Online Level 2 Gym Instructor
Online Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate
Online Personal Trainer Diploma
Discovery Learning’s Student Zone is a fully interactive online learning environment where students can access all of their course materials in one place. The use of comprehensive manuals, videos, presentations and mock tests will provide an in-depth and fulfilling learning experience. The online courses are designed to allow you to study in your own time, from any location, at a pace and schedule that suits you.
Accessible on PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, it is a fully portable learning tool. Students can combine the online learning experience with the traditional aspects of our courses such as the face-to-face group attendance days. The online course materials will detail a step-by-step process for how a student will learn over the duration of the course, and provide all of the documentation needed to complete the coursework.
Less tech-savvy students need not worry about using our online learning system; we have an expert student support team who are available via phone or email throughout the week to answer questions or address any specific difficulties our students may have.
Online and attendance study:
Most of our courses are delivered through a combination of online study and attendance days on which students will come in and be taught by an instructor. All coursework, mock exams and manuals will be made available on the online Student Zone, with finished coursework being submitted electronically via email to the student support team.
Online courses only:
Our gym instructor and personal trainer courses are now available as fully online courses for those experienced fitness professionals that require converting their considerable practical knowledge and skills into a forma qualification. This course would also suit people from overseas that would prefer not to visit the UK for the practical aspect of the course.
All course materials are located on the Student Zone and students can complete the coursework at their own leisure. When they feel ready, students will sit their theory exams in one of our inner-city training venues (students can choose which city based on their own location).To complete the practical exam, students can either send us a digital recording of themselves carrying out a training session, or attend a practical exam in one of our training venues. All of our courses must be completed within eighteen months of the start date.
We would like to stress that the online course is only suitable for those students that fulfill the following criteria:
- Are experienced health and fitness professionals with previous knowledge of working in a gym environment with clients
- Have access to a fully equipped gym for purposes of practice and potentially filming their final assessment
- Can demonstrate that they are self-starters with previous experience of self-directed learning (where the student manages the whole learning process independently, and accesses student support for assistance on learning points)
Please note that if online students wish to attend a practical assessment (rather than sending a video assessment) there will be a further £100 fee. Attending for the theory exam will not require an additional fee.
Internationally Recognised Qualifications Accredited By All UK Awarding Bodies
At Discovery Learning, we understand it can be difficult fitting a personal trainer course into a busy lifestyle. Our online courses are designed to be completed using only the Internet without requiring physical attendance (you just have to attend your final assessments). Feel free to phone us and speak with our course advisors to learn more about the flexible blend of home study and attendance. We know it might be difficult for you to dedicate four weeks of full-time study to becoming a personal trainer. That’s why we’ve developed these online gym instructor and personal trainer courses in conjunction with the industry leading awarding body YMCA awards.
It took us two years to develop and perfect our online PT and gym instructor courses to their current high level of quality. They surpass all of the requirements and quality standards of our awarding body YMCA awards, as well as the Register of Exercise Professionals, and are recognized by all leading employers in the fitness industry.
The qualifications you receive after doing these online courses are exactly the same as the awards earned from the corresponding full-time courses. You will have the same career opportunities with these internationally recognized qualifications whether you do them online or at a training venue.
Our online Student Zone is a dedicated area of our website that will provide you with all the documents, videos and other resources you will need to complete any of our courses. Our online study modules are so good that fitness industry giants such as Everyone Active and Virgin Active use them to train and improve the qualifications of their staff.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the online qualification as good as a traditional personal trainer qualification?
Yes, the course content and the qualification you receive upon completion are exactly the same as a traditional full-time personal trainer course taught at a physical location.
Will the qualification be recognised worldwide? Is it accredited?
Absolutely. The qualifications we provide are accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals, meaning they will be recognized by employers in the UK, Ireland, Australia, Europe, Saudi Arabia and many other parts of the world, but not in the United States.
Will I be able to work as a personal trainer after I have completed the online course?
Of course. Our online personal trainer courses give you exactly the same work and career opportunities as any other personal trainer course taught in a more traditional way. You’ll be good to go as soon as you complete the course.
Do I have to attend any classes?
No, you don’t have to attend any classes. You will, however, need to be present for your final assessments, and we highly recommend discussing this blend of home study and attendance with one of our course advisors to give yourself all the information.
Are there any flexible payment options?
We provide a 0% finance loan that allows you to pay for your course gradually in monthly instalments over the course of many months. Check our affordable course options
What are the career opportunities for gym instructors and personal trainers?
The Level 2 Gym Instructor course gives you the opportunity to work as a fitness instructor in any gym. You can work for a big fitness club chain like David Lloyds or Everyone Active, or be an instructor at a smaller, local gym. Work will include gym inductions, demonstrating exercise techniques and cleaning and maintaining equipment.
The Level 3 Personal Trainer course gives you more options. You can work as a self-employed personal trainer, be employed as an in-house personal trainer in a fitness club, or work in unusual environments like cruise ships.
How long will it take to complete the course?
That depends entirely on you. Our online courses are designed to allow students to study at their own pace, so it’s for you to decide how quickly you want to work through the course material, sit the final assessments and receive your qualification. Some students get through the course in a few weeks, while others take months. The only requirement is that the course must be completed within eighteen months of the start date.
Do I have to pay for exams?
If you choose to do your exams online it will be free of charge, however, should you wish to complete your practical exam at one of our venues, a charge of £100 will be applied.
Enjoy all benefits of studying full-time courses while studying online
We offer the best deals for personal trainer and gym instructor courses in the UK. With our unique price match guarantee, you won’t become a fitness professional for less with anybody else.
With our internationally recognized qualifications you can find work as a personal trainer not just in the UK but throughout Europe, the Middle East, Australia and many other places.
We have a dedicated team of trained student support workers who are there for you five days a week by phone, email or Skype to help you complete your course and become a qualified personal trainer.
All the resources you’ll need to complete your course and get qualified as a fitness professional are available to you twenty-four hours a day on the Student Zone section of our website.
You have eighteen months to complete any of our courses, giving you complete control over your study schedule and when you take your final assessments. You can study intensely if you want to get qualified as soon as possible, or pause the coursework anytime you have other things in your life you need to take care of.
You can learn from the comfort of your own home and save time and money by not needing to travel to teaching venues or stay in hotels.