Personal trainer apprenticeship

Coach clients towards their health and fitness goals

Through the design and provision of creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction, nutritional advice and overall lifestyle management, during the personal trainer apprenticeship, you’ll motivate clients to positively change their behaviour and improve their overall wellbeing. You’ll train to provide specialist, tailored advice within your scope of practice, while always being aware of when to refer clients to relevant professionals for information and guidance, such as physiotherapists, registered dieticians and medical specialists. You’ll also need an understanding of business, finance, sales and marketing in order to build and retain a stable client base. You may be employed by a fitness or leisure centre or, once qualified, can be self-employed, so expect to work hours that include evenings, weekends and holidays. You’ll play an important role in improving the health of the nation, creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often.


Duration: 15 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements for the personal trainer apprenticeship: Relevant, active experience in the fitness sector and a fitness instructing level 2 qualification

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £24,000 per annum

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