Be your own boss, decide your working hours, meet new people, help people achieve their goals, huge earning potential… sounds good right? This is the life of a Personal trainer, but how does one go about becoming one? This article should clear a few things up.
So you have decided that you would like to become a Personal Trainer. The minimum requirements in the U.K. to become one are to hold a CIMSPA approved level 3 certificate in Personal Training. However, before you can achieve a level 3 certificate in Personal Training you must first have a level 2 in Fitness Instructing (or equivalent). To simplify things, here at The Fitness Circle we offer a Personal Training diploma which includes both the level 2 & level 3. Completing this would fully qualify you to becoming a Personal Trainer and allows you to work self-employed or for a gym. A Level 1 award is not needed in order to start.
What is CIMSPA?
CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing, and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and, as a result,
inspire our nation to become more active. They are the key to ensuring training providers deliver high-quality services and industry standards.
What is REPs?
REPs is a public register that recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. It provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards.
Who are Active IQ?
We’ve chosen to deliver our courses through Active IQ because they are the leading awarding body for fitness qualifications, and their qualifications are very respected within the industry. They have a very
thorough verification process which means training providers like us are quality-checked yearly, which maintains the integrity of the qualification.
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