Student Update Area


Future Fit Training are consistently reviewing government guidance and working with our venues to ensure that you have a safe educational experience on our courses. The following page will be updated regularly with any changes in guidance or availability to keep you informed.

What to Expect From Our Training

Take a look at our latest blog, which covers how our training has been adapted to ensure you can attend assessments and courses with confidence.

ReActivate - COVID Secure Training

All of our training is COVID secure, adheres to social distancing, and our tutors/assessors have undertaken the ReActivate Training.

19-01-2021 - Scotland Lockdown

Scotland is under a national lockdown, until at least the middle of February.

During this period all sport and leisure facilities will be closed.

We will provide an update on our practical workshops and assessments here when we have more information, toward the end of the lockdown.

During this time, we encourage you to progress with your e-learning and attend our live virtual workshops. If you're unsure how to progress with your e-learning, please contact your training coordinator for advice.

We urge you to review the current guidance from the Government, to understand how the lockdown may affect you: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/

12-01-2020 - Lockdown: February workshops and assessments

The national lockdown is set to continue until at least March 2021, during this period all sport and leisure facilities will be closed.

Any practical workshops or assessments booked in February will be postponed and re-booked to a new date when the restrictions are lifted.

We will be in contact with all those affected when we have more information, toward the end of the lockdown. Please be assured those who have had assessments affected will be prioritised when our venues re-open.

During this time, we encourage you to progress with your e-learning and attend our live virtual workshops. If you're unsure how to progress with your e-learning, please contact your training coordinator for advice.

We urge you to review the current guidance from the Government, to understand how the lockdown may affect you: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

05-01-2021 - England Lockdown

England is now under a national lockdown, until at least mid-February following an announcement from the Prime Minister last night.

During this period all sport and leisure facilities will be closed.

Any practical workshops or assessments booked during this time will be postponed and re-booked to a new date, when the restrictions are lifted.

We will be in contact with all those affected when we have more information, toward the end of the lockdown. Please be assured those who have had assessments affected will be prioritised when our venues re-open.

During this time, we encourage you to progress with your e-learning and attend our live virtual workshops. If you're unsure how to progress with your e-learning, please contact your training coordinator for advice.

We urge you to review the current guidance from the Government, to understand how the lockdown may affect you: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

05-01-2021 - Wales Alert Tier 4 Lockdown

Wales remains under Tier 4 Lockdown, with a review taking place every three weeks. The latest update should come later this week.

During this period all sport and leisure facilities will be closed.

Any practical workshops or assessments booked during this time will be postponed and re-booked to a new date, when the restrictions are lifted.

We will be in contact with all those affected when we have more information, toward the end of the lockdown. Please be assured those who have had assessments affected will be prioritised when our venues re-open.

During this time, we encourage you to progress with your e-learning and attend our live virtual workshops. If you're unsure how to progress with your e-learning, please contact your training coordinator for advice.

We urge you to review the current guidance from the Government, to understand how the lockdown may affect you: https://gov.wales/covid-19-alert-levels

Historical Updates
30-12-2020 - Tier 4 Update

Following the recent update from the Government, many areas of England will be moving into Tier 4 restrictions as of tomorrow (Thursday 31st December 2020).

Our teams will provide further information and official update on Monday 4th January, as more information emerges.

At this time we urge you to regularly re-visit this page, and refer back to the official Government guidance for details on how these restrictions affect your area: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

10-12-2020 - Glasgow Tier Change

As of 6pm Friday 11th December 2020, Glasgow will be moving from Tier 4 restrictions, into Tier 3.

Our venues have confirmed they will be re-opening as of this date, and all our course bookings will go ahead as scheduled.

If you are planning to travel for your course booking, please refer to the relevant Government guide: https://www.gov.scot/collections/coronavirus-covid...

If you would like any further details please feel free to contact your Training Coordinator.

01-12-2020 - End of England’s 4 week lockdown

From Wednesday 2nd December, England's 4 week lockdown will be coming to an end, with all areas being placed under tier 1-3 restrictions. We're pleased to hear all sport and leisure facilities will be able to re-open regardless of their tier.

All of our courses and assessments will be running in locations within tiers 1-3 and venues are now finalising preperations to welcome students back to their training.

