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Become a level 3 personal trainer and get reps points
Personal Trainer Course Options

CYQ & REPs Accredited

Courses start at just £999

Distance, part-time and full time study options available!

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What is the difference between the Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma Personal Trainer Courses?

All our personal training certification courses are recognised by REPs and consist of the ten mandatory units as required for all nationally qualified personal trainers. Some courses, like our Level 3 Diploma in Personal Trainer Courses and Level 4 Advance Personal Trainer & Life Coach contain additional qualifications which are not compulsory but arm you with a greater skill set and greatly improve your chance of employment and your ability to help your clients achieve the results they desire.

All our personal training course options will allow you to register on REPs at level 3. The Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer & Life Coach course will allow you to register on REPs at Level 4.

Payment plans are available, contact us for options.

What is the difference between the role of a gym instructor and personal trainer?

The Gym Instructor

Most gyms hire level 2 gym instructors to write general programmes for apparently healthy adults and carry out general supervision of people exercising on gym equipment. They cannot work with special populations or clients with medical problems because the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym does not equip them to work with these groups of people. Gym instructors are also expected to clean equipment and carry out administrative duties within the gym. Gym instructors can expect to earn an average of £12-14K a year.

Gym instructors are not permitted to write programmes or work one-on-one their own clients.

The Personal Trainer

Level 3 Personal Trainers are able to offer advanced exercise programming, conduct fitness tests and advise on nutrition, weight management, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Personal trainers charge upwards £15 p/hour and earn on average £30k a year, although many earn considerably more.

Health clubs offer different working propositions to personal trainers with many personal trainers being self employed. They pay a rent to health clubs, allowing them to train clients in the health club.

If you wish to train clients, then the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is the minimum qualification you require.

What are the pre-requisites for the Personal Trainer Courses?

There are no pre-requisites for any of our personal trainer courses. Everything you need to know will be covered during course. Ideally you will have a keen interest in fitness and already be training yourself.

If you already hold a Level 2 Gym Instructor, you will move start at the level 3 part of the course. NB: exemptions for existing qualifications may be available. Please contact one of our career advisers for more information.

When will I need to attend?

With all courses, you will complete online study via our web site or mobile app. Then, depending on your chosen study option, attend Saturday assessments for distance study, Saturday classes for Saturday study or Monday to Fridays classes for intensive study. Assessment fees are included in the cost of your course*.

Distance Study:

  • Certificate - 3 Saturdays
  • Diploma - 4 Saturdays
  • Advanced - 5 Saturdays

Saturday Study:

  • Certificate - 12 Saturdays
  • Diploma - 18 Saturdays
  • Advanced - 19 Saturdays

Intensive Study (Monday - Friday):

  • Certificate - 4 weeks
  • Diploma - 5 weeks
  • Advanced - 5 weeks + 1 Saturday

If you are enrolled a course which includes the T3 programmes from fitness fx, you will also need to attend a 2 day workshop and assessment day conducted by fitness fx.

*Re-assessment fees not included

What is the difference between the different personal trainer study options?

No matter how you study the course, there is no difference in the final qualification you receive. The final certificate is issued by Central YMCA Qualifications and is fully recognised by REPs. Your certificate does not state how you studied.

The different study options allow you to study in a way that is suited to your personal preference and available time. If you work full-time, the distance study option may be best. If you are able to get time off work, then you may prefer the intensive course option. No matter what your lifestyle, we have the study option that will get you started in your new career ASAP.

Distance Study - study from home at your own pace with the OPTIONAL FREE support of attending evening eClasses (web conferencing) two nights a week; either Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday depending on your start date. Then attend assessment days at one of our assessment centres nationwide.

Intensive Study - study some material online from home and then attend classes at one of our venues nationwide from Monday - Friday.

Saturday Study - study some material online from home and then attend classes at one of our venues nationwide over a set number of consecutive Saturdays.

How do I pay for my course?

Pay In Full: You may pay for the course in full by PayPal, credit or debit card either over the phone, online or in person.

Finance: This course may also be paid off over a number of months by taking advantage of our finance option. A minimum deposit of 10% is required you have the choice or payment terms over 6 months to 5 years. Click here fore more information on our finance package.

ELCAS: FIE is also an approved Learning Provider for the Ministry of Defence and accepts Enhanced Learning Credits.

Please contact a career advisor for information on any of our payment options. Cash, cheques and bank transfers accepted for courses which are paid for in full.

What support do I get?

FIE has a dedicated team of tutors whose sole purpose is to assist you through your studies. You may contact our tutors via phone, email or through the online and mobile help desk.

In addition, we run daily eClasses where you log into our free web conferencing software and interact with other students as a qualified tutor takes you through a guided learning session with PowerPoint presentations, videos, animations, quizzes and discussion groups. These sessions are scheduled on a variety of the core subjects every week. Click here to view the eClass timetable.

We encourage you to join our Facebook community where you may also meet fellow students and participate in our daily quizzes, all aimed to help you learn more about fitness and this fast growing industry.

As you work through your course, you may be required to submit assignments or portfolios and participate in practical assessments. To further assist you, we offer a feedback service where you may submit your work or send in a video prior to your assessment. A qualified assessor will review your work and give you detailed feedback on both areas where you have done well and on where improvement is required.

Remember, our team is here to help, all you need to do is ask.

Why choose Fitness Industry Education?

Click here to read some testimonials and watch video interviews from some of our past students.

