Become a Personal Trainer

This YMCA Awards Level 3 Personal Training (Practitioner) qualification is for anyone wishing to become a personal trainer and work with clients on a 1-2-1 basis or in small groups.

Our flexible courses including online learning, can be started upon enrolment. This qualification also awards 10 CIMSPA points and 20 REPs points.

Online and Live Courses
Pay course in full: £789
Includes registration, course materials, assessments, workshops (if applicable), and certification. 
Or pay a £125 deposit to use our 3, 6 9 or 12 month interest-free payment plan.
How to book using our payment plan?
Study & Assessment Options

This qualification is offered as an ONLINE or LIVE course, which you can start studying straight away.

Both the ONLINE and LIVE courses includes online elearning for all units plus attendance and/or video submission for assessments. We have plenty of assessment dates available each month for our students at our Midlands venue, but it is possible to sit your exams in your workplace should you not be able to attend one of our assessment centres. OPPORTUNITIES TO SIT EXAMS FROM HOME ARE CURRENTLY BEING ARRANGED.

If you feel you would benefit from some tutor-taught workshops to supplement the online learning, then you can book on our 8 LIVE workshop days (included in course fee). These workshops cover content from units 2, 3 and 4:

Promoting Wellness Through Client Motivation and Interaction;

Bespoke Exercise Programme Design, and;

Customised Exercise Programme Instruction and Communication Techniques.

PT (Practitioner)

Course Content

YMCA Awards Level 3 Personal Trainer (Practitioner)

Option of 8 LIVE workshop dates



GYM & PT (Practitioner)

Course Content

YMCA Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training (Practitioner) for those who don't already have a recognised Gym Instructor qualification.

ONLINE and LIVE study options available



What course materials and support will I receive?
  • Online elearning for all units -access for 300 days,​​
  • Electronic assessment paperwork for all units,

  • Link to further presentations and mock exams,

  • Option to purchase hard copy manuals to supplement the elearning.​

  • Access to a personal tutor.

  • Access to our study support Facebook Group.

  • Option to attend 8 LIVE tutor-taught dates.

  • Ability to sit theory exams on a date to suit you using our book an assessment form (updated every month) or complete in your workplace if you are unable to attend one of our assessment centres,

  • Full guidance on how to film and submit video assessments.

LIVE Workshops

To supplement the online learning you can attend our optional 8 LIVE attendance dates. You don't have to commit to attending these workshops upon booking, so you can book on these at a later date. 

DAY 1 - Influencing health and wellbeing

DAY 2 - Client health screening and behavioural change

DAY 3 - Client health and fitness assessments

DAY 4 - Goal setting and reviewing client progress

DAY 5 - Cardiovascular and resistance methods

DAY 6 - Planning PT programmes

DAY 7 - Instructing PT programmes

DAY 8 - Alternative environments and small group personal training


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