Personal Training Academy (mid-week) - Level 3 Diploma


Personal Training Academy (mid-week)

If you know you want to start a career in fitness then the Personal Training Academy gives you all the qualifications you need to get you off to a great start!

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Cost: £2,250.00

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Course Summary

This is a FastTrack training programme open to anyone aged 16 or above who wants to start their career as a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer. You do not need any previous qualifications, but an interest in sport and a history of personal participation in sport, exercise or fitness is recommended.

Our PT Academy helps you start your fitness career in way that helps you become a success.

How You're Taught

The Personal Training Academy is held for 10 weeks, with 2 contact days a week, spread across a 3 month period.

You will be required to do some self-study at home before you start your course, as well as during the course. Tutors will be on hand to help you every step of the way. 

We visit a variety of different fitness centres in the area (at no additional cost) and a free ‘Firehouse Fitness’ gym membership will enable you to use any Firehouse Fitness facility in Sheffield during your 10-week training programme. 

We will support you in gaining work experience placement if you wish to do so on your non-teaching days. 


Assessments are spread throughout the 11 weeks and involve written worksheets and case studies, multiple-choice theory papers and observations of practical sessions.

Personal Training Academy (mid-week)


Once you have completed this course you will be able to pursue a career as a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer, in any fitness facility. 

Entry Requirement

There are no entry requirements for this course. If you already have a Level 2 Gym Instructor Qualification but would like to complete the other qualifications and workshops offered on this programme, please contact us.



  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate - Gym Instructor
  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate - Personal Trainer 
  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Award - Circuit Training
  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Award - Kettlebells
  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Award - Suspended Movement Training 
  • Business Skills workshop 
  • Employment fair / Job Interviews

Fees & Funding

The fee for this course is £2250. A £100 deposit is required to secure your place on the course.

You can pay for this course yourself (self-funded) or if you’re aged 19 or over, have been a resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the course, and are applying for a course that is over £300 and a level 3 or 4, then you may qualify for a 19+ Advanced Learner Load. 

How much can I get?

The amount you get depends on the course and the maximum amounts are set out by the government. The minimum loan amount is £300.

You can take out a loan for the maximum amount to cover your fee or you can pay part of the fee yourself.   Please note: The Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy can only be partially funded through the loan scheme, so a personal contribution will also be required for this course.

How is the loan paid?

Student Finance England will pay your agreed loan direct to Envisage once we confirm your attendance on your chosen course.


Repaying your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan is straightforward.

  • Your monthly repayments will be based on your income, not what you borrowed
  • You’ll only start making repayments when your income is more than £25,000 per year
  • You’ll only pay back 9% of any income above £25,000 a year
  • Any loan remaining 30 years after you’re due to start making repayments will be written off
  • If you leave or finish your course before April the following year, you won’t start making repayments through the tax system until after this date. You can make voluntary repayments at any time
  • If your income drops or increases your repayment amount will change to reflect this. You can make voluntary repayments at any time to pay off your loan more quickly.

Annual Income before tax

Monthly Salary

Monthly Repayment

Up to £25,000























Personal Training Academy (mid-week)

How to Apply

If you book online, you will need to apply for your selected course and choose your payment option. If you are self-funded, you can proceed with the process. If you wish to fund the course with a loan, then select the alternative payment option at checkout.

Upon receipt of your booking, we will contact you and ask you to confirm how you would like to pay for your course.   At this point, you can indicate that you would like to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan and we will contact you to arrange an interview.   

If you book over the telephone, by email or in person, you will be directed to one of our loan coordinators, who will arrange an interview with you.

During the interview, you will receive information, advice and guidance in relation to the loan and the course you have applied for.    If you decide to go ahead with the course and the loan, we will provide you with a Learning and Funding Information Letter (also known as an offer letter).   Upon receipt of your Learning and Funding Information Letter, you will apply for your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan via Student Finance England.

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