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Personal Training Courses & Qualifications


Become a certified personal trainer and start your dream career with the UK's most industry-recognised personal training courses.

The benefits of our Personal Training Qualifications include:

Study from 1 hour per week
Fit your studies around your current lifestyle, such as existing work and family commitments.
Blended learning format
Enjoy a mix of digital e-learning plus practical, tutor-led workshops to further develop your skills.
Earn more money
Our graduates are better qualified and more respected, so often earn more money - as much as £80k per year.
Flexible payment options
Start today with a range of flexible payment options, including pay-as-you-learn and 0% finance.
Study & train throughout COVID-19
All our courses are available to study right now, using e-learning in the safety of your own home.
Exceptional career support
We work with leading gyms to secure you a guaranteed interview, to give you the best start to your career.

Choose from one of our gym instructor or personal trainer courses below:

For those looking to become a fitness instructor or as a starting point for a personal training qualification, our Level 2 Gym Instructor course is the perfect place to start. To become a certified personal trainer, explore our highly respected industry-recognised Level 3 and 4 personal trainer courses.

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 Movement Training
  • Circuit Training

Entry Diploma

Level 3

Personal Trainer Diploma

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
  • Level 3 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

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

Master Diploma

Level 4

Total Immersion RSPH

Become a 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 diets optimise their nutrient intake.
  • Meal Planning

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 course near you?

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

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.

PT Courses with Future Fit Training

The UK's most industry-recognised personal training courses from an Award-Winning Provider

Become a CIMSPA recognised Personal Trainer with our personal training certifications. With a mix of online learning and practical workshops, you will join the fitness elite and enter into the fitness industry with confidence and a guarantee of interviews with leading health & fitness operators.

With over 25 years’ experience delivering the highest-level Personal Training qualifications, our graduates are the preferred choice for most of the leading, nationwide gym and health club chains. As ukactive's National Training Provider of the Year (for two consecutive years), we can safely say that we offer the best personal trainer courses in the UK with 1,000s of satisfied customers to prove it.

Stand out from the crowd with our personal training certification and start your career in the fitness industry.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the vocational route to become a personal trainer?

The vocational route to become 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. The most common option for the majority of personal trainer is to become self-employed. You’ll likely work within a gym and be responsible for generating your own clients.

Some personal trainers choose to setup bootcamp style businesses training larger groups at a time or run their own studio space. This gives you full control over the process and has the potential for my greater earnings.


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.

What does it take to become a personal trainer?

Succeeding in one of our personal trainer courses requires a diverse set of skills:

  • Listening to your clients – understanding their goals pains and desires
  • Be a great motivator – keep your energy high and focus on leading your clients
  • Lead a healthy and active lifestyle – be a good role model
  • Patience and enthusiasm – you are a self-motivated motivator
  • Business and marketing – essential to potential freelance work

Ultimately, it’s important to take some time to compare personal training courses and make sure a PT course suits

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!

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.

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 much do your courses cost and what payment options are there?

It depends on which diploma/course you are looking at enrolling on. Below are some standard options available to pay for your course.

  1. Pay as you learn
    - Lowest deposit - start training from only £175
    - Spread your payments over a number of months to suit your budget
    - Benefit from our lowest ever monthly payments
  2. Pay a deposit then settle the balance
  3. Pay in full
  4. Pay using a Professional Career Development Loan

For course costs download our price guide.

We offer other ways to fund your training and we also accept ELCAS for Armed Forces personnel.
Why Choose the Future Fit Level 3 in Personal Training?

WOur Level 3 personal trainer course will provide you with the essential skills to have a truly successful career.

  1. To become a personal trainer with Future Fit means something in the industry. Our training that incorporates years of experience, innovative online learning and valuable hands-on practical experience. In fact, research shows our graduates are respected and highly sought-after. We regularly seek employer feedback and build their requirements into our courses.
  2. You’ll receive a genuine, industry-recognised accreditation from an Ofqual recognised Awarding Organisation. Unlike other training providers, which provide their own accreditations.
  3. We’ve won more industry awards than any other provider, including:
    • ukactive’s “Training Provider of the Year” (Which we won back-to-back)

Still wondering, Why Future Fit? < Read 28 reasons to choose us over other providers.

What support will I receive when I qualify?

During your personal trainer course, you will be supported by your dedicated training coordinator and our team. You will also be given access to our Student Zone, a study area that is personalised to the courses and diplomas that you have chosen.

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.

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.

In 2020, being flexible with learning is crucial and we will guarantee personalised student support, so there is no such thing as an ‘ideal background’ for our students.

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

You can pay for your pt courses or diploma 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?

Yes. We provide guaranteed interviews through some of the top fitness companies once you qualify.

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?

You can compare courses & pricing by looking out for the following 6 criteria:

  • Flexible Learning Style and Payment Options
  • Dedicated Support Services
  • Course Contents & Length (that fit with your lifestyle, interests and goals)
  • Course Locations and Ease of Access
  • Accreditations & Career Development
  • CPD Courses (does the course give you the best continued development into your career?)

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).

Click here to get started

What qualifications do you need to become a Personal Trainer?

To become a Personal Trainer you need an accredited and recognised qualification such as:

  • Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma. This qualification will give you everything you need to become a successful personal trainer.
  • Level 4 Total Immersion Personal Trainer Diploma. A higher level qualification that will set you apart and allow you to specialise and increase your personal trainer salary.

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.
What's the typical personal trainer salary?

With an hourly range between £12 for new starters and £100 for elite personal trainers, you can earn a decent amount from day one of your new career. For more details read this exclusive research on personal trainer salary.

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:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
  • Gym Instructor
  • Level 3 Exercise Programming
  • Coaching and Nutrition and Weight Management.

This is the minimum requirement to achieve Level 3 (Personal Trainer qualification) status on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

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

Can I complete the Level 3 Personal Training Diploma in 6 weeks?

No. We do not offer short courses.

Our graduates are recognised as being the best in the industry because we prepare students to do more than just pass a qualification. However, students can also set their own training hours and they will be qualified to work in the industry as soon as they successfully pass each module/assessment:

  • For Level 2 Gym Instructor Course, students normally take three months, including home study and practical elements.
  • For Level 3 Personal Training qualification, most students take up to 6 months to fully qualify and then they are ready to charge £30/hour.
  • We will continue to upskill them for another 6 months. This diploma also includes home study and practical weekends to attend.
What does a Gym Instructor do?

A gym instructor will spend a lot of their time circulating the gym, making sure that members are having a good experience. They will also usually be responsible for leading several exercise classes depending on their skill set and level of personal training qualification.

A typical day might involve

  • helping to open the gym and get it ready before members arrive
  • greeting members as they arrive
  • chatting with members
  • delivering a couple of classes
  • helping to ensure that the gym stays neat and tidy
  • delivering gym inductions, (which involve showing members around the gym and teaching them how to use the equipment safely)

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

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