How to become a personal trainer
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
- specialist courses run by private training organisations
- the armed forces
You could take a college course in personal training or gym instructing.
Entry requirements for these courses vary.
You could do a Personal Trainer Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.
Employers will set their own entry requirements.
You can apply to become a personal trainer or set up your business, if you've got qualifications and experience as a fitness coach or gym instructor.
It's usual to have a certificate in first aid that includes cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
You can find out more about careers in exercise and fitness from UK Coaching or the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).