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Personal Trainer Courses

Focus Training are a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified personal trainer courses. We’ve coached and developed some of the UK’s most successful fitness professionals, who since studying with us, have ventured out to take the fitness world by storm.

Fitness has become a staple in today’s social schedule, and thanks to the variety and flexibility a personal training career offers,  it’s fast becoming one of the most rewarding jobs in the industry. An exciting time to get started on that fitness career…


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Quality Personal Trainer Courses

“Quality is an act. Not a habit.”

— A​ristotle

When it comes to your future, settling for second best just won’t do. So if you’re keen to become a Personal Trainer, a recognised personal training certification should be top of your priority list. Not only will a reputable qualification allow to you work within leading health clubs and fitness centres, it will also ensure your fitness career features success, longevity and a sparkling reputation.

If you’re considering becoming a Personal Trainer, you’ll no doubt already have a fondness for fitness and a passion for pushing boundaries. Ideally, you’ll have some knowledge of the fitness industry and the workings of the human body, but if not, fear not… that’s where we come in!​ Our Personal Trainer courses cover not just the basics of fitness, but a high quality collection of learning materials to help spring step your fitness career. We’re rated as high quality by Ofsted – the gurus on quality for training providers across the UK. Ofsted look at all training providers to assess everything from the procedures and systems, to the quality of the materials you’ll receive throughout your course. If they give the thumbs up, it’s a thumbs up. If they give the thumbs down… run like hell.

As with any investment, if you opt to buy cheap, you’ll sacrifice on quality! When it comes to investing in your career within the fitness industry, a quality certification is your first point of call.

Student Support & Safeguarding

Focus Training tutors not only have a passion for fitness but a wealth of experience in delivering teaching sessions that are interactive, innovative and fun. We don’t just teach…we provide support through revision, practical workshops, group work and one to one support to ensure we’re getting the very best out of you, and you get the very best out of our personal trainer courses!

We’ve tutored more than 40,000 students so you certainly won’t be on your own. Our virtual classroom provides all your online training resources 24/7, but we’ll conduct regular catch-ups by phone, email, Skype and in-person to ensure that you have everything you need. Whether it’s a course-related query or you simply need a few words of wisdom, we’ve got your back covered.

Safeguarding Policy

At Focus Training, the safety of learners is crucial. The company therefore has safeguarding measures in place to protect every learner. Focus Training is fully committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from abuse and harm. It actively promotes a culture and environment that allows learners to feel safe and secure with maximum opportunity for personal development, for example independence, self-esteem, health and respect for others.

This is achieved by clearly identifying and communicating the safeguarding roles and responsibilities within the organisation, putting in place appropriate staff training as well as having clear procedures in relation to safeguarding risks and issues and is aligned to the Government’s Prevent Agenda. Health & Safety arrangements are also in place to ensure all teaching and assessment sites are a safe environment for our learners and staff.

Focus Training has a Designated Safeguarding Co-Ordinator for concerns and queries. If you would like to discuss the Safeguarding arrangements or report a Safeguarding concern, please contact our designated person:

Darren Chadwick
Tel: 01204 548481. Email:– Focus Training Designated Safeguard Lead and Prevent


Our network of carefully selected training centres stretches the length and breadth of the UK. Most of our courses, full and part-time, will involve participation in practical sessions which we deliver at state of the art venues. Modern environments with superb facilities in easily accessible locations. So, no matter where you live, there’ll be a course coming to a town near you!

Take a look at our course locations and venues.



Payment Options

If you are dreaming of a career in fitness but feeling the pinch before you start we won’t let your bank balance get in the way of your dreams.

Whilst paying in full when you enrol will get you a ‘pay in full’ discount, many of our students take advantage of our interest-free loans to pay in manageable monthly instalments over a longer period of time. It’s very easy to set up and we guarantee you’ll pay no more than the standard course price. There’s no downside so why wouldn’t you?

If you want to reduce your monthly outgoings even further by paying over a longer timescale we can also arrange flexible finance for you.

Advanced Learning Loans are still available for people aged 19 years or over. This is a government loan scheme, which is applicable to many of our most popular Personal Trainer courses. It works in a very similar way to the Finance England loan scheme for university students. Again, it’s very easy to apply and our advisers will help you.

Whatever your circumstances talk to our course advisers and discover what’s on offer to help you fund your fitness qualification.



“I chose Focus Training because of their excellent reputation within the industry. Within 3 months of graduating, I'm now earning 30% more than before.”
— Susan T - Personal Trainer, Chelmsford
“Tracey was brilliant, so friendly, put me at ease and so helpful, she is a credit to your company.”
“Mike, our tutor, was brilliant. He was my telephone tutor too so it was great to meet him. I am dyslexic and he was amazing, so patient and very understanding.”
“The Level 2 Gym Instructor course was very well presented and I cannot praise the tutor enough for a great weekend. I have attended courses with other companies and this has been the best so far.”
“Matt was excellent at communication and kept me interested and engaged. He was so enthusiastic.”
“I was inspired by the knowledge and passion the tutor had for what she was doing.”
“Ross was very inspiring when discussing the subject matter, using his experience as practical examples.”
“Becky always called me on time.”
“Tracey has made me more confident and excited about the course. She has been amazing, so helpful, knowledgeable and really made me feel at ease.”
“Ross was an inspiring character to learn from and built rapport across the group very well.”
“The training gave me more confidence and our tutor was very understanding with the group. He taught me much so much more over the weekend to add to what I had learned from the home study.”
“Just wanted to say thank you for everything. I really feel I wouldn't have passed without your help these last few weeks. You restored my confidence and made me believe in myself again. Keep doing what you do as you really do help people achieve their dreams.”
— Allyson Spencer

Great Personal Trainers are made here

Considering which of our Personal Trainer Courses is right for you can be a head scratcher.

You’ll want to ensure you walk away with a high quality qualification and a great start to your career as a Personal Trainer. That’s where we come in. Once you’ve completed your Personal Trainer Course with us, you’ll receive an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.

It’s industry recognised, so it’ll help open doors to that shiny new career as a fitness pro. We’ll support you every step of the way so that you have the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your fitness career.

Most people start with a Gym Instructor Course. The first step on your mission to becoming a fitness leader, you can study part-time with regular phone appointments and help from our telephone support tutors, followed by 3 days of practical workshops and theory re-cap sessions to prepare you for your assessments.

If you’re in a hurry or prefer to study face to face then we also offer our Full Time Gym Instructor Course that runs over 5 consecutive days.

We have venues across England and one in Edinburgh, as well as offering in-house courses for 5 or more students.

Once you’re qualified we’ll help you plan your career path, with specialist courses if there’s an extra skill you’d like to add to your belt, plus access to our jobs board and free listing in our Personal Trainer directory will help get Brand You seen.

No matter how or where you choose to study with us, you’ll have support every step of the way to help you become a great Personal Trainer.


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