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Personal Trainer Apprenticeships

Fitness Industry Apprenticeships

We offer two versions of a fitness industry apprenticeship. One for those who need to get in to employment and education, and another more flexible version for those already in employment:

Personal Training Apprenticeships - two choices:

Government Funded Apprenticeship:

  • Government/Employer Funded
  • 1 Year*
  • Work Based & Classroom Learning
  • Awarding body: YMCA Awards/Active IQ

Enter in to a rewarding career in fitness and learn whilst on the job. Build up your contacts, impress your employer and by the time you qualify, you’ll have a client base pretty much ready made. The government funded apprenticeship is a big commitment however. You will be required to work 30-40 hours per week, for around 15-18 months, whilst studying your qualification and being paid the apprentice minimum wage (or higher depending on your employer).

You will qualify to level 3 in personal training and may have the option to specialise in level 4 Strength and Conditioning.

GymFactor Apprenticeship:

  • Half-employer funded and half self-funded
  • 4-9 months
  • Work Based & Classroom Learning
  • Awarding body: YMCA Awards/Active IQ

Unlike the government apprenticeship with more flexibility. You can choose to work for between 6-16 hours per week as opposed to 30-40 hours with the government version and you can completely customise your studies and choose where you would like to specialise.

PLEASE NOTE, your employer pays half the fees and you then pay the other half. You then work for your employer to pay back the half they paid, once cleared, depending on employer needs, you continue your work placement where your wage is paid to you instead of the fees.