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The qualification you’ll receive at the end of your course will be awarded by VTCT, which is a Government-approved awarding organisation that develops vocational systems of qualifications. Our courses are also fully REPs and CIMSPA approved. Future Fit Training is actually a founding member of REPs. Membership of REPs enables fitness professionals to prove they have attained an industry recognised level of skill, knowledge and competence in their chosen field of expertise. Being CIMSPA certified means you will work in a respected industry, where standards are regulated, and your qualifications are valued.
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.
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.
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.
Our Level 3 Complete Personal Training Diploma and Level 4 Total Immersion Diploma qualifications are recognized by employers internationally and students can also work abroad with REPs and EREPs recognition. The International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (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.
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 on which diploma/course you are looking at enrolling on. Below are some standard options available to pay for your course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a more in-depth comparison with others, please download our Comparison Checklist.
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.
Nb. 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.
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 Career Advisers on the numbers at the top of this page and we can discuss your prior qualifications.
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 Training Diploma, 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 diploma also includes home study and practical weekends to attend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Once you have completed your course(s) you will receive your certificate within 6-8 weeks of completion.
The simple answer is yes. 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. Many offers guaranteed interviews to our Personal Training Diploma graduates for available positions as fitness instructors, studio-based instructors and personal trainers on completion of your relevant training programme. We also have some great tips here, to help with writing a successful CV, preparing for an interview, or getting your new career or business venture moving in the right direction.
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 and £35-£50 as a 1-to-1 Pilates teacher (£30-£40 teaching classes in a gym).