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In 2005 I began my degree in Sport Psychology at Bournemouth University. I have always been one of those people who are hugely ambitious and want to be the best they can be. Fortunately on degree course we had a full year's placement which allowed us to go into industry to get a feel for work life and gain some work experience. I was not entirely sure of which career route I wanted to pursue but personal training had always been an area interest, mainly for the altruistic nature of working with and helping people achieve their goal. I was lucky to come across "the training room" which at the time had a centre in Bournemouth. The opportunity to come onto the course was intriguing since it gave us the opportunity to gain applied qualifications and PT experience whilst facilitating you to find a job after the course had finished.
My experience with TTR PT was a great experience. Whilst it gave you the obvious social benefits of meeting new people (friends we still meet up with) it gave you an opportunity to jump into a career very quickly without feeling exposed. The course covered a variety of exercise disciplines which equips you well for life as a personal trainer. The daunting aspect of the course for me was the "I am going to get a job after the course". However, as I gradually made my way through the course my confidence grew and this gave me the belief I was able to be employed because of my experience, knowledge and qualifications. Within 14 days of leaving the course I was offered a job in Exeter (my home city) working as a gym supervisor and PT. It was a really great opportunity as the role required a lot of responsibility and self-drive.
Once the year in industry had finished I had to immerse myself back into my final year of study which was a challenge after a year of earning and work life.
During my final year of study I was very fortunate to meet the psychiatrist from British Cycling - Dr Steve Peters. It had also been my dream to work in Sport Psychology and if lucky enough with a Great Britain Team. After my degree had finished I was offered a job working with Great Britain Taekwondo building a talent transfer initiative called fighting chance whilst providing psychological support to these athletes. I was then employed by Great Britain Canoe Slalom as a mental skills coach working with the World Class Development Squad. I was also able to combine this with private one to ones working across several Olympic disciplines and continue to do so. My full time role now (whilst working with athletes in my spare time) is a National Development Manager for GB Taekwondo. My job as part of a team is to ensure we have the best systems in place to ensure we are continually producing the next generation of talent. The job is massively rewarding. There are many factors to why I got myself into this position. Hard work, commitment and luck have definitely played a part. But I think the experience and confidence I gained in the year in industry and development through the training room course set me up in the right direction. Thanks you the training room team!
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Seem to be very helpful . I haven't started my course yet but helpful with getting the ball rolling
The lessons are very detailed and fun to take part in. The website is easy to navigate and I like the it saves from where you leave off.
Anne-Marie Faith Hardie
Staff are absolutely brilliant couldn't ask for better customer service. They are straight up with you and extremely polite. Would reccomend to anybody
I had heard good things about TTR before starting my course (L3 Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools) but it could not prepare me for the true level of excellence in the support they have provided so far. It has been, for all intensive purposes, faultless, besides a few typos in the resource documents. But hey nobody's perfect. Regardless, everything you need to aquire the qualification is provided and the support you receive from a professional tutor who has spent time working in the education sector is of great comfort.
A Big shout out to Jo-Ann for her expert personal tuition and insights into life as a TA.
Laura for guiding me through the initial sign up process with true professionalism and finesse.
By the end I'm sure I'll also be thanking Megan in the careers department for helping secure my first placement and eventually full time employment.
Such a pleasure and I would recommend this avenue of learning to anyone wanting to switch careers or just to learn something new with a qualification and job prospect at the finish line.
To all at The Training Room, I salute you!
Jack William Wildman
They have an excellent team, I was able to book an appointment with ease and had the telephone consultation on the allotted date and time that it was booked. They were able to answer all my questions and have been very supportive and professional. I am very happy to be studying with them and they are there to help if I need anything.
The Training Room tutors fantastic! It is such a pleasure to be training under their guidence and the training materials are great, gives you everything you need to know.. Can't recommend enough!
I have felt like I'm not alone in this process. All staff are committed to helping you.
The course is great! It keeps you engaged unlike other courses I've done with different companies.
I'm really enjoying my course and I feel really supported!
Great customer service, friendly and helpful.
My tutor is really helpful too.
Danielle Francis Mckay
Superb, friendly customer service from my first call. He was extremely helpful, and prompt with his call backs to me. Once signed in, my tutor was in contact within 24 hours! I'm looking forward to undertaking the course and starting my future
Very helpful tutor and support staff
Vanessa Lynn Mayo
Easy to follow and the fact that I can fit my studies into my life is brilliant!
Very friendly professional contact with all the information I needed.. looking forward to starting my training. 🙂⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Clara Louise Gomez-Serrano
Great explanations throughout and very friendly
Very informative booking process. Telephone and email communication was great and everything was easy to follow in order to get setup to start the course.
Hannah Elizabeth Brown
I have received first class support throughout my interactions with the Training Room. I couldn't recommend them highly enough.
Your help and support was superb. Everyone I spoke to was helpful, kind and clear. I felt welcomed and looked after from the first minute.
I would not hesitate to use the service again.
Stella O. Hewison
Really helpful and supportive and have just submitted my second unit but so far so good.
Really informative and very helpful.
Helpful and supportive