Do you guarantee me a job after I’ve finished the course?
We are not alone in our opinion that any training company guaranteeing you a job is falsely advertising with misleading marketing tactics. The ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) are aware of this potential malpractice and investigations are likely to occur.
Be A Better You is working with Fitness First, along with other gyms and personal trainer franchises. You are guaranteed a job interview during and after your course, so there is no need to worry about getting your personal trainer career started on graduating. For more information click here.
What is a VRQ & NVQ Qualification?
Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ) offers relevant training to give you the skillset for a specific job role. In contrast the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) is to support those already in work who need additional training to improve the existing skillset.
Are Weekday Courses Available?
Yes we offer weekday and weekend courses. Although weekends are our most popular format!
Do You Offer Free Courses?
We don’t offer free courses.
I Don’t Live in London, Can I Take the Course Without Having to Travel to You?
Our students can choose to take any of our distance learning online courses, we can then arrange for assessments so they are more convenient and remove the need for travel.
Which Payment Methods Do You Accept?
Aside from paying over the internet, you can pay over the phone by debit/credit card, by cheque or you can choose to make a bank transfer.
Do I Need First Aid at Work Training?
It’s advised that all fitness professionals undertake the Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, this ensures they have the skill and experience needed to respond to any emergency situation.
Do You Have Any First Aid Courses Which Are Government Approved?
Yes, we offer first aid courses which have been approved by HSE (Health & Safety Executive).
Is Exercise to Music the Same as Fitness Instructor?
These are two different courses although some of the units are the same. The main difference is that an exercise to music course involves teaching a large group of people in a studio and exercising to the rhythm of music. In contrast a fitness instructor will learn how to instruct people to exercise using no music and generally using gym equipment.
If I Don’t Have Any Gym Experience, Will I Still Be Able to Do the Fitness Instructor Course?
Yes you can. Although experience would help you, it’s not essential.
Will I be Able to Get a Personal Trainer Job Once I’ve Completed the Course?
Completing the course will give you the opportunity to get a job. We will help you with your CV, assess your interview skills and use our valuable contacts to improve your chances of getting a relevant position.
Are Payment Options Available?
Yes we offer flexible payments plans for our learners- all you need to do is find a course you want to go on and then we’ll arrange for you to speak with a course advisor who will then help you and organise a suitable payment plan.
Are YMCA & OCR Courses the Same as Active IQ?
They are all awarding bodies and offer a similar range of courses with the same course content.
Are The Fitness Courses You Run Approved & Registered by REPs?
Yes, all of the courses we offer here at Be a Better You Ltd have been assessed by an independent body and registered with REP’s. This ensures that they have been thoroughly assessed to ensure that they offer a high standard of teaching with is relevant to the course.
I’m not sure if I am the right type of person to become a personal trainer. What type of people do your courses?
People who come to us tend to be around 25+ years old, with approximately 55%/45% male/female ratio who all have a clear idea of what they want from a career in fitness. Many are already professionals, but in other sectors, and they no longer enjoy