You can sign up and start studying straight away by booking onto your course on our website. Simply select your course page and then follow then options to book onto your preferred method of study. You can then choose to pay immediately or with one of our payment plans. If you choose a payment plan there will be no payment taken at sign up.
If you would like to chat to us first though then we would love to hear from you, you can contact us by filling in a contact form on our website, you can chat to us on Live Chat on our website, directly by email or by phone.
We can arrange a call or an appointment at a time that suits you, we will spend time with you to answer any questions you may have on our course options
The minimum age to obtain any of our qualifications is 16 years old you can start studying before this however you must be 16 years old upon qualification.
You can view our full-time course dates for each location within the specific course page for your chosen course.
During Covid-19 if your course is rescheduled you will automatically be given the option to move to our next full-time course date as first priority.
You can also choose to begin studying part-time or online and then move to join a full-time course if you wish.
You can start straight away if studying part-time with us. You will immediately receive electronic learning materials which will allow you to get started straight away. We are the only fitness education provider where you can choose flexible learning and work completely at your own terms and pace.
Our team will be flexible around your schedule which means every student can create their own bespoke journey. We have a nationwide network of training centres across the UK selected for their quality of facilities.
The part-time study option means you can study from home and attend a venue for tutor face to face support a couple of times each week, so you have a mix of face to face and online resources. Online learners can also request face to face tutor support too should they wish to book in. All venues provide the option to study Full-Time, Part-Time or Online Study.
Yes you can start studying straight away with home with our online study option. When you sign up to any of our courses you will receive your welcome pack and E-Learning Instructions immediately by email.
Live Lectures & E-Learning
We have more daily live online lectures than any other provider in the UK. Our online virtual live lectures and online classrooms are a place where you can learn and interact with our expert tutors and fellow students, building community spirit & the fitness professionals of the future.These lectures are also recorded so you can view them at any time and every student has access to E-Learning too so you can study at anytime of the day.
You have daily expert tutor support available. We guarantee your assigned expert tutor will get back to you on the same day.
All coursework is available online and you can be fully assessed online! Before you sit any assessments our expert tutors will make sure you are confident and ready. You have access to mock assessments and our tutors will support you with any learning support and feedback from the mock exams.
We give you unlimited support every step of your journey. We arrange job interviews and incorporate Business Skills workshops into our courses so our students are ready to pursue a successful career. We are continuing our Business Skills and Careers Day with an interactive online sessions!
Yes you can pay your course in 1 single payment, we accept all payment methods. We have an immediate payment offer on all courses.
We offer all our students the opportunity to pay for their chosen course with manageable, affordable monthly instalments at 0% finance. The finance calculator on our sites provides you the opportunity to tailor your repayment to your terms. You can spread the cost of some of our courses as far as over over 24 months and you incur no extra costs.
If you choose a monthly payment option no immediate payment will be taken on sign up and in some instances depending on what payment date you select the first payment can be delayed as far as 1 month from sign up.
If you want to discuss the finance options available further with us then contact us and one of our friendly team members will contact you to discuss your course requirements and payment finance options.
At the moment we have some offers available on our course options, the finance calculator is updated to reflect our new offer prices
You can, if you wish to settle your balance early by making additional payments at any time. There is no extra charge for an earlier repayment.
Our full-time courses run from 0900-1630. Our expert tutor will support the class through a scheme of planned activities each day. Therefore if you do enrol in a full-time course and can not attend for any reason during the course you will be aware of what you have missed and you can catch up through home study or book some time with our tutor.
Our full-time courses vary in total length taken to complete depending on your chosen course. Here are the full-time timeframes;
Personal Training Courses
Level 2 Gym Instructor – 2 Weeks
Level 3 PT Certificate – 3 Weeks
Level 3 PT Diploma (Level 2 & 3 combined) – 5 Weeks
Level 3 Specialist PT Diploma – 6 Weeks
Sports Massage Diploma
Level 3 SM Diploma – 2 Weeks
Pre and Post Natal – 3 Days
Nutrition for Sport & Exercise Performance – 3 Days
Mental Health Awareness – 2 Days
Studio Cycle & Kettlebells – 2 Days
Emergency 1st Aid at Work – 1 Day
When you choose to study part-time you have the opportunity to set your own pace. At each location we provide two part-time drop in support sessions per week which can be booked with your assigned expert tutor. As a guide, 10-12 weeks is good benchmark on completing the Personal Training Diploma course part-time, however this varies from student to student depending on the available time and pace that is set.
Each student will receive online electronic learning materials which will allow them to study from home and start straight away.
When you choose to study online you have the opportunity to set your own pace. Each student will receive online electronic learning materials which will allow them to study from home and start straight away . As a guide, 10-12 weeks is good benchmark on completing the Personal Training Diploma course with online study, however this varies from student to student depending on the available time and pace that is set.
Importantly your assigned expert tutor will be there to support you throughout your journey every step of the way.
Active IQ is the leading awarding organisation in the industry and their qualification standards are renowned as being the leading standard. Active IQ are recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector. The certifications they provide act as a benchmark for quality and credibility for those wishing to join the industry.
We use Active IQ as our chosen Awarding Body as we want to ensure our students achieve an renowned internationally recognised qualification that is fully recognised in the industry by all employers.
The Fitness Group Education has consistently achieved the highest possible Education Centre Quality Approval Rating every year in all internal and external quality audits.
We provide the highest standard in health and fitness education.
REPs is an independent public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK.
Yes, REPs fully recognises all of our qualifications. All of our Active IQ qualifications are internationally recognised, the highest quality in fitness education qualifications.
CIMSPA are the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.
They are the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, providing leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in the sector. The institute’s vision is: “To develop a vibrant, UK-wide sport and physical activity sector, led by professionals providing advocacy and leadership and working in partnership with stakeholders to help ensure the highest standards of service delivery”.
All of our qualifications are CIMSPA recognised and endorsed which means you will have full access to obtaining a CIMSPA membership.
Yes all of our ACTIVE IQ Qualifications are recognised and endorsed by CIMSPA.
In its recent sports strategy document, the government tasked CIMSPA to lead on increasing the professionalisation of our sector’s workforce. To help achieve this goal, CIMSPA is introducing a policy which will require most members to complete a defined amount of CPD per membership subscription year, at a level relevant to their membership category.
Sport and physical activity professionals should keep their skills and knowledge up to date, as well as extending their skill set wherever possible. Continuous professional development (CPD) is the practice of undertaking additional learning through courses, workshops or conferences or taking part in other activities which confirm that their knowledge, understanding and skills are suitable for their role in our sector.
Not only do our graduates have the chance to undertake great paid CPD courses such as Pre and Post Natal but we also provide free access to our online Skills Hub platform which also provides graduates the opportunity to gain free CPD Qualifications.
Before you sit any exams all students will be given the chance to sit a mock exam to prepare you for your actual exam. The
The mock exam you are given is prepared to the same level of difficulty from the same topics however the questions will obviously be different to those you will receive during your real exam.
If you do not pass your actual exam first time don’t worry we will support you to get you back on track. All students are given the opportunity to re-sit the exam for each module with one free of charge resit. Your course tutor will go over the first attempt with a detailed explanation of the answers to support your understanding before the next sitting. Any further re-sits will incur a £30 resit fee.
Certificates are issued within 8 weeks of successful completion of your course (often a lot sooner), in addition to full payment of the associated course.
Upon successful completion of your course The Fitness Group can issue you with a ‘letter of achievement’ at your request if the course hasn’t been paid for in full.
This letter will confirm your course achievement and enable you to immediately apply for work. We will support you to do this with our employment and business skills support.