YMCA Awards is one of the most important organisations in the lives of anyone building a career in the fitness industry. Their professional qualifications and learning resources have enabled thousands of people to start and progress their careers. They offer a diverse suite of health and fitness qualifications both for people taking their first steps in the industry and established professionals developing their careers. Their qualifications are based on over 25 years of industry expertise.

Our online Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer qualifications have been developed in close partnership with YMCA Awards to ensure that the quality of education you get online with us is the same as you'd get in a traditional class. All our courses allow you to join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

You can do your practical assessments at your local gym and sit your theory exams from home, all with unlimited support from your personal tutor. 

You'll have 24/7 access to our online campus to access your course materials, and you can pay with an interest-free payment plan to spread the cost. Prices start from just £88.88/month, and this month you can save up to £325 off the full price!

To study our fitness courses you must be resident in the UK and have access to a suitable gym environment. 

Meet Our Fitness Students

YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is the qualification you need become a gym instructor, join REPs and move on to the Personal Trainer course. You don't need any qualifications or experience so it's ideal if you're just starting out.

YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

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. You'll need the Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification to take this course. 

YMCA Awards Level 2 & 3 Combined Course

If you’re not already qualified at Level 2, or if your Level 2 qualification doesn't meet our requirements, you can begin your career as a PT with our Level 2 & 3 Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer Combined Course

Looking for more information? Use the form at the side of the page to download a PDF on your chosen course, then contact our expert course advisors by email, webchat, or by phone on 0330 057 6363. We're happy to help!