How do I enrol?
Enrolment begins with a conversation via phone (or video if you prefer) with programme director Ed Archer, following which you will be sent the enrolment form and registration requirements. Contact us to arrange a phone call with Ed.
Are there any pre-requisites?
No, you can start our courses with no prior qualifications.
How old do I need to be?
We recommend that applicants are 18 to enrol our courses. However, we can legally accept learners from 16 years, so if you are under 18 and believe this is the right course for you, then please contact us and we’ll have an open, honest chat about your prospects.
Why the emphasis on “strength and conditioning” for personal trainers and related professions like PE and physiotherapy?
The traditional ‘Personal Trainer’ qualification originated in a era where structured resistance training took place in a commercial, membership-based gym. That model has changed significantly with widespread recognition of the benefits of resistance training for sports performance, the rise of boutique fitness facilities, record numbers of S&C suites in schools and increased use of S&C protocols by physios. We have therefore designed a course to provide our trainers with the knowledge and skills to design and deliver effective physical development programmes in multiple environments, for a broad range of objectives, and recognising that the start of every fitness journey begins with the mastery of foundation movement skills.
What is the UKSCA?
This stands for the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association. The UKSCA is the pre-eminent professional body for strength and conditioning practitioners in the UK. Launched in May 2004 with the support of UK Sport, the UKSCA has grown to represent over 2600 members, of whom more than 800 have attained the highly respected “Accredited Coach” (ASCC) standard. We work closely with the UKSCA, and developed the Level 3 S&C qualification with them. As part of your course enrolment we include membership of the UKSCA, which gives access to an amazing array of S&C resources.
Do I need to have access to a computer?
Yes. We aim to be as paper-free as possible and information is shared or delivered electronically. There will be plenty of face-to face learning too, but you will need to complete assessments, online learning and attend webinars via a computer.
Who is CIMSPA?
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity is the professional body for the United Kingdom’s sport and physical activity sector. CIMSPA’s purpose is to shape a respected, regulated and recognised sector that everyone wants to be a part of, and that others are confident interacting with. Through sector-wide engagement and consultation, CIMSPA has identified and developed the standards for professional excellence and best practice in the sport and physical activity sector. Members and partners across the UK are recognised internationally for upholding and delivering these standards.
What are the next steps/opportunities after completing the course?
Many of our graduates go on to work as Strength and Conditioning coaches. Add more………
How much time will I need to complete the course?
Our Level3 diploma in Personal Training with Strength and Conditioning can be completed in 18 weeks. This will give you two qualifications on completion of the course, We recommend allocating about 5 hours a week to the course, this would entail attending webinars, face to face workshops, individual tutor sessions and completing online course work and learning.