Personal Trainer Courses

Personal Trainer Courses

Leading to Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.


Personal Trainer Courses
Gym Instructor Courses

Gym Instructor Courses

Leading to Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym based exercise)

Gym Instructor Courses
Sports Massage Courses

Sports Massage Courses

Leading to Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

Sports Massage Courses
Mental Health Awareness

Mental Health Awareness

Leading to Active IQ Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness.

Mental Health Awareness


Become a Qualified Fitness Professional

If your goal is to become a fitness professional, you have come to the right place. At Focus Training our courses and workshops have been the springboard for countless careers in the fitness industry. Above all, we are here to ensure you get off to the best possible start in your new chosen profession.

Your career as a fitness professional begins here

Whether you want to become a specialist or an all-rounder, a career in health and fitness requires the right start. So, call Focus Training today and we will help you start your journey to become a fitness professional.

Become a qualified fitness professional with the UK’s leading personal trainer courses provider.

If you are just starting out, build your career on solid foundations with one of our gym instructor courses, then progress with our industry-leading PT courses! If you are a seasoned fitness professional, expand your offering to your clients by adding breadth and depth to your resume with one of our CPD workshops.

Whatever your goals, we set the bar in course standards, choice of venue and student support.

  Quality Courses

Springboard your career as a fitness professional.

All of our courses are designed to give you the necessary tools to become a fully-certified fitness professional. Learning your trade from the UK’s leading fitness course provider will give you competitive expertise and open up a world of opportunity. You will learn far more than just the basics of fitness - we will equip you with real, practical knowledge.

Springboard your career with expert tuition and advanced learning materials. Our Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Training Courses are recognised by Reps and Cimspa

We also produce range of advanced courses across a variety of disciplines, all designed to ensure you keep pace with the latest trends within the fitness industry.

  Student Support

The best tutors.

With a passion for fitness and a wealth of experience Focus Training tutors don’t just teach, they provide support through revision, practical workshops, group work and one-to-one advice. We will get the very best out of you and ensure that you get the very best out of your chosen course.

More than 40,000 students have achieved their qualification on one of our trainer and instructor courses. Our virtual classroom delivers all online training resources 24/7. Regular catch-ups by phone, email, Skype and in-person help to ensure that you have everything you need.

Safeguarding measures are in place to protect every learner. We are fully committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from abuse and harm. Because of our commitment, the Focus Training culture creates maximum opportunity for personal development, independence, self-esteem and respect for others.

  Courses Nationwide

State of the art training facilities near you.

Wherever you want to study we know you still expect the highest standards in fitness professional instructor courses and workshops. That's why we have selected the best training centres in the UK.

The quality of facilities and tutors provides great scope for our students to study full and part-time. As a result, we can deliver practical sessions in state-of-the-art venues. They are modern environments with superb facilities in easily accessible locations. Wherever you live we have the perfect ‘PT Diploma Courses’ waiting for you.

  Flexible Payment Options

If you are dreaming of a career in fitness and feel sure training as a Personal Trainer is the way to go, we have finance options to make your dream become reality.

Paying in full for our any fitness professional courses will include an early bird discount. Focus Training students can also take full advantage of our interest-free finance to fund their training and education, in monthly instalments over the term of their PT course. It’s very easy to set up and we guarantee you’ll pay no more than the standard course price.

  NRPT Partnership

To make sure you get your career as a PT off to the strongest start we’ve teamed up with the National Register of Personal Trainers to give our students a brilliant exclusive offer.

The UK’s leading directory of qualified Personal Trainers has very high standards. Because of this, they insist upon the best training for their registered PT’s. Our best-in-class Personal Training Courses makes Focus the perfect match.

This brilliant offer is exclusive to our Focus Training Level 3 Graduates and includes, annual membership at a reduced rate of only £65 for the year (usually £110).

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Personal Trainer Courses

Personal trainers who have completed the Focus Training fitness professional qualifications have the perfect springboard to start a career in the fitness industry. In recent years the role of personal trainers and fitness coaches has changed a great deal. Gone are the days of creating basic diet plans and programs that are generic and not suited to individuals.

Today’s fitness professional needs to become the clients’ friend, body coach, mentor and inspiration. Every person looking to get fit and improve their body and well-being has different goals and with the Focus Training qualifications, you will learn the exact skills required to become a successful fitness professional.

The career choices of the fitness professional these days are as varied as the clients you will work with. From working in health-centres and corporate gyms to working with professional athletes, the choice means there is something to suit everyone.



Personal Training News & Offers


If you’ve already qualified as a Personal Trainer, there are a number of ways you can maximise your chances of a successful career in the fast-paced fitness industry.

It’s a competitive market… make sure you stand out.


Advanced Learner LoansFunding Available and easy payment options

Help pay tuition fees for PT Courses and other Personal Training Courses. Most learners studying aged 19 and over at Level 3 and above, will qualify for these loans.

Many of our students dream of taking their personal training career to the next level, but don’t have the money to pay upfront on the qualifications to get them there.  So who are we to hold you back?

We have a selection of courses which qualify for advanced learning loans to help you study for that fitness career, without worrying about the finances.

Advanced Learning Loans



Love the buzz of teaching your own studio classes? You’ll love our Pilates mat work instructor course.

This course is for those with a passion for people and a love of low-intensity workout techniques.

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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 course 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 regularly inspected 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. Very few training private providers in the fitness industry qualify to come under the cope of  Ofsted.

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.


“”Really good course, this style of studying and working on modules/units at home at my own steed with excellent, friendly and informative practical weekend. I would definitely recommend Focus Training” Peter”

— Susan T – Personal Trainer, Chelmsford

“”Friendly, helpful and passionate staff. Online portal is really handy and variety of courses is excellent.” Thomas”

“”One of the best decisions I made because I felt comfortable and at ease with my learning in my workshops and on the phone (credit to Lee for having that skill and patience). The multiple choice summative assessment was the best method and worked well for me. The videos are great. I’m a visual learner, so I gained a lot from this. Apart from the trainers and assessors doing a fab job in teaching, I also have to recognise the admin team (Kirsty) for giving that extra support when I needed advice and information sent out. Definitely value for money and I do make sure I spread the good word. Thank you Focus Training.” Martine”

“”The staff are very helpful and friendly!! The weekends at David Lloyd were great met lots of lovely people!! I now have my own sports massage business!!” Rachel,”

“”Excellent tutors, very friendly and helpful. Would 100% recommend Focus Training.” Paul”

“”Detailed and informative course content, the training facilities where fantastic. The Home study was very structured thanks to the deadlines.” Marianne”

“”Always there at the end of the phone if you needed help.” Mark”

“”Covered every angle in a fun yet informative way. Took a lot away from the day” Allyson

“”Professional, helpful and fun. Excellent trainers. Very informative and well run. Especially Paul Redfern. Have been on a few of his courses.” Nicola”

“”Really enjoyed the courses I’ve taken so far and would definitely use again. Felt supported through both home study and physical part of the courses.” Emma”

“”The tutors were excellent and timekeeping good. They gave me a clear understanding of the subject. I have been working with Focus for eighteen years and all my qualifications were gained through Focus. I would definitely recommend them.” Michael”

“”Best place to get further education in personal training and sport massage therapy. Amazing services from a phone call to final exams day. Hardworking, helpful and knowledgeable tutors. I experience professionalism, hospitality and reliability. Thank you .” Karam”

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.

Industry recognised

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 near me. 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, as well as offering in-house courses anywhere in the UK and Europe 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 your brand 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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