Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor Course - CPD Certified

Student Discount Card Eligible | Lifetime Access | Online certified training |Online certificate and exam included


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Study method
Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
15 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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The accredited Fitness Diploma –which is a CPD Certified course is a stunning online course for anyone looking to start a career in the fitness sector as a personal trainer or fitness instructor. The course is compacted in to 32 modules (full breakdown below) with everything you need to know to succeed in this thriving sector and is co-written by a London Fitness expert who has worked in the fitness industry for over 15 years.

This course is perfect for people that are either complete beginners to the fitness industry and are considering making a career change to become a personal trainer, or existing fitness instructors , personal trainers looking to enhance their knowledge or boost their skill set. Also our course is ideal if you not looking to make the financial jump to a full time and lengthy course without knowing what this career path has to offer.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email.

Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity on our dedicated website.

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15 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Module 1

Beginning a career in the fitness industry

In this module you will learn:

  • How to start a career in the fitness industry
  • The skills you need to become a fitness instructor
  • The role of a fitness instructor
  • How much you can earn
  • Plus much more...

Module 2

Anatomy – the skeleton

Module 3

Anatomy-cardiovascular system

Module 4

Anatomy- muscles and somatotypes

Module 5

Anatomy – The nervous system

Module 6

Anatomy of the joints

Module 7

Obesity & Diabetes

In this module you will learn

  • What obesity is
  • What diabetes is
  • About the link between obesity and diabetes
  • How they are best treated
  • Plus much more...

Module 8

Diet and fitness

In this module you will learn:

  • About the types of food our body needs to stay fit and healthy
  • About the 5 main food groups
  • About the vitamins and minerals the body needs to help it function
  • How to have a balanced diet
  • Plus much more...

Module 9

Collecting & analysing nutritional information & nutritional goal setting

In this module you will learn:

  • About ways to collect nutritional information from clients to help with their diet and fitness plan
  • About the type of information needed
  • How you will use this data to set goals for the client
  • What you need to do to help the client achieve their goals
  • Plus much more...

Module 10

Encouraging clients to incorporate activity in to their lifestyle & understanding of health benefits

By the end of this module, you will know:

  • About the health benefits of exercising
  • How to incorporate activity in to your client’s lifestyle
  • What you need to consider when adding physical activity to a client’s life
  • The best way to encourage clients to exercise
  • Plus much more...

Module 11

The effects of exercise on the body

In this module you will learn:

  • The importance of physical activity
  • The effects on the body during and after exercise
  • The reasons for undertaking physical exercise
  • How to improve your health and prevent illness
  • Plus much more...

Module 12

How to safely monitor exercise intensity

In this module you will learn:

  • What exercise intensity is and how to measure it
  • How best to measure the heart rate
  • How and when to check the pulse
  • How to spot signs of over exertion
  • Plus much more...

Module 13

GP and exercise referral

In this module you will learn:

  • About the exercise referral programme
  • About the qualifications needed to be involved with the programme
  • The benefits of exercise referral to your business
  • About the patients who may be referred to the exercise programme
  • Plus much more...

Module 14

Preparing fitness plans for clients

In this module you will learn:

  • How to prepare a fitness plan
  • About adapting exercise plans for the client's needs
  • The difficulties with creating a plan
  • The standards you should follow as a trainer
  • Plus much more...

Module 15

Stretching Fitness

In this module you will learn:

  • The importance of warming up and stretching before exercising
  • What happens to your muscles while stretching
  • How to stretch without causing injury
  • How to stretch different parts of the body
  • Plus much more...

Module 16

Fitness training for disabled people

In this module you will learn:

  • About working with disabled people
  • The benefits of exercise for a disabled person
  • How to design an effective exercise plan
  • Types of exercises for people with a disability
  • Plus much more...

Module 17

Group personal training

In this module you will learn:

  • About conducting group exercise sessions
  • The qualities needed to run your own group exercise classes
  • How to become a group fitness instructor
  • An example of a group exercise programme
  • Plus much more...

Module 18

Gym exercising – Planning and Instructing

In this module you will learn:

  • The role of an exercise instructor
  • What the requirements of the job are
  • How to set exercise goals
  • How to design a training plan
  • Plus much more...

Module 19

An in depth look at personal training

In this module you will learn:

  • The role of a Personal Trainer
  • How to prepare personal training plans
  • The basic principles of personal training
  • The best way to demonstrate exercises to your clients
  • Plus much more...

