About Future Fit Training

We aim to raise standards within the industry by exciting, supporting and inspiring our students to become elite health & fitness professionals.

Innovators. Industry experts. Educators. Leaders. Game-changers.

Future Fit Training are the leading training provider for Personal Trainers, Nutrition Advisers and Pilates Instructors in the UK.

We have been driving innovation and excellence in the fitness industry since 1993 and are committed to raising the standards of health and fitness training across the UK.

As the two-time winners of ukactive’s 'Training Provider of the Year' award in 2016 and 2017 and winners of the 'Innovative Training Programme' award in 2014, we are recognised by experts within the sector for our outstanding quality of training and our impact on the health and fitness industry.

As winners of ukactive’s ‘Supplier of the Year’ award in 2018, we are also recognised across the industry for the training we supply to leading organisations in the health and fitness industry – supporting our customer’s customers.

WHAT WE DO

Get qualified

Three dedicated schools provide diplomas to gain industry-recognised qualifications, including as a Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer, Pilates Teacher and Nutrition Adviser.

Ongoing CPD

A wide range of online courses or workshops to provide new skills and ongoing training to enhance your existing qualifications.

Pro Zone

A dedicated CPD solution for Personal Trainers, providing all CPD points required across the year and more, plus industry leading guest partners and cutting-edge training.

FFTV

One voice for the fitness industry – a dedicated TV channel with a range of videos, including fitness tips, interviews with leaders in the health and fitness industry and behind-the-scenes videos of exclusive industry events.

Corporate training

Bespoke packages tailored to meet the needs of your organisation – whether it’s ongoing CPD, new qualifications or specialist training.

  • Our vision

    To be regarded as the organisation that leads by example and is driven by a desire to make a difference.

    We are leading the way to a new style of training, driven by high quality standards and the best outcomes for everyone. Whether it’s our partnership with CIMSPA, our regular Raising the Bar reports or the outstanding quality of our training, we constantly demonstrate our vision in everything we do.

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  • Our purpose

    To excite and support our learners and to inspire them to become better health & fitness professionals.

    Our diplomas are designed to offer the most comprehensive training possible, including behaviour change and business development skills, as well as lifetime support from our expert tutors and a career accelerator package designed to get any budding professional the best possible start.

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  • Our values

    Four core values that hold our foundation: pioneering, trust, passion and excellence.

    Our values define the heart of our business and the standards by which we design and deliver all of our services. Pioneering new training styles and brand-new platforms for learning, as well as leading the way in the industry. Trust in our quality, delivery and high standards. Passion in our staff and for our students and our work and excellence in everything we do.

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Multiple Awards

Innovative Training Programme of the Year 2014

Innovative Training Programme of the Year 2014

ukactive’s ‘Innovative Training Programme of the Year’ award is for a training programme that combines cutting edge learning with student satisfaction and support to deliver a truly innovative and excellent training course. With a 96% student satisfaction rate, a 90% pass rate and the introduction of our dedicated Schools, we secured this prestigious award in 2014. Since then, our training programmes have gone from strength to strength.

Training Provider of the Year 2016

Training Provider of the Year 2016

ukactive’s ‘Training Provider of the Year’ award celebrates the company which best supports the development and delivery of high quality skills and education services within the fitness industry and demonstrates high quality and impact in their training. Future Fit Training won this award in 2016 in recognition of our tireless work to improve the standards of training and skills across the health and fitness industry.

Training Provider of the Year 2017

Training Provider of the Year 2017

If winning ukactive’s ‘Training Provider of the Year’ once was exciting for Future Fit Training, being the only organisation to have won this award twice – as well as winning it two years in a row – was incredible and truly highlighted our commitment to continuously improving the standards of skills and professionalism across the industry.

Supplier of the Year 2018

Supplier of the Year 2018

ukactive awards the ‘Supplier of the Year’ to an organisation which supplies products or services to organisations delivering frontline services in the fitness, wellbeing and physical activity sector. This forms a vital part of the chain which delivers ukactive’s mission statement to get more people, more active, more often. We were proud to be recognised for the high standards of quality, excellence and service that we offer our customers and our customer’s customers.

Study with the UK’s leading training provider - download our prospectus to find out more.

Flexible Learning

Our training programmes are designed to work around you.

Dedicated e-learning courses for your chosen subjects

Fully flexible online learning so you can study in your own time and at your own pace

Practice with real case studies and portfolios

Manuals and resources you can download and keep

Selective practical workshops to support and reinforce your learning

Ongoing support from a team of qualified tutors

Blended learning

Our practical courses benefit from the best combination of online and practical study. Your theoretical knowledge will be provided and re-enforced through online study that you can do in your own time, at your own pace, however it suits you.

This is blended with a few days of practical workshops, which take your theoretical knowledge and help you apply it in a real setting, with qualified and highly trained tutors to support you with the exercises and teaching principles you need to grasp to excel in your chosen field.

Awarding Organisations

Future Fit Training works with the following organisations to provide high-quality, industry recognised training to all our students:

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT)

VTCT

VTCT is a charity dedicated to advancing education, research and knowledge and has been at the forefront of awarding vocational and technical qualifications across the UK and Ireland since 1962. All Future Fit Training diplomas are awarded by VTCT.

Association for Nutrition (AfN)

Association for Nutrition

The AfN is a registered charity who regulates qualified nutritionists and work to advance standards of evidence-based practice across the wider field of nutrition. The Future Fit Training Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management, as well as all nutrition courses, are certified by the AfN and have been recognised as meeting their high standards.

Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

CIMSPA

CIMSPA is recognised as the authoritative, single unified voice for the sector by government departments, key agencies and partners.

