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Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer
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Personal Trainer


The role of a Personal Trainer is to coach clients (on a one to one and small group basis) 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, Personal Trainers will motivate clients to positively change their behaviour and improve their overall wellbeing by providing specialist, tailored advice within their scope of practice, while always being aware of when to refer clients to relevant appropriate professionals for specialist information and guidance (e.g. physiotherapist, registered dietician, medical specialist).

A comprehensive understanding of business, finance, sales and marketing is also essential to enable the Personal Trainer to build and retain a stable client base. Personal Trainers are typically employed by a fitness or leisure centre or, once qualified, can be self-employed and should expect to work hours that may include evenings, weekends and public holidays.


To anyone who works or wanting to work in a role delivering Personal Training. You can be a current staff member wanting to enhance your skills by gaining an accredited personal trainer qualification through completion of this apprenticeship. You can also be an individual who would like to work as a personal trainer and willing to enrol onto one of our apprenticeship programmes.


If you’re currently looking to recruit staff members, we can help! We will take away the stress of advertising for a position and the timely task of finding the candidate that is a perfect match for your business. We will advertise through our network of recruitment tools and find you the perfect matched candidate – for FREE! Your candidate will then go onto enrol onto one of our accredited apprenticeship programmes and learn & earn at the same time. For more information on this, please either submit your interest here or call 01132 866453 and speak to one of our apprentice placement officers.


1)Industry Recognised Apprenticeship Standard.

2)Functional Skills in Maths and English.

3)Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing.


The Personal Trainer Apprenticeship lasts 15 months in total. There is further detail about what is taught throughout this duration on pages 4 & 5. Below is a delivery timeline of how the Personal Trainer apprenticeship will be delivered:


There are additional benefits for employers who invest in training young people who are between 16 and 18:

An employer who recruits or up skills a staff member is eligible to a £1000 incentive with £500 payable after 6 months and at achievement. The staff member would need to be between 16-18 years of age.

If you have less than 50 employees there is no requirement to contribute 5% for 16 to 18 year olds only. (still applies to 19+)

If the person is 19 or over a 5% contribution would be required which is £200. The £200 can be paid over 10 monthly payments if desired. This would be at a cost of £20 a month for 10 months.

However, if the organisation has a national wage bill of over £3 million, then you would be a levy paying customer and training would be 100% funded. More information regarding Levy can be found here.


Click here to download the Personal Trainer prospectus!

PT Apprenticeship Prospectus


If you’re an employer or apprentice candidate and you want more information, contact our head office on 01132 866453 and select extension 1 in order to speak to a member of our Career Development Team. Alternatively, fill out our contact form here.

Request information about becoming a personal trainer

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