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Riley Curry is a fully qualified personal trainer with a huge passion for fitness & transforming peoples life through exercise.
No. We do not offer short 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, students can also set their own training hours and they will be qualified to work in the industry as soon as they successfully pass each module/assessment. For Level 2 Gym Instructor Course, students normally take three months, including home study and practical elements. For Level 3 Personal Training Diploma, most students take up to 6 months to fully qualify and then they are ready to charge £30/hour. We will continue to upskill them for another 6 months. This diploma also includes home study and practical weekends to attend.
You most likely won't need your own insurance if you are employed by a gym or fitness centre. however as insurance is faily low cost taking our your own insurance might be useful. For more information about what to get covered in your gym instructor insurance, be sure to download a copy of our How to Become a Fitness Instructor guide.
The simple answer is yes. 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. Many offers guaranteed interviews to our Personal Training 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 on personal trainer careers, to help with writing a successful CV, preparing for an interview, or getting your new career or business venture moving in the right direction.
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.
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.
The typical time to complete your level 2 is around 4-6 months. If you can dedicate more time to learning you’ll finish sooner, and if you can dedicate less time you’ll finish later.
Whilst you may find some providers offer fast tracked qualifications in 2-4 weeks, in our experience, we've found that you just won’t learn enough or gain enough practical coaching experience in such short timeframes. This may leave you being thrown into the fitness industry without the appropriate skills and experience to really make it work.
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.
Fitness Instructor roles are typically entry-level roles in the fitness industry, and salaries also tend to vary per location.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our level 3 personal trainer course is made up of the following:
Unlike other providers, our training isn’t merely a
collection of online videos. It’s a comprehensive blend of
e-learning and practical workshops, which we customise
for each student based on their circumstances, time
commitments and career goals.
A gym instructor will spend a lot of their time circulating the gym, making sure that members are having a good experience. They will also usually be responsible for leading a number of exercise classes depending on their skillset.
A typical day might involve helping to open the gym and get it ready before members arrive, greeting members as they arrive, chatting with members, delivering a couple of classes, and helping to ensure that the gym stays neat and tidy. You might also be responsible for delivering gym inductions, which involve showing members around the gym and teaching them how to use the equipment safely.
Becoming a personal trainer requires a diverse set of skills. Take some time to make sure the profession suits your lifestyle and abilities.
Listening to your clients is one of the keys to success, as it allows you to understand their goals, pains and desires. Other skills include business and marketing (if you take the freelance route), patience and enthusiasm.
To become a personal trainer you need to be a great motivator and you should lead a healthy lifestyle to be a good role model for your clients.
If becoming a fitness instructor sounds like the right path for you, the minimum requirement to get started is a Level 2 Gym Instructor Qualification.
You’ll also want to make sure that the course you sign up for is accredited either by CIMSPA, as this is valued by most employers.This type of course gives you the theoretical and practical knowledge to safely and effectively work in gym and health club environments.
To become a Personal Trainer you need an accredited and recognised qualification such as:
To become a fitness instructor or gym instructor you would need a qualification such as:
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.
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.
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.
Yes. In addition to nutritionists and dieticians, the NHS employs a range of health professionals that provide nutrition advice including health trainers, dietetic assistant practitioners and community food workers. You can search for jobs on the NHS jobs website using ‘nutrition’ as a keyword. Tip: ensure that you tick the box to search the whole advert rather than the advert title. This will ensure you see all of the most relevant results.
Our Nutrition and Weight Management Course contains lesson plans and resources for running an 8-week weight management course. This can be used with both groups and individuals.
All of the School of Nutrition courses are online which means that you can study at a time and pace to suit you. If you can spare just 6 hours per week you can complete the Diploma in Weight Loss Management in less than 20 weeks. If you have more free time to study, then you can complete the diploma in a much shorter timeframe.
There are no formal or mandatory requirements, other than being at least 16 years old.
It would be beneficial if you had experience of weight management and nutrition by attending professional classes. If you don't have the experience, that's not a problem - you will just need to ensure that you give yourself more time to complete the home-study activities.
In order to become a registered nutritionist you will need to complete a university degree. Future Fit offer an alternative yet comprehensive path to becoming a nutrition professional. For more information why not read our article on how to become a nutrition adviser. For more information why not read our article on how to become a Nutrition Adviser.
Our Nutrition and Weight Management Course contains a lesson dedicated to marketing your services as a nutrition adviser with lots of useful advice on promoting your business.
