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How to Become a Personal Trainer with Diverse

Diverse Trainers is one of the largest fitness training providers in the industry and offers personal training courses that can be completed in as little as 4 weeks, and once graduated, you can be ready to begin your journey in the industry anywhere in the world.


So, before you start, what is the right personal training course for you? There are several options for you to choose from. Each package considers you as a fitness professional, and your continued professional development (CPD), a constant journey you will always be on in regard to the development of your skills and knowledge in the fitness industry, keeping you at the forefront in the industry, allowing you to offer more to your personal training clients, and ensuring you are successful as a trainer.

To kickstart your personal trainer career, contact a member of the Diverse Trainers team on 01772 910 930.

Compare Personal Trainer Courses

All our industry accredited personal training courses are created, developed, and delivered by our team of expert tutors, who have all experienced huge success in their own businesses as personal trainers.

Explore Diverse Trainers’ dedicated courses and packages below.

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Elite Package
An elite qualification level for personal trainers who want to go the extra mile.
  • Level 3 Diploma In Gym Instructing and Personal Training
  • Level 4 Strength And Conditioning Course
  • Level 4 Nutrition for Weight Management & Athletic Performance
  • Level 3 Delivering Online Coaching
  • Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor
Prices from £1499
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Perfect for beginners
Level 3 Diploma In Gym Instructing and Personal Training
With the entry Level Gym Instructor included, and the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, this course will teach you the fundamentals of what you need to begin your career as a personal trainer.
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • 40 hours weekly tutor support
  • Flexible learning options
  • No entry requirements
  • Guaranteed interview upon graduation
Prices from £699
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Advanced Package
The Diverse Trainers' Advanced Package will ensure you gain leading industry knowledge and understanding of nutrition and other CPD areas.
  • Level 3 Diploma In Gym Instructing and Personal Training
  • Level 4 Nutrition for Weight Management & Athletic Performance
Prices from £999
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Ultimate Package
Standout in your industry with the expert package. This package features courses which are sure to maximise your career opportunities as a personal trainer.
  • Level 3 Diploma In Gym Instructing and Personal Training
  • Level 3 Sports Massage
  • Level 4 Nutrition for Weight Management & Athletic Performance
  • Level 4 Strength And Conditioning Course
  • Level 3 Diploma Exercise Referral Course
  • Level 3 Delivering Online Coaching
Prices from £1699
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5 Easy Steps to Becoming a Personal Trainer

Make the most of our industry knowledge and find out more with Diverse Trainers’ 5 easy steps to becoming a PT.


Research the profession

Prior to any personal training course, there is a lot of research required to ensure you understand which course is the best option for you, such as costs and CPD opportunities.

  • What CIMSPA accredited qualifications will you need?
  • What is it going to take to become successful?
  • Where will you be looking to do your personal training?
  • How much will you be looking to charge; how much could you earn?
  • Will there be any costs to you?


Select your course

Finding the course that best suits your needs takes time and consideration. Make sure the course you choose is accredited by the relevant regulatory body and provides you with the support needed to successfully complete the course.

  • First you need to find the right training provider, what does your training centre offer you throughout your training, and upon graduation, so how much support will you receive, can you get help getting into employment.
  • What qualifications do I need to become a personal trainer?
  • Is your personal training qualification CIMSPA accredited?
  • What learning option is right for me, face to face or online?
  • How long will it take you to graduate as a personal trainer?


Achieve your certification

  • Now you have decided what personal trainer course is right for you, it’s time to get enrolled onto a course.
  • You will receive a welcome email, a video induction, access to our e-learning platform, and a support call from a tutor to ensure you are all set up on your course.
  • On average our fitness instructor qualifications can take 4-6 weeks, but you do get 2 years to complete the qualification.
  • Support is on hand throughout the qualification, you can speak to a tutor via phone, email, or online chat.
  • Once you have passed both theory and practical elements of your Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification, the industry standard, CIMSPA accredited qualification. You are now ready to start your career as a fitness instructor.


