Personal trainer apprenticeship

Coach clients towards their health and fitness goals

Get ready to play an important role in improving the health of the nation, creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often. As a personal trainer apprentice, your main role is to guide clients, both individually and in small groups, toward their health and fitness objectives. You’ll achieve this by creating tailored exercise programs, providing nutritional advice, and offering lifestyle management support. Your goal is to inspire positive changes in behaviour and enhance your clients’ overall well-being through specialised guidance within your scope of practice. During the personal trainer apprenticeship, you’ll gain an understanding of business, finance, sales and marketing in order to build and retain a stable client base. Personal trainers typically work in fitness or leisure centres, but after qualification, you may choose to be self-employed. Expect to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and public holidays.


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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