You will be able to offer advice to adults who are generally healthy and need help improving their diet and losing weight. You can run your own weight loss consultancy offering individual or group sessions to help people to successfully manage their dietary intake and achieve health and weight loss goals.
If you complete our Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management you will also be able to advise on sports nutrition, pre and post-natal nutrition as well as childhood nutrition.
You won’t be able to work with individuals who need specialist dietary advice due to a medical condition. This is the role of a dietician.
You will be fully equipped to work as a nutrition and weight loss professional. You can help clients improve their diet and lose weight through one-to-one consultations or by running weight loss classes.
Alternatively, you can use your nutrition skills in a range of job roles such as a community food support worker, dietetic assistant or health trainer.
The nutrition profession encompasses many levels of expertise and a wide variety of career possibilities.
Nutritionists and dieticians have very similar job roles and there is considerable overlap in what they do. In general, dieticians tend to be more clinical and more involved with working with people with diet-related medical conditions. Nutritionists are more likely to work in research, the food industry, community projects and preventative health. However, you do find nutritionists who work in hospitals and dieticians who work in the food industry. Dieticians and nutritionists normally have degree level qualifications.
In addition to nutritionists and dieticians there are nutrition advisers, health trainers, personal trainers, wellness coaches, slimming group leaders and weight loss coaches who all practice nutrition to varying degrees and can have a number of possible qualifications.
Most members of the general public will only get referred to a nutritionist or dietician if they have a relatively serious health problem, yet there are millions of people in the UK who are overweight and suffering the consequences of a poor diet. Nutrition advisers are often much more accessible to the general public and have all the skills needed to advise and motivate individuals on how to eat better, move more, lose weight and improve their health.
When embarking on a career in nutrition it is important to choose a course with a reputable training company. Many companies sell poor quality training courses in nutrition that are not evidence-based and not recognised by any official awarding body. We are proud that our Nutrition and Weight Management course is accredited VTCT and certified by the Association for Nutrition. This means that our students can have full confidence that their training is of the highest quality and will fully equip them for working in the nutrition arena.
Our e-learning courses are an engaging combination of text, images and video and also include a range of downloadable resources to enhance your studies. Our nutrition tutor support team are on hand by email and phone to answer any questions you may have and ensure you are fully supported and on track.
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.
While you are training you can get student insurance from a company called FitPro in order to teach, but you must declare that you are in training and charge a lower rate than you would if you were a fully qualified Pilates Instructor. You will of course need a proof of training letter from us in order to do this, and it will also be subject to FitPro's eligibility criteria.
Yes, by the end of the standard diploma, you will have been taught all of the original 34 exercises. Your course tutors will have shown you how to modify each of the exercises so that you can teach a mixed ability class, plus you will have experience performing the advanced exercises yourself and learnt the relevant teaching and safety points in preparation for instructing others.
Future Fit Training offers flexible training solutions, which means we build your programme around you, your commitments and the time you can dedicate to study. If your circumstances change, we simply re-work your training plan. Previous students have taken time out to have babies, change jobs, start work – all sorts of reasons.
Most of the theory that underpins the practical part of our courses is delivered via e-learning. This gives you the freedom and flexibility to study wherever and whenever you want. Also, we deliver the largest number of practical mat Pilates courses in the UK, so you should have plenty of course dates to choose from.
The teaching team in the School of Pilates are highly experienced Pilates teachers and expert course tutors. Each tutor must pass a comprehensive teacher training programme within the School of Pilates to ensure you get the high quality tuition our reputation is built on. They’ll provide you with the knowledge and information you need to achieve your goals and will do everything they can to support and help you succeed.
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.
This is entirely your choice. If you are new to the fitness industry and ‘testing the water’, our advice would be to complete the standard Diploma in the first instance. This will give you the chance to learn and achieve each part of the Diploma at a pace that suits you. If you are already a fitness trainer or Personal Trainer, we suggest you complete the Specialist Diploma as this will give you additional qualifications straight away to offer your client base and open further opportunities to you.
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.
Our Level 3 Complete Personal Training Diploma and Level 4 Total Immersion Diploma qualifications are recognised by employers internationally and students can also work abroad with REPs and EREPs recognition.
The International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is a partnership between the various registration bodies which means qualifications gained in those countries are transferable and recognised: UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE, Canada.
