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Personal Training. Redefined.

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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

=HFE is a recognised CIMSPA training provider

Discounted CIMSPA Membership

Graduates are entitled to discounted CIMSPA membership which gives you easy access to a range of benefits including free CPD, exclusive learning resources, industry recognition and status, and much more.

=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.

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 is a recognised CIMSPA training provider

Discounted CIMSPA Membership

Graduates are entitled to discounted CIMSPA membership which gives you easy access to a range of benefits including free CPD, exclusive learning resources, industry recognition and status, 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 is a recognised CIMSPA training provider

Discounted CIMSPA Membership

Graduates are entitled to discounted CIMSPA membership which gives you easy access to a range of benefits including free CPD, exclusive learning resources, industry recognition and status, 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?

While becoming a personal trainer is a fairly straightforward process, many underestimate the personal and professional qualities needed to truly succeed as a PT. You only have to look at some of the UK's best personal trainers to understand that there is no one magic formula or blueprint. Instead, to become a personal trainer you need to have a burning desire to help people, great communication skills, a passion for self-improvement, and a client-focused attitude.

In terms of qualifications, enrolling onto the right personal training courses is a must. If you're brand new to the fitness industry then your first port of call is the Level 2 Gym Instructor, this is followed by the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. These courses can either be done individually or combined to form comprehensive career packages. Our career packages also unlock a range of extras and exclusives including video content from Matt Roberts and Ben Coomber, offers and discounts and exclusive job opportunities via CV Connect.

To explore what it truly takes to become a leading personal trainer in much more detail, we’ve created an in-depth and comprehensive article for you to read. Our Become a Personal Trainer career guide covers everything from the essential PT qualifications, personal trainer insurance, career opportunities and much more.

Do you run personal training courses near me?

We've partnered with some of the country's best-equipped and well-known gym chains, health clubs and leisure centres in the UK to deliver the practical elements of our personal trainer courses. Working with the likes of David Lloyd, Bannatyne and Village Hotels, just to name a few, we're able to offer you maximum choice and flexibility when it comes to your studies.

Currently, we have over 20 venues across England, Scotland and Wales where we deliver our PT courses and our most popular locations include London, Manchester, Cardiff, York, Glasgow, Birmingham and Newcastle.

A full list of venues can be found personal trainer venues and locations page. It's here you'll be able to learn about each venue's facilities, accessibility and any offers and discounts that are available, for example, discounts on hotels. We've also provided a route planner to help you comfortably get to your training via your preferred method of travel whether that's walking, driving or public transport.

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

If you're enrolled on to our Essentials career package, which combines the Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training courses, we'd typically say you could be qualified in just 10-12 weeks. Our larger packages, Premium and Master, contain more courses so naturally, these will take a little longer to complete in their entirety.

If you've previously completed your Level 2 Gym qualification and are just studying Level 3 Personal Training then we usually advise it could take 8-12 weeks.

With that being said, those timescales are just guidelines. Each and every learner is unique and will approach their studies at a different pace. We know first-hand how exciting, rewarding and life-changing a career in personal training can be, when it comes to the all-important studies however, this isn't something we like to rush. The more time, effort and attention you can invest in your personal training education, the better chance you have after qualifying of truly taking the industry by storm.

Our personal trainer courses utilise the blended learning model which involves practical weekend training and a period of home study. After speaking to thousands of students over the years, we've found that an hour's study a day is more than enough to make steady progress with your course. To guide your learning, we've created comprehensive study guides for each of our courses which will really help you map our the learning journey ahead.

What learning resources are available while I study?

Our personal trainer courses and qualifications utilise the blended learning model and this means students will complete a period of home study and then attend a venue and take part in practical training. For those completely new to home study, it might seem a little daunting at first, but we can guarantee that you'll receive all the learning resources and support you need. That's not just when you enrol or before you sit an exam either, it's every single step of the way.

From the moment you enrol you'll be assigned a personal support tutor who is available Monday - Friday via phone or email. Your tutor is a qualified personal trainer, they've been there and seen it all before, so no question is too big, small or complicated.

You'll also receive 24/7 access to LES, the Learner Engagement System. This platform is where you'll complete the majority of your home study learning. Practice quizzes, workbooks and hours of video lectures delivered by leading physiotherapists, doctors, nutritionists and dietitians are all available at your fingertips.

Alongside the online resources we provide, you'll also receive print manuals that have been exclusively written and designed in-house by a team of experts. To get a sneak peek at the comprehensive resources we offer, we've prepared a sample of our Level 3 Personal Trainer Manual.

Do you offer guaranteed jobs and interviews?

This is one of our most frequently asked questions and the simple answer is no. It continues to be incredibly concerning that time and time again we hear of other fitness training providers offering guaranteed interviews and jobs that simply turn out to be self-employed positions. Qualified trainers in these situations can often end up struggling to make ends meet because they're paying considerable weekly or monthly rent to work in a club before they've even secured their first client.

To shed a bit more light on these practices, we've produced a guide to guaranteed interviews and jobs for personal trainers that is very much worth a read.

Instead of engaging in the practice of guaranteed interviews, we've created CV Connect. This is a game-changing new way to connect employers with newly qualified personal trainers. As soon as you complete your personal trainer course, a new section in LES (Learner Engagement System) is unlocked.

It's here that you're able to upload your CV (featuring your brand new qualification, of course), search for employers in your area and apply directly. It really is that simple and straightforward. We've cut out recruitment agencies and any other hoops or barriers that could get in the way, nothing should stop you from securing your dream job.

To date, we're closing in on nearly a thousand active vacancies from some of the UK's biggest and most prestigious employers including UP Fitness, Pure Gym, Fitness First, Your Personal Training, DW and JD Gyms.

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.

What are my payment options?

You've chosen the individual personal trainer courses or PT Career Package that suits you best, you've found your nearest venue and you're ready to go, why should anything, including money stand in your way? It's our job to make your journey to personal training success as straightforward as possible and that's why we have numerous payment options available to you.

If you're keen to get everything sorted upfront, we'll give you a 5% discount if you pay for your PT 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).

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In the words of our graduates and a few famous faces, discover why training with HFE is a five-star experience.

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  • Laura Massaro is a World 1 squash player who studied yoga with HFE

    "The course has really helped me to better understand yoga so that I can improve my performance and remain World No. 1"

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    (World No. 1 Squash Player - 2016)

  • Team GB Olympic pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw is an HFE personal training student

    "HFE have produced some of the best materials I have seen in education."

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    (Team GB Olympic Pole Vaulter)

  • Kardy Laguda is an internationally renowned fitness instructor

    "HFE is the most professional and cutting edge fitness provider I have ever seen."

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    The course tutor was great and made the material really easy to learn. Practical elements were fun but useful

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    A great company to train with. I have done several qualifications through HFE and have always found them to be helpful and well informed.

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    HFE have been top notch in providing a service that is great value for money, fantastic online support, fantastic assessors and great learning resources. I can only thank them for helping me kick start my fitness career. I will continue my learning with HFE and continue to develop.

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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. These can either be completed with face-to-face training or from the comfort of your own home with an online personal trainer course.

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, exclusive job opportunities via CV Connect and more.

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