Real learning. Real Clients. Real Career. Welcome to the Dip HPT5 Gold Programme.

If you want to become a supremely skilled Personal Trainer who is also a specialist in Functional Biomechanics and Injury Management, this course provides you with everything you need to set off on a hugely rewarding career journey, knowing that you have a wealth of real client experience and spectacular hands on technical skills.

The Dip HPT5 Gold programme has its foundation our brand new, rewritten L2 Gym Instructor and L3 Personal Trainer courses as well as our industry-changing Service Leadership programme, that is transforming the way Personal Trainers grow their businesses in major health club chains. It will bring you an informed perspective on how to approach people with confidence and creativity, and to build yourself a sustainable client base.

You will become known as the go to expert in your area – and importantly, you can back this up with solid skills, not just theoretical learning.

Top this off with our flagship HPT5 Specialist Programme – containing three stages: Body Mapping, Functional Biomechanics and Injury Management and you will become one of a select group of Personal Trainers who operate at the top end of the industry. Supreme technical skills will allow you to engage with and work alongside healthcare practitioners such as Physiotherapists, and savvy marketing skills will help you build yourself a career without limitations. 


What qualification or experience do I need to start the course?

You do not need any previous qualifications, though experience in the gym will help you considerably.

 How will I be taught?

The emphasis will be on practical learning and and hands on experience with real clients to ensure that you become the best possible Personal Trainer, Functional Biomechanics and Injury Management Specialist. This will entail a mixture of workshops in the classroom to develop your underpinning knowledge, with plenty of sessions allocated to the gym for practical skills development. All this delivered by someone who has seen experience in the industry so that they genuinely know the challenges that you will face and how to overcome them.

The core text and apps for the course come included in the price. You will have pre-course reading to prepare you for the course and will be expected to study outside the classroom to complete assignments.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed regularly throughout the course and will receive ongoing feedback to update you on your progress. The assessments will comprise worksheets, theory papers and practicals in the gym. We will also film you working with clients and play video back to you for learning purposes.

What qualifications will I get?

If successful, you will achieve the following recognised qualifications:

Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction

Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

HPT5 Specialist Programme (incl. Body Mapping, Functional Biomechanics and Injury Management)

What can the course lead to?

Successful completion of the Dip HPT5 Gold can open the door to a dynamic career at major health club chains, as an independent Personal Trainer or allow you to approach sports clubs. Alternatively you may want to work on a referral basis with healthcare practitioners such as Physiotherapists.

How do I join the course?

To enrol, click the Add to Basket button at the top of the page. Please note that your final acceptance on to this course will be subject to an interview, either by telephone or in person.

Further information

The Dip HPT5 Gold programme sets itself apart by equipping you with all the tools you need to build your Personal Training business, and takes you above and beyond in the area of technical skills. We push you to understand how to target niche sectors of the market, provide a service that delivers unique value and lay out the strategy and action points in order to build your business for real.

We don’t leave anything to chance when it comes to ensuring that you have hands on practical capability, so we expose you to real live clients from early on in the course so that you become comfortable under the pressure of interacting with and exceeding the expectations of the people around you. By the end of the course, your confidence will allow to connect with prospects, quickly understand what they need and then layout out a superb exercise experience which inspires and motivates in equal measure. Key elements of the programme include


*Advanced knowledge of musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory anatomy and physiology

*Hands on skills to be able to identify 150 musculoskeletal landmarks on a real client

*Complex functional biomechanics and orthopaedic client assessment and screening techniques

*Creative exercise programming to suit all clients using body weight and equipment

*Top level injury management strategies and rehabilitation skills

*Confident coaching skills with real clients

*Detailed strategies for connecting and engaging with any prospect

*Earning the trust of your clients to become their favourite

*Marketing and growing a sustainable business which allows you to develop a thriving career


You will learn how to assess client’s movement capabilities using advanced functional biomechanics techniques and spot possible injuries employing your orthopaedic assessment skills. You will be able to spot joints which are under functioning and disrupting the body’s kinetic chain, then construct creative programmes, using body weight or equipment so that you rectify any movement issues, help them avoid injury and reach their goals quicker than they ever imagined.

And the combination of Personal Training, Functional Biomechanics and Injury Management means that you rise significantly above the competition. You will become known as the go to expert in your area – and importantly, you can back this up with solid skills, not just theoretical learning. When you are HPT5 trained, why would clients go anywhere else? 

Next Programme Dates

Saturday November 4th, Richmond upon Thames College.