What People Need To Consider Before Taking Personal Trainer Courses.

Before you choose a personal trainer course provider, it is important that you decide how you would like to study the course. There are plenty options out there and I would recommend that you do a lot of research and ask plenty of questions before you start.

Ways in which personal training courses can be delivered
In the workplace
Personal trainer courses delivered in the workplace are usually offered as an NVQ or apprenticeship. The courses provided in the workplace include lots of work based learning and on the job training.

Even though this course may include some assessments, most personal training courses delivered in this style involve lots of portfolio building and interviews with an assessor.

Blended learning
Blended courses are delivered with a period of pre-course distance learning before the practical element of the training is delivered face to face. This type of training is more popular as it lowers the cost of training down. It is ideal for those who are already at work and cannot afford to take time off.

Direct delivery
Direct delivery courses involve a lot of classroom work and delivered entirely face to face. With subjects like anatomy and physiology at the heart of a personal trainer’s role, directly delivered personal trainer courses require a minimum 4 to 6 weeks of classroom work.

This method of delivery is common in colleges that offer Personal training courses and among private providers of qualifications. However, direct delivery courses are not the cheapest route to becoming a fully qualified personal trainer.

Once you have decided on how you would like to study, the next thing to do is to choose a provider.

Cheapest is not always the best
In most cases, providers try to attract those who want to take personal training courses by pitching the course at a low price. However, most of them will lock you into dates with no options to change if you wish to. What you should be looking for is a provider that charges a fair price as cheap can at times be expensive.

Ask about reassessment charges
Reassessment charges are usually a hidden cost. This is why it is a good idea to ask how much the provider charges if you refer or fail part of your personal training course.

Speak with the personal trainers at your gym and ask which company they trained with or if they can recommend any good personal trainer courses. Don’t rush into anything; collect all the information you need so that you can make an informed decision.