Carshalton College can help you train as personal trainer

Do you want to train as a Personal Trainer or Fitness Instructor? Then Carshalton College has the ideal Part Time courses for you.

The YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training qualification is to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client.

The YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) Blended Learning includes the following:
Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health
Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity
Planning & Instructing Gym-Based Exercise

The courses are an ideal starting point for those wishing to work as a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer, either part time or full time, a career which is growing rapidly and enables you to work flexibly.

There are no formal entry requirements apart from an interest in health and fitness and a commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle. The courses are suitable for anyone who wants to go into the fitness instructing side of the sports industry and is the minimum qualification you need to instruct fitness. Progression from the course can be the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training or straight into work in a gym or as a freelance personal trainer.

Carshalton College also has fantastic facilities for this course with our Pulse Health and Fitness Centre on site plus our team of tutors who are industry experts. Pulse has the following facilities
Air-conditioned 80 station gym with the latest Pulse cardio and strength equipment
18m swimming pool with luxury steam room and quality changing facilities
Full size sports hall with four badminton courts, basketball, football, netball etc.
Two air-conditioned studios offering a range of activities and classes
Quality changing facilities for families and individuals
Disability access throughout


The demand for fitness instructors and personal trainers is increasing rapidly and it is a career that offers the chance to work flexibly to suit your needs. To find out more or book your place on this course, please contact our Customer Services Team on 020 8544 4501 or [email protected]

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