Entry requirements (health trainer)

Find out more about what you need to work as a health trainer. 

The nationally recognised training for health trainers is the City and Guilds level 3 Certificate for Health Trainers. You can take this course without any previous qualifications. As a trainee health trainer, you will study for this nationally recognised Certificate. Once you have completed this qualification, you will be able to work as a health trainer. In some instances, the cost of training may be funded by the individual employer. 

Health trainer with client

Each post will have slightly different entry requirements so it’s important to check the person specification for the role. Typically applicants will bring previous relevant experience of working in a paid or voluntary capacity with residents or community groups or both.

It can be an advantage to have experience or qualifications (or both) in areas such as nutrition, weight management, understanding and encouraging healthy lifestyles, instructing on exercise or using a gym.

Some posts may require the ability to speak in specific languages.

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