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Personal Training 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 to become a Personal Trainer, have never looked back.

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Quality Personal Trainer Courses

“Quality is an act. Not a habit.”

— Aristotle

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 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.

As with any investment, if you opt to buy cheap, you’ll often 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 you’ll also have 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 and 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: darren.chadwick@focus-training.com– 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 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.

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 we will help you.

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


What our students think about us

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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 one of our Personal Trainer Courses, 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 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.

Our Gym Instructor Course is the first step on your mission to become 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.


Most people book a diploma course

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, 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.

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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