About Future Fit Training
We are the largest, most supportive and most affordable health and fitness training provider in the UK.
Who we are
Future Fit Training was founded in 1993 out of the passion to create better qualified fitness professionals. Throughout the past 23 years we have been driven by this ideal while continuously reacting to the needs and trends of the industry.
Through our dedication and commitment to deliver a high quality training experience, we aim to exceed customer expectations at every opportunity through continuous improvement. We provide budding and existing professionals with the skills and knowledge to enable them to become the best in their field.
Quality is what drives our organisation. We are motivated by a desire to create high calibre, well trained fitness professionals and pride ourselves on quality being at the core of everything we do.
Delivering quality training means providing training and assessment that is right for the student and the industry. And to us, that is training that is delivered over time, culminating in rigorous real life assessments. We are therefore incredibly proud to be the first and only health and fitness training provider to achieve BSI ISO 9001 Quality Management accreditation.
Our dedicated schools
Our three Schools are designed to ensure that our students receive the best possible expertise in their chosen disciplines. Their learning environments are closely tailored to their needs and include all the tools and resources necessary to become the best in their field. The result is highly trained, industry ready professionals who have experienced a cohesive and immersive training environment.
Our business strategy focusses on the continual development of the schools as centres of excellence. They enable us to offer outstanding tuition and benefits to our learners and, in turn, their employers and clients.
We promise to support you at every step of the way, throughout your training and beyond.
The creation of quality fitness professionals has always been paramount to us. Before our launch in 1993, there was a clear need for better training, higher standards and for more consistency and value in qualifications across the industry as a whole. So, Future Fit Training was born with the mission to educate and create fitness professionals who would thrive in the fitness industry and raise the standards throughout gyms and health clubs across the UK.
Now, over 23 years later, we are firmly established as one of the leading fitness training providers for high quality health and fitness training in the UK, and we have never lost sight of what is most important - you, our students! We ensure that our training will provide you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to take on a challenging and rewarding career, knowing that you will be the best in the business.
Over 20 years’ experience in creating nearly 30,000 elite fitness professionals
Start your course with us, and you can relax in the knowledge that you’ve made the best possible choice. Our vast experience, knowledge and expertise of the fitness industry and delivering training programmes means you will receive outstanding education, support and advice.
Quality Assured – ISO 9001 Registered
Customer focus is at the centre of everything we do and our constant aim is to provide a level of service that is second to none.
We are the first, and remain the only, health and fitness training provider to achieve ISO 9001 Quality Management accreditation with the British Standards Institution (BSI). This means we are 100% committed to meeting the needs of our students and our management systems are regularly audited to ensure that we maintain the high level of customer service required by this international standard.
All of our courses are accredited by external bodies such as: REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals), City & Guilds and VTCT.
The support you need when you need it
We promise to help you choose the training programme that’s right for you, try to answer all your questions and offer you expert advice on what it takes to become a personal trainer, Pilates teacher or nutrition adviser.
Once you begin training, your tutors will be there for you, giving you every encouragement and guiding you through your studies until you qualify. Our students award our tutors 5.7 out of 6 for their high standards in course delivery and our Student Support team ensure you have everything you need to make your training journey a smooth one. Even after hours, you can still keep your training on track by using your personalised Student Zone.
And even once your training is over, we’ll provide you with continuing support, as you put your qualifications to use in your chosen career or hobby.
Designed to fit around your life
Our courses comprise either face-to-face practical workshops held over one or more weekends, self-study e-learning courses or a combination of the two. This means you can continue to work and earn while studying to become a personal trainer, Pilates instructor or nutrition adviser, unlike full-time training courses.
94% of our students are extremely happy with their experience on our practical courses and 96% totally satisfied with our e-learning courses.
Choosing to study with us not only gives you the best value for money, it’s the most affordable way to qualify.
- We offer low prices
- We let you pay for your training in a way that suits you, e.g.:
- in full up-front
- by deposit plus the balance at a later date that you choose
- by deposit followed by regular low monthly instalments, spread over a period of up to two years (depending on which diploma you select)
Get off to a flying start training with Future Fit
As a Future Fit graduate you’ll already have the advantage of our industry reputation and credibility, plus the confidence that comes with knowing you’ve been trained by the best.
