This course will enable you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise and personal training programmes to members of gyms, private clients and group sessions by learning and completing the below units.

Over the course you will develop your skills and knowledge to start a career in personal training through easy to understand coursework and assessor/mentor support.

With our ongoing mentorship programme you will also learn how to approach potential clients, how to market yourself and how to run your business.

SLPT Personal Training session

SLPT Personal Training session

Entry Requirements

  • Some experience of gym-based training is ideal but in no way necessary as our team of tutors will teach you all you need to know

  • The course requires physical participation at times but you do not have to be super fit to be involved

  • There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved so please take this into account

  • The course is also set to an agreed end date so please make sure that you can spend the required time to take part

Qualification Structure

The course is set in two parts Level 2 Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Personal Training.

Level 2 Units –

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise

  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health

  • Planning gym-based exercise

  • Instructing gym-based exercise

Level 3 Units –

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health

  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

  • Programming personal training with clients

  • Delivering personal training sessions

Additional Units – (these are not marked but designed to help you start/grow your business)

  • What now? A guide to the industry

  • Marketing 101 – who, what, where and how

  • Running your business

Assessment Methods

  • Multiple choice examination

  • Portfolio of evidence

  • Practical demonstration/assignment

Course Delivery

Our courses are run as one-on-one, group delivery and athlete workshops (click here for details). All formats use the same workbooks and give the same qualification at the end. Each method will also need a fair amount of self-motivation to learn and carry out course work when not with the assessor and to revise for set exams and practical sessions.

Career Progression

This qualification provides progression to start a career as a fitness instructor/personal trainer in a gym environment and also a mobile personal trainer.

The included mentor programme we will guide you through the set up and initial growth your business.