Personal Training – Health and Fitness – Advanced Apprenticeship

A Personal Training Apprentice will work within a gym environment, helping clients to reach their fitness goals.

Course Information

  • Course Type Apprenticeship
  • Subject Area Fitness, Activity Leadership and Leisure
  • Qualification Apprenticeship
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Course Length Minimum of 15 months

A Personal Training Apprentice will work within a gym environment, helping clients to reach their fitness goals. You will create bespoke programmes based on your knowledge of health and fitness, the equipment available and the desired outcome. A personal trainer will support a client from start to finish, providing an initial demo and then offering mentoring and guidance they’re after.

Topics include:

  • Developing the knowledge needed to build bespoke programmes to help clients reach their fitness goals
  • How to effectively communicate with a client to understand their current fitness level and desired outcome
  • Instructing effectively through good leadership and clear speech
  • Developing your own skills in the gym to help create new programmes for your clients
  • Understand how to utilise all gym machines and equipment
  • Learn the required Health and Safety for each machine and activity to stop clients from getting injured
  • Develop methods to motivate and encourage others

Example job roles include: Personal Trainer/Gym Instructor/Gym Leader/Coach.


  • NVQ Level 3 Certificate in Activity Leadership
  • If required: Functional Skills (IT, English, Maths)

Next steps… Some Apprentices go into employment within a public leisure facility or a private gym/health centre.

Entry Requirements

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide, you ideally need GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths and in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support to help you achieve their requirements, either prior to your Apprenticeship via a pre-Apprenticeship or during the delivery of your programme.

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