In addition you’ll have access to a wide range of advice, support and resources to help your application stand out or to set up your own business venture.
- 1st UK fitness training provider to be ISO 9001 registered by the British Standards Institute
- FREE unlimited support throughout your training, worth over £2,000 from our dedicated team
- 100% guarantee for all our students to be offered an interview with a major gym chain on completion of their training
Training for a new career is a big investment and as with all things in life you tend to get what you pay for.
We make it easy and affordable for you to achieve your dream career without compromising on the quality of your learning experience or even more importantly, your future career.
If you would like to spread the cost of your course, just tell us how much you can afford each month and we’ll look to find a payment plan which is tailored to suit your needs.
Your dream career could be more affordable than you think! Below are some standard options available to pay for your course.
- Pay as you learn
- Lowest deposit - start training from only £175
- Spread your payments over a number of months to suit your budget
- Benefit from our lowest ever monthly payments
- Pay a deposit then settle the balance
- Pay in full
- Pay using a Professional Career Development Loan
We offer other ways to fund your training and we also accept ELCAS for Armed Forces personnel. Please contact us for further information.
- Don't be fooled by companies offering cheaper, diluted training which you might live to regret
- Simply let us know how much you can afford and our careers advisers will work out a payment plan to suit you
Future Fit Training offers a wide range of fitness courses throughout the UK. Wherever you live you will not be too far away from a Future Fit Training centre.
Bring theory to life
You will experience first-hand the working environment of the fitness professional and the industry you will join. Within the industry there are a diverse range of facilities ranging from the more traditional gym and studio venue to those housing the latest technology and equipment. At Future Fit Training we work hard to ensure that the venue you visit for your course will provide the resources you need to bring the theory you have learned to life.
Reputable centres with good transport links
We use reputable health and fitness centres in a number of locations all serviced by good transport links. All of our venues pass a strict audit to ensure they provide the perfect environment for your practical learning and we are recruiting new venues all the time.
We currently have courses in these locations:
In the best tradition of many leading academic institutions, some of our courses are delivered to you online.
E-learning means using a computer to deliver part or all of a course. E-learning content can include text, images, animation, audio and video and is now an integral method of teaching students all over the globe. Some of the reasons why this has become a popular way of studying and of delivering course content are given, below.
Accommodates multiple learning styles
Every e-learning module has been carefully written to suit a variety of learning styles with professionally written distance learning materials, which use a variety of delivery methods geared to different learners such as audio, visual and kinaesthetic, thus making the module more effective for certain learners. Of course, if you still have any questions, you can always contact our Distance Learning team!
It’s more cost effective
Because you can study from home, overall student costs are also likely to be less (accommodation, food, child care, travel), and you don’t have to worry about the potential loss of earnings from taking time off work.
The e-learning programme can be taken when needed and sped up or slowed down as necessary.
The lesson format allows you to go through smaller chunks of training that can be used and absorbed for a while before moving on.
It works around time constraints
Each module has been formatted into bite-sized lessons giving you the option to stop and start your training to suit your own time commitments.
It can work from any location and any time
You can access sessions anywhere, anytime. All you need is a computer, meaning you can learn around your family or work commitments.
It can lead to a stronger grasp on the subject
This is because of the many elements that are combined in e-learning to reinforce the message, such as video, audio, quizzes and interaction. There is also the ability to revisit or replay sections of the training that might not have been clear the first time around.
Increased learning capacity and concentration
The neural systems in the brain that control attention and store information tire very quickly and consequently seek other stimulation (i.e. attention is lost). They recover pretty quickly generally, so the training programme has been designed to work with this quick fatigue/boredom pattern to ensure you learn effectively.
Gauge your progress
Interactive, on-going, online activities, test your knowledge and understanding at the end of each section. You will receive immediate feedback about your progress and at the end of your learning.
Lots of fun
The use of images, sound, video, text and quizzes add variety to the learning material, keeping you interested, thus making learning easier.
Try it for yourself
Below you will find short demonstrations of a course from each school that can be studied via e-learning. They have been expertly designed to ease you into your studies and we trust you will find them highly stimulating, interactive and fun!
As with all industries, there are regulatory bodies, awarding bodies and registers for the fitness industry to ensure adherence to national industry standards. These are the companies we work with.
