Q. I have a level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym qualification, can I personal train with that?
A. No, you would need to hold a level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (or equivalent) to be able to be insured as a personal trainer
Q. Is the exercise to music qualification recognised as a pre-requisite for the level 3 Certificate in Personal Training?
A. No, you must have the gym instructor qualification as the pre-requisite for the level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Q. I have my level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, does this mean I can teach boot camps?
A. If you hold a 'group' fitness qualification alongside your personal training qualification then you will be qualified to teach boot camps, if you only hold a personal training qualification then no, as you do not hold a group fitness qualification otherwise your insurance would not be valid.
Q. Can I start teaching a boot camp in any public area free of charge or do I need some kind of license?
A. You must contact the land owners to obtain their permission for running boot camps on their land, most councils in Scotland will allow you to teach boot camps in some public areas without charge as long as you have cleared it with them first. However, they would most definitely charge for areas such as country parks, country estates etc.
Q. I have my level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, does this allow me to personal train children?
A. No, you must hold a qualification for exercise and physical activity for children, this is the only children's fitness qualfication recognised by REPs. Your personal training insurance will only cover you for the specific qualifications you hold.
Q. Do I need a pre-requisite before I can qualify in one of the CPD courses (e.g. Kettlebell Instructor)?
A. Yes, it would not be possible to qualify in one of the CPD courses without the minimum requirement of a level 2 Cettificate in Fitness Instructing (or equivalent) as the pre-requisite. Where it would be possible for anyone to attend one of our CPD courses for their own knowledge, the certificate would not be valid without the relevant pre-requisite.
Q. Do you offer payment plans?
A. Yes, for our level 2 gym instructor, exercise to music and our level 3 personal training courses we offer payment plans. The level 2 courses involve an initial deposit of £100 followed by minimum monthly instalments of £100. Our level 3 personal training course involves a minimum deposit of £200 followed by minimum monthly instalments of £200. Certification could not be made until the full amount is paid.
Q. What happens if I don't pass my exam first time?
A. We offer re-sit days at various locations throughout Scotland for theory and practical assessments
Q. Am I charged for re-sits?
A. We offer 3 free re-sits and then there would be a charge of £30 per assessment for any additional re-sits.