Become a Course Tutor and Teach the Next Generation of Personal Trainers
Why become a course tutor?
While being a personal trainer you have the satisfaction of helping people achieve their fitness related goals. As a course tutor however, you help people change their lives and start a new career. Being a course tutor is a highly rewarding profession where you use your experience and knowledge to help people achieve their lifetime goals.
Are you suited to teaching?
As a personal trainer, you have shown you are already committed to helping people. This means you already have one of the most important characteristics required to be a great course tutor. Learners also find the best teachers are those that have patience and good listening skills.
Being well organised and able to plan your lessons is another important character trait. You will be delivering a lot of theory and practical content to groups over several weeks. Being able to stick to your schedule means you will give your learners the best learning experience.
What are the qualification requirements?
You will need to have the nationally recognised qualification in the discipline you are teaching. Of course, employers will like to maximise your skills and therefore, being qualified in a number of different disciplines will increase your chances of employment e.g. having a Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training as well as circuits, group indoor cycling and exercise referral means you can teach more courses for your employer.
In addition, you will need a Level 3 Award in Education and Training as a minimum. This certificate is awarded by YMCA Awards and is recognised by all training providers in the UK.
What are the job & salary prospects like?
While there is never a guarantee of gaining a position, you will find many training providers are always looking for good, dedicated course tutors. Skills Active, REPs and all the Awarding Organisations such as YMCA Awards now require anyone teaching any course, whether it be a nationally recognised qualification or a Continued Professional Development course, have this Level 3 Award in Education & Training. So if you wish to teach any course for any training provider, you will need this qualification.
A full-time position will start at around £22K and increase to over £40K, depending on your experience and location.
Your employment prospects would greatly increase if you had additional qualifications such as the Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement and the Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Process and Practice (IQA).
At TRAINFITNESS we pride ourselves on the quality of our courses. As you might expect, all of our courses are fully accredited by REPs, as well as other national and international awarding organisations like YMCA Awards. Completing your qualification with us will equip you with everything you need to start teaching and educating learners in a variety of fitness related subjects.
We are also the ONLY course provider to offer a full online learning platform and mobile application. For the past 16 years we’ve been leading the industry in terms of innovation. Combine this with our team of top tutors and you’ve got the ultimate training solution!
Our course delivery is flexible and allows you to work at your own pace, in your own time. You therefore may not need to take any time off work and can qualify as quickly as your schedule permits.
So, for a higher quality course, faster qualification, a more enjoyable experience and prices that are always competitive, choose TRAINFITNESS. You’re in safe hands.