leader in uk personal trainer courses

Welcome to the British Physical Fitness Society, a leading provider of Central YMCA/ CYQ personal trainer courses and fitness instructor courses.


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We have helped thousands of young men and women forge careers for themselves as fitness trainers in the British health and fitness industry. If you are interested in such a career, and need to take the first step by getting yourself a qualification, you’ve come to the right place. 


Choosing your first qualifications is an important decision. The quality of your qualifications will play a large part in getting your first paid work and building your reputation in the fitness industry. With all the different providers of gym instructor courses and personal training courses out there, choosing the right course provider can seem harder than choosing which course to do!


Because all of our courses are Central YMCA/CYQ accredited, our students can be sure that their qualifications will be recognized by employers and insurance providers anywhere in Britain and in any foreign country that is part of the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals.


Whatever career path you want to take through the fitness industry, your first step should be a level 2 certificate in fitness instructing. This qualification is a perquisite to all of the most useful fitness industry vocational training courses.


  • If you want to be a personal trainer, you will need to build on the level 2 award with a level 3 diploma in personal training. This qualification will entitle you to work as a personal trainer, either for yourself as a freelancer, or for one of the national health club chains that employs in-house personal trainers.
  • If you really want to maximise your earning potential as a personal trainer, you could opt for a level 4 master personal trainer course. Then you would be able to help people with serious health problems such as obesity or lower back pain, and receive referral clients from local health authorities and GPs.
  • If you already possess the level 2 gym, we can get you started on a personal trainer diploma straight away, and if not, then we can teach you both courses simultaneously.


The British Physical Fitness Society operates a state-of-the-art, fully interactive, online learning platform which we use for the delivery of all our courses. Students can access all the teaching material online and complete the course at their own place, in their own time, from the comfort of their own homes or while travelling, as our online Student Zone is compatible with any tablet or smartphone.

Throughout the duration of their courses, our students are supported by a full-time student support team who will be available by phone or online to answer any questions and help out with any difficulties.

When the student feels ready, they can book their practical assessment at one of our training campuses in London, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Ipswich or Newcastle. Our courses have an average pass rate of 96%.

If you’d like to find out more about the kind of learning experience we offer before you buy, phone us or drop us an email and we’ll setup a one-week free trial of our online teaching environment for you.