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Personal Training Courses & Qualifications

Become a Personal Trainer and build a successful career by studying a personal trainer course that goes above and beyond the required standard and sets them up to positively impact the health and wellness of others. Get a personal training certification that is above industry standard.


When you train with us you'll be qualified to work as a Level 3 Personal Trainer recognised by CIMSPA with training that is a cut above those who trained elsewhere. Train to become a Personal Trainer with the UK's #1 training provider. Stand out from the crowd with our personal trainer certification and start your career in the fitness industry. Begin a Personal Training Qualification that is above industry standard to thrive in your Personal Training Career with our Personal training courses.


Why study a Future Fit Personal Trainer Course?

ABOVE INDUSTRY STANDARD

We raise the bar higher so you can exceed employer expectations

Set yourself up for success with the knowledge that you are getting the highest level of training, as our personal trainer courses are mapped above and beyond the industry standard.

HANDS-ON PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

Build confidence and get career-ready with hands-on training

Being a PT is about more than knowing how to work out effectively in theory. Perfect your teaching technique and take charge of your future by leading peer sessions, running classes and getting practical feedback all from a qualified and practicing PT Tutor.

EMPLOYER-TESTED QUALIFICATIONS

We’ll help you build a career - not just get a certificate

Our courses are tried and tested by your prospective employers, so you can invest with the confidence that you’ll be gaining the skills your future employer is looking for. Looking for career advice? Reach out to one of our advisor's today.

TRAINING BEYOND TRADITIONAL FITNESS

We provide you with the knowledge to improve wellness in your community

Your learning with us goes further than how to train a client in the gym. We're aligned and working towards the same goal as industry leaders such as Sport England to improve health and wellbeing through Personal Training.

We offer a large range of Industry-Recognised Personal Training Courses

We have been delivering highly qualified personal trainers in the health and fitness industry for over 28 years. As ukactive’s National Training Provider of the Year, we can safely say that we offer the best personal trainer courses in the UK with over 50,000 satisfied customers to prove it. Study a PT Qualification that is delivered by some of the most experienced and qualifed personal training tutors in the industry. Compare Personal Trainer Courses that we offer and find what is best suited for you to become a personal trainer.

Level 2

Gym Instructor Course


Ideal for beginners training to become a gym instructor or as a starting point for a Personal Training qualification.


Key Information:

  • From only 1 hour per week
  • Start earning in 3 months

Course Includes:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Functional Training
  • Circuit Training Instructor

Industry Standard

Level 3

Personal Trainer Course


Ideal for anyone who wants to become a fully qualified and accredited personal trainer.


Key Information:

  • From only 5 hours per week
  • Start earning in 9 months
  • Career Accelerator Package
  • Guaranteed Interviews

Course Includes:

Everything in Level 2 plus:

  • Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
  • PT Programming & Coaching
  • Nutrition & Weight Management
  • Advanced Resistance Training
  • Behaviour Change Coaching The Formula 4 Change system, is a course developed by Future Fit Training and Dr Gary Mendoza, which will enable you to easily assess clients, choose the right strategies and facilitate positive behaviour changes, and successfully implement them as a personal trainer.
  • Building Your Fitness Business
  • Core Training
  • Exercise for Fat Loss Learn how to create effective exercise programmes that will safely optimise your clients' fat loss.

Most Popular

Level 4

Elite Personal Trainer Course

The most robust PT course in the UK. Gain the highest industry status and outperform competitors.


Key Information:

  • Accept GP Referrals
  • Work with clients on rehabilitation
  • Higher earning potential
  • Career Accelerator Package
  • Guaranteed Interviews

Course Includes:

Everything in Level 3 plus:

  • Suspension Exercise Instructor
  • Kettlebell Instructor
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • Pre- and Postnatal Nutrition & Exercise
  • Exercise Referral Qualify to accept GP referrals and offer a specialist service, this personal training certification will give you the edge over your competitors and increase earning potential.
  • Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist

Merged Course

Level 4

Elite Personal Trainer Course with RSPH Nutrition

Become an elite personal trainer with a Level 4 RSPH nutrition qualification to provide expert nutrition advice.


