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Personal Trainer Diploma

  • PT Diploma


Our personal trainer course packages are designed to suit everyone’s needs. You can complete them either full time or part-time. Part-time courses can be completed either on the weekends or weekdays. This flexibility makes it easier to fit it in, even with a very busy schedule.

All of our fitness industry training courses are CIMSPA recognised and qualifying with Discovery Learning means that upon course completion you will receive a YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (Skills Active accredited).

After you successfully qualify as a personal trainer, you will also be able to register with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and you can start working as a PT in the UK or internationally.

Who is this Personal Trainer Diploma package for?

This course package is a combination of the Certificate in Level 2 Gym Instructor and the Certificate in Level 3 Personal Trainer and is designed for those wanting to work within the fitness industry and wishing to get both qualifications in one go.


You can choose to study either part-time or full-time. Here’s an overview of these two formats:

Part-time Weekend:

4 weeks of home study, followed by 4 weekends of course attendance, spread over 4 months.That would mean one weekend of attendance per month.

Part-time Weekday:
This involves a minimum of 4 weeks of home study followed by 2 days required attendance/week spread over 5 weeks.

This means a 3 week Monday to Friday schedule, with study hours from 9AM to 5PM.




This course is made of six units:

Level 2 Gym Instructor

Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology

Unit 2: How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

Unit 3: Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environments

Unit 4: Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health

Unit 5: Planning gym based exercise

Unit 6: Instructing gym based exercise

Level 3 Personal Trainer:

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 2: Nutrition for Physical Activity

Unit 3: Client Case Study

Unit 4: Delivering a Personal Training Session


During your course and just before completion, you will need to complete the following assessments for the Level 2 Gym Instructor:

  • 1 x 105 minute multiple choice examination (Anatomy & Physiology)
  • 1 x 90-minute multiple choice examination (Principles of Exercise & Fitness)
  • 1 x mock practical assessment
  • 1 x practical assessment
  • 4 x units of written coursework

    During your course and just before completion, you will need to complete the following assessments for the Level 3 Personal Training:

    • 1 x 105 minute multiple choice examination (Anatomy & Physiology)
    • 1 x 90-minute multiple choice examination (Principles of Exercise & Fitness)
    • 1 x practical assessment
    • Client case study

    Although we have a 98% passing rate, it sometimes happens that some students refer on their theory or practical exams. In the event of this happening, we provide 1 re-sit day/month at some venues. The fee for the theory re-sit is £50 and for the practical re-sit is £100. You would also be requied to bring in an appropriate adult to act as your client.

    What support will I get?

    While studying with Discovery Learning, you will have full access to our online interactive study platform that includes video tutorials, images, manuals, mock exam questions as well as other learning tools to aid you. You will also benefit from our Student Support team who are here to help via phone, email or Skype.

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    The Discovery Learning experience doesn’t necessarily have to stop once you finish your course. We can help you find employment, recommend trustworthy third parties for your business or we can assist with getting interviews.

    We are always one phone call or email away if you need any further assistance with the development of your new fitness industry career.

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