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Personal Trainer

End-Point Assessment services and resources to support the learner prepare

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Personal Trainers coach clients (on a one-to-one and small group basis) towards their health and fitness goals.

This Apprenticeship Standard has been designed by 14 leading employers, to make sure that it meets the needs of the modern fitness and leisure industry.

The Standard details the knowledge, skills and behaviours a Personal Trainer needs to be successful in the role and industry. The assessment requirements are defined in the assessment plan. Assessment is designed to closely reference real work activity. This allows the apprentice to be assessed based on genuine work performance.


Before EPA

Before end-point assessment, the Level 2 English and Maths components of the apprenticeship must be successfully achieved.

Assessed by

Apprentices are assessed by an end-point assessor, appointed by YMCA Awards.

We only work with experienced assessors who have current occupational expertise and knowledge of the area they are assessing.


The EPA is made up of three distinct assessment methods, in this running order:

1. Practical observation with questions and answers
3 hour observation followed by 20 minutes of questions, conducted in-person by the independent assessor at the employer’s site

2. Presentation with questions and answers:
15-minute formal presentation with 15 minutes of questions, conducted in-person at the employer’s site, or using video call technology

3. Interview
90-minute competency-based interview, conducted in-person at the employer’s site, or using video call technology.


Grading is made up of three categories: Pass, Distinction and Fail. Each assessment is graded individually and then combined to determine the EPA grade.

Professional body recognition

On successful completion of this apprenticeship, the Personal Trainer will be eligible to apply to become an Affiliate of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and a Member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).


Resources we offer to support the learner/training provider:

  • eLearning
  • Apprentice Handbook
  • Sample of observation specification, presentation, interview questions (for assessment preparation).


Full EPA services £800 per learner

We have a specialist EPA team to help you navigate the world of apprenticeship assessments.

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