Funding and Payment Options


Starting a new career in the health and fitness industry is a long and exciting road to self-employment, independence, and a career you love.

Our flexible payment solutions:

Our genuine commitment to your career success is why we don’t offer “one size fits all” pricing options.

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Pay in full

Pay the full ammount for your training in one whole lump sum, nice and simple.

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0% finance*

Put down a deposit and then spread the cost of your training with 0% finance*

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Deposit & balance

Put down a deposit and then pay the remaining balance in one lump sum at a later date.

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Pay as you learn

Put down a deposit and then pay for the rest of your training in monthly payments.

We're here to help you succeed

We're dedicated to helping passionate individuals succeed in a way that works for them.
When you contact us, our dedicated career advisors will help you create a payment plan that suits you.


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What you'll get when you invest in our 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.

When you invest in training from Future Fit, you are investing in a lifelong career. Your training will set you up for a career, not merely a certificate.

Unlike other providers, our training isn’t simply a collection of online videos. It’s a comprehensive blend of interactive e-learning and face-to-face practical workshops, which we customise for each student based on their circumstances, time commitments and career goals.

Invaluable practical experience
Respected and recognised accreditations
A blend of face-to-face and online learning
Over 25 years of industry experience & knowledge
Unwavering support during and after your course

How else can you fund your course?

Bootstrapping

When a small business or start-up has little to no capital, they need investors. Instead of using banks or other loan providers, they self-finance through personal savings and matured investments. They will also sell personal possessions such as a vehicle, or release equity on a home by downsizing. They typically live frugally– both in their personal and professional lives until they acquire their first clients. As funds increase, they invest whatever small amount of spare cash they have when they can.

The main advantage for bootstrapping to fund personal training studies is that you are unlikely to receive venture capital or find investors while still studying. This means no surrendering a portion of the business to someone else and you will not start out in business saddled with debt.

Work While Studying

Most people who start their career in the fitness industry start as an employee of someone else. They work in a regular job during the day and study in the evening, rarely having the luxury of resigning. Once they gain their first qualification, they might take on clients at the weekends and evenings. The money from these first clients are ploughed back into the business to fund further studies. The employment is gradually phased out as they get more clients and continue to upskill.

This is a slow way to finance personal training studies, but widely acknowledged as the most secure. It provides stability and security to keep the job as a safety net while studying.

Bank Loans

Banks remain one of the most popular sources of funding for small businesses. They offer general loans although some offer specific products for start-ups. Check which your bank offers and ideally choose business loans where available. Their popularity doesn’t however mean that they are the right product for you; before going ahead, make sure you check the terms and conditions. With a business loan, banks will want to see your business plan to ensure viability, and although many are unsecured, some may also require security for the loan which could include your home or business premises".

Just remember that any property used as security may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your loan. You will need to start paying back the loan after a specific time, typically as little as one month. This can be problematic, especially if you don’t currently have another source of income or expect not to make a return for another year.

Specialist Lenders

You will find them advertising in trade magazines, and on specialist websites and resources . Unlike banks, they may not require complex details like business plans; ideal for those who are already personal trainers and just looking for funding to study the next level

Loans through Specialist Lenders are more flexible and look at your personal circumstances when deciding. Some specialists are brokers rather than lenders and will try and source the best deal for you across a range of products.

Micro-lenders and Crowd-lending

If you have been rejected a bank loan or find their terms too inflexible for your needs, you could look to crowdfunding a loan. These are websites and services that allow you to borrow money from microlenders – typically individuals. Some small business owners prefer this method because of the more flexible terms than regular lenders such as banks. How much you pay back and when is negotiated individually with the site acting as an agent and it need not be regular instalments. For example, you could pay back half the amount after six months (with interest) and the remainder another six months later. If you don’t have the money now but expect to do so in 3, 6, or even 12 months, this could be the option for you.

Crowdfunding

A modern way to fund education, this will require some great marketing skills and a go-getting attitude. No one person could fund training worth £2,000 but 400 people willing to contribute an average of £5 each will soon get you started by using sites such as Crowdfunder, Kickstarter, and Patreon.

ELCAS for Armed Forces personnel

We offer great support for armed forces personnel and an approved training provider for the Enhanced Learning Credits Administrative Service (ELCAS). You are eligible for financial support in training with us, the amount you’re entitled to depends upon your length of service.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I afford my training?

Future Fit Training has affordable and flexible payment schemes that mean you can spread the payments over time to suit your individual needs.

Depending on your personal circumstances, help may be available from government funded agencies, including community-based projects and job centres. There are also a range of specialist industry-related schemes for those leaving the armed forces.

Go to Funding your course for more information about how to afford your training.

How can I compare courses and prices?

You can compare courses & pricing by looking out for the following 6 criteria:

  • Flexible Learning Style and Payment Options
  • Dedicated Support Services
  • Course Contents & Length (that fit with your lifestyle, interests and goals)
  • Course Locations and Ease of Access
  • Accreditations & Career Development
  • CPD Courses (does the course give you the best continued development into your career?)

We have created a comprehensive checklist with 130 comparison points to help you get your research done quickly, focus on criteria that matter the most, and hit your career goals (without stress).

Click here to get started

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

It depends on which diploma/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.
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.

How Much ELCAS Funding Can I Receive?

The amount of support that you’re entitled to varies depending on your length of service, with longer service lengths granting you access to more funding.

Specifically, ELCAS works through yearly claims, and you can claim up to three times in total (3 separate years)

  • If you have 4-7 years of service, you can claim £1000 each time
  • If you have 8 years+ service, you can claim £2000 each time

ELCAS funding is for up to 80% of a training course, up to the value of the amounts accrued. You will need to pay a 20% contribution towards the cost of your chosen course. The lower the price of the course, the smaller amount your personal contribution will be.

For more information around claiming visit ELCAS Claims

How much could I earn as a Pilates Instructor?

As with any other job, income for Pilates Teachers varies according to geographical location, skills and experience. Pilates Teachers are typically paid by the hour from £30 to £100 in either an individual or group setting.

How much money can you make as a fitness instructor?

Fitness Instructor roles are typically entry-level roles in the fitness industry, and salaries also tend to vary per location.

  • Across most of the UK you’re looking at a salary of around £17000
  • In London, you’re looking at a salary of around £19500

It’s also worth mentioning that most health clubs and gyms also offer free memberships, which is a nice perk, especially since some city gyms can cost £100+ per month to be a member.

What are the possible earnings for a Nutrition and Weight Loss Adviser?

You can earn £25-£40 an hour from one-to-one consultations or £80+ an hour running weight loss classes.

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