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HFE personal training tutor working with a student on a prowler
HFE personal training tutor working with a student on a prowler

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Personal Trainer Courses and Qualifications

Not all PT courses are created equal. Our content is written and delivered by some of the industry's best doctors, physiotherapists, celebrity personal trainers, dietitians and nutritionists.

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Personal Trainer Diplomas

Take personal training further by combining our most popular courses and benefit from exclusive content and more

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Personal Trainer Courses and CPD

Take a step by step approach to becoming a personal trainer or upskill with CPD

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Personal Training Diplomas

Your direct route to personal training success. Expertly-delivered courses, cutting-edge content, interest-free payment plans and hands-on training at a nationwide venue.

  • Essentials Diploma

    £1595.00

    Brand new to PT? This is the perfect starting point. Complete Level 2 Gym and advance straight onto Level 3 Personal Training.

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

    Key Content

    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Nutrition and Weight Management
    • Planning and Programming Techniques
    • Business Acumen for Personal Trainers
    • Advanced Training Techniques
    • Core Training

    Extras

    • CV Connect
    • Discounted REPs membership
    • 12 months ongoing career support
    • 8-12 weeks to qualify
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    Payment Options

    • 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
  • Premium Diploma

    £1995.00

    The step up. Combine the Essentials Diploma with business skills and advanced techniques such as kettlebells, suspension training and foam rolling to really get ahead.

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • Business Skills and Digital Marketing
    • Advanced Trainer Module

    Key Content

    • All Essentials Content
    • Sales and Digital Marketing Techniques
    • Kettlebell Training
    • Suspension Training
    • Myofasical Foam Rolling Techniques

    Extras

    • PT Business Mastery with Matt Roberts
    • Supplements. Simplified with Ben Coomber
    • CV Connect
    • Discounted REPs membership
    • 12 months ongoing career support
    • 10-14 weeks to qualify
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    Payment Options

    • 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
  • Master Diploma

    £2795.00

    Go all in. Become a fully qualified personal trainer, upskill with Exercise Referral and advance to Level 4. This is your ticket to the top.

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • Advanced Trainer Module
    • Business Skills and Digital Marketing
    • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
    • Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Certificate

    Key Content

    • All Premium Content
    • Development and Pathology of Medical Conditions
    • Programming Exercise for Referred Clients
    • Understanding Medical Conditions
    • Management Strategies for Medical Conditions

    Extras

    • PT Business Mastery with Matt Roberts
    • Supplements. Simplified with Ben Coomber
    • CV Connect
    • Discounted REPs membership
    • 12 months ongoing career support
    • 18-20 weeks to qualify
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    Payment Options

    • 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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Personal Training Exclusives

Bringing together content from the industry's best personal trainers, discounts from leading brands and exciting career opportunities.

  • Matt Roberts has produced exclusive PT video lectures for HFE Matt Roberts has produced exclusive PT video lectures for HFE

    PT Business Mastery with Matt Roberts

    In these content-packed presentations, Matt 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 is a leading sports nutritionist, HFE collaborator and founder of Awesome Supplements Ben Coomber is a leading sports nutritionist, HFE collaborator and founder of Awesome Supplements

    Supplements. Simplified.

    In this six-part series, Ben 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 a HFE's exclusive graduate recruitment solution CV Connect is a HFE's exclusive graduate recruitment solution

    Get Connected

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

  • HFE courses are REPs recognised and accredited HFE courses are REPs recognised and accredited

    Discounted REPs Membership

    Students are entitled to discounted membership to The Register of Exercise Professionals and easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, insurance, and much more.

  • HFE graduates receive 12 months on-going career support HFE graduates receive 12 months on-going career support

    12 Months of Expert Guidance

    The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing career advice if you need it.

One Career. Unlimited Possibilities.

Join our personal training graduates working with some of the world's leading gyms, health clubs and 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 countryHFE graduates work with popular fitness brand PureGym

FAQs

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

How do I become a personal trainer?

In order to enrol on the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, you first need to have the Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate.

Don't worry if you don't have one at the moment because we offer great packages that combine both Level 2 and Level 3. These packages also come with exclusive extras such as PT Business Mastery from one of the world's most renowned personal trainers, Matt Roberts, and Supplements. Simplified from Awesome Supplement's founder Ben Coomber.

Aside from qualifications, it would be beneficial if you have experience of using gym-based equipment. For more information about what it takes to become a personal trainer, contact our Careers team or read our extensive career guide.

What are my payment options?

We've made it as easy as possible for you to book your ideal personal trainer course or package.

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

We have two options available if you're looking to spend the cost, a 6-month and 12-month payment plan. With these two options, you can secure your place for as little as £100 if you're booking a course and £250 if you're booking a package.

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

Do you run personal trainer courses near me?

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 here.

What resources are available while I study?

HFE students, as standard, get access to a range of learner resources and support systems that can be utilised throughout their studies and beyond.

It all starts with your personalised support tutor who is only ever a phone call or email away. As part of your personal training studies, you'll also receive bespoke print and digital manuals, via the HFE app.

As our courses utilise the blended learning, the online portal is where you'll complete the majority of your home study learning. Within LES, the Learner Engagement System, you'll find an extensive range of mock tests and quizzes, and online video lectures.

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. What's important to note is that the journey to become more is one that can not be rushed.

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 four 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.

Instead, 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 recruit,ent agencies, just real opportunities for qualified fitness professionals.

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  • James Crossley, also known as Hunter from Gladiators, endorses HFE's fitness courses

    "HFE is the ultimate fitness training provider, without a doubt their personal training courses are the best in the industry."

    James Crossley

    (Hunter from Gladiators)

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

    Laura Massaro

    (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."

    Holly Bradshaw

    (Team GB Olympic Pole Vaulter)

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

    Kardy Laguda

    (International Fitness Presenter)

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I would like to thank HFE for all your support in my journey to achieve Level 2 Exercise to music I found it challenging and also very interesting... I’d highly recommend this company

    Amanda

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I did both my yoga course and my level 3 yoga diploma course with HFE. The tutors are very experienced and the venues are excellent. The coursework is fully explained and marking is clear. You have a support tutor you can contact for support too.

    Nik Haley

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    HFE offer an outstanding service and product. They are competitively priced and their educational resources are fabulous.

    Tracey Lloyd

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Just completed the Level 3 personal training qualification. HFE were very supportive and made the entire experience enjoyable. I would recommend HFE to anyone wishing to train in the fitness industry.

    Roberto324

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