Module 20

Outdoor fitness

Module 21

Children Fitness and Diet

In this module you will learn:

  • About fitness exercises for children
  • About nutrition for children
  • The benefits of exercise for children
  • How to design a training plan for children
  • Plus much more...

Module 22

Yoga Instructing

In this module you will learn:

  • How to become a Yoga Instructor
  • Which training course is right for you
  • About Yoga Teaching Associations
  • About the different types of Yoga
  • Plus much more...

Module 23

Pilates Instructor

In this module you will learn:

  • The essential traits of a Pilates Instructor
  • The principles of Pilates
  • The training required to become a Pilates Instructor
  • Types of certification available
  • Plus much more...

Module 24

Understanding emergency procedures in fitness environment

In this module you will learn:

  • The importance of emergency procedures
  • The responsibility of a fitness centre
  • The equipment needed in an emergency
  • What to do in an emergency
  • Plus much more...

Module 25

Understanding & Controlling risks in fitness environment

In this module you will learn:

  • About the possible risks in a fitness centre
  • What is considered a hazard
  • Risks of machinery and equipment
  • How to assess the risks in a fitness environment
  • Plus much more...

Module 26

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

In this module you will learn:

  • About creating a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults
  • The responsibilities of a fitness instructor
  • The key principles for safeguarding vulnerable people
  • About the planning and supervision of activities
  • Plus much more...

Module 27

Setting up your own Fitness or Personal Training business

In this module you will learn:

  • What you need to know before setting up your own fitness business
  • The advantages of a virtual training business
  • The qualities you need to be a successful personal trainer
  • Some tips for a successful business
  • Plus much more...

Module 28

Customer care. Dealing with enquiries

In this module you will learn:

  • About the importance of customer service in a fitness facility
  • How to provide good customer service
  • How to manage customer complaints
  • About providing quality assurance to your customers
  • Plus much more...

Module 29


In this module you will learn:

  • About the finance needed to start up your own business
  • About creating a business plan
  • Where to find the funding for your business
  • About the Government schemes available
  • Plus much more...

Module 30

Insurance and Tax

In this module you will learn:

  • About the tax deductions you can make as a fitness instructor
  • About the types of insurance you will need
  • About the taxes you will need to pay
  • Which bookkeeping software you can use to keep track of your financial obligations
  • Plus much more...

Module 31

Marketing yourself as a personal trainer

In this module you will learn:

  • Key marketing strategies for your business
  • The different ways to advertise your business
  • About using social media
  • Things to avoid when marketing
  • Plus much more...

Module 32

Health and Safety

In this module you will learn:

  • How to ensure the health and safety of everyone at a fitness centre
  • How to minimise health and safety risks
  • About the health and safety hazards at a fitness centre
  • About how to plan for emergencies
  • Plus much more...

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Reed Courses Student Testimonials on our Diploma

Ballas Mustapha - Norwich

I truly recommend this website

I didn't know there is a better way and easiest way to better your personal training and fitness instructor course, till someone told me about fitness diploma course, very useful.

The questions are very relevant , I have just completed my personal trainer and fitness instructor course and passed,I'm over the moon, will do another course soon. I truly recommend this website .

Arran Selhi - Ely

Highly recommended

I am only 5 modules in to the course but is delivering above what I expected. Content is well explained and easy to digest and I like that I can do it at my own rate and without time pressure.

I have a dace agree that covers anatomy etc and this has been an thorough refresher for me. Highly recommended. (Well priced too.)

Victor Bhatoolaul - Welwyn garden City

Good academic knowledge

Having completed a Bachelor's in Science Honours Degree in Sports Studies, this has good academic knowledge and is much easier to understand.

Gemma Russell - Llandeilo

I would recommend this course to others

Great teaching layout for each module. Clear and easy to follow studying method.

I found this way of learning perfect for me, as I could study at my own pace in the comfort of my home. Being dyslexic, I enjoyed studying the modules in my own time. Support always on hand if needed, plus a bonus of being able to print off each module to add my own notes.

Easy to use layout of the course, allowed myself to swiftly go through each module, with a small test at the end of each module before moving on, making sure the knowledge had sunk in! With a final Test at the end to complete the Diploma. I would recommend this site to others, looking to add to their skill set.

Lisa Hayden - Liverpool

I would recommend this for some one wanting to start a career

The course is well written and broken down into easy sections, there is a test at the end of each module. This course is good if you're looking at a new career or even just want a better understanding of exercise, I would recommend the course for for either.

The web site is easy to navigate, I would recommend this for some one wanting to start a career in the fitness industry.


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

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