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Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer Certificate


Flexible online study

Optional face-to-face workshops


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£1038.70 £500


The field of Personal Training in the modern day is rapidly evolving in line with the broad range of needs and goals of the clients they serve. This CIMSPA approved Level 4 Personal Training course equips learners with the additional skills and confidence to differentiate their services to other Personal Trainer. It focuses on a more scientific and evidence-based approach to programming, training, monitoring and managing clients which translates to better client retention as well as attracting new clients.

Our graduates are working in some of the biggest gyms globally

Designed for qualified L3 Personal Trainers, this qualification will certify you as a Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer.

The field of Personal Training and the needs of modern-day PTs is rapidly evolving in line with the ranging needs of clients. This industry-leading CIMSPA approved course, delivered 100% in the UK and worldwide, will take your knowledge to the next level. Discover a more scientific and evidence-based approach to programming, training, monitoring and managing clients, which translates to better client retention and client attraction.

If you want to help your clients reach their goals and deliver advanced personal training sessions, the content in this course will equip you for working with clients that require a more bespoke approach and drive forward your career in the fitness industry.


Internationally recognised, CIMSPA & Active IQ endorsed, written and presented by Doctors of Philosophy (PhD holders) with the guidance of 25 years experience, unlimited tutor support and employment opportunities. This is the industry’s highest level Personal Trainer course.

Industry Leading Personal
Trainer course

The Fitness Circle have 26 years’ experience in qualifying Personal Trainers and fitness professionals. Enrolling onto our CIMSPA endorsed course means you’ll be working with a serviced-focused, experienced provider that continue to keep up with the latest sports science research.

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What Will I Learn?

During this course, you’ll learn from the best fitness professionals so you can diversify your personal training client base and build your career. The material is delivered on a module to module basis. As you move through the content, you’ll become familiar with vital approaches and techniques recommended by highly successful personal trainers.

  • During This Level 4 Fitness Instructor Course, You'll Learn How To:

    During This Level 4 Fitness Instructor Course, You’ll Learn How To:

    • Research, evaluation and use of credible research and information to inform personal training/coaching practice.
    • Integrate and apply technologies, such as digital and social media, into personal training practice to support, enhance and manage the client journey.
    • Use the application of behaviour change and communication techniques to support, enhance and manage the client journey.
    • Conduct assessments and performance analysis and evaluation to support, enhance and manage the client journey.
    • Design and apply long-term periodisation, including planning, coaching and evaluation, to optimise client success.
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  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    As this is a Level 4 certificate, you must have specialist knowledge of personal training and understand how to enhance athletic performance and support clients to lose weight. Our entry requirements include:

    • All learners should hold a Level 3 Personal Training qualification or an equivalent.
    • An understanding of theoretical learning theories surrounding fitness and the ability to apply them.
    • Be able to use cognitive and practical skills to develop bespoke training plans for clients.
    • Understand how to handle unpredictable situations and maintain a safe environment for clients.
    • We also expect anyone taking part in this course to have a passion for the fitness industry and help clients refine their nutrition, remain active, and reach their weight loss goals.
    • A level 4 personal training qualification gives you plenty of opportunities to move into management, but it's more intensive than the level 3 diploma in personal training.
    • If you're career-focused and want to become an advanced qualified personal trainer, we guarantee you'll have access to the best course material and support from nutrition and exercise professionals along the way.
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  • Course Assessment

    Course Assessment

    Our courses are online learning programmes, but we use a range of assessment methods to ensure you understand and apply the content to your job role. We expect all of our students to have fitness industry experience, and you must hold appropriate level 3 prior qualifications.

