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Do You Want to Become a Personal Trainer?

If you want to learn how to become a personal trainer, you are in the right place. After all, we understand what it takes to help people succeed in the fitness world and start their careers. As the leading educator of health and fitness professionals in the UK, we’re ready to help you find the right PT course for you so you can start on your fitness journey.

To become a personal trainer in the UK you will need:

  • A Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • A Level 3 Qualification in Personal Training
  • A drive and passion to build a fitness career

How to Become a Personal Trainer in 5 Steps

You're probably wondering how you can become a qualified personal trainer. The answer is simple. By following these five steps you can leave ordinary behind and start a rewarding PT career.

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Step 1: You decide to take the next step

It's a big decision, and we congratulate you for it. You'll be changing the world, one client at a time.

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Step 2: Research and choose a provider that fits you best, and also offers you the best education.

We encourage you to look around. (Of course, we hope you'll keep in mind that Premier Global NASM qualifications are the most sought after, and the most respected in the personal training industry.)

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Step 3: Learn your craft.

You can take your final exams face-to-face or online, with plenty of guidance and preparation from our Tutors and dedicated Student Success team along the way.

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Step 4: Pass the exam.

To become a personal trainer in the UK, it is required that you pass the necessary personal training courses: a Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing and a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.

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Step 5: Off you go!

With Premier Global NASM's support, you'll build your client roster and start making money in almost no time. And our Success Coaches will be with you every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Times may vary depending on which provider you are qualified through. But with the convenience of Premier Global NASM's live learning through digital technology and with support from our expert Tutors, you could earn your qualification in as few as 12 weeks.

The first qualification you’ll need is the Level 2 Gym Instructor Course, which will equip you with the basic tools that you need to plan, instruct and assess one-to-one programmes with potential and established clients.

The next stage is the Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate, which cannot be taken without having already passed the Level 2 qualification. It’s the most widely-recognised personal trainer qualification and represents the next stage in starting your own business.

Salaries vary within the industry, however fitness instructors employed at one of the more recognised health and fitness clubs can expect to receive a salary starting between £13,000 – £18,000 per year. Instructors who have more advanced fitness training skills, including the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, will potentially earn an extra £3,000 – £10,000 per annum.

Upon completion of our courses, many students follow a self-employed career path. In this situation, personal trainers could charge from £25 per hour up to £70 per hour depending upon location. A successful self-employed personal trainer can earn well in advance of £35,000 per year.

Gym Instructors are generally employed within fitness clubs or facilities and can provide general exercise prescription for clients. Due to the scope of the Level 2 qualification, Gym Instructors are not allowed to work with specific members in gym. Instead, their range of duties extend to helping clients with equipment, giving workout advice and tips, and interacting with members of the gym.

Personal Trainers are able to take the valuable skills of their Level 2 training and apply those to working with individual clients to reach their fitness and wellness goals. This includes exercise programming, exercise adherence, motivation, assessments, and proper movement instruction.

The wonderful thing about personal training is that you can pick up clients directly after qualification! And as an added bonus, Premier Global NASM offers a job guarantee through our diploma programs.

With a recent State of the UK Industry Report (Leisure Database) showing that gym membership rose by 4.7% and total market value by 4.2%, now more than ever the demand for personal training is exceeding previous benchmarks.

No, not for the Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training course. Although we do recommend that you complete a CPR course within six months of graduating. Being qualified to perform CPR on clients, who often have a wide range of health backgrounds, is an important skill to learn.

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Why Learn Online With Premier Global NASM?

  • Study anywhere, anytime in our virtual classrooms with live tutors
  • Experience the Premier Global NASM difference through the digital delivery of our online personal training courses
  • Learn uninterrupted with no stress of a traditional classroom (enhance learning potential)
  • Learn from experienced tutors who coach and support you every step of the way
  • Interactive instruction on exercise technique, coaching and cueing
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