Travel between tiers to attend your course or assessment is allowed, as Future Fit Training is an education provider. If you intend to seek accomodation for the duration of your course please review the Government guidance - https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions

When you attend any of our venues, you must adhere to the Coronavirus-specific guidance put in place.

If you have any questions regarding your training you can contact your training coordinator directly.

17-11-2020 - Glasgow Tier 4 lockdown

Following the announcement this afternoon, Glasgow will be entering Tier 4 from 18:00 Friday 20th November - Friday 11th December 2020.

During this time our course and assessment venues in Glasgow will be closed. We will be monitoring the guidance as it develops and will keep you updated of any changes.

Any courses booked that fall in this time will be rescheduled, and your Training Coordinator will be in touch ASAP to secure a new date.

If you're unsure on how the lockdown restrictions might affect you, please refer to the Scottish Government Guidance: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-protection-levels/pages/protection-level-4/

17-11-2020 - Level 3 Exercise Programming and Coaching Assessment Update

If your practical assessment is booked for a date that falls outside of the lockdown period in England (currently after 2nd December 2020), you will be able to attend the assessment, providing our venues are open and operating.

This means you may need to work with your client throughout the lockdown period in order to be at an appropriate stage of the programme to deliver an observed practical session (i.e. at least 4 weeks in, and after the fitness re-assessment has been conducted). We have produced some guidance on how to do this safely and if you have any concerns please do contact your training coordinator.

View the full update and advice here

09-11-2020 - End of Wales' Firebreak

The 17 day 'firebreak' lockdown in Wales has now come to an end.

We're pleased to confirm our venue in Wales is now open and running for courses and assessments.

You can now contact your Training Coordinator for any further information or to assist with any concerns you may have.

As your course/assessment comes under adult education, this does permit you to travel between England and Wales, however we do urge you to review your relevant Government Guidance for further clarity on the current restrictions.
Wales: https://gov.wales/coronavirus
England: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you're travelling between the two areas, ensure to have your course/assessment confirmation email to hand as evidence for travelling.

02-11-2020 - England Lockdown

Following the Prime Ministers announcement, England will be going into lockdown from 00:01 Thursday 5th November - Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

During this time our course and assessment venues throughout England will be closed. We will be monitoring the guidance as it develops and will keep you updated of any changes.

Any courses booked that fall in this time will be rescheduled, and your Training Coordinator will be in touch to secure a new date.

If you're unsure on how the lockdown restrictions might affect you, please refer to the Government Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restricti...

02-11-2020 - Scotland 5 Tier System

Scotland's new 5 Tier system came into force Monday 2nd November 2020.

Our venues in Glasgow remain unaffected, as they fall under tier 3 and courses will be going ahead as planned. However, we urge you to review the Scottish Government Guidance on travel in and out of tiered areas: https://www.gov.scot/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/

If you have any questions or concerns about your course booking, please contact your Training Coordinator.

29-10-2020 - Oxfordshire - Tier 2 (High)

Oxfordshire will be placed under Tier 2 restrictions from 00:01 on 31st October 2020.

While this doesn't directly affect any of our venues, we urge you to review the Government Guidance on travel if you are booked onto a course with us: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you have any questions or concerns about your course booking, please contact your training coordinator.

27-10-2020 - Nottingham - Local Lockdown

Nottingham will be placed under Tier 3 restrictions from 00:01 on 29th October 2020.

While this doesn't directly affect any of our venues, we urge you to review the Government Guidance on travel if you are booked onto a course with us: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you have any questions or concerns about your course booking, please contact your training coordinator.

27-10-2020 - Warrington Local Lockdown

Warrington went under Tier 3 restrictions as of midnight last night (26/10/2020)

While this doesn't directly affect any of our venues, we urge you to review the Government Guidance on travel if you are booked onto a course with us: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you have any questions or concerns about your course booking, please contact your training coordinator.

21-10-2020 - South Yorkshire - Local Lockdown

South Yorkshire will be placed under Tier 3 restrictions as of 00:01am on Saturday 24th October.

This does not affect our North Yorkshire venue, however, we urge you to review the Government Guidance on travel if you are booked onto a course with us: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you have any questions or concerns about your course booking, please contact your training coordinator.