As well as being CIMSPA’s launch partner, we have worked together since 2014 on the annual Raising the Bar reports to gain a true understanding of the skill and development needs of the industry and create a clear set of employer-led standards for sport and exercise professionals.

Membership of CIMSPA allows professionals to demonstrate their skills and the quality of their training and can also provide a pathway towards a recognised Charter status. All Future Fit Training diplomas and most CPD courses carry CIMSPA CPD points.

Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

REPs is an independent national register of exercise and fitness professionals, whose role is to ensure both the general public and employers have a means of checking the qualifications of their fitness professionals. Most Future Fit Training diplomas and CPD courses give CPD points for REPs members.

ukactive

ukactive member

ukactive are a not-for-profit body made up of members and partners across the UK. Their primary mission is to get more people, more active, more often. They work with organisations in all sectors across the UK who have a role to play in helping improve the health of the nation.

British Standards Industry (BSI)

BSI Group

BSI was established in 1901 as the world’s first standards body. Future Fit Training is registered to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard by BSI, which regularly audits our processes and systems.

Partners

Future Fit Training works with organisations across the health and fitness industry to deliver high quality training and raise the standards of the whole sector.

Physical Company

Physical Company

We have partnered up with the Physical Company to provide special offers for our students, including unique starter packs for our Personal Training and Pilates students.

Career Accelerator Package

All Future Fit Training Diplomas include an amazing and unique Career Accelerator Package to kick-start their new career. Components of the package can include a Social Media guide, business cards and flyers and workshops and consultations with leading companies, as well as Nutritics’ dietary analysis software for hugely discounted rates. Each School also has unique features to suit your specific career pathway.

Find out more about the Career Accelerator Package in our Prospectus. Find out more about the Career Accelerator Package in our Prospectus.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

Students on one of our Personal Training Diplomas are offered guaranteed interviews for available positions by many of the major gyms, health clubs and fitness companies when they complete their diplomas.

This unique arrangement between Future Fit Training and our guaranteed interview partners gives graduates the best start on their career and indicates the level of quality of our diplomas, recognised across the industry.

Find out more about the guaranteed interview scheme.

Pro Zone

Future Fit Training have developed the UK’s first online, accredited CPD training solution for qualified Personal Trainers.

This community benefits from webinars, training and advice from leading guest partners across the health and fitness industry, including Wild Training, MAC Nutrition, HPT5, Katie Bulmer-Cooke and Sukh Sidhu of Online Fitness Business.

Find out more about the Pro Zone.

Armed Forces

Future Fit Training are committed to supporting the UK’s Armed Forces. We work with the following schemes to provide Service personnel training and learning opportunities:

Career Transition Partnership (CTP)

The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. Through CTP, Service leavers can study the Complete Diploma in Personal Training with Future Fit Training.

Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC)

The MOD's ELC is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. Through the ELC, current members of the Armed Forces can study one of Future Fit Training's diplomas.

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Future Fit Training is proud to partner with the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to support the charity’s youngsters and Give Back athlete mentors. The Trust supports young people who face disadvantages through transformational programmes and support to inspire them towards a positive life. The Trust provides mentoring from Olympic, Paralympic and world class athletes.

Future Fit Training are supporting the Trust through:

Complimentary Diplomas for selected individuals

Work experience from the young people on the Trust’s programme

Hours of work volunteered by staff to support the Trust

Join our award-winning team

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. We're always on the hunt for fresh talent. Will you be our newest addition to the 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.

Future Fit Training employs more than 100 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.

To Apply

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Current Vacancies

  • Marketing Administrator 6 month contract

    Location: Head Office, Fareham, UK

    We have an excellent opportunity for Marketing Administrator to join our busy in house marketing team. The successful applicant will carrying out CRM and database administration to the highest standard and assist the marketing projects.

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  • Tutors & Assessors NEW

    Location: Nationwide

    We are looking for individuals who have a true passion for teaching and assessing the next generation of fitness professionals. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a strong history of working in the fitness industry in roles such as Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor and Exercise Referral Instructor with experience of teaching and/or assessing.

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FAQs

There’s a lot to consider, and you’re bound to have some questions. We’d love to hear from you, but you might just find the answer here: Click on your question from the list below:

How recognised is my course?

The qualification you’ll receive at the end of your course will be awarded by VTCT. Our courses are also fully REPs and CIMSPA approved.
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What is REP’s?

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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What is CIMSPA?

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.
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What is CPD?

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.
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Are your qualifications internationally recognised?

Our 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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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/diploma. If you don’t have lots of time, we advise taking it step-by-step.
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What is the price and how can I pay?

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.

All of our diplomas and courses can be paid for in a variety of affordable ways. Go to funding your course for more information about how to pay for your training.
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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.
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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 you course for more information about Future Fit Training payment options.
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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 in your diploma.
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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 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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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 have been voted ukactive's Training Provider of the Year for 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
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How old do I have to be to take a course with you?

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

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.
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Can I complete the PT course in 6 weeks?/Does Future Fit Training offer intensive courses?

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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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.
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Do you give me support for my online programmes?

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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What kind of equipment do I need for the online part of my course?

We are pleased to say that all of our courses will run on Windows-based PCs and are now fully compatible with Apple Macs and iPads. 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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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. 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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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).
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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.
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When will I receive my certificates?

Once you have completed your course(s) you will receive your certificate within 6-8 weeks of completion.
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Does Future Fit Training offer guaranteed interviews once I qualify?

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.

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.
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How much will I earn as a PT/Pilates instructor?

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).
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