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Complete any FIE personal training course and a member of our Careers team will help you with work placement.

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FAQs

What is the difference between the Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma?

All our personal training certification courses are recognised by REPs and consist of the ten mandatory units as required for all nationally qualified personal trainers. Some courses, like our Level 3 Diploma in Personal Trainer and Level 4 Advance Personal Trainer & Life Coach contain additional qualifications which are not compulsory but arm you with a greater skill set and greatly improve your chance of employment and your ability to help your clients achieve the results they desire.

All our personal training course options will allow you to register on REPs at level 3. The Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer & Life Coach course will allow you to register on REPs at Level 4.

Payment plans are available, contact us for options.

What is the difference between the role of a gym instructor and personal trainer?

The Gym Instructor

Most gyms hire level 2 gym instructors to write general programmes for apparently healthy adults and carry out general supervision of people exercising on gym equipment. They cannot work with special populations or clients with medical problems because the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym does not equip them to work with these groups of people. Gym instructors are also expected to clean equipment and carry out administrative duties within the gym. Gym instructors can expect to earn an average of £12-14K a year.

Gym instructors are not permitted to write programmes or work one-on-one their own clients.

The Personal Trainer

Level 3 Personal Trainers are able to offer advanced exercise programming, conduct fitness tests and advise on nutrition, weight management, injury prevention and rehabilitation. Personal trainers charge upwards £15 p/hour and earn on average £30k a year, although many earn considerably more.

Health clubs offer different working propositions to personal trainers with many personal trainers being self employed. They pay a rent to health clubs, allowing them to train clients in the health club.

If you wish to train clients, then the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is the minimum qualification you require.

What are the pre-requisites?

There are no pre-requisites. Everything you need to know will be covered during course. Ideally you will have a keen interest in fitness and already be training yourself.

If you already hold a Level 2 Gym Instructor, you will move start at the level 3 part of the course. NB: exemptions for existing qualifications may be available. Please contact one of our career advisers for more information.

When will I need to attend?

With all courses, you will complete online study via our web site or mobile app. Then, depending on your chosen study option, attend Saturday assessments for distance study, Saturday classes for Saturday study or Monday to Fridays classes for intensive study. Assessment fees are included in the cost of your course*.

Distance Study:

  • Certificate - 3 Saturdays
  • Diploma - 4 Saturdays
  • Advanced - 5 Saturdays

Saturday Study:

  • Certificate - 12 Saturdays
  • Diploma - 18 Saturdays
  • Advanced - 19 Saturdays

Intensive Study (Monday - Friday):

  • Certificate - 4 weeks
  • Diploma - 5 weeks
  • Advanced - 5 weeks + 1 Saturday

*Re-assessment fees not included

What is the difference between the different study options?

No matter how you study the course, there is no difference in the final qualification you receive. The final certificate is issued by Central YMCA Qualifications and is fully recognised by REPs. Your certificate does not state how you studied.

The different study options allow you to study in a way that is suited to your personal preference and available time. If you work full-time, the distance study option may be best. If you are able to get time off work, then you may prefer the intensive course option. No matter what your lifestyle, we have the study option that will get you started in your new career ASAP.

Distance Study - study from home at your own pace with the OPTIONAL FREE support of attending evening eClasses (web conferencing) two nights a week; either Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday depending on your start date. Then attend assessment days at one of our assessment centres nationwide.

Intensive Study - study some material online from home and then attend classes at one of our venues nationwide from Monday - Friday.

Saturday Study - study some material online from home and then attend classes at one of our venues nationwide over a set number of consecutive Saturdays.

How do I pay for my course?

You may pay for the course in full by PayPal, credit or debit card either over the phone, online or in person.

Your course may also be paid off over a number of months by taking advantage of our payment plan option. A typical deposit of £349 (incl. VAT) is required with a monthly administration fee of £5/month (incl VAT) and 0% interest.

FIE is also an approved Learning Provider for the Ministry of Defence and accepts Enhanced Learning Credits.

Please contact a career advisor for information on any of our payment options. Cash, cheques and bank transfers accepted for courses which are paid for in full.

What support do I get?

FIE has a dedicated team of tutors whose sole purpose is to assist you through your studies. You may contact our tutors via phone, email or through the online and mobile help desk.