    • As you progress through the course, you'll put together a portfolio of evidence to show your understanding of advanced personal trainer theories.
    • There are also practical assessments/demonstrations to complete.
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  • Upon Successful Achievement Of The Course You'll:

    Upon Successful Achievement Of The Course You’ll:

    • Hold industry recognised fitness qualifications
    • Be able to support a range of clients with sport and physical activity
    • Have extensive knowledge of weight management techniques
    • Be able to help clients meet their fitness goals
    • Combine applied techniques to enhance customer experience
    • Take advantage of guaranteed interviews to get the job of your dreams

    Many of our students move on to further qualifications, and there are plenty to choose between depending on where you’d like your career to go.

    • Popular options include:
    • Technical qualifications in related subjects
    • Level 4 Strength & Conditioning Qualification
    • Level 3 Sport, Performance and Nutrition
    • Level 3 Certificate In Outdoor Fitness
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The Fitness Circle support team & materials

With a personal tutor on hand to help you learn with us, we ensure that you are not alone during your studies.

Tutors with industry experience

Our tutors are dedicated, knowledgeable and best of all,
have personal training experience.

Industry-leading learning materials

  • Online video lectures and practical training videos
  • Premium learner manuals
  • Dedicated support tutor
  • Simplified study guide that is easy to follow
  • Customisable templates for case studies
  • Mock paper practice
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Experience Class

  • Way 2 Fitness Work

    ”The support and the knowledge given allowed me to start working in the industry straight way. I have and will continue to recommend their services to anyone looking to get qualified.”

    Way 2 Work 

    Basketball Coach & PT

  • Nuna’s Nutritionist

    “I chose the The Fitness Circle because I could study the whole course online, in my own timeframe, which worked well with my schedule. It was a great experience.”

    Nuna’s Nutrition


  • Helle Hammonds Celebrity Personal Trainer

    “I qualified as a PT with The Fitness Circle over 10 years ago and will still recommend them to this day.”

    Helle Hammonds

    Celebrity Personal Trainer

  • Tom ‘Kong’ Watson Personal Trainer

    “The Fitness Circle will teach you everything you need to know to get you started in a career in Personal Training”

    Tom ‘Kong’ Watson

    Former MMA Champion



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Why Choose The Fitness Circle For Personal Training Qualifications?


We help you build a successful career in fitness. The Fitness Circle offers affordable and flexible courses that teach future professionals all they need for success.

We have internationally recognised qualifications through CIMSPA, or ACTIVE IQ so that you can reach your goals with our guidance no matter what.

Personal Trainers Are Born Here

In the mid-1990s, our goal was to help unemployed people get into work by teaching them about fitness. We supported many students to gain qualifications and enjoy a rewarding career. Today, we’re based online, but our ethos to give people a sense of purpose hasn’t changed.

We’re passionate about fitness and know that each student can succeed and develop a rewarding career that offers progression opportunities.

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Flexible Payment Options

Developing your career doesn’t have to put you out of pocket, especially when we offer a range of flexible payment plans. You can choose to pay in full or spread the cost over 6 or 12 months (subject to a credit check), which gives you the flexibility to gain a qualification without worrying about financing it.

If you decide to pay in full, we’ll issue a 5% discount and have a hassle-free 14-day money-back guarantee.

Dedicated Team of Personal Training Course Instructors

Our specialist trainers work in fitness settings across the UK, offering a range of services to their clients. Whether it’s as sport and physical activity trainers, gym instructors, or managers, our tutors know their stuff and will support you along the way.

We’ve been training fitness professionals for over 25 years and guarantee you’ll have all the support you need. You can also contact us between 10 am to 6:30 pm through the week for quick support should you have any problems with the course content.

Are You Ready to Become an Advanced Personal Trainer?


If you’d like to enquire about our Level 4 Personal Training Certificate, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team. We’re on hand to answer any questions you have and recommend a beginners course if you don’t have the qualifications for an advanced diploma.

Online learning with The Fitness Circle is flexible, dynamic and flexible. If you want more from life, our courses can help you achieve your goals and look forward to a career with fantastic prospects.

Take the first step towards your brand new career.


Our Course Advisors are eager to walk through your options and answer any questions you have

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