Through the design and provision of creative and personalised exercise programmes and instruction, nutritional advice and overall lifestyle management, Personal Trainers will motivate clients to positively change their behaviour and improve their overall well-being by providing specialist, tailored advice within their scope of practice, while always being aware of when to refer clients to relevant appropriate professionals for specialist information and guidance (e.g. physiotherapist, registered dietitian, medical specialist).


A comprehensive understanding of business, finance, sales and marketing is also essential to enable the Personal Trainer to build and retain a stable client base. Personal Trainers are typically employed by a fitness or leisure centre or, once qualified, can be self-employed and should expect to work hours that may include evenings, weekends and public holidays.

This occupation exists within a sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the nation, creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often.

Knowledge covered within the programme includes:

  • Exercise Programme Design and Delivery

  • Exercise Technique

  • Professional Practice

  • Business acumen

This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 14 leading employers, so you can be sure that it meets the needs of the modern fitness and leisure industry. Designed by: David Lloyd Leisure, Virgin Active, Fit for Sport Ltd and The Football Association (to name a few).