Personal Training & Fitness Instructor

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Our online REPs-endorsed personal training courses will turn your passion into your career.

Become a fully-qualified personal trainer or fitness instructor in your free time, at your own pace, with unlimited tutor support and a flexible interest-free payment plan.

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All our professional fitness courses have been designed in close partnership with YMCA Awards, UK industry leader and one of the world’s best-known fitness awarding bodies, and will allow you to join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

As they're online, you can shape your study around your schedule: set your own timetable, work at your local gym, and sit your exams from home at a time that suits you.

Our expert tutors will be on hand to help whenever you need it, and you can spread the cost with our flexible interest-free payment plans. Prices start from just £90/month interest-free.

Whether you’re a gym instructor looking to take your career to the next level or a fitness lover who wants to share your passion with others, we’re here to help you fulfil your potential so that you can help others do the same.

You’ll need to live in the UK and have access to a UK gym to study fitness with us.

YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing will give you the knowledge and skills you need to pursue a career as a fitness instructor. You don't need any prior qualifications or experience so it's perfect if you're just starting out.

It's the foundation you need to join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and move on the to Level 3 Personal Trainer course.

YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

This course is perfect if you want to take your career in the health and fitness industry to the next level.

The Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is an advanced qualification that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to provide one-to-one training, nutrition advice, progressive programming, and other client needs.

You'll need a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) to take this course. 

YMCA Awards Level 2 & 3 Combined Course

If you’re not already a qualified Fitness Instructor, you can fast-track your Personal Training qualification with our Level 2 & 3 Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer Combined Course

YMCA Awards

With over 25 years industry experience, YMCA Awards need no introduction. They're the UK's most respected awarding body for fitness courses, and are a globally-renowned brand. They award 30,000 certificates every year, and work with over 400 course providers in 12 countries across Europe, Middle East and Africa. 

Need advice or looking for more information? Contact our expert course advisors by email, webchat, or by phone on 0800 027 6960. We're happy to help!

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Happy Students

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ICS Learn enabled me to do the qualification in my own time, without having to commit to weekly evening classes. It meant I could fit my studying comfortably around my work and personal commitments, and complete it quickly, as I could do it faster or slower than recommended. The handbook was clearly written, and the course content and assessments were well explained so I rarely had to contact ICS Learn, but when I did I would get a swift and helpful response.

Kathryn Willis Review Rating: 5 out of 5


Studying with ICS Learn is great as I don't have to lose time travelling to centres every week. If I have a busy week at work or at home, I can choose to drop the books for a while. A quiet week, and I can study more. I feel completely independent with my studies, but I know I have lots of support when I need it. When I need help, I simply email or call my tutor who can quickly answer my queries. Once qualified I will be one step closer to my dream job.

Jade Shorrocks Review Rating: 5 out of 5


Online learning was the best type of study for me as it fitted in perfectly with my full time job, and I particularly liked ICS Learn as there were no deadlines. This meant that I didn’t need to take any time off my work to study I could do it all in my own time and at my own pace. I found the ICS Learn Student Community was very user friendly.  I particularly liked the tutorial videos, after watching these I found that I could easily navigate around the website.

Kirsty Forsyth Review Rating: 5 out of 5