ACE Personal Trainer Course


ACE Personal Trainer Certificate


Course Aim

On completion of our Personal Trainer Course the individual will be able to work as a Personal Trainer working with individuals or small groups in a fitness environment within a company or setting up their own business. This certification is one of the most recognised qualifications across the world.

Ideally candidates should be:

  • Participants must be over 18 years of age
  • Leaving certificate desirable but not essential
  • Display a keen interest in working in the health and leisure sector
  • Have a reasonable level of physical fitness

Course Tutors:

All our Tutors are highly qualified in the area of health and fitness. Many are successful business owners in the industry and have worked with clients ranging from health related to elite athletes.

Course Modules:

  • Screening Tsting & Evaluation
  • Program Planning & Design
  • Resistance Training
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Applied Biomechanics
  • Nutrition
  • Circuit Training & Flexibility
  • Lifestyle Management & Behavioural Change

Training Schedule

Start Date:TBC
End Date:TBC
The programme will be delivered 3 Staurdays per month for seven months. 
Course Runs:Saturdays 10.00 – 18.00
Cost:5% discount for payment in full prior to course commencement
Payment Terms:


Fee Payment Policy

  • Allocation of all course places are subject to payment of a booking deposit. Course places will not be held until this payment is received in full.
  • Students will not be permitted entry on to programmes until booking deposit and Registration fee are paid.
  • The balance of course fees must then be paid by 5 monthly installments, students will be issued a payment schedule by mail at the beginning of the course, and all further correspondence will be made via email/text.
  • Students will not be registered for examinations, or permitted to undertake examinations until course fees have been paid in full.

Refund Policy:

  • Maltings Training will do everything in its power to ensure that applicants are fully aware of the content and detail of all programmes of study before application for same. This will be achieved through the use of our website, through information packs, telephone assistance, and where relevant information evenings. Candidates with particular learning requirements will be accommodated sensitively. Those who consider the require special assistance or have a previously identified learning difficulty are obliged to notify this in writing to Maltings Training on application for a course place.
  • Once candidates commence on a programme of study, refunds will not be made if for any reason the applicant then decides not to continue with the programme.
  • Booking deposits paid to reserve course places are non refundable (see note 1 below).
  • Course fees paid in advance of course start date, over and above the booking deposit will be refunded to the applicant if the applicant cannot pursue the programme due to work / family / health reasons, these must be submitted in documented format.
  • Once applicants commence a programme of study all fees due by that date will not be refunded.


Maltings Training reserves the right to cancel or defer programmes deemed to be non viable, or unsuitable to run at that particular time. In this event applicants will be notified by telephone or mail and offered the following choices : a). To have their deposit refunded in full. b). To retain their application on file and roll over their deposit to the next c). To transfer their booking deposit to another Maltings Training available start date.Programme of study.

Assessment/Examination Policy:

  • Each module will be assessed by continuous assessment/assignment.
  • Students will be notified of upcoming assessments via email/text or respective tutor.
  • The student must notify the respective tutor if for any reason they are unable to attend the assessment or submit an assignment; in this case documentary evidence e.g. Medical certificate must be provided.
  • The student must sit the assessment on the next scheduled timetable date for the module, failure to do so will warrant a fail in that assessment
  • Students will only be permitted to progress to the Personal Trainer Element (Level 2) if all continuous assessments /assignments have been completed and successfully passed.
  • Repeat/missed assessment must be completed a minimum of 3 weeks prior to Personal Trainer element (Level 2).
  • The pass mark in all assessment is 50%. Students who repeat failed assessment will be capped at 50%.

Practical Skills Examination:

  • Personal Trainer Element (Level 2) Students must submit their client project on day of practical skills examination. Students will not be permitted to do their practical examination if project is not submitted to the examiners on the day.
  • Candidates will be allocated an appointed examination time for be date for their practical examination. If for any reason this time is unsuitable it must be notified in writing immediately to Maltings Training.
  • Candidates who do not show for practical examinations will have their examination time voided and be liable for a rescheduled examination fee.
  • Results of project and practical skills examinations will be formatted and a grade awarded accordingly, Notification of grade will be notified via email and certificates will be forwarded by mail.
  • All results will be tabulated by Maltings Office on an appropriate examination broadsheet. This will be forwarded to respective awarding bodies e.g. ACE
  • Certificates will be issued to the students upon successful completion of the programme by Maltings Training, or other respective body e.g. ACE either by email/mail
  • Where students are unsuccessful in particular elements of examination Maltings training will communicate this to the student directly, and inform them of the course of action t be taken to retake the examination, or outstanding course-work to be completed
  • Note: a resit fee / administration fee may apply in this case
  • If for any reason students do not sit for the scheduled ACE written examinations of the programmes for which they are registered, they can on one occasion only roll over to the next scheduled examination date without incurring any additional fees upon furnishing a valid legitimate reason in writing. Taking the exam on any subsequent occasion will be subject to the appropriate examination Fee.

ACE Written Examination:

  • All candidates who wish to undertake the ACE written examination must complete the appropriate ACE registration form and forward to Maltings Training together with a copy of a current CPR certificate valid after the date of ACE examination.

What are the entry requirements for the ACE Certificate in Personal Taining?

  • Learners must be 16+ years old.
  • Learners must hold a suitable Fitness Instructing qualification..
  • There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learner should have basic skills in communication.
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

What will I be qualified to do when I complete the ACE Certificate in Personal Training?

  • Upon successful completion of your certificate you will be qualified to work in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer.

What does the qualification cover?

  • Screening Tsting & Evaluation
  • Program Planning & Design
  • Resistance Training
  • Anatomy, Physiology & Applied Biomechanics
  • Nutrition
  • Circuit Training & Flexibility
  • Lifestyle Management & Behavioural Change

What progression can I take on completion of this course?

  • The qualification has been designed for:
    Individuals who wish to work and/or seek employment as a personal trainer.

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