Future Fit Training has sustained a reputation for high quality training development and delivery across two decades by making sure we employ the right people to join our hard working team.
Through careful selection and recruitment we not only find people with the right skills, expertise and qualifications to deliver our strategic objectives, we find those with the ability to make a positive contribution to our values and aims.
We strive to:
- Employ talented individuals whose creativity will contribute to achieving the company's objectives
- Communicate expectations in all aspects of employment, including performance
- Value diversity and assure equal employment opportunity
- Be a workplace where relationships are based on mutual respect
- Treat all employees and customers in a professional, non-discriminatory manner
- Provide safe, effective working conditions
- Provide competitive terms and conditions
- Provide a friendly and helpful team environment
Future Fit Training employs more than 80 people, half of which are based at our head office in Fareham, and the other half being remote workers and members of our tutor team.
We are currently looking for several PT based tutor positions to cover the following areas:
- South Hampshire
- West Midlands
These positions require weekend work and would include some Fridays. You would need experience in teaching PT based training on a regular basis.
- Level 3 PT qualification/diploma
- Assessors award (or proof of working towards)
- PTLLS or AET (or proof of working towards).
Training plans to start towards the end of 2016 and early 2017.
If you think you meet our criteria, please email us with your CV and covering letter.
- How recognised is my course?
- What is REP’s?
- What is CIMSPA?
- What is CPD?
- Are your qualifications internationally recognised?
- How long will the course take?/ How many hours should I study for per week?
- What is the price and how can I pay?
- Does Future Fit Training offer funding?
- Do I pay for the courses in full when I book?
- Are there any disadvantages to paying by instalments?
- Do you price match?
- How do I know you’re the best training provider for my course?
- How old do I have to be to take a course with you?
- I have a sports science/dance degree can I miss out any elements?
- Can I complete the PT course in 6 weeks?/Does Future Fit Training offer intensive courses?
- I’m having problems with my shopping basket, what should I do?
- Do you give me support for my online programmes?
- What kind of equipment do I need for the online part of my course?
- Is there a deadline to complete my training?
- Can I take a break from my training if I need to?
- What happens if I fail my assessments?
- When will I receive my certificates?
- Does Future Fit Training offer guaranteed interviews once I qualify?
- How much will I earn as a PT/Pilates instructor?
The Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) is a government backed system of self-regulation for all instructors, coaches, trainers and teachers involved in the exercise and fitness industry. Registration is achieved and maintained through qualifications and training programmes that are nationally recognised and are linked to the National Occupational Standards for exercise and fitness. For more information go to www.exerciseregister.org.
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Launched in 2011, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is the professional development body for the UK’s sport, fitness and physical activity sector and has been awarded chartered status by the Privy Council. CIMSPA provides leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity and is the strategic lead for professional development in the sector.
CIMSPA has been tasked by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), backed by Sport England and employers, with leading the sport and physical activity sectors workforce development programme. This will be achieved by creating a clear and rigorous set of employer-led standards for all sport and exercise professionals, with a similar clear and rigorous system for assessment, awarding and validating qualifications.
CIMSPA is recognised as the authoritative, single unified voice for the sector by government departments, key agencies and partners, including Sport England, Public Health England, ukactive, Sport and Recreation Alliance, Sporta and cCLOA. The institute has membership options for everyone working in, or interested in working in, the sport and physical activity world – from student and apprentice through to service director and CEO. CIMSPA already provides a route to chartered status for those working in leisure operations, and is developing similar routes for the whole of the sector. For more information go to www.cimspa.co.uk.
In order to remain a member of REPs and/or CIMSPA, you must continue to meet the standards that are set for the profession through Continued Professional Development (CPD).
Members will need to earn 24 CPD points every 24 months which can be gained through relevant qualifications, awards and courses. The great news is that many Future Fit Training modules will award you with these vital REPs CPD credits – click the Health & Fitness Courses link to see what courses you can take.
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Yes. City and Guilds qualifications are recognized by employers internationally and students can also work abroad with REPs and EREPs recognition. For further information please check out the REPs and EREPs websites.
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We would ask how much time can you dedicate to your study? The more time available, the quicker you can complete your course/diploma. If you don’t have lots of time, we advise taking it step-by-step.
