Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training course

Delivered flexibly around your diary with practical sessions on the gym floor

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Qualify with our fully accredited Personal Training course delivered around your diary. Attend sessions in-person on the gym floor and complete independent home study on your terms.

Qualify as a Personal Trainer in a way that suits you and your goals

  • Learn the fundamentals of anatomy & physiology, nutrition and periodisation, to programming and using technology in your personal training business
  • Combine online assessments at home with in-person workshops on the gym floor
  • Understand how to use a variety of tools to get your client results including industry leading technology in Myzone
  • On average our learners take 12-16 weeks to qualify but you can complete within 8 weeks or over a 2 year period.

Train clients anywhere in the world

  • Fully accredited and internationally recognised Level 3 Personal Training qualification
  • Delivered by an ENHANCING CIMSPA Education Partner. CIMSPA (formerly REPS) maps to international REPS across Europe, USA, Australia and all other major destinations for personal training
  • Get insured and ready to build your business from day 1

We guarantee you a job opportunity once qualified

  • 92% of our graduates have paying clients within 4 weeks of qualifying (2022-2023 graduate data)
  • Jobs in large commercial and independent gyms
  • Get additional training on how to build a successful Personal Training business model

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Follow your passion now. Payment plans available.

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Course FAQs

Is this course accredited?

Yes this course is fully accredited by Active IQ and is a CIMSPA endorsed qualification.

How long will it take me to qualify as a Personal Trainer?

Our course typically takes between 12-16 weeks to qualify. You can qualify in a shorter timeframe and you have up to 2 years to complete the diploma.

What will I learn on the Personal Training course?

We deliver the newest personal training qualification in the UK and you will cover the following units: Anatomy and physiology, health and safety, professionalism and customer care, conducting client consultations, planning and instructing gym-based exercise, principles of nutrition, lifestyle and wellbeing, encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours, programme design and delivery, professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers.

How will I be assessed?

This course combines written assessments with practical assessments on the gym floor. You will be provided an extensive online platform that provides all resources, templates and examples on how to confidently pass all assessments. You will also complete 3 multiple choice exams online, at home. There is no additional fee for re submissions and you are able to be re assessed unlimited amounts.

What support do Vector Training offer after I’ve finished the course?

Vector Training Alumni Programme offers continual support for our graduates through industry discounts, employment opportunities, and personalised support from our expert tutors, and discounted CPD courses with Vector.

Do I need any prior qualifications to study the Personal Training course?

No. There are no prior qualifications needed to enrol onto this course, however a good level of English is required.

Can I use this qualification abroad?

Yes. All of our personal training courses are delivered by Active IQ which is an internationally recognised course. You are also able to become a member of CIMSPA after this course, and this will allow portability to join any exercise professional register in the world.

How can I pay the course fees?

You are able to pay your course fees in a single payment or over 3 payments (over 3 months).
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