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Personal Trainer Course - Full Time

Personal Trainers change lives. Far from simply planning diet and exercise programmes, a successful Personal Trainer acts as a friend, a coach, a motivator and an inspiration.

So, it goes without saying that to become a successful Personal Trainer requires a multitude of skills! Sure, you’ll have a passion for fitness and an understanding of what the role of a personal trainer involves. But to cut it in the fast-paced world of fitness, you’ll also need to be analytical, patient, persistent, organised, a strong motivator and, most importantly, a good listener. You don’t have to look like a body builder, but you must 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 options. Whether you plan to join a high profile health club, work with world renowned 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.

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We also run this course as a part-time course.

Course Structure and Content

  • How Is The Course Delivered?

    We understand that whilst you want to study, you have a life too! So, our course can be completed with just 4 weeks of full-time, face-to-face courses which will take place Monday to Thursday.

    Our Focus 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 us!

  • What Will I Learn?

    You’ll learn a lot throughout your course, though you’ll find that our course materials aren’t the sort you’ll find in a dusty old textbook. We take the curriculum and mix it up to provide a variety of learning methods that won’t only help you learn more efficiently, but make it much more enjoyable too!

    Far from lengthy lectures and reams of reading, our teaching style is much more interactive! Our courses comprise of a mixture of home study, research, written coursework and practical sessions. This ensures we cover all of the necessary material, but in as fresh and engaging a way as possible!

  • What Does The Personal Trainer Course Cover?

    Throughout the course, you will study a variety of topics that will teach you more about how to be a great personal trainer – such as:

    • Advanced anatomy and physiology
    • Advanced cardiovascular training methods
    • Advanced resistance training methods
    • Movement screening – postural assessment and overhead squat assessment
    • SMART goal setting
    • Progressive exercise programming
    • Teaching exercise outdoors
    • Olympic lifting techniques
    • Plyometric and motor skill development
    • Functional core stability training
    • PNF stretching
    • Nutritional basis of healthy eating
    • Analysis of food labels
    • Eating for energy
    • Analysis of food diaries
    • Passive fitness assessments including blood pressure testing
    • Active fitness assessments including movement screening and endurance assessment

    Take a look at what you’ll get to grips with in more detail here.

  • How Will I Be Assessed?

    Throughout the course, you will be assessed on a range of areas to ensure you have both the knowledge and tools to create tailored and engaging fitness plans to a variety of clients. Assessment includes:

    • Practical observation to demonstrate your ability to deliver personal training sessions
    • A case study to outline your knowledge of programming personal training sessions and nutritional advice
    • A multiple choice theory exam covering anatomy and physiology
    • A multiple choice exam focussed on the principles of nutrition

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Do I Become a Personal Trainer?

    Anyone can claim to be a personal trainer. But experts say that the best way to judge the skills of a personal trainer, is in the type and amount of education they have under their streamlined belts.

    Our Personal Training course covers the essential knowledge and insights you won’t pick up on the gym floor. We delve into the workings of the human body, and how to get the very best out of it!

    Throughout your course, you’ll cover how to provide savvy nutritional advice, how to devise, monitor and review client’s fitness plans, and how to create bespoke exercise sessions for a wide range of clients.

    As personal training clients are becoming more selective about the skillset of those they work with, there’s no better time to arm yourself with a recognised qualification to kickstart your personal training career.

    The first thing you need is a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification. If you already have one of these then great, you’re ready to jump straight into the Level 3 Personal Trainer course, if not don’t worry, we can bolt this on at the beginning.

    Take a look at our tips on how to become a personal trainer.

  • What Certificate Will I Receive On Completion Of My Personal Trainer Course?

    On completion of the course you will receive an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training.

  • Tell Me More About My Qualification

    At Focus Training, we don’t give out pieces of paper to anyone that shows an interest in personal training. Your certificate is earned, by you, and fully backed by us. Our certificates are recognised by REPs meaning that once qualified, you’ll have a high quality qualification under your belt.

    You will receive 20 REPs points on completion of the Level 3 Personal Trainer course. The Register of Exercise Professionals provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards. If you don’t cut it with them, you don’t cut it anywhere. Entry onto REPs as a Level 3 Personal Trainer can help you attract clients through their website and gain affordable insurance.

  • I'm Feeling The Pinch, Can You Help?

    You can either pay for your course fees in full with an early bird discount or you can choose to opt for a ‘pay as you study’ payment plan. We would just require a small deposit and then you can choose to pay for the course over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months period. To find out more on payment options please contact your Course Advisor free on 0800 999 6664.

Locations & Dates

Location Venue Module Start Date Book
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course (Full Time) 02/05 September 2019 & 09/12 September 2019 & 16/19 September 2019 & 23/26 September 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Personal Trainer Course (Full Time) 18/21 November 2019 & 25/28 November 2019 & 02/05 December 2019 & 09/12 December 2019 (Midweek)



If you have any questions or require further guidance you can speak with one of our expert advisors by calling

0800 999 6664

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