Key Information:

  • RSPH membership for 1 year
  • RSPH Level 4 Award in NutritionThe RSPH is an Ofqual-recognised national awarding body that provides health-related qualifications.
  • Put MRSPH after your name
  • Career Accelerator Package
  • Guaranteed Interviews

Course Includes:

Everything in Level 3 & 4 plus:

  • Childhood Nutrition
  • Nutrition for Older Adults
  • Vegetarian, Vegan and Plant-Based DietsLearn everything you need to know to help your vegetarian and vegan clients optimise their nutrient intake.
  • Meal Planning

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In order to become a qualified Personal Trainer with Future Fit, you will need to take the following courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (which includes the Exercise, Welfare and Health course)
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Circuit Training
  • Functional Training
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
  • PT Programming and Coaching
  • Building your Fitness Business
  • Nutrition and Weight Management

Only after completing all these courses will you be able to call yourself a Personal Trainer with a recognised Personal Training Certification.

At Future Fit you can find all these courses within our Level 3 Personal Training qualification and our Level 4 Elite Personal Training Course, along with a variety of other practical and e-learning courses carefully selected to put you ahead of your competition.

What experience do I need in health and fitness to become a personal trainer?

Whilst you'll benefit from experience in a gym, our incredibly experienced tutors will support you through your practical workshops and give you all the vital knowledge and experience you need to become a personal trainer.

Learn how to become a personal trainer?

Becoming a Personal Trainer is easier than you think. Follow our simple yet comprehensive steps that will take you through the entire journey and you cannot go wrong.

The fitness industry has grown by 75% over the last decade and is now worth a whopping £4.9 billion! With obesity on the rise by 18% year on year, the demand for qualified Personal Trainers has never been higher.

Download our free “how to become a Personal Trainer” guide which contains all the information you need to start your career in the fitness industry with confidence.

What is the price and how can I pay?


It depends on which course you are looking at enrolling on. All our packages are bespoke and designed to fit you, all you need to do is call one of our dedicated careers advisors on 01329 829444 or book your free career consultation here. Below are some standard options available to pay for your course.


01

Pay in full

Pay the full amount for your training in one whole lump sum, nice and simple.

02

0% finance*

Put down a deposit and then spread the cost of your training with 0% finance*

03

Deposit & balance

Put down a deposit and then pay the remaining balance in one lump sum at a later date.

04

Pay as you learn

Lowest deposit - start training from only £175. Spread your payments out & access your course as you go.

Study & Assessment:

Take charge of your future by leading peer sessions, running classes and getting practical feedback all from a qualified and practising PT Tutor.

You will learn through a combination of online learning and practical workshops. Upon completion you will become a CIMSPA recognised personal trainer. We provide a high volume of resources through our e-learning, student zone and social media platforms.

All courses are available to start studying online right now compare personal training courses above to find the best fit for you.

Future Fit want to be provide online personal training courses along with the practical training to ensure you are best prepared when becoming a qualified pt. You can get started with the e-learning (which can make up, up to 70% of your course!) from home now and book your practical workshops and assessments later on.

Online Learning:

  • Live Tutor Led Workshops
  • Access Recorded Workshops at any time
  • Interactive E-Learning Modules
  • Self-paces Learning
  • Online Theory Tests &Assessments
  • Dedicated Tutor Support Contact

Practical Face to Face Learning:

  • A Choice of practical course dates
  • Learn from expert tutors face-to-face
  • Test your skills under the guidance of an experienced tutor
  • Interactive Tutor Led Workshops
  • Practical Assessment Completed in Person with Tutor

Online Personal Training CPD Courses

We understand that Personal Training is more than just a qualification, it's a career and a skill for life. With a variety of practical and online personal trainer courses, you can continue to learn and gain valuable CIMSPA points to stay at the top of your game and build your client list.

We've listed just a few of the available online CPD courses. See the full list of CPD courses here.


Student taking an online personal training course

Are you looking for a personal training course near you?

We provide personal training courses near you in over 40 venues across the UK (England, Scotland and Wales), including venues in:

Due to high demand we have launched 12 new pop-up locations across the UK subject to availability. Including venues in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Belfast! Find out more.

With such a wide range of locations, we offer more practical courses and training dates than any other provider, giving you more choice and flexibility to build a training programme to suit your needs.

