Find out 'How to Become a Personal Trainer' with The Gym Academy using our interactive guide below. Simply follow our 6-Steps and select your preferred choices. 



You start by deciding whether you want a ‘Qualification and Career’ or a ‘Qualification Only’.

If you choose 'Qualification and Career' we will source you a position at one of our clubs for when you graduate.

Choose 'Qualification Only' if you wish to source your own position or if you only need a Level 2-3 qualification.



If you want a ‘Qualification & Career’ you begin by selecting the PT company you wish to work with. The Gym Academy is trusted by many of the UK's leading PT brands to provide them with high quality graduated for their PT teams. Some of these brands work exclusively with The Gym Academy because of the high quality graduates we produce. 


Once you have chosen your PT company you then choose the club you wish to work at. We have many of the UK’s best clubs to choose from (see examples below) and we offer some of the highest earning Personal Training positions.




To become a qualified Personal Trainer you will need a REPS or CIMSPA recognized Level 3 qualification. This is the Industry standard and is required by all major gyms and health clubs.

The Gym Academy offers Qualifications that are CIMSPA and REPS endorsed, as well as being fully regulated by OFQUAL.

There are three ways you can study for your diploma with The Gym Academy

(1) Full Time

(2) Part Time

(3) Blended Learning


Get qualified by attending classes local to you 4 days per week (Mon-Thu) and qualify as a personal trainer in just 4 weeks with our fast track option.


In 4 weeks you will gain your full level 3 Personal Training Diploma and earn a place in one of our prestigious clubs. Course includes 120 hours of face-to-face teaching, ensuring you get the best out of your qualification, PLUS access to our e-learning portal.


Our PART-TIME learning option gives a new meaning to a rewarding Saturday. If you still want face-to-face tuition but want to spread your classroom attendance over 8 weeks then our Part-Time option is for you.


In just 8 Saturdays you can become a qualified personal trainer at one of our prestigious clubs. Course includes up to 60 hours of face-to-face teaching PLUS access to our e-learning portal.

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Blended Learning allows you to study in your own time and at your own pace.

Whenever you are ready you can book in for your practical and theoretical assessment and we offer a Tutor hotline for when you need a little extra support.




(Online / Distance Learning)

If you currently hold no fitness qualifications or a Level 1 only, then you will need to complete both a Level 2 in Fitness Instruction and a Level 3 in Personal Training. 

If you already hold a REPS or CIMSPA recognised Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instruction then you will only need to complete a Level 3 in Personal Training. 



Choose where you would like to attend your course, workshops and assessments.





There are 3 ways your can pay for your course depending on your budget and how quickly you wish to complete your course.

Instant access to full course.

No credit checks required.

Instant access to full course

Low monthly payments

0% interest on payments

Monthly payments spread over 4 months

0% interest on payments

No credit check required.


Book a call with a Career Advisor to find out more

We highly recommend a Club Visit before you book your course as this is the very best way to find out everything you need to know about How to Become a Personal Trainer


If you are ready to Book your course now all you need to do is visit our website and click on the BOOK button and then select your preferred option.


We would like to thank you for considering The Gym Academy as your preferred course provider and we look forward to seeing you on one of our courses soon.




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