No prior knowledge or work experience is needed to study any of our courses.
No, whilst we do recommend becoming a CIMSPA member, it is not compulsory for joining Pro Zone. You can still enjoy all of the benefits the platform has to offer whilst enhancing your knowledge and skills.
You can pay for your course or diploma in full, or choose from an affordable and flexible payment scheme to suit you. You can pay a deposit and then the balance; pay by monthly instalments or by company invoice. Future Fit Training acts as a credit intermediary and only offers credit products from Omni Capital. Credit is provided subject to age and status. Credit finance is an option but payment can also be made in full. Terms and conditions apply. Go to Funding your course for more information about payment options.
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.
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.
For a more in-depth comparison with others, please download our Comparison Checklist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both of our nutrition diplomas are certified by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) at level 4 of the Health and Social Care Competency framework. The Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Weight Management is also accredited by RSPH.
The Pro Zone is aimed primarily at Personal Trainers as the content is aimed at building on their existing knowledge. However, if you are level 2 trained, such as a Gym Instructor, or working up to your Personal Trainer qualifications, you would still be welcome to join the Pro Zone, but you would need to be aware that some of the content may not be relevant to you or may build on knowledge you have not yet developed.
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.
You can earn £25-£40 an hour from one-to-one consultations or £80+ an hour running weight loss classes.
You should find it very straightforward to study your e-learning. All you need is a PC, laptop or Mac, a reliable internet connection, headphones or speakers (some courses contain video), and a printer for printing resources (optional).
In order to get the best results from your e-learning, we recommend that you use a device that is less than four years old with a recent version of Windows or MacOS. We also suggest that you use Google Chrome as your default browser.
Our courses will run on smartphones and tablets. However, we strongly recommend that you use a computer or laptop as your main device for studying. Apart from the small screen on a smartphone, writing notes and case studies on a virtual keyboard can be frustrating. Also, streaming e-learning can be a drain on your battery and won’t provide an ideal viewing or learning experience.
In summary, a computer or laptop in a quiet room will enable you to get the best results from your studying.
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.
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.
You can advertise your professional services as a Nutrition and Weight Loss Adviser or Consultant. You won’t be able to call yourself a dietician or nutritionist as this implies you have a relevant degree level qualification.
It depends on which diploma/course you are looking at enrolling on. Below are some standard options available to pay for your 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.
Our extensive Tutor Support team is on hand by phone, email and Facebook to answer any questions that students may have about their training to ensure they are always fully supported and on track.
In terms of resources, you will be offered the following:
Our students come from a range of different backgrounds and they choose to study nutrition for a variety of reasons.
Some students are looking for a complete career change and they decide to study nutrition because it is something that has always fascinated them.
Many work in unrelated areas such as health-care or catering but feel nutrition knowledge would be beneficial to their current job role.
Others are fitness professionals who want to be able to advise their clients on diet, weight loss and sports nutrition.
Some are holistic therapists who want to expand the services they offer.
A lot of students just want to study nutrition for their own interest.
Read our Graduate Success Stories to find out about our students’ backgrounds and what they have done after graduating and let their success inspire you!
The qualification you’ll receive at the end of your course will be awarded by Transcend. Transcend Awards are proud to be recognised by Ofqual as a regulated and industry specialist awarding organisation. Our courses are also fully CIMSPA approved.
Future Fit Training were the CPD launch partners with CIMSPA. Being CIMSPA certified means you will work in a respected industry, where standards are regulated, and your qualifications are valued.
Our nutrition diplomas are certified by the Association for Nutrition, the professional association that defines the standards for the training, practice and continuing professional development of nutrition professionals.
Our Nutrition and Weight Management course is endorsed by VTCT.
All of our courses are recognised by CIMSPA and the Register of Exercise Professionals and carry CPD points for those who are registered with these organisations.
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).
There are no actual tests involved in joining the Pro Zone. However, you will need to complete a simple 3 question test in order to gain CPD points at the end of accredited webinars if you choose to participate. This test should only take a couple of minutes.
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.
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.
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.
Pro Zone is a private community where you can interact and learn from fellow members, including other fitness professionals, Future Fit master trainers and guest partners.
You can look forward to regular videos, articles, discussions, links to useful resources and access to all recorded webinars. Expect to be challenged with follow up tasks and activities to help you implement the knowledge.
Once you have completed your course(s) you will receive your certificate within 6-8 weeks of completion.