Personal trainer

Personal trainer

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, in the role of personal trainer, you’ll motivate clients to positively change their behaviour and improve their overall wellbeing. You’ll train in the provision specialist, giving tailored advice within your scope of practice, while always being aware of when to refer clients to relevant appropriate professionals for specialist information and guidance, such as physiotherapists, registered dieticians and medical specialists. You’ll also need a comprehensive 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.


Duration: 15 months

Relevant school subjects: PE

Entry requirements: 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: £21,000 per annum

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