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With content written and delivered by some of the best doctors, physiotherapists, personal trainers, dietitians and nutritionists, this is the most advanced personal training course in the industry.
With an industry worth over £5bn, 7,000 gyms currently operating in the UK alone, and 1 in 7 adults in the UK being a gym member, the time is right now for you to become a personal trainer.
Every single day, personal trainers are on the gym floor, using their expertise to get inside the heads of clients, design programmes that work time after time, and create life-changing and often remarkable results. In the world of fitness, they are viewed as the elite in many ways, so isn’t it time to step up and join their ranks?
Our personal training course has been expertly designed with your continued success in mind, as a result, it goes above and beyond anything on the market. As standard, we provide you with flexible study options, practical experience in a leading gym, and bespoke learning resources designed and delivered by experts including celebrity personal trainers, physiotherapists, GPs, nutritionists and dietitians.
This PT course is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by both REPs and CIMSPA. While we deliver nationwide, including Manchester, London, Glasgow and Cardiff, you can take this qualification and your PT business worldwide.
Becoming a leading personal trainer goes quite a bit beyond counting reps and telling clients to eat a decent source of protein with a side of fresh vegetables. That may sound reductive, but to become an expert in your field, you’re going to need in-depth knowledge and specialist skills.
This is where HFE comes in. This course has been specifically designed to make you more adaptable, more marketable and more versatile than the competition. Here’s just a brief overview of what you’ll encounter on your personal training journey:
Plus, you’ll also learn vital goal-setting, consultation and motivational skills, and core stability and flexibility concepts.
Also available with the Premium and Master PT packages is the Advanced Trainer Module which explores increasingly popular foam rolling, suspension training and kettlebells.
Our personal trainer course has been split into various components giving you the best chance of passing first time and securing your first PT job in no time at all. Here’s how you’ll demonstrate your theory and practical knowledge:
To embark on your personal training journey, you must be 18 years of age or older, and hold a recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification.
It’s also beneficial if you have some prior gym-based experience. So if you know your way around the gym floor and have used resistance and cardiovascular machines before, you’ll be off to a flying start.
Before your first practical weekend, we usually recommend 6-8 weeks of home study and this is based on an hour a day.
During this period, take time to familiarise yourself with your Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology, Level 3 Nutrition and Level 3 Personal Training manuals. You’ll also find plenty of resources, including practice tests and video lectures, on LES (the Learner Engagement System).
For a comprehensive breakdown of your personal training course, call our Careers team on 0800 612 4067 or send us an email using the form above for your free study guide.
Take your qualification further by combining it with others, saving money and benefiting from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.
Brand new to PT? This is the perfect starting point. Complete Level 2 Gym and advance straight onto Level 3 Personal Training.
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.
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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The online classes are a real help if you struggle revising by yourself. It's just like being in a classroom. Everything is explained very well and the tutors are really helpful. The weekends go really quick, most of the time spent in the gym where you learn a lot.
I really enjoyed the Level 3 Exercise Referral course. The tutors were much more helpful than previous courses I had done elsewhere.
Really interesting course with lots of study material, that you can work through at your own pace. Friendly support team at the end of the phone, who are amazingly supportive and knowledgeable on all the study subjects.
The course was very enjoyable and I made some good friends, the theory side was really difficult but doing the mocks online was a great help.