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Personal Trainer Courses from Focus Training

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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 one of our PT Courses, 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 by find a personal training course…



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Personal Trainer Courses

Personal Trainers change lives. It’s no longer a case of doling out diet plans and offering support on the gym floor. In today’s fast-paced fitness arena, a successful Personal Trainer acts as a friend, a coach, a motivator and an inspiration. It goes without saying that to become a successful Personal Trainer requires a multitude of skills! You’ll already have a passion for fitness and a savvy for what the role of a personal trainer involves. But to make it in the fast-paced world of fitness, you’ll also need to be highly analytical, persistent, organised, a strong motivator and, most importantly, a good listener. You don’t have to look like a body builder, but you should definitely be a role model in your lifestyle choices and have a passion for pushing boundaries.

When it comes to career prospects for personal trainers, the fitness industry has opened up a whole new range of choices.Whether you plan to join a high profile health club, work with world professional athletes or make your mark with your own Personal Training business, opportunities within the fitness industry continue to grow… with no signs of putting on the brakes. Our personal training courses give you direct support with tutors (Experienced Personal Trainers).


Funding Available

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 funding.

19+ Loan Eligibility

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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 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!

More than 40,000 students have taken our personal trainer courses, 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

Nationwide Personal Training Courses

Our network of carefully selected training course 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.



“"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, November 2018”
— Susan T - Personal Trainer, Chelmsford
“"Friendly, helpful and passionate staff. Online portal is really handy and variety of courses is excellent." Thomas, November 2017”
“"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, November 2017”
“"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, Jan 2018”
“"Excellent tutors, very friendly and helpful. Would 100% recommend Focus Training." Paul, March 2018”
“"Detailed and informative course content, the training facilities where fantastic. The Home study was very structured thanks to the deadlines." Marianne Feb 2018”
“"Always there at the end of the phone if you needed help." Mark, May 2018”
“"Covered every angle in a fun yet informative way. Took a lot away from the day" Nicola, May 2018”
“"Professional, helpful and fun. Excellent trainers. Very informative and well run. Especially Paul Redfern. Have been on a few of his courses." Nicola, May 2018”
“"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, June 2018”
“"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, June 2018”
“"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 June 2018”
— 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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