Choose employment type

If you are looking at working in a local independent or commercial gym, then there are some great options for you, 

  • One option is a combination of being employed and self-employed, you are contracted to work a set number of hours for the gym, some gyms will pay you for these hours, some won’t, all hours are in lieu of rent on the facilities, you would be responsible for the day-to-day tasks around the gym, gym inductions, consultations, gym floor classes, and the general upkeep of the gym floor and equipment, this could be a valuable opportunity for you to market yourself, getting access to any new members during the inductions, letting current members know what you do and how you can help them.
  • You could, if you found the right gym, receive a wage from them for your services as a personal trainer, with commission on any personal training sales, it would be a profit share on any sales, this option is rare.  
  • The option to be a self-employed trainer is very popular.  You will pay a rental fee to the gym for use of their facilities to operate your business, fees will vary depending on the facility and location.  

Business Platform 

Now you need to decide from which platform do you want to deliver your services, your options would be.

  • At a gym – as either employed or self-employed. You would have the benefit of a large range of different pieces of equipment, allowing you have huge variety of exercise selection in your programming. You would also have access to a lot of potential clients with the current members. We have commercial gyms looking to give our students their opportunity after graduation The Gym Group
  • At home or mobile – This option would not require the added expense of a rental fee for the facilities, but you would need a selection of your own portable equipment to allow you to deliver your training to your clients from your home or mobile.
  • Online personal training – This platform is very popular with clients, some people don’t have the time to attend the gym regularly due to their commitments elsewhere, work, family, education. Some people don’t like the gym environment, it can be loud, intimidating, and very busy at times, so they would prefer this option. Here are some of benefits of online personal training, there are many more.
    • You can deliver your training anywhere, wherever suits you.
    • You can create an online library of exercises and programs, allowing your clients to always have access to see how anything you have programmed is performed. 
    • Multiple platforms to provide support, by live webinars (Zoom, Microsoft Teams), phone, by email.
    • Nutritional advice and strategies to success.
    • Constant support and guidance, keeping your clients motivated and inspired.
    • You can make it more affordable for clients which is always popular, even having a monthly subscription available, guaranteeing a monthly income for you from each client.  

You can have as many clients as you want and can work with a group of clients at one time, working in person is limited by the hours you have available at the gym or mobile. Become an online personal trainer


Business strategies and CPD

Considering how to run and market your business once qualified is imperative. Ensure you have a strategic business plan that includes your target number of sessions, timeframes and client prices. CPD is an ideal opportunity for you and your business to generate more revenue and offer further services to your clients. 


Business Marketing

Now you have decided where and how you are going to deliver and develop your personal training business, you now need to think about creating a business plan, considering your target number of sessions, timeframes, how much you are going charge, any concessions for multiple sessions purchased, and any other methods of increasing your business revenue. 


You also need to consider how you are going to market your business, how are you going to let people know who you are and what you can do for them. You need to put a strategy together, so are you going to use any marketing materials, such as fliers, banners, business cards, are you having your work clothes labelled, so people can see you are a trainer, and then how you are going to generate leads for your business, how are you going to show people what you can do, then your knowledge and skills can help you convert these leads to personal training clients. 


Social media is one of the most valuable sources of marketing, how are you going to advertise on your social platforms. If done correctly this will effectively generate leads for your business.


Continued Professional Development (CPD)

Your continued professional development is crucial as a fitness professional, it will keep your knowledge and skills as a trainer up to date and at the national standards that is expected. This is a process you will be going through for the rest of your career.  CPD ensures your certification remains current and keeps you as a fitness professional at the top of your game, showing your clients that you are highly skilled, giving them confidence in your ability as a trainer.


CPD will also make you more appealing and employable to any potential gyms or employers, your commitment to your own professional development shows dedication, commitment, and a desire to be at the top in your career, and with the right education for you, and the experience you are gaining throughout, your own personal growth and confidence in what you do as a trainer will be obvious to everyone.


Alongside development of your knowledge and skills, CPD can help you generate more income for your business. So, what do you need to consider when deciding which CPD can help increase your business revenue? Here are a few things to think about.