Everyone at Fitness Industry Education (FIE) understands that your time is valuable and we have therefore structured all our courses in such a way that allows you to fit your study around your lifestyle and current commitments. With many courses being offered in a variety of formats, there will be the study option perfect for you.

To further enhance the flexibility of our courses, you may study from anywhere with an internet connection by using our mobile app*.

FIE has been delivering fitness qualifications and training for over 15 years. The quality of our training is assured with center accreditation through Central YMCA Qualifications, Skills Active and the Register of Exercise Professionals.

Read more about the benefits of studying with FIE on our FAQ's page.

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James Love

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Professional Rugby Player

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Being a certified PT within a team environment has done wonders for me. With a short off season the Fitness Industry Education Personal Training Intensive Course allowed me to fully qualify as a personal trainer in just 5 weeks. I was most impressed by the quality of the facilities, the course delivery from the tutors and the support I have received since finishing my course. We are now back in pre-season training and I am using my new knowledge to support my team whilst I build my fitness business.
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Tim Benjamin

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Olympic British Athlete

Tim Benjamin
The reason I chose FIE is becuause it was fantastic value for money, and very flexible, which meant I could continue to study in and around outstanding commitments. I found the course to be great, the instructors at the Saturdays course really helped me turn my existing knowledge into being far more user friendly to the public. I particularly found the nutrition element of the course very interesting, and felt that I was well equipped when it came to me sitting my exam
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Register of Exercise Professionals Central YMCA Qualifications UK Active formerly the Fitness Industry Association European Health & Fitness Association National Register of Personal Trainers Institute of Leadership & Management We are able to provide training using Enhanced Learning Credits

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PT Certificate PT Diploma PT Advanced
Level 2 Gym (20 CPD Points)
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (20 CPD Points)
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
Group Indoor Cycling (16 CPD Points)
Circuit Instruction (16 CPD Points)
Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning (16 CPD Points)
Level 3 Award in Business Skills (16 CPD Points)
Level 3 Award in Outdoor Fitness (16 CPD Points)
Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (20 CPD Points)
Level 4 Certificate in Obesity & Diabetes Management (20 CPD Points)
Level 5 Certificate in Life Coaching (5 units x 16 CPD Points)
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Intensive Course Dates

Those with exemptions may start on a different date. Please contact a Career Advisor for more information.

Mar 30 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - LondonMar 30 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow
Mar 30 - Budget Gym - Manchester (formally Soho Gyms) Mar 30 - St Pauls Sports Academy - Bristol
Apr 3 - Total Fitness - PrestonApr 13 - Total Fitness - Preston
Apr 27 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - LondonApr 27 - Marriott Hotel - Cardiff
May 11 - Bannatynes - Edinburgh - Main GymMay 11 - David Lloyd - Ipswich
May 11 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - LondonMay 11 - Doug Ellis Sports Centre - Birmingham
May 11 - Budget Gym - Manchester (formally Soho Gyms) Jun 8 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
Jun 15 - Ouseburn Wellbeing & Fitness - NewcastleJun 15 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
Jun 15 - Marriott Hotel - GlasgowJun 15 - Xercise4Less - Leeds
Jun 15 - Doug Ellis Sports Centre - BirminghamJul 27 - Total Fitness - Preston
Sep 7 - Xercise4less Liverpool-SpekeOct 12 - Total Fitness - Preston
Nov 16 - Xercise4less Liverpool-Speke


You may book into any of these dates once you have enrolled on the course. NB: if the date is less than 14 days away, please contact Tutor Support on 0207 2929 141 to make your booking. Course dates and venues, and class start and finish times are subject to change. Refer to theCourse Terms and Conditions for more information

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Saturday Course Dates

The dates listed below are the starting date for the level 2 portion of the course. The number of Saturdays you need to attend will depend on which course you are studying. Please contact a Career Advisor on 0207 2929 140 or 0800 994 9949 for more information.

Apr 11 - Xercise4less Liverpool-SpekeJun 20 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
Jun 20 - Budget Gym - Manchester (formally Soho Gyms) Jun 20 - Birmingham TBC
Jun 20 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow


You may book into any of these dates once you have enrolled on the course. NB: if the date is less than 14 days away, please contact Tutor Support on 0207 2929 141 to make your booking. Course dates and venues, and class start and finish times are subject to change. Refer to theCourse Terms and Conditions for more information

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Distance Study Assessment Dates

The dates listed below are for the first assessment day you will need to attend. You simply book into the date you wish when you are ready. Please contact a Career Advisor on 0207 2929 140 or 0800 994 9949 for more information.

Apr 11 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - LondonApr 11 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale)
Apr 18 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - BirminghamApr 18 - David Lloyd - Ipswich
Apr 25 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - LondonApr 25 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOW
May 9 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - LondonMay 9 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham
May 9 - Pinetree Health Club - NewcastleMay 16 - The Gym - Southampton
May 16 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOWMay 16 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale)
May 23 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - LondonMay 30 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
May 30 - Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre - BristolJun 6 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham
Jun 13 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOWJun 13 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
Jun 27 - David Lloyd - IpswichJun 27 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
Jun 27 - Sports Direct Fitness - Manchester (Sale)


You may book into any of these dates once you have enrolled on the course. NB: if the date is less than 14 days away, please contact Tutor Support on 0207 2929 141 to make your booking. Course dates and venues, and class start and finish times are subject to change. Refer to theCourse Terms and Conditions for more information

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