Personal Trainer Courses & Fitness Instructor Qualifications


Fit4Training offer flexible, quality fitness instructor courses to enable you to achieve fitness instructor and personal trainer qualifications and start your career in the fitness industry. Our mission statement and company objectives clearly highlight our commitment to providing high standard education.

Accredited Qualifications
Our experts deliver Level 2, 3 and 4 health & fitness qualifications, which are awarded by YMCA Awards or Active IQ and are also recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Whether you aspire to become a Gym Instructor,  Exercise to Music Instructor, Personal Trainer or a Special Populations Specialist, we have the course for you! You can find our full list of qualifications here.

Professionally Delivered
All Fit4Training tutors and assessors are fully qualified and undertake regular CPD to help us continue to improve - check out The Team page for details on all of us.

Flexible Study Method
Taught, blended-learning, online-learning and distance learning options are available. Funding is also often available for Apprenticeships. We currently have instructors studying with us all around the UK including, Birmingham, West Midlands, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, Telford, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Shropshire, Worcester, Brighton, East Sussex, Kent, Herefordshire, and Worcester, with our main training centre located in Telford, Shropshire. 

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Become a Children's Fitness Instructor.....

The aim of the Level 2 Children's Fitness qualification is to train you to a professionally competent level, enabling you to plan and deliver safe and effective exercise sessions to children.

The objectives of the course are:
  • To develop your knowledge of anatomy and physiology and how it relates to exercise and fitness.
  • To develop your ability to plan and deliver safe and effective children's fitness sessions.
  • To provide you with the knowledge to develop good customer service and the personal qualities required by the exercise and fitness industry.
  • To provide you with an awareness of health and safety in an exercise and fitness environment.
  • To provide you with the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in the exercise and fitness industry.

What fitness qualification do you need?

When it comes to deciding that you want work in the fitness industry, establishing what qualifications you need and then choosing which course to do can be a giant minefield of information.

Ultimately though, there is much less to choose from than you actually may think!

Certificate in Fitness Instructing
In order to enter the fitness industry, you need to complete the standard Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing in the context of Gym/Exercise to Music/ Aqua/ Children's Fitness. You would obviously choose the context based on what area of fitness you would like to work in.

#Success Story - Pete Rumbold builds a successful career in Stroke Rehabilitation

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"After having a stroke in 2011, I felt very let down with the Stroke Care Pathway, and help with rehabilitation was non existent. I was housebound for 4 months and with my previous gym knowledge I developed my own fitness program. After 4 months, I was able to return to the gym and further my recovery.

I decided my future was in Stroke Rehabilitation, and started training towards qualifications I needed. I completed a lengthy Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification at my local further education college, so when looking to progress to a Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification, I decided to look for a private education company.

Is distance learning right for me?

Is a course which involves distance learning the right type of course for me?

The quality of online education over recent years has improved significantly and more and more training organisations are becoming aware of the need for flexible training.

Distance learning is individually paced giving you the opportunity to study materials at your personal speed and intensity without having to wait for slower pace of the average classroom. You may also find that you benefit from the ability to go over things more than once, which you may not get in a classroom environment.

Want to work in the fitness industry?

We have many enquiries each week from individuals wanting to change career or start their career in the fitness industry but are unsure where to start. We thought we'd focus this next post on just that!

The minimum 'entry' qualification is the Level 2 Fitness Instructor. Depending on your goal and the area of fitness you want to work in, you can complete this qualification in the context of;
  • Gym Instructing
  • Exercise to Music 
  • Aqua 
  • Children's Fitness