Course Details

The industry standard route to a rewarding career in personal training, this certificate will equip you with all the necessary skills to train individuals on a one to one or group basis using advanced training methods. With this in-depth training, you will gain the skills to ensure your clients reach their maximum potential, incorporating progressive cardiovascular and resistance programming, key fitness tests, essential nutritional advice, and creating specialist safe and effective training sessions in outdoor environments. Providing you with invaluable business and marketing skills to successfully become your own boss, and introducing versatile training methods in a wide range of settings, this comprehensive certificate will fully prepare you for an exciting and financially rewarding career. As a personal trainer, you will reap the benefits of a fulfilling career that is both emotionally and financially rewarding. The qualification will give you the independence to be your own boss by providing you with the flexibility you deserve to build a rewarding career around your life.


This course is made up of these modules:

Entry Requirements: 
Learners must possess a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent. Learners with Exercise to Music or Mat Pilates qualifications may be considered provided that they have some experience in instructing with resistance equipment.

Who is it for?
This qualification is ideal for existing instructors who enjoy working on a one to one basis with clients and would like to enhance their skills and career. It would suit those instructors who would like to work around their own schedule and become their own boss. It is an excellent progression for advanced gym instructors and also particularly relevant for individuals who have been personally training clients without a formal qualification.

Candidates will learn about:

Anatomy and Physiology including:




Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health

Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme

Programming Personal Training with Clients

Delivering Personal Training Sessions

Internationally recognised and accredited certificate:  YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training