The qualifications and requirements to become a personal trainer
Do you like the idea of an active job working in personal training helping your own clients? Then it’s important to understand what’s involved, the education needed and what qualifications you should study. This will ensure your career is on the right track right from the very start.
To work as a UK based Personal Trainer you will need a CIMSPA and REPs industry accredited level 3 personal training qualification. This should be studied through an established UK awarding body.
You will then be eligible for CIMSPA and REPs membership, a key indicator to your future clients of the standard of your personal trainer qualifications and that you are fully credible to practice.
These are the main industry requirements you will need to meet.
If you’ve decided personal training is the right career path for you it can be tempting to look for the fastest possible route to becoming qualified. But a quick note of caution. It’s important not to be tempted to take short cuts with your studies or you could end up wasting your money, time and effort on qualifications that don’t meet industry requirements.
Whilst it might seem easy to cut a few corners to get qualified as fast as possible remember that your future career, livelihood and reputation are at stake. So make sure that you choose a personal trainer qualification that is of the right calibre and that there’s plenty of support on offer every step of the way.
Here at the Academy of Fitness Professionals, our qualifications are industry recognised through CIMSPA, REPs, UK Active and PD Approval. We also work with the NCFE and CACHE awarding bodies who have been established for over 150 years which means you can study with confidence that you’re learning with a reputable, established company.
We’re here to provide the personal trainer qualifications needed to be an industry recognised personal trainer