Below we've collected the answers to some of the most popular and common questions we get asked about The Personal Training Group and becoming a Personal Trainer. If you've got a question that's not covered, contact us and we'll come straight back to you. If it's a good question, we might even add it here!

What qualifications do you offer?

All the courses we offer are recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and recognised by every major health club operator within the UK, Australia and South Africa.

  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Group Indoor Cycling Sessions.
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Circuit Training Sessions.
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Kettlebell Training.
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Suspension Training.
  • YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.   
  • First Aid at work.


Why are we different?

Our classes only go to a maximum of 10 learners so you get what you paid for. Our tutors not only hold the qualification you are striving for but have also been to University and studied further education in Sport Science and have a wealth of experience and are currently active Personal Trainers. We give you access to our unique Sport Science Journal database which will only further your knowledge in the health and fitness industry.

The E-Learning is the most up-to-date interactive tool which will aid your learning through the course. Join the blended learning course (weekends) which is based at our own centre where you get elite supervision by strength and conditioners. We also pride ourselves on the business days we run which are paramount. Like The Training Room, Premiere Training, Focus Training and Future Fit, we are accredited by Central YMCA qualifications. The diffenrence is the price of the course and the quality of the tutors. 


When can I start?

Immediately on the 1-2-1 learning option with one of our tutors which is also combined with the e-Learning support which has received fantastic reviews from our past students. Blended Learning dates will vary (refer to the course dates). 


How do I get started?

Simply contact us here, fill in your details and we can get back to you or call us directly to discuss your career/study options further. 


What is the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)? 

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is a government backed system of self-regulation for all instructors, coaches, trainers and teachers involved in the exercise and fitness industry. Registration is achieved and maintained through qualifications and training which are nationally recognised and which are linked to the national occupational standards for exercise and fitness.


What is Central YMCA Qualifications (YMCA Awards)? 

YMCA Awards are a curriculum authority (QCA) approved awarding body, which certifies courses in the active leisure industry. These certifications act as a benchmark for quality and credibility for those wishing to join the fitness industry.


How long are the courses?

We have different study methods which include a blended learning course (7 weekends) and a flexible learning part time course (6-8 weeks). 


What are the benefits of self-study / distance learning?

Our programmes run regularly throughout the year across the UK. Distance learning creates an opportunity to learn for those who lead busy lives and cannot afford to spend time on courses through the week. Our distance learning courses encompass regular contact with our students (face to face and E-Learning) to ensure that work is completed to the required standard and that the learner feels supported and motivated throughout their learning experience. All students are assigned a personal mentor who guides them through the course.


What if I already hold some qualifications?

Great! Submit evidence of successful completion of your existing qualification and we will remove that from your course and a reduced fee.


How do you offer guaranteed interviews upon graduation?

If successful you will be given an opportunity for an interview with the leading Personal Training companies that we trust and have proven track results. Some of our graduates get employed by Pure Gym, Pro-Fit, Club Training, and The Gym Group, however, most go in alone and set up their own studios and work from there!


Are there payment options?

Absolutely! We do offer instalments with 0% APR and we will require a deposit though. Or even better you can pay in full and receive a 5% discount!


Where are you based? 

We can accommodate our Personal Training courses for Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Kent and London. If not on this list please inquire and we can accommodate for you.