It depends which diploma/course you are looking at enrolling on. We would encourage you to look at each of the diplomas/courses to ensure it is the right course for you. Go to School of Nutrition, School of Pilates and School of Personal Training.
As well as giving you a choice of ways to pay to suit your circumstances and current commitments, we also accept Professional and Career Development Loans and students funded under the MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Service (ELCAS). Call us today and find out more on 0800 458 1388 (free from landlines and BT mobiles) or 01329 829444.
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With Future Fit Training you can pay for your course in full, or choose from an affordable and flexible payment scheme to suit you. You can pay a deposit and then the balance, Pay as You Learn, pay by Company invoice or finance through OMNI. Go to funding you course for more information about Future Fit Training payment options.
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When paying by instalments you must ensure that you have banked enough in advance to cover the cost of the next course you wish to study in your diploma.
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No. Our prices are very competitive and you will receive more than just qualifications. In comparison, looking at the content of our courses and diplomas compared to others, we are confident that the quality and number of courses we offer outweigh those of other training providers.
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- we have over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry
- we are ISO 9001:2008 registered by the British Standards Institute
- we offer you affordable and flexible payment options
- our flexible training format allows you to train at your own pace and in your own time
- you will receive unlimited support throughout your training
- our team of experienced and highly qualified Tutors make your training rewarding and fun
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The minimum age to take a Future Fit Training course is 16 years old. Many Gyms will also accept applicants of this age, however please be aware that if you are planning to work outside of clubs or leisure centres as a Personal Trainer, Exercise to Music Instructor, Pilates Teacher, etc, you may not be eligible for the required insurance until you are 18 years old or over.
For more information on course entry requirements and admissions please contact one of our careers advisers, who will be happy to answer any of your questions.
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Students who have previously completed Sports Science or Dance degrees do seem to have an advantage when it comes to studying, as there are some elements that they may have touched on in their degree.
Contact our careers advisers on 0800 458 1388 (free from landlines and BT mobiles) or 01329 829444 and we can discuss your prior qualifications.
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No. We do not offer intensive courses. Our graduates are recognised as being the best in the industry because we prepare students to do more than just pass a qualification. However, you can also set your own training hours and you will be qualified to work in the industry as soon as you successfully pass each module/assessment
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If you're having any technical issues with your shopping basket call us on 0800 458 1388 or 01329 829444 to book your course with a careers advisers. The office is open between 09:00-18:00 Monday to Friday.
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Yes, our extensive Technical Support Team are on hand by phone and email to answer any questions that you may have about your training to ensure you are always fully supported and on track.
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All of our courses will run on Windows-based PCs and all except Advanced Resistance Training will also run on Apple macs and iPads. We are pleased to say that our entire range of courses will be fully compatible with macs and iPads from 29 February 2017. We test our courses in a range of browsers but for best results we recommend that you use the latest version of Google Chrome.
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Each individual module within your training programme has a specific deadline or time-frame of completion that must be achieved in order to pass. This is 3 years from when you purchased. The aim of the deadlines are to encourage you to succeed and ensure that you become qualified.
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Many of our students complete a module then choose take a study break before continuing to the next one.
If there comes a time when you feel you need a break in your studies this can be arranged by contacting our team of Training Coordinators on 0800 458 1388 (free from landlines and BT mobiles) or 01329 829444, who will be able to guide you through your options.
(Please note that extension or deferral fees may be applicable and if you are paying by installment these must still be paid as agreed).
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In the unfortunate event that you fail an assessment, don't worry, we will fully support you to get back on track with your training and do our utmost to ensure your reassessment is a success. Reassessments may be subject to a small fee - speak to a training co-ordinator to find out more.
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Once you have completed your course(s) you will receive your certificate within 6-8 weeks of completion.
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Within the School of Personal Training we have teamed up with some respected companies to make your move from student to fitness professional even easier. Take a look at what they have to offer here. Many offer guaranteed interviews to our PT diploma graduates for available positions as fitness instructors, studio based instructors and personal trainers on completion of your relevant training programme.
Your after qualified earnings vary depending on location and what you teach.
As a guide, you should be looking at a rate of approximately £30-£50 per hour working as a Personal Trainer and £35-£50 as a 1-to-1 Pilates teacher (£30-£40 teaching classes in a gym).
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