Personal Training Courses Manchester

There has never been a better time to become a qualified personal trainer. The health and fitness industry in the UK has been thriving, with over 9.7 million fitness members. 1 in 7 people are now a member of a gym and with a total market value in the region of £4.7 billion (2017), it is the perfect opportunity to begin a personal training career. It all starts here with our excellent range of personal training courses.

Want to become a personal trainer in Manchester?

Fitness HQ’s level 3 certificate in personal training is fully accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and is recognised worldwide by employers. There are plenty of job opportunities in Manchester for personal trainers, with 189 gyms and counting. Manchester has always been at the heart and soul for sport, fitness and leisure in the UK. Over recent times Manchester has hosted several national and international events including the Commonwealth Games. Not only does it boast some of the UK’s most impressive sporting arenas in Old Trafford, The Etihad Stadium and also the British Cycling Velodrome, but Manchester is leading the way in health and wellbeing with a number of initiatives supporting the fight against obesity and Diabetes.

The L3 Certificate in Personal Training is a progression from L2 Fitness Instructing (Gym), if you have this qualification please let us know otherwise please go to L2 Fitness Instructing dates first as this form the fit part of the L3 Diploma in Personal Training.

Why choose Fitness HQ for your Personal Training qualification in Manchester?

  • Internationally recognised qualifications delivered by industry leading trainers
  • you can qualify in less than 10 weeks!
  • interest free payment plans
  • provide you with an online platform to start advertising your business with a Webpage just for you
  • introduce you to employment opportunities in the UK and Manchester with our extensive network
  • provide a continual support / mentorship to help you succeed in your new career.


At Fitness HQ we understand that time can be a barrier to most things, including your education. This is why we have personal trainer courses scheduled at the weekend and also the weekday to best suit your availability and needs.

Course Days Qualification Course Dates Assessment Date
  • Level 3 Personal Training – Manchester
June 24, 30 July 1, 14, 15, 21 & 22nd July 28th
  • Level 3 Personal Training – Manchester
September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 October 6 & 7th October 13th
  • Level 3 Personal Training – Manchester
December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 January 12 & 13th January 19th
  • Level 3 Personal Training – Manchester
March (2019) 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & 30th March 31st
  • Level 3 Personal Training – Manchester
May (2019) 11, 12, 18, 19 June 1, 2 & 8th June 9th


We have a range of personal training packages to suit everyone:

Diploma Type Included Direct Payments

Discounted when combined

  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Level 2 Gym Instructing or Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Level 3 Personal Training
ADVANCED Option 1:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructing or Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Level 3 Sports Massage

Option 2:

  • Level 2 Gym Instructing or Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral

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  • Level 2 Gym Instructing or Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral
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  • Level 2 Gym Instructing or Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Level 3 Personal Training
  • Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
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Note: CPD courses can be added on to any Level 2 Qualification, such as:

  • Kettlebells
  • Suspended Movement Training
  • Group Indoor Cycling
  • Instructing Circuit Training
  • Instructing Bootcamp Fitness Training

Funding Available

If you’ve been considering a change in career or the pursuit of a fitness career but the cost of the qualification has put you off, then why not contact us for information regarding 0% Payment Plans .

Career prospects

Once you complete a Personal Training qualification with Fitness HQ, the possibilities for employment and building a career are endless. We have outlined a few below which may be of interest to you:

  • Employed Personal Trainer in either a private or public gym
  • A self-employed Personal Trainer freelancing between various facilities or utilising the several different parks throughout Manchester
  • Average earnings of £20,000 – £40,000 a year, depending on working environment and hours worked
  • Specialise in Exercise Referral and support Manchester’s health initiatives in combating Diabetes and obesity
  • Focus on performance and strength & conditioning with various sports teams throughout Manchester
  • Open your own private facility
  • Bootcamps – with our qualifications you can set up Bootcamps and various other fitness classes throughout Manchester
  • And so much more…

For more information on any of our courses in Manchester please e-mail us at or call FREE on 0800 112 3431

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Course Recommendations

Antony Brown is the Managing Director at Elite Performance which is one of Manchester’s most sought after gym’s and personal training studios. Elite Performance has been operating in Manchester for over 7 years and has produced some amazing transformation results but has also worked with several professional / premiership footballers, rugby players and athletes. Antony is also the co-founder and owner of Body and Mind Retreats LTD which is a fitness, wellness and health retreats company which organize frequent retreats to Marbella, Austria and the UK. Having been in the fitness industry for over 12 years, Antony knows what to look for in Personal Trainers.

According to Antony: “Fitness HQ is one of the most innovative and professional Training Providers we have ever worked with. I have several members of the personal training team that have completed the Fitness HQ Diploma in Person Training in Manchester and they are by far some of the best personal trainers I have ever hired. It is clear that Fitness HQ are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. If you are based in Manchester and want to complete a personal trainer course, as an employer and a gym owner I can’t recommend Fitness HQ enough!”


Developing a career as a Personal Trainer in Manchester is one of the most rewarding things you can do. Not only is it fun, flexible and financially a good career to pursue, it is also extremely rewarding. If you like the idea of coaching clients to a healthier, stronger and happier version of themselves, then this is the career for you!

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