YMCA Certificate in Personal Training – Distance Learning

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client.

Throughout the course candidates will learn:

  • anatomy and physiology including:
  • the heart and circulatory system
  • the musculoskeletal system
  • postural and core stability
  • the nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health
  • how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments
  • how to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • how to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • how to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
  • how to design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages
  • how to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages Assessment


The home study program is ideal for those individuals who are looking for a flexible and convenient learning model that can be completed at the candidate’s own pace. The program provides an interactive e-learning platform along with hard copy study materials that systematically prepares students for the certification exam. Expert instructors are readily available to provide assistance throughout your course.

Program Benefits:

Self-paced learning allows you to move at your own speed

Ideal study program for the busy adult – study anywhere, anytime

Instructor supported learning means all your questions are answered

Study using your preferred method of online or hard copy materials


REPs CPD Points: 20 points



multiple choice theory papers

practical examination


Entry Requirements

YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym-Based Exercise (or equivalent)

Progression Routes

Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness

Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning

Payment Plan

0% interest payment plan available on request.

Course Prices

£1660 £1100

A £200 (non-refundable deposit) is required to secure a place on this course.

Our Gym Instructor and Personal Training package deal  for Distance Learning is only £1400 when booked together.

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