FAQ'S - Becoming a Personal Trainer

We have compiled a list of Frequently asked questions that we get from prospective students relating to our Personal Training Courses and provided you with the answers below.

If you have any other questions regarding the courses or anything else, feel free to schedule a call via the calendar below and our student support team will be happy to assist you. 

No previous Qualifications or experienced are required in order to study our qualifications. The Level 3 Diploma in Personal training will take you from Fitness enthusiast to a Fully qualified Personal Trainer ready to start your coaching career. 

You can dictate your own course duration depending on your on your own schedule and commitments.

An average completion time is around 12 weeks if studying part time but you have up to one year’s access to the course should you need it. 

We have students completing the course in as little as 8 weeks, our exams and assessments are available regularly every month so you can study online in your own time and book these in on days/times that suit you.

On the Diploma in Personal training you gain the Level 2 Fitness instructor and Level 3 Personal training qualifications which include the following modules;

Level 2 Fitness Instructor Section

  • Professional practice for Fitness Professionals
  • Exercise, fitness and lifestyle consultation and management
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise programmes
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals

Level 3 Personal Training Section

  • Foundations of Nutrition for exercise, fitness, health and wellbeing
  • Designing and delivering personal training programmes
  • Applied anatomy for exercise, fitness, health and wellbeing
  • Business Planning and Growth for Personal Trainers

In addition to these modules you will also get bonus content such as our Behavioural Change CPD Course and a Group exercise CPD Course of choice (Kettlebells, Indoor cycle instructing, Box-fit or Olympic lifting)

You will also get in Person coaching workshops on Strength and conditioning and Personal training included with your course. 

We are a CIMSPA Endorsed provider for this course. This is the Gold standard for this qualification in the UK. We are accredited through YMCA Awards and VTCT who are OFQUAL Regulated awarding bodies offering International recognition for your qualification. You are guaranteed to be an insurable Personal trainer on completion of the course. 

Our main N.I. Assessment center is Gain Forth Gym Belfast.

Assessments are available 3-4 days per month and Multiple choice Exams are available 4 days per month.

Practical workshops take place every month. There are 2-3 workshops depending on which course you choose and you can book the first dates that suit you. (You only need to attend each workshop once and can choose your dates)


Throughout your online learning you get ongoing support as often as required. Schedule in phone calls or zoom calls with a tutor via the online platform. 

For coursework, tutors will provide you with feedback on any work that needs amended.

You are not left to fend for yourself, we are always on hand to help

If you are seeking employment we can guarantee interviews with gyms nationwide through out network of contacts. 

To set up your own business  we provide mentorship after your course with one of our Personal training team who will support you through this process. 

Once you have your Diploma in Personal training there are lots of options to progress and specialise in multiple areas of Health and fitness depending on what your goals are. These include;

  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Nutrition specialist
  • Pre and post natal exercise specialist
  • Group exercise specialist
  • Exercise Referral specialist
  • Low back pain Specialist
  •  Massage therapy

We offer;

  • Credit/Debit card payment
  • Cash payment/bank transfer (discounted)
  • Monthly payment plans up to 18 months

For more information on payment options/payment plans schedule a call with our student support team to learn more

Our online learning platform is where all your course content can be found. This includes;

  • Video lectures
  • E-books
  • PDFs
  • Presentations

You can also access these on the go via our learning app. Listen to and watch the lectures on the go on your phone!

Throughout the course will complete different types of coursework assessments including;

  • Multiple choice quizzes
  • Workbooks (word documents with question and answer format, no lengthy essays)
  • Program design – put together exercise programmes for different client types using our templates

The exams are all multiple choice with mock exams available online

Whilst we have an excellent first time pass rate on exams and assessments, students are entitled to multiple attempts at exams and assessments should they be needed. 

To get started on a course, all you need to do is go to the course page on our website, add it to your cart and checkout via your chosen payment method.

You can also enrol over the phone  by scheduling in a call or arrange to enrol in person by booking a call with our student support team

There is no need to wait. Get started within 24 hours from signing up. 


Have more questions? Just book a call with us