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Popular questions

Many people ask similar questions prior to enrolling. The following questions and answers can help you learn more about the Fitness Courses College and our courses.
You can also contact our advisors on Freephone 0800 781 6188 or 01409 220 793 if you have any other questions or would like more information.

What qualifications can I achieve?

Our courses lead to recognised fitness qualifications.
The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) can lead to opportunities as a fitness instructor.
The NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training can progress your career and help you become a personal trainer.
The specialist conditioning for sports CPD courses helps you gain specialist skills to improve your clients’ conditioning in golf, football, tennis or road cycling. Plus, each course could enhance your earning potential.

What could I become?

Successfully achieve the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) qualification and you could become a Fitness Instructor. You will then be able to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions in a gym.
Successfully achieve the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training qualification and you could become a Personal Trainer. You will then be able to work with individuals or small groups, setting targets, creating specialised personal training programmes and supporting them to achieve the best results.
Successfully complete one or more of our specialist conditioning for sports CPD courses and you could become a fitness specialist, training individuals or teams to improve their fitness levels in golf, football, tennis or road cycling.

Who are NCFE?

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation. They design, develop and certificate recognised qualifications. Successfully completing our training and achieving NCFE qualifications can demonstrate to employers and clients that you have gained appropriate skills to the required standard.
NCFE courses at the Fitness Courses College lead to:
Once you have achieved the NCFE Level 3 qualification, you will be eligible to complete one or more of our specialist CPD courses that can enhance your earning potential further.

Can I gain NCFE qualifications?

Yes, the Fitness Courses College provide courses that lead to NCFE qualifications. You can therefore be confident that by enrolling with us, a reputable provider, you will be training for industry recognised qualifications.

Who are REPs?

REPs is the Register of Exercise Professionals.
Joining REPs will give you professional recognition from employers in the industry and will provide assurance and confidence to clients. Many members find that their membership enhances their employability5.

Can I become a member of REPs?

Yes, you can:

How will I be assessed?

In order to gain the:NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training qualifications, you will need to successfully complete a portfolio, and submit a recorded practical training session.
To achieve your chosen specialist conditioning for sports certificate, you will need to successfully complete a written case study.

How long does it take to complete your courses?

At the Fitness Courses College, we aim to make training as flexible as possible.
You have the freedom to start your course as soon as you enrol, then progress at your own pace, fitting your training around any other commitments. Your progress then depends upon how much time you would like to commit to your course. As a guide, many learners are able to gain:
* Timescales are approximate and depend upon application and motivation.

What payment options are available for your courses?

You can choose from two payment options:
  • Pay a deposit followed by monthly instalments**
  • or
  • Pay the total course fee in one sum
** Your certificate will be awarded when you have successfully completed the course and payments.

How do I enrol?

There are two ways you can enrol on our courses.
  • To enrol by phone, please call Freephone 0800 781 6188 or 01409 220 793 and speak with our course advisors.
  • To enrol online, please click here

Why are there significant and increasing opportunities for fitness professionals?

Regular exercise is vital to our health and wellbeing. Adults are advised to complete 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity every week1.
Additionally, the Government and health professionals are also taking action by encouraging overweight people to get fitter.
As a fitness professional, you can benefit from people wanting the numerous advantages of regular exercise, and helping to transform their lives.

What could I do when I qualify?

Our qualifications are ideally suited to people who wish to start or progress their career within the fitness sector. You could join a club or company, or become a freelance professional.
You will be able to help your clients:
  • Lose weight
  • Maintain a healthy weight1
  • Live longer
  • Be happier and fitter
  • Reduce their risk of diseases1
  • Improve their self-esteem1
  • Achieve their personal goals
  • Plus much more
If you decide to become a fitness instructor, you will be able to help improve a clients’ fitness by organising and leading programmes through gym-based exercise.
If you progress your career to become a personal trainer, you will be able to set targets for your clients, create specialised personal training programmes and support them to achieve results.
If you successfully complete our conditioning for sports CPD courses then you could develop specialist fitness programmes that can help improve your clients’ fitness levels in their chosen sport.