A Guide to Our Apprenticeship Program

Are you passionate about fitness and dreaming of a career as a Personal Trainer? At Activfirst, we receive numerous inquiries about our Personal Trainer apprenticeship, and we’re thrilled about your interest! However, there are some key aspects to consider before embarking on this exciting journey.

Understanding the Essentials:

  1. Employment Requirement: Our apprenticeship program requires you to have an employer. This means you’ll need to secure a position where you can work ideally a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  2. Contractual Commitment: To enroll in our apprenticeship, you’ll need an 18-month contract with your employer. This duration is crucial for a comprehensive and enriching learning experience.
  3. Gym Level 2 Certification: A prerequisite for our Personal Trainer apprenticeship is the completion of a Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate. Ensure you have this qualification in place before considering the apprenticeship.


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Apprentice Personal Trainer

Navigating the Apprenticeship Process:

At Activfirst, we are an apprenticeship training provider. This means we can deliver the apprenticeship if you have an employer willing to hire you as an apprentice. Here’s how you can kickstart your journey:

  1. Finding Employment: Seek employment through regular channels or apply on the government website for apprenticeship opportunities: Government Apprenticeship Portal.
  2. Exploring Apprenticeships: Discover available apprenticeships in your area through the UCAS website: UCAS Apprenticeships.
  3. Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate: If you’re already employed as a gym instructor in a fitness suite, and you aspire to progress to Personal Training, obtaining the Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate is a prerequisite. You can pursue this as a standalone qualification or as part of a Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Embarking on a career as a Personal Trainer is an exciting and rewarding journey. Activfirst is here to guide you through the process, supporting your growth and development every step of the way.


If you meet the criteria and are ready to take your fitness career to new heights, we can’t wait to hear from you!