21-10-2020 - Wales - Local Lockdown

Wales will be in lockdown from 6:00pm Friday 23rd October - Monday 9th November 2020, during this time our locations in Cardiff will be closed.

Any courses booked that fall in this time, will be rescheduled and if you have any concerns you can contact your training coordinator.

If you're unsure of how the new restrictions might affect you, please refer to the Government Guidance: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-firebreak-frequently-asked-questions

21-10-2020 - Manchester - Local Lockdown

As Manchester moves into Tier 3 from 00:01 on 23rd October 2020, we can confirm that in line with current guidance on adult education all our courses in this location are going ahead as planned.

We've made contact with all our Manchester venues, who have all confirmed they are operating as normal in a COVID secure manner and are still hosting our training courses.

If you have any concerns about your booked course, we urge you to contact your training coordinator.

For those in locations outside of Manchester which may require travelling to our course, please refer to the Government Guidance: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

21-10-2020 - Lancashire - Local Lockdown

Lancashire has been placed under Tier 3 restrictions.

While this doesn't directly affect any of our venues, we urge you to review the Government Guidance on travel if you are booked onto a course with us: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you have any questions or concerns about your course booking, please contact your training coordinator.

14-10-2020 - Liverpool - Local Lockdown

The Liverpool City region, which includes Knowsley, Wirral, St Helens, Sefton and Halton, has been placed under Tier 3 restrictions.

While this doesn't directly affect any of our venues, we urge you to review the Government Guidance on travel if you are booked onto a course with us: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you have any questions or concerns about your course booking, please contact your training coordinator.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Do you provide accommodation if I am travelling for a course?

We are not responsible for providing, or arranging, accommodation if you are travelling to our courses.
We recommend that if you're travelling a significant distance to your course, to review your relevant Government Guidance for clarity on how the restrictions may affect you.
England: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Wales: https://gov.wales/coronavirus
Scotland: https://www.gov.scot/collections/coronavirus-covid...

Do we need to wear face masks for the course/assessment?

While face coverings are not required when exercising, you must wear face masks in accordance with your training venues guidelines (upon entering, moving between areas and leaving).

Do I have to clean the equipment after my client has used it, or should I get them to do it?

You should encourage the client to clean the equipment they use, as they need to get used to this habit for when they exercise solo. However, you can also ensure hygiene by doing this for them at times.

Can I perform Assisted Stretches at the moment?

Due to social distancing guidelines you will not be able to perform Assisted Stretches at this point in time. Therefore, you will need to find suitable alternative exercises to enable safe, effective and appropriate application for the client. And adjust your coaching style to utilise better verbal cues.

Can I take Blood Pressure readings at the moment?

It depends on the equipment you have available, or whether the client has their own equipment.

Due to social distancing regulations, you will not be able to perform the test. However, you can instruct the client to self-apply the test.

The issue comes with regard to the material the cuff is made from on the BP tester. If it is material, it cannot be used unless it is the client’s own as you cannot effectively clean it after use. If the cuff is made from vinyl, they can use it as it can be effectively cleaned after use.

Will my assessment/course still be going ahead?

You need to revisit the Student Update Area on the website regularly, as this is where we will update you on any changes to our training.

Equally, you should keep an eye on the current status and guidance from the government and contact your Training Co-ordinator for confirmation.

What about Spotting? How do we do this at the moment?

Due to social distancing guidelines you will not be able to perform spotting at this point in time. Therefore, you will need to find suitable alternative exercises to enable safe, effective and appropriate application for the client. And adjust your coaching style to utilise better verbal cues.

My client has dropped out of the assessment. it is this weekend/tomorrow, what can I do?

If you have had a last minute drop out due to COVID, injury or work commitments, you can bring a substitute participant. They must have a clear Par-Q, which will also need to be included in the portfolio, and have signed an Informed Consent form, also required in portfolio. They must also be capable of completing the original programme.

How can I get Body Fat % readings at the moment?

Due to social distancing guidelines you will not be able to take skinfold measurements or circumference measurements at the moment. However, you can teach the client to take circumference measurements themselves. You cannot self-test calliper skinfolds. The only other option would be to use Body Fat Analyser scales.

