How Long Does It Take to Become a Certified Trainer?


Why Should You Become Qualified?

If you are thinking about changing your career to become a Personal Trainer, there are a few things that you will need to think about before you get started – and one of those is how much time it will take to get qualified.

Qualification is important when you are becoming a PT –

Qualification not only makes you a more sought-after Personal Trainer but also helps make sure that you have the most up to date scientific knowledge and research to hand when you are working with clients and creating bespoke plans.

How Long Does Qualification Take?

The short answer is – how long is a piece of string? There is no definite answer to this, as much depends on the format of the course that you are taking and your own situation.

For a full-time course, like our Gym Instructor Course or Level 3 Personal Training course, you can expect to be in class between 9-4 Monday-Thursday for 6 weeks. This is often referred to as a fast-track course, with all modules taught in the classroom.

For a full-time or online course, there is a combination usually of online learning with face-to-face teaching over several weekends, and this typically takes up to 5 months, depending on the provider.

An online course is self-paced, usually taking a learner about 6-12months – although with determination it can be completed much faster.

Each course provider will have their own schedules, but as a recognised qualification a Level 3 Personal Training Diploma will have a similar curriculum and subjects – so you will learn the same content and you will be awarded the same standard of qualification.

Part of the time taken to become qualified is the length of time you must wait between the final assessment and the production of the certificate – which can take anything between two weeks to a month. There is also the issue of admin – whatever way you are studying, you will need to be assessed and have your work checked, so there needs to be time allowed for the administration side of the learning that is necessary.

Your Dedication

As a learner, you can make the most of your learning (and get through it quicker) if you are dedicated. Fully immersing yourself in a fast-track course that is full time is the way to get qualified quickly, but even in a part-time or online personal trainer course, the more dedicated you are to learning, the faster you can gain that qualification that you want.

When you study with The Fitness Group UK, you can choose the way you want to learn – and receive the same level of support, the same quality content, and the same business training – so you can work in the way that suits you best. Each student gets their own assigned tutor who they can contact every step of the way throughout their journey. This tutor will be their tutor and their mentor, guiding them to their first step into the industry, helping with job interviews, business advice and marketing support.

With The fitness Group UK you can contact your assigned tutor by phone, email, or even whatsapp! We support on your terms, instant support, every days of the week!

The team here are industry-leading as far as support goes as each student is assigned their own tutor who they can contact every step of the way throughout their journey. This tutor is their mentor who guides them to their first step into the industry, helping with job interviews, business advice and marketing support.

With The Fitness Group UK you can contact this tutor by phone, email or even Whatsapp – we support anytime – anyway you like!

Our Level 3 courses are all recognised by top organisations in the fitness industry, so if you are serious about getting a recognised certification, you can choose with confidence thanks to The Fitness Group UK.

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