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Personal Training Courses 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.

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How can I compare courses and prices?

The School of Personal 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 is 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 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.

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.

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.

How long will it take to complete my diploma?

It is difficult to give a definitive answer because every student is different. Some students are able to study full-time, some can commit 16 hours per week – others only 6-8 hours. You may want to mix intensive periods of study with ‘rest’ periods to fit around work and family commitments.

Also, you may be happy to attend courses in any location, giving you a greater choice of courses dates, while others may not. This is why we like to spend time designing your training plan with you before you enrol with us so that it fits around your commitments and the time you can dedicate to study.

I have military PTI qualifications, what courses can I miss out?

You may be able to miss out entire courses or skip some or all of the learning and go straight to the assessment for certain courses. This is decided on a case by case basis and will require you to provide evidence of relevant prior learning. We have a team of experienced professionals who will consider your qualifications and experience against the criteria specified by the awarding bodies and guide you through the process.

I have a degree in Sports Science. Do I still have to take all of the courses in the diploma?

Possibly! Courses of the same name vary between education providers and for this reason we cannot give a blanket answer. We are required by the awarding bodies to consider each student's application on an individual basis against criteria specified by the awarding bodies. We have a team of experienced professionals who will guide you through the process.

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.

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 in your diploma.

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.

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

All of our courses will run on Windows-based PCs, 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.

What level of insurance do I need?

Our graduates can obtain insurance to practice as a nutrition adviser from Balens Specialist Insurance Brokers at a cost of £53.00 per year. You can request an application form, once you have graduated, from Student Support.

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.

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.

When can I start working with clients?

You can start working as a personal trainer to build your experience as soon as you have successfully completed the following courses with us: Anatomy and Physiology, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, Gym Instructor, Level 3 Exercise Programming and Coaching and Nutrition and Weight Management.

This is the minimum requirement to achieve Level 3 (Personal Trainer) status on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). However, these courses alone will not give you sufficient expertise to sustain a career in the industry or make a good living in the long term, which is why we’ve included a comprehensive range of additional courses in our diplomas.

What support will I receive when I qualify?

During your training, you will be supported by your dedicated training coordinator and our team. You will also be given access to our Student Zone, a study area that is personalised to the courses and diplomas that you have chosen.

We have a dedicated preferential interview scheme in partnership with some of the country’s top health clubs and gyms. This scheme will enable you to get a foot in the door for your future career. We are continually adding to our guaranteed interviews partners, so you can find information on a range of options available to you once you qualify.

What's the typical personal trainer salary?

With an hourly range between £12 for new starters and £100 for elite personal trainers, you can earn a decent amount from day one of your new career. For more details read this exclusive research on personal trainer salary.