In addition, we run daily eClasses where you log into our free web conferencing software and interact with other students as a qualified tutor takes you through a guided learning session with PowerPoint presentations, videos, animations, quizzes and discussion groups. These sessions are scheduled on a variety of the core subjects every week. Click here to view the eClass timetable.

We encourage you to join our Facebook community where you may also meet fellow students and participate in our daily quizzes, all aimed to help you learn more about fitness and this fast growing industry.

As you work through your course, you may be required to submit assignments or portfolios and participate in practical assessments. To further assist you, we offer a feedback service where you may submit your work or send in a video prior to your assessment. A qualified assessor will review your work and give you detailed feedback on both areas where you have done well and on where improvement is required.

Remember, our team is here to help, all you need to do is ask.

Why choose Fitness Industry Education?

Click here to read some testimonials and watch video interviews from some of our past students.

Everyone at Fitness Industry Education (FIE) understands that your time is valuable and we have therefore structured all our courses in such a way that allows you to fit your study around your lifestyle and current commitments. With many courses being offered in a variety of formats, there will be the study option perfect for you.

To further enhance the flexibility of our courses, you may study from anywhere with an internet connection by using our mobile app*.

FIE has been delivering fitness qualifications and training for over 15 years. The quality of our training is assured with center accreditation through Central YMCA Qualifications, Skills Active and the Register of Exercise Professionals.

Read more about the benefits of studying with FIE on our FAQ's page.

* Apple iOS and Android devices only.

Personal Trainer Course Options:

  PT Certificate PT Diploma PT Advanced
Distance Study

£999

Click to enrol - Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Distance Study

 

£1499

Click to enrol - Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Distance Study

SAVE £694

£2499

Click to enrol - Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer and Life Coach Distance Study eEvening Study

SAVE £1792

Saturdays Classroom

£1499

Click to enrol - Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Saturday Study Course

 

£1999

Click to enrol - Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Saturday Study Course

SAVE £694

£2999

Click to enrol - Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer and Life Coach Saturday Study Course

SAVE £1792

Intensive Classroom

£1499

Click to enrol - Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Intensive study course

 

£1999

Click to enrol - Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Intensive study course

SAVE £694

£2999

Click to enrol - Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer and Life Coach Intensive study course

SAVE £1792

Prices include VAT

  PT Certificate PT Diploma PT Advanced
Level 2 Gym £499 (20 CPD Points)
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training £999 (20 CPD Points)
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training £1499  
Group Indoor Cycling £99 (16 CPD Points)  
Circuit Instruction £99 (16 CPD Points)  
Level 3 Award in Sports Conditioning £199 (16 CPD Points)  
Level 3 Award in Business Skills (16 CPD Points)  
Level 3 Award in Outdoor Fitness (16 CPD Points)  
Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral (20 CPD Points)  
Level 4 Certificate in Obesity & Diabetes Management (20 CPD Points)    
Level 5 Certificate in Life Coaching (100 CPD Points)    
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Intensive Course Dates

Those with exemptions may start on a different date. Please contact a Career Advisor for more information.

        Apr 28 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Aug 18 - Bannatynes - Edinburgh - Main Gym
        Apr 28 - Bodyzone - Newcastle        Aug 18 - Soho Gyms - Manchester
        Apr 28 - Virgin Active (Esporta) - Bristol        Aug 18 - The Gym Group - Birmingham
        Apr 28 - Soho Gyms - Manchester        Sep 1 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        May 19 - Total Fitness - Preston        Sep 8 - Total Fitness - Preston
        May 19 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Sep 22 - Bodyzone - Newcastle
        May 27 - Total Fitness - Preston        Sep 22 - David Lloyd - Ipswich
        Jun 9 - Soho Gyms - Manchester        Sep 22 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        Jun 9 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Sep 22 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow
        Jun 9 - David Lloyd - Ipswich        Sep 22 - Soho Gyms - Manchester
        Jun 9 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow        Sep 22 - Virgin Active (Esporta) - Bristol
        Jun 9 - The Gym Group - Birmingham        Oct 6 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        Jun 9 - Bannatynes - Edinburgh - Main Gym        Oct 27 - Bannatynes - Edinburgh - Main Gym
        Jun 16 - Fitrooms - Fulham        Oct 27 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        Jun 23 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Oct 27 - The Gym Group - Birmingham
        Jul 7 - Total Fitness - Preston        Oct 27 - Xercise4Less - Leeds
        Jul 14 - Bodyzone - Newcastle        Nov 10 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        Jul 14 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Dec 1 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        Jul 14 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow        Dec 1 - Marriott Hotel - Glasgow
        Jul 14 - Virgin Active (Esporta) - Bristol        Dec 1 - Soho Gyms - Manchester
        Jul 14 - Xercise4Less - Leeds        Dec 1 - Virgin Active (Esporta) - Bristol
        Jul 28 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London

