The easiest way to think of it is that the Gym Instructor is the entry into a fitness career. It allows you to work in an employed position with gym members and get experience of working in a gym setting and with clients. A Personal Trainer will have at least a Level 3 qualification, more advanced learning that enables them to provide tailored fitness plans to individuals. Personal trainers can work in an employed or self-employed position, using their own insurance and training clients in a variety of locations. To find out more read our article on the difference between Gym Instructors and Personal Trainers.