  • What am I offering clients now?
  • How many more clients do I want, how much will this increase my income?
  • Are there any clients I don’t see at the moment, you’re turning them away as you haven’t got the skills to train them, e.g., pre/postnatal exercise, elderly adults, clients with certain medical conditions (exercise referral), and Strength and Conditioning?
  • Are there any other products I can offer current clients, or to generate new clients (Sports Massage)?
  • Do I want to become involved in group exercise (classes), what classes are popular, and can I generate any leads from these classes for my personal training?


Our team are on hand to help get you on the right course to become a personal trainer


Learning Options

Thanks to our flexible approach, this course can be delivered via three different learning methods, online distance learning, face to face blended learning and fast track intensive learning. See below the different learning options available and remember, if you are not sure our friendly team is available to help find the best learning option for you, simply call 01772910930 or chat with us now.

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Face to Face Blended Learning

Face to Face Blended Learning

  • Qualify in as little as 8-12 weeks
  • Highly qualified tutor to your chosen location
  • Face to face friendly tutoring, giving you one-to-one or a group teaching experience
  • Access to our interactive E-learning platform
  • Induction hosted by a dedicated tutor
  • Course resources
  • Access to our dedicated student support team
Perfect For Beginners
Online Distance Learning

Online Distance Learning

  • Qualify in as little as 8-12 weeks
  • Live webinar induction hosted by a dedicated tutor
  • Interactive E-learning Platform
  • Course resource manual pack
  • Access to our dedicated student support team
  • Live Practical webinar teaching
  • Career Guidance & Support
Fast Track Intensive Learning

Fast Track Intensive Learning

  • Qualify in 1 week with our face-to-face fast-track intensive program
  • Classroom and gym floor-based learning
  • Highly qualified tutor delivered from our new modern facilities
  • Complete access to our dedicated student support team
  • All course resources provided
  • Career guidance and support upon graduation
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Frequently Asked Personal Trainer Questions

Take a look at some of the most common questions asked by our students when considering a career as a personal trainer,

You will need CIMSPA & REPs accredited qualifications, with the industry standard Level 2 in Gym Instructing or equivalent before you can start your Level 3 Personal Training course, this can be done as part of a Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training.
There are multiple flexible payment options, Visa, Stripe, PayPal, PayPal Pay later, PayPal Credit, Mastercard, AMEX, PayL8ter, and a 0% interest finance with OMNI Capital. An option to suit you.
Yes, working as a personal trainer is a very lucrative career path. Your income will grow as you become more experienced.
CPD stands for, continuing professional development.
Personal trainers create customized workout plans by assessing their clients bodily strengths and weaknesses. A PT’s job is to provide physical and mental guidance while monitoring the clients progress, to make each workout as beneficial as possible.
This can vary depending on the student, what is your learning option, online or face to face, how much time can you commit to study each week with other commitments such as work, family, other education. If you can commit to 12-16 hours of study each week, you could complete your course in 6-8 weeks.
Our courses are assessed in several ways. There are online exams to complete, A portfolio assessment (Learner Achievement Portfolio), and either face-to-face practical training and assessment days, or a recorded video assessment, for the practical elements of your course.
Each course allows students up to 24 months from date of enrolment.
Our personal training courses are either completely online, or part-time (online coursework and face-to-face practical training and assessment). Due to this, all the coursework is digital, the course materials and the online e-learning on the Enterprise Learning Academy are all done online on your digital device, such as a laptop or PC, you may even use a tablet, as long as you have word processing software to be able to complete your portfolio.

If you like this course, you will love these packages

Elite Package
  • Our Elite package contains several courses including: L4 Strength and Conditioning & L3 In Online Personal Training
  • 40 hours weekly tutor support
  • Flexible learning options
  • No entry requirements
  • Guaranteed interview upon graduation


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Ultimate Package
  • Our expert package contains several courses including: L2 Gym Instructor & L3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • 40 hours weekly tutor support
  • Flexible learning options
  • No entry requirements
  • Guaranteed interview upon graduation


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FROM: £1699

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