Below you will find the Level 3 Personal Training and delivery methods on offer from CMS.


If you would like a group classroom / health club environment  with the ability to collaborate and engage with peers and the physical presence of a tutor you may be interested in the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training workshop course. This method of delivery includes a 2-day workshop attendance with learning resources and tutor support also available online.


If you would like to study at your own pace, but be able to access the same workshop delivery content, learning resources and excellent tutor support, then you could enrol on the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Online).


Which ever Level 3 Personal Training course or delivery method you choose, you will receive excellent learning resources and tutor support throughout your programme and a great experience.


Call a member of our learner support team today on 01924 470 477 to find out how we can support you.


Get hands on experience of our provision and support. Try before you buy and ask about our 5 day trial


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“CMS will always be my go to for learning I have done several courses with them now and Hadyn’s knowledge is second to none and very professional. If asked by anyone wanting to change or further their career CMS win hands down. Keep up the great work and I will see you for my next course in the next few months”

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“I passed my level 2 Gym Instructor course and Level 3 Personal Training course with CMS and they are brilliant. The tutors are so helpful and knowledgeable (Hayden was amazing in helping me get through my exams). I am hoping to take some more learning and development from CMS in the near future. I’d definitely recommend this organisation.”

(Jodie - Google Review)
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“Excellent trainer and facilities. I completed the course during COVID restrictions. The guys at CMS did a really good job of delivery a quality training experience in difficult circumstances. It was safe, comfortable and confident. Well done Hadyn and CMS.”

(Paul - Google review)
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“Highly recommend. Haydn brought the e-learning modules and course content to life in a way that made them understandable and memorable. Had a great time learning with a great bunch of people. Thankyou CMS”

(Mel - Google Review)

Frequently Asked Questions

Our personal training, sports massage and gym instructor course fees are fully inclusive and there are no hidden extras.

This includes:

  • Your enrolment, induction with your tutor and registration and certification with Active IQ
  • 100% online or face to face workshop delivery and assessment
  • Unlimited tutor support via email, phone and webinar

Our virtual learning environment includes exclusive CMS Fitness Courses content including recorded webinars, knowledge checkers, e-learning content, video tutor demonstrations and textbooks to name a few.

As a training provider offering apprenticeship provision in a range of employment sectors, we have an expansive range of additional CPD your tutor could make available to you while on a personal training or sports massage programme with CMS.  This includes content on a range of topics including but not limited to accountancy skills, business skills, IT skills and HR skills. Our tutors regularly suggest additional resources individuals working toward their respective fitness courses may find appropriate to their continued development.

Our personal training and sports massage programmes do have maximum timeframes in which you must complete your studies. These timeframes are excessive therefore, if your time expires then you may incur additional fees to be able to continue with your fitness courses programme.

Yes – our fitness qualifications come with different payment options to suit our learners’ budgets.

0% Interest Monthly Instalments

Depending on the fitness course you can pay your fees over 4, 7 or 10 monthly instalments.

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction – 4 Months

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training – 4, 7 or 10 months

Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instruction and Personal Training – 4, 7 or 10 months

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy – 4 or 7 months

Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions – 4, 7 months

Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients – 4 or 7 months

Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Lower Back Pain – 4 or 7 months

Purchases of this kind can be made online or by calling 01924 470 477 and requesting a payment link or by purchasing via the relevant course website page.

Advanced Learner Loans

With CMS Fitness Courses you have the option to fund your personal training, sports massage or fitness accredited qualification via an Advanced Learner Loan.

Advanced Learner Loans are government backed loans through which you can pay for the entire cost of your personal trainer course. The loan is not repayable until you have left programme and are earning over £27,295 a year.

To find out more about funding your personal training course via an Advanced Learner Loan or start the application process, please call 01924 470 477.

Pay in Full

If you want to pay for your personal training, sports massage or gym instructor course in full then you can also do this via our website using pay pal or debit and credit card.

Alternatively place your order over the phone by calling 01924 470 477 and you will be sent a payment link to complete the purchase.

You can pay for your personal training, sports massage, gym instructor or fitness qualification programme via the below methods:

  • All major credit and debit cards
  • Pay Pal

CMS Fitness Courses accept payments via:

  • Pay Pal (via website)
  • GoCardless (direct debit via website or email payment link)
  • Barclays epdq (via website or emailed payment link)

Please note we do not accept payments for personal training, sports massage or gym instruction qualifications over the phone. This is for data security purposes.

CMS do not take deposits. But when you are ready to commit to your training we can get you set up and underway within 24 hours. We guarantee we will be able to accommodate you.

When you are ready to start your studies either call 01924 470 477 to discuss your options or purchase via the website.

Once you have paid your first payment you are given access to your learning resources. In line with our Terms and Conditions (see website footer) you have 14 days in which to cancel your purchase to cancel the remaining balance. Please note that if you access your learning resources then you will be liable for the full cost of the course. First instalments are non-refundable.

CMS do offer a 5 day try before you buy trial on our full range of personal training, sports massage, gym instruction and fitness courses.

CMS Fitness Courses do allow prospective customers a 5-day trial to our learning resources.  This allows you to evaluate the quality of our learning resources and the useability of the virtual learning environment. If you would like to try before you buy one of our personal training, sports massage or gym instruction courses please complete an online enquiry form on the website or call 01924 470 477.

When you request a 5 day trial we will arrange for a mini induction to the system with a tutor so you can gain as greater understanding of the process as possible and sample the exceptional CMS Fitness Courses tutor support.

We will send you your personal training or sports massage course joining instructions via email once you have committed to your first fitness course instalment payment. You will then receive information and guidance on how to access the virtual learning environment.

In the coming days, your tutor will contact you to schedule a thorough induction to the virtual learning environment, answer any questions you may have about your personal training course, and agree on any goals you will work toward.

Before you may access your fitness course learning resources, you must complete a few final enrolling activities in the virtual learning environment.

For the length of your personal training course, your tutor will be your personal point of contact, ensuring that you always receive personalised help.

There are two Personal Training Diplomas. They are the:

The Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is for those that already hold a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification / equivalent and wish to upskill to Personal Trainer status.

The Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instruction and Personal Training is for those who do not currently hold the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction or equivalent and wish to fast track to becoming an accredited Level 3 Personal Trainer.

Both of our Personal Training Diplomas can be completed as a 100% Online Fitness Course