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What Do I Need To Know Before Taking a Personal Trainer Course?


Becoming a Personal Trainer is not only highly rewarding on a personal and professional level, it also allows you to have a fun, active and varied day-to-day to keep every day a great one. The Personal Trainer market is currently worth £626.2 million and offers plenty of opportunity in terms of job flexibility, what specialist areas you might decide to go into and even potentially being your own boss. What’s not to like? By helping clients achieve their health and fitness goals, you’ll be inspiring people and in a career where you have the freedom to be super sociable and find your niche in the industry.

If you’ve set your sights on modifying your career and love the sound of improving other people’s lives - Personal Training has plenty to offer! At The Training Room, we’re proud to offer a fantastic selection of Personal Training courses so suit all different types of learners. So go ahead and make the career you’ve been daydreaming about into a reality. Having the qualifications needed to be a personal trainer can definitely be life-changing. Before you get started, here are some key factors to note that outline why a Personal Trainer qualification is valuable and what you’ll learn along the way:

Do you need a PT qualification in order to become a Personal Trainer?

It’s strongly recommended. And for good reason! Let’s go into the reasons why: 

Although there aren’t currently aren’t any compulsory national licensing requirements in relation to Personal Trainer required qualifications, it’s generally very frowned upon. Without being qualified you’ll have a hard time finding work, especially from gyms and leisure centres. Even going freelance or working online, clients will want to know that their trainer has been educated in the field to give them peace of mind they’re in good hands.

Also, you’re going to have a really tough time getting liability insurance without a Personal Training qualification. This insurance gives you some protection if a client gets hurt in one of your classes. And being sued is no fun. Getting qualified relieves you of all these burdens that you definitely don’t want to get saddled down with!

So what qualifications do you need to be a personal trainer? You don’t need a backlog of experience or a lengthy CV. By investing in a personal training course, you’ll gain the necessary Level 3 to start your career.

What do I need to learn in order to become a Personal Trainer?

While training up, you’ll learn a variety of skills that will aid your ability to excel within a Personal Training career. This includes taking an in-depth look at subjects like: Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition. Having a solid understanding in these areas will enhance your knowledge tremendously and you’ll be able to apply your learning on the job.

Not only that, but you’ll also be trained in programme design and delivery for clients, business acumen, how to train up those with common medical conditions as well as how to reinforce positive behaviour for your clients too.

And don’t worry, you won’t be left to your own devices! You’ll be assigned a tutor who will teach you in these areas, answer all your questions and provide you tons of support to elevate your career growth.

With The Training Room, we’re able to give students outstanding career support for up to 3 years after sign up to the course.

How much does it cost to become a PT?

In order to gain a quality education and a highly coveted qualification for the industry you're looking to be a part of, it will naturally come with a price tag.

You’ll get access to plenty of learning materials, a wealth of career defining lessons and assistance from a tutor that really cares and is invested in your professional progression.

However, at The Training Room - we have several services which are advantageous over other Personal Training courses. These include:

  • Our Career Support Service will provide you with 3 years of support, helping you to find the ideal position for you. 
  • You may be interviewed by one of our corporate partners and find a job soon after finishing your course with us. 
  • We include additional training modules in areas like boxing, circuit training and studio cycling.

What kind of jobs can I find with a Personal Training qualification?

You can find a good variety of jobs to explore once you get your qualification. More than you might think!

You could use your Personal Training qualification to apply to work in spas, resorts, and cruise ships if you’re feeling adventurous! As well as going on to be a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer, you could find yourself in a role as Exercise Referral Instructor, Exercise to Music Instructor or Physical Activity for Children Instructor!

And there’s still other opportunities beyond that which might peak your interest. You could go onto working as a Workout Developer, Nutrition Coach or go on to become a Specialist Trainer.

How much do Personal Trainers earn in the UK?

This is definitely somebody that needs to be considered before switching careers. So how much do PTs make? To start off, you’ll need a Level 2 in Gym Instructing where you’ll work as a Fitness Instructor and be able to assist with classes and provide instructions to new members in the gym. The starting salary for a Fitness Instructor is currently £18,579.

How much do Personal Trainers get paid? Entry-level Personal Trainers with a Level 3 earn an average of £21,804 a year. When gaining further experience in the industry, the salary can increase to beyond £36,109 annually for Personal Trainers. It’s safe to say the majority of Fitness Instructors go on to get their Level 3.

Don’t forget, there’s the option to work as an Online Personal Trainer or work as a Freelancer if you have other commitments.

Want to become a Personal Trainer with us at The Training Room?

If you’re looking to get certified or build on your qualifications, The Training Room offers a comprehensive selection of Health and Fitness courses that caters to where you are in your Health and Fitness career.

Still looking to upskill after finishing off your Level 3? We’re lucky enough to have two excellent Level 4 courses that can boost not only your skills but earning potential too. We offer Level 4 in Strength and Conditioning and Level 4 in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance.

Our passionate Tutors will keep you engaged and inspire you to take on new challenges, getting you certificated to take on a particular job goal or just enhancing your professional abilities within a particular skill set.

Our Personal Trainer courses have a really flexible approach, you can choose to study full-time, part-time or entirely online! Get started today to put your Health and Fitness career prospects into action.

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The Training Room | 21/09/2021 09:00:00

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