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Who awards this personal trainer course?

The qualification you’ll receive at the end of your course will be awarded by Transcend. Transcend Awards are proud to be recognised by Ofqual as a regulated and industry specialist awarding organisation. Our courses are also fully CIMSPA approved.

Future Fit Training were the CPD launch partners with CIMSPA. Being CIMSPA certified means you will work in a respected industry, where standards are regulated, and your qualifications are valued.

What is CIMSPA?

CIMSPA (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) is the professional organisation that provides development, leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity.

Their goal is to create a standardised industry that everyone, from apprentices to CEOs, are confident in and proud to be part of. Some quick key facts are:

  • Backed by Sport England and DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) to lead developments in the sports and physical activity sector’s workforce.
  • Set a rigorous system for standardising all sport and exercise professionals, assessments and awarding and validating qualifications.
  • Has membership options for everyone working in, or interested in working in, the sport and physical activity world.
  • 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.

What is CPD?

CPD = Continuing Professional Development

To maintain REPs membership, members will need to earn 24 CPD points every 24 months. CIMSPA members require 10 points per year.

Points 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 and CIMSPA CPD credits – click the Health & Fitness Courses link to see what courses you can take.

Are your qualifications internationally recognised?

Yes! Our Level 3 Personal Trainer Course and Level 4 Elite Personal Trainer Course qualifications are recognised by employers internationally and students can also work abroad with REPs and EREPs recognition.

ICREPs is a partnership between the various registration bodies which means qualifications gained in those countries are transferable and recognised: UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE, Canada.

How long will the course take? How many hours should I study for per week?

We would ask how much time can you dedicate to your study? The more time available, the quicker you can complete your course. If you don’t have lots of time, we advise taking it step-by-step.

How much do your courses cost and what payment options are there?

It depends on which course you are looking at enrolling on. Below are some standard options available to pay for your course.

  1. 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
  2. Pay a deposit then settle the balance
  3. Pay in full
  4. Pay using a Professional Career Development Loan

For course costs download our price guide.

We offer other ways to fund your training and we also accept ELCAS for Armed Forces personnel.
Does Future Fit Training offer funding?

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 the numbers at the top of this page.

Do I pay for the courses in full when I book?

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 your course for more information about Future Fit Training payment options.

Are there any disadvantages to paying by instalments?

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.

Do you price match?

No. Our prices are very competitive and you will receive more than just qualifications. In comparison, looking at the content of our courses compared to others, we are confident that the quality and number of courses we offer outweigh those of other training providers.

For a more in-depth comparison with others, please download our Comparison Checklist.

How do I know you’re the best training provider for my course?
  • We have over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry
  • We were winners of the ukactive's Training Provider of the Year in 2016 & 2017
  • We are ISO 9001:2015 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
How old do I have to be to take a course with you?

Anyone from the age of 16 can enrol and complete any of our non-practical e-learning courses. Practical courses can only be attended on or after your 18th birthday but can be enrolled on and booked in advance of this.

Many gyms will accept applicants of 16 years of age, but be aware that if you are planning to work outside of clubs or leisure centres as a Personal Trainer, an Exercise to Music Instructor or a Pilates Teacher, 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.

I have a sports science/dance degree can I miss out any elements?

You may have some advantages when studying our personal training course if you have a sports science or dance degree.

Contact our Career Advisers on the numbers at the top of this page and we can discuss your prior qualifications.

Can I complete the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course in 6 weeks?

No. We do not offer short 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, students can also set their own training hours and they will be qualified to work in the industry as soon as they successfully pass each module/assessment:

  • For Level 2 Gym Instructor Course, students normally take three months, including home study and practical elements.
  • For Level 3 Personal Trainer Course , most students take up to 6 months to fully qualify and then they are ready to charge £30/hour.
  • We will continue to upskill them for another 6 months. This course also includes home study and practical weekends to attend.
I’m having problems with my shopping basket, what should I do?

If you're having any technical issues with your shopping basket call us on the numbers at the top of this page to book your course with a Career Adviser. The office is open Monday to Thursday 09:00 to19:00 and Friday 09:00 to 17:00.

Do you give me support for my online programmes?

Yes, our extensive Tutor Support team are on hand by phone, email and Facebook to answer any questions that you may have about your training to ensure you are always fully supported and on track.

What equipment will I need to study online?

You should find it very straightforward to study your e-learning. All you need is a PC, laptop or Mac, a reliable internet connection, headphones or speakers (some courses contain video), and a printer for printing resources (optional).

In order to get the best results from your e-learning, we recommend that you use a device that is less than four years old with a recent version of Windows or MacOS. We also suggest that you use Google Chrome as your default browser.

Our courses will run on smartphones and tablets. However, we strongly recommend that you use a computer or laptop as your main device for studying. Apart from the small screen on a smartphone, writing notes and case studies on a virtual keyboard can be frustrating. Also, streaming e-learning can be a drain on your battery and won’t provide an ideal viewing or learning experience.

In summary, a computer or laptop in a quiet room will enable you to get the best results from your studying.

Is there a deadline to complete my training?

Each individual module within your training programme has a specific deadline or time-frame of completion that must be achieved in order to pass. The aim of the deadlines are to encourage you to succeed and ensure that you become qualified. The overall deadline to complete all your courses is 3 years from when you purchased.

Can I take a break from my training if I need to?

Many of our students complete a module then choose to 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 the numbers at the top of this page, 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 instalments these must still be paid as agreed).

What happens if I fail my assessments?

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.

When will I receive my certificates?

Once you have completed your course(s) you will receive your certificate within 6-8 weeks of completion.

Does Future Fit Training offer guaranteed interviews once I qualify?

Yes. We provide guaranteed interviews through some of the top fitness companies once you qualify.

Many give guaranteed interviews for available positions as fitness instructors, studio-based instructors and personal trainers on completion.

How much will I earn as a Personal Trainer?

Your earnings after qualifying will 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. The starting salary is approximately £16,000 and top Personal Trainers earn over £84,000/year.

Read our salary guide for more information.