How do I complete the Reflections Diary? Should I include COVID regulations?

Please make sure you have viewed the Virtual Workshop Series for your course, this will have explained what is required for this document. However, this document is an observational and awareness document – what did you witness? Was it good or bad practice? How would you adopt or change what you saw into your personal practice?

You can gain the information you need from the Exercise, Welfare & Health course for Level 2, and from Lesson 2 of the Level 3 Exercise Programming & Coaching online course. You should include information about current COVID guidance and adherence.

Do I need to do the bridging document?

To find out if you need to complete this document, contact your Training Coordinator.

Can I take circumference measurements at the moment?

Due to social distancing guidelines you will not be able to take circumference measurements at the moment. However, you can teach the client to take circumference measurements themselves. The only other option would be to use Body Fat Analyser scales.

Can I bring someone else to the assessment? My original client has had to drop out due to COVID/Work/Injury.

Yes, You can. If you have had a last minute drop out due to COVID, injury or work commitments, you can bring a substitute participant. They must have a clear Par-Q, which will also need to be included in the portfolio, and have signed an Informed Consent form also required in portfolio. They must also be capable of completing the original programme.

Do I need to complete the new portfolio? My course was before lockdown, and I noticed there is a new section relating to A&P, do I need to complete this?

To find out whether you need to complete this document, contact your Training Coordinator.

Can I be remotely Assessed?

No, students can not be remotely assessed for any practical element of our courses. We have worked closely with our Awarding Organisations and the option being given currently is to delay practical assessments.

Will my certificates be delayed?

Under the current restrictions, the processing of certificates by the Awarding Organisations may be delayed. We assure you we are doing everything to mitigate this, however some delays may be unavoidable during these unprecedented times.

How will I get notified as to when I can book practical elements?

You can see a list of all the current dates and locations available to request via your Student Zone. These are planned to go ahead so long as no government restriction prevent the running of the practical element in question. If the date you book is subsequently postponed then read 'My course/assessment has been postponed, how will this be rescheduled?'

When will practical elements resume?

Unfortunately, at the moment, we can’t give a definitive answer as various factors are involved:

  1. Firstly, the Government needs to confirm when the national lockdown is ending.
  2. Secondly, which Tiers regions will fall into when it ends.
  3. Finally when our venues will re-open.

Our aim, however, is to re-start as quickly as possible after the lockdown end date.

My course/assessment has been postponed, how will this be rescheduled?

Our teams are preparing for a re-start now so, when we have a firm lockdown end date, all students affected by postponements will be contacted via email within 4 weeks to inform them of their new date booked.

Will my overall completion deadline be extended?

This will vary depending on the courses you have purchased.

If you are unable to continue your studies due to the current restrictions, we can look to extend your completion deadline by the period in which you are delayed. As this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, if you believe you will no longer be able to adhere to the original completion deadline, please contact Student Support so that we can investigate your available options.

Can my portfolio be marked remotely?

Yes, we are currently setting up a process for portfolios to be marked digitally.

Students who have had their assessment day postponed will receive a specific email detailing how to submit their portfolios for marking. This is being completed in date order of assessments, please do not send in any work to be marked without first receiving our communication.

If I book a future date, can I defer from this Course/Assessment free of charge?

As all future bookings will be made with knowledge of the current pandemic, deferral fees may apply (please refer to your Terms and Conditions on your enrolment form for further details on this).

If there are extenuating circumstances, then please contact us as soon as possible so that we can look into your options. Please note that we may require evidence of your circumstances to fully consider all options.

The only online learning I have left requires a practical element as a prerequisite, what can I do?

So long as you have completed all your available e-learning, we may be able to release courses that require a prerequisite to enable you to continue studying. This will be looked at on a case-by-case basis as all our courses have different requirements. If this circumstance applies to you then please contact our Student Support department so that we can investigate your available options.

What will happen with February course/assessment dates?

A final decision on these will be made and all students affected will be informed via email.

I have a future date booked, how will I be notified if this is affected?

Decisions on future dates will be dictated by Government updates, so any changes will be communicated to all affected students via email as quickly as possible.

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