Which Personal Training Course Gets You The Best Job?

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Becoming a personal trainer can be a great career particular if you are passionate about helping people become fit and achieve their life goals. Finding out which personal training course provides you with the best job requires a bit of time and effort on your part - but it's worth it!

Once you are qualified you could be employed in a gym working with members to improve their fitness, or you could specialise by working with sports men and women within their chosen sport or as a level 4 specialist you could work with people who have specific medical conditions like diabetes. In the future you could even help train other trainers or even manage your own gym or club.

But as with any career there will always be fierce competition for any job. So when you are selecting which course to do to get you on the Personal Training ladder it may be worthwhile to look at which training provider could best get you the dream job. We look at a number of providers and see how they could best help you.


Study Active

Study Active are one of the UK’s leading providers of Personal Training qualifications. Their courses are delivered by flexible, blended learning using a combination of online resources, one to one support and group practical workshops. All Study Active qualifications are awarded by Active IQ and fully recognised by CIMSPA.

Once students have completed their qualification, Study Active offers comprehensive careers guidance. Firstly, Study Active will give all graduate 10 online CPD courses to expand their knowledge and broaden their CV.

Graduates will then benefit from unlimited and lifelong careers support which includes Guaranteed interview at nationwide gyms such as Sports Direct Fitness, Everlast Fitness as well as BMF Bootcamps. Study Active has lots of further links with the fitness sector with graduates securing positions in a range of national gyms. This all represents a very comprehensive package offered by Study Active.

- Read the Study Active Training Profile


Future Fit Training

Future Fit Training offers two personal training courses which contain industry recognised qualifications, a level 3 complete personal trainer diploma which they describe as the ‘perfect foundation’ for a career as a Personal Trainer. In addition to this you can do the level 4 Total Immersion Diploma which effectively gives you the highest level of industry recognition?

Future Fit also say that with their qualification on your CV you will be guaranteed an interview with major gyms and health clubs including names like Fitness First and David Lloyd. In addition they have a jobs board where you can see jobs available. Future Fit also say that as soon as you qualify on their level 3 training scheme, if you sign up to their premium career partner scheme, they will pass your CV onto their current partners. This would put your CV in front of organisations like Virgin Active and Fitness First.

+ Read the Future Fit Training Profile


European Institute of Fitness

The European Institute of Fitness has been training personal trainers since 2005. With more than 3000 graduates from 6 continents in more than 30 different countries around the world, they have a reputation or excellence.

  • A bespoke course curriculum to master the essential components of being a great PT.
  • Included business course to embrace how to set up and thrive as a personal trainer whether face-to-face or online.
  • Nutrition and lifestyle coaching as standard to change lives not just train bodies.
  • Advance program design, special populations (older adults, diabetes, pregnancy and women’s wellbeing, adolescence, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, arthritis and obesity), circuit training, small group PT all as standard so that you set off with your best foot forward.
  • Online study to offer the flexibility of home-study.
  • Live Zoom private tutorials to ensure you properly digest and can apply what you learn.
  • Two-day private practical in a thriving operational PT studio to develop the skills and confidence of a world class PT.

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TRAINFITNESS were formerly known as Fitness Industry Education Limited and started in Australia in the 1980’s. They were the first training provider to offer qualifications wholly online and pride themselves on their technological advances. They offer courses awarded by YMCA, Active IQ, Skills Active, The Institute of Leadership & Management and CIMSPA. The company also has an international presence with training offered in China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Australia. Courses offered include the Certificate in Personal Training, Diploma and the Advanced Diploma in Personal Training. Courses can be managed to suit you including full time, part time and distance learning.

They also say that they will do their utmost to get you a job after qualification. As such they guarantee interviews for all level 3 Diploma and Advanced level 4 students and aim to guide you as to the best ‘fit’ for you after qualification. To achieve this they work with Sports Fitness, Gymbox and Fitness First

+ Read the Train.Fitness Profile




A career in personal training can bring many rewards. Certainly no two days are the same and you have the opportunity to either work as an employee or run your own business. It’s clear that no training course can guarantee you a job, but it is worth looking at what career support some training providers can give you. This can range from guaranteed interviews, to help with your CV, job boards and work placements.

In this competitive labour market any help finding a job can be a life changer so do look carefully at the career support offered by your preferred training supplier.

By Ian Duncan

PT Courses