This qualification aims to develop learners with existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to pursue a career in personal training.

This qualification is ideal for gym instructors wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as personal trainers, orindividuals, who already hold a gym instructor qualification, wishing to become self-employed running their own personal training business.

Entry Requirements

  • A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and application of number involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication and application of number pitched at levels 3 and 2 respectively


  • This qualification provides progression to Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in personal training
  • Learners may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, like Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside personal training in the health club environment or own business 
  • Alternatively, learners may broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing onto qualifications mapping to additional branches of the Level 3 Standards, such as Exercise Referral and Leisure Management
  • The qualification will provide knowledge and practical skills to enhance provision alongside other academic courses such as: National Diploma in Sports Studies, A-level PE and HND in Sport and Leisure

Places available: 12 

Location: The Vocational Academy, Unit 1, Eldon Way Industrial Estate, Eldon Way, Hockley SS5 4AD

w/c 15th July over 5 weeks with approximately 10 days face to face  

Cost: £995 + VAT

Previously trained with CSL?
Please email training@creativesportleisure.co.uk who will validate your place and provide you with a discount code.



Courses in Hockley, Essex


If there are not any dates suitable for your requirements or you are wishing to book multiple places on the course then please contact our Commercial Team on commercial@creativesportleisure.co.uk or 01268 552218.