To find a PT course near you take a look at our list of personal training course locations or call our friendly Career Advisers on 01329 829444 or 0800 4581388 to find out earliest course dates.

How to become a personal trainer?

Becoming a Personal Trainer is easier than you think. Follow our 8 simple yet comprehensive steps that will take you through the entire journey and you can’t go wrong.

We've created a free guide which contains all the information you need to start your career in the fitness industry with confidence.

Click to download your free "how to become a Personal Trainer" guide.

Personal Training Careers

As more and more people seek to reap the amazing benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle, Personal Trainers and fitness instructors are in ever-growing demand.

Our Personal Training Courses allows you to start fresh with a new career in fitness and you'll receive an internationally recognised certificate, which means you can work anywhere in the world.

How do I get started?

After you have filled the Price Guide form with your data (we will never send you any spam and you can unsubscribe anytime), you can get a free quote from our professional Career Advisers without any obligation.

Once you have completed the purchase, our student support will contact you to book you a place for your course and assist you during your journey with us.

Our Online Personal Training CPD Courses

We understand that Personal Training is more than just a qualification, it's a career and a skill for life. With a variety of practical and online personal trainer courses, you can continue to learn and gain valuable CIMSPA points to stay at the top of your game and build your client list.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the vocational route to become a personal trainer?

The vocational route to becoming a PT includes the following personal trainer courses:

Where could I work with a personal trainer qualification?

With a personal trainer qualification, you could work as an employee of a gym or health centre, but there are a wealth of options for places you can work. With the expert level of practical and online training provided on our Personal Training courses, you will have the skills to work across the fitness sector in:

  • Gyms
  • Studios
  • Hotels and wellness centres
  • For yourself running your own PT business
  • For private clients
  • For sports clubs and Olympic teams

The most common option for the majority of personal trainers is to become self-employed. You’ll likely work within a gym and be responsible for generating your clients. Some personal trainers choose to set up Bootcamp style businesses training larger groups at a time or run their own studio space. This gives you complete control over the process and has the potential for my greater earnings.

Whatever option you choose, with the support and training from Future Fit, the sky is the limit for you and your career in the fitness industry!

Are you looking for a little extra information about becoming a PT? Check out our How to Become page here.


How long do personal training courses take?

The average time to complete a combined a level 2 gym instructor + level 3 personal training course is around 12 to 18 months.

If you are already qualified at Level 2, the time for the level 3 course by itself is likely closer to 8-14 months.

Are your personal trainer courses online?

The theoretical aspects of our personal trainer courses and gym instructor courses can be completed mostly online with our versatile e-learning system. We combine the online learning with essential practical workshops which are held on the weekends in nationwide training locations. No personal trainer qualification is truly complete without practical workshops that help you on your way to gaining your personal training certification.

You can easily tailor your study programme to fit around your life knowing that tutor support is just a phone call or email away. With our flexible start dates and locations near you, starting your new PT training career with us is easy!

Our online courses are assessed in a variety of ways. Throughout the whole process, our Tutor Support team are on hand via email, telephone and our student-only Facebook groups to offer help and advice.

Parts of your online course may involve working with a real person as your client, documenting how you've applied the knowledge and the skills you've learnt on the course.

If there is a practical observation included as part of the assessment for a course, you'll need to attend this in person.

Find out more about Online Learning with Future Fit.

Do you provide personal training courses near me?

We provide personal training courses in over 40 venues across England, Scotland and Wales, including venues in London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester, Oxford and Portsmouth, meaning there is a high chance of a venue very near you.

With such a wide range of personal training locations in the UK, we offer more practical courses and training dates than any other provider, giving you more choice and flexibility to build a training programme to suit your needs. We have also added 12 new venues in areas our students were asking for the most.

To find a Personal Training course near you, take a look at our list of personal training course locations or call our friendly Career Advisers on 01329 829444 or 0800 4581388 to find out the earliest course dates.

What support will I receive when I qualify?

Once you train with Future Fit, you’re part of the family, and we aim to help you succeed in as many ways as we can when you qualify.

We have a dedicated preferential interview scheme in partnership with some of the country’s top health clubs and gyms. This scheme will enable you to get a foot in the door for your future career after your personal training certification.

