ever be a phone call or email away. Our support team are incredibly experienced and believe us when we say they've been there and seen it all before. Whether it's nutrition, working with clients or anatomy and physiology, no question is too big, too small or too complicated.

As part of your personal training studies, you'll also receive bespoke print in the post and access to digital manuals via the HFE app. To get a sneak peek, at the comprehensive resources we offer, take a look at a sample of our Level 3 Personal Trainer manual.

As our PT courses utilise the blending learning model, LES, the Learner Engagement System, is where you'll complete the majority of your home study learning. Within this intuitive system, you'll find hours of video lectures delivered by leading physiotherapists, doctors, nutritionists and dietitians, practice quizzes and more.

How long will it take to get qualified as a personal trainer?

There is no definitive answer as each learner will approach their studies at a different pace. That said, we know you're coming to us in order to become a personal trainer, gain a qualification and get out there into the industry. That's why we have robust support systems in place and why you'll have access to LES, the Learner Engagement System, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We don't want anything getting in the way of you and your dream personal training job.

For the Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate, students usually take three months and this includes a period of home study and two sets of practical weekends.

For Level 3 Personal Training, most learners take between four and five months. Like gym, this includes a period of home study and for this specific course, there are three practical weekends to attend. As soon as your exams and assessments are complete, you'll be free to seek employment as a personal trainer.

Do you offer guaranteed interviews?

The simple answer is no. Time and time again we've heard of other training providers guaranteeing interviews and jobs that simply turn out to be self-employed positions. These trainers can end up struggling to make ends meet because they're paying a large weekly or monthly rent to work in a club before they've even secured their first client.

To shed some more light on this we've produced a guide to personal trainer guaranteed interviews.

Instead, of offering guaranteed interviews, we've created CV Connect, a game-changing way to connect graduates with employers. As soon as an HFE student completes their course, they'll instantly unlock the ability to upload their CV, search for employers in their area and apply direct. There are no middle-men and no recruitment agencies, just real opportunities for qualified fitness professionals.

If you're keen to take things into your own hands then we have resources available for starting a personal training business. This article features some exclusive insights from one of the UK's most successful trainers, Matt Roberts. Matt has exclusive premises in London and he's trained politicians, film stars, fashion designers and athletes. So, there's no doubt he very much knows what he's talking about.

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PT Courses with HFE

Fitness is mainstream, it’s the new black and it’s here to stay. In terms of value, figures suggest that the UK’s health and fitness industry is worth well over £5bn and greatly contributing to this is personal training, with revenues exceeding £650m a year.

Despite unprecedented levels of inactivity and sedentary behaviour, exercise participation is on the rise as more and more people are turning to fitness and specifically personal trainers to help them achieve their goals. With the number of gyms operating in the UK hitting 7,000 and 1 in 7 adults in the UK being a member of a gym, your time to become a personal trainer, secure your dream job and change lives is right now.

Personal trainers play a pivotal role in the fitness industry. On a daily basis, they are there for clients, whether that’s to be a confidant, a motivator or an expert delivering exercise and nutritional advice. It’s such an exciting and multifaceted job where no two days will ever be the same.

So where do you start if becoming a PT is for you? It’s a simple question and the answer is with our REPs and CIMSPA approved personal trainer courses. Regardless of your ambition and the success you’re looking to carve out for yourself, you need the right qualification to get you going. For newcomers, it all begins with the Level 2 Gym Instructor course and from here you’ll progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. Upon completion of both these courses, you’ll be a fully qualified personal trainer.

It doesn’t stop here, however. While you can do each separately, we’ve created our PT career packages with a view to really helping you set yourself up in the industry. With our Essentials, Premium and Master packages, you’re free to forge your own path and in the process benefit from extras and exclusives like video content from the likes of Matt Roberts and Ben Coomber, discounted REPs membership, exclusive job opportunities via CV Connect and more.

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