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Personal Training

Level 2 Fitness


The health and fitness industry is a large and important component of part of the Active Leisure and Learning Sector. It is made up of both privately run clubs such as David Lloyd, Fitness First and Cannons, and publicly run gyms through various leisure facilities run by local authorities or leisure trusts.

As an Advanced Level apprentice you could work as a Personal Trainer, preparing and delivering training programmes for adults on an individual basis, being able to cater for a variety of needs ranging from older adults to athletes and people wishing to train for a specific sporting activity.


Entry Requirements

Learners must have a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing qualification in order to progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Personal Training.

Learners should be employed for 30+ hours per week in a personal training environment and should be undertaking work which satisfies that criteria of the qualification.

Maths and English at GCSE A*-C, Level 2 Functional skills or Level 2 Key Skills are not required but if held, will exempt the learner from these elements of the Apprenticeship framework.


Course Structure

The Diploma in Personal Training includes:

  • Competency in the vocational area
  • Personal Learning and Thinking skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

The Certificate in Personal Training includes:

  • Knowledge of the vocational area

If applicable, learners will also work towards:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths

Assessment Methods

Assessment for the Diploma in Personal Training and the Certificate in Personal Training will mainly take place in the work environment. Some workshops may need to be attended.

An assigned assessor will visit the learner once a month for 1-2 hours in order to assess competency and knowledge in the vocational area. 

Online tests may need to be completed if the learner is working towards Maths and English qualifications.

Exams are required for some units in the Certificate in Personal Training.

E-Learning will be completed to work towards Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, Employee Rights and Responsibilities and any Maths and English required.

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