We are continually adding to our guaranteed interviews partners, so you can find information on a range of options available to you once you qualify in one of our personal trainer courses.

We also have dedicated Facebook groups for each school, where we frequently post job opportunities with our partners. This also lets you keep in touch with other students, network with like-minded people, and stay connected within the industry.

You will also be able to access our bespoke ProZone platform. Prozone is our very own platform, packed full of tools and resources to help you keep levelling up, personally and professionally.

During your personal trainer course, you will be supported by your dedicated training coordinator and our team. Our extensive Tutor Support team is on hand by phone, email, and Facebook to answer any questions you may have about your training to ensure you are always fully supported and on track. You will also be given access to our Student Zone. This study area is personalised to the courses that you have chosen.

What sort of backgrounds do Future Fit Training students have?

Our award-winning online personal training courses offer a variety of levels and intensities depending on individual experience and professional training.

While there is no such thing as an ideal Personal Trainer or an ideal background, in our experience, the most successful Personal Trainers tend to have the following three characteristics:

Fearless – Personal Training is a job for extroverts. You’ll be in a busy, noisy space all day, and you’ll be surrounded by people constantly. If you want to work as a Personal Trainer, you have to enjoy talking to people, putting yourself in a public-facing space on the gym floor or online, and building up the confidence and resilience to continue to market your skills to your community. A key characteristic of a fearless Personal Trainer is a passion for continuously building their skills and pushing their business further, opening up new client bases, and looking for new ways to help those around them hit their fitness goals.

Impactful – The reality is that life as a Personal Trainer requires effort and commitment to build up a client base and deliver a fantastic service over and over again. You will constantly be going the extra mile, doing more than just what the industry experts do, and making a real impact.

Trusted - If you want clients to trust you and listen to you, they have to know that you genuinely care about them. This comes from building a genuine connection with all your clients, understanding what they’re hoping to achieve with their sessions, and having the confidence that you have the skills to help them get there.

Do I pay for the course in full when I book?

You can pay for your pt courses in full or choose from an affordable and flexible payment scheme to suit you. Some options are:

  • pay a deposit and then the balance
  • pay by monthly instalments or by company invoice.

IMPORTANT: Future Fit Training acts as a credit intermediary and only offers credit products from Omni Capital. Credit is provided subject to age and status. Credit finance is an option, but payment can also be made in full. Terms and conditions apply. Go to Funding your course for more information about payment options.

Does Future Fit Training offer guaranteed interviews once I qualify?

When it comes to securing your first interview and position as a fitness professional, you will have the advantage of our unparalleled reputation in the industry. As soon as employers see the name Future Fit on your CV, they know you’ve been trained by the best.

We work with leading gyms and health clubs to secure you a guaranteed interview once you have qualified such as David Lloyd, GLL, GM Active and many more!

We create and test courses with our industry connections specifically to provide you with the skills they're looking for, ensuring you are fully career ready based on employer needs and feedback.

Many give guaranteed interviews for available positions as fitness instructors, studio-based instructors and personal trainers on completion.

How can I compare courses and prices?

Comparing courses and prices can help you understand exactly what you’re looking for and what features are important to you. Check out our Top 7 Things to Look For When Choosing a Training Provider.

You can also compare courses & pricing by looking out for the following criteria:

We have created a comprehensive checklist with 130 comparison points to help you get your research done quickly, focus on criteria that matter the most, and hit your career goals (without stress).

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What qualifications do you need to become a Personal Trainer?

To become a Personal Trainer, you need recognised qualifications such as:

To become a fitness instructor or gym instructor you would need a qualification such as:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructor Course. This course is your starting point within the fitness industry and from where you can continue to develop your career as a personal trainer.
When can I start working with clients?

You can start working as a personal trainer as soon as you have successfully completed the following online personal trainer courses with us:

This is the minimum requirement to achieve Level 3 (Personal Trainer qualification) status as set by CIMSPA.

For the necessary experience to make a good living in the long term, we’ve included a comprehensive range of additional courses in our qualifications.

Can’t find the answer you’re looking for?​

Speak to one of our fantastic careers advisors or call us today on 01329 829444