Which PT Cert is the Most Respected?
If you are looking to become a Personal Trainer, the first thing you need to consider is getting qualified.
It is beneficial to get the training from a respected qualification programme like those offered at The Fitness Group – for many reasons.
The most important one for most PTs is that in order to get an offer of employment from a gym, you will need to meet minimum qualification requirements. This is usually a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. The next thing to consider is getting insurance – especially if you are a self-employed Personal Trainer.
Of course, there might be a concern about the validity of the certification course that you are looking to take – and that is where an accredited course should be something that you are looking for. Getting accredited means that your course contains all the elements, modules and information needed to be an informative course that is worth taking.
The main accreditation body for Personal Training courses is Active IQ. The courses we offer here at The Fitness Group are Active IQ, which are the leading qualifications in the industry.
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sports and Physical Activities are committed to driving up standards throughout the fitness industry and they offer accreditation for certain training programmes. A course that is CIMSPA accredited meets all the criteria to be considered a respected programme – and here at The Fitness Group we are proud to be a CIMSPA-accredited training partner.
What this means for learners is that not only is the PT qualification we offer recognised by CIMSPA, but the training delivery is also endorsed.
Other awarding bodies include:
- Innovate Awards
- YMCA Awards
To understand if the course you are looking to undertake is respected, look for the accreditation – but also bear in mind the extras that might come with it. For example, our Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training is a combined course suitable for beginners, that offers a full curriculum at Level 3, as well as a huge range of extra learning in the form of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules that in some cases are Level 4.
The Level 3 Diploma modules include:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Lifestyle/wellbeing/medical conditions
- Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours
- Programme design and delivery
At The Fitness Group UK, we want all our learners to be prepared to begin their new careers straight away – so we also offer training in professionalism and business acumen specifically aimed at PTs.
The CPD modules we offer are as a part of the course – without extra charge. With options like mental health, bodyweight training, additional nutrition and even more business skills, you will be able to step out of the classroom and into a job.
These options allow you as a learner to ensure that you are getting not only the highest quality tuition available but also the broadest opportunities for learning that will set you in good stead to become an effective and highly sought-after Personal Trainer.
Choose your perfect Level 3 course with The Fitness Group from the following options:
- Level 3 Personal Training – for those with a Level 2 qualification
- Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training – Combined course suitable for beginners.
- Level 3 Specialist PT Diploma – for PTs who are looking to specialise.
Contact us today to find out which accredited course is best for you.