You may book into any of these dates once you have enrolled on the course. NB: if the date is less than 14 days away, please contact a Career Advisor on 0207 2929 140 to make your booking.

Click here for a full list of all our course dates.

Saturday Course Dates

The dates listed below are the starting date for the level 2 portion of the course. The number of Saturdays you need to attend will depend on which course you are studying. Please contact a Career Advisor on 0207 2929 140 or 0800 994 9949 for more information.

        Jun 14 - The Gym Group - Birmingham

You may book into any of these dates once you have enrolled on the course. NB: if the date is less than 14 days away, please contact Tutor Support on 0207 2929 141 to make your booking.

Click here for a full list of all our course dates.

Distance Study Assessment Dates

The dates listed below are for the first assessment day you will need to attend. You simply book into the date you wish when you are ready. Please contact a Career Advisor on 0207 2929 140 or 0800 994 9949 for more information.

        Apr 26 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham        Aug 16 - LA Fitness - Rugby
        Apr 26 - Virgin Active (Esporta) - Bristol        Aug 16 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOW
        Apr 26 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOW        Aug 30 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        May 10 - David Lloyd - Ipswich        Sep 6 - LA Fitness - Manchester (Sale)
        May 10 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Sep 6 - LA Fitness - Rugby
        May 17 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOW        Sep 6 - Pinetree Health Club - Newcastle
        May 17 - LA Fitness - Manchester (Sale)        Sep 13 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        May 17 - LA Fitness - Rugby        Sep 20 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOW
        May 17 - The Gym - Southampton        Sep 20 - The Gym - Southampton
        May 31 - Pinetree Health Club - Newcastle        Sep 20 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham
        May 31 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Sep 27 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        May 31 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham        Oct 4 - Virgin Active (Esporta) - Bristol
        May 31 - Total Fitness - Preston        Oct 11 - LA Fitness - Manchester (Sale)
        Jun 14 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Oct 11 - LA Fitness - Rugby
        Jun 14 - Virgin Active (Esporta) - Bristol        Oct 11 - David Lloyd - Ipswich
        Jun 14 - LA Fitness - Manchester (Sale)        Oct 11 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        Jun 14 - LA Fitness - Rugby        Oct 18 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham
        Jun 21 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham        Oct 25 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOW
        Jun 28 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Oct 25 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        Jun 28 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOW        Nov 1 - LA Fitness - Manchester (Sale)
        Jul 5 - LA Fitness - Manchester (Sale)        Nov 1 - LA Fitness - Rugby
        Jul 5 - LA Fitness - Rugby        Nov 8 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        Jul 12 - Pinetree Health Club - Newcastle        Nov 15 - The Gym - Southampton
        Jul 12 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Nov 15 - Pinetree Health Club - Newcastle
        Jul 19 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOW        Nov 22 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham
        Jul 19 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham        Nov 22 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOW
        Jul 26 - The Gym - Southampton        Nov 29 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        Jul 26 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Dec 6 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London
        Aug 2 - David Lloyd - Ipswich        Dec 6 - Virgin Active (Esporta) - Bristol
        Aug 9 - Virgin Active (Esporta) - Bristol        Dec 6 - David Lloyd Renfrew GLASGOW
        Aug 9 - Fitness Industry Education Head Office - London        Dec 13 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham
        Aug 9 - Bannatyne's Brindley Place - Birmingham        Dec 13 - David Lloyd - Ipswich
        Aug 16 - LA Fitness - Manchester (Sale)        Dec 13 - LA Fitness - Manchester (Sale)

You may book into any of these dates once you have enrolled on the course. NB: if the date is less than 14 days away, please contact Tutor Support on 0207 2929 141 to make your booking.

Click here for a full list of all our course dates.


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