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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.

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 0800 458 1388 (free from landlines and BT mobiles) or 01329 829444.
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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 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 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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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 0800 458 1388 or 01329 829444 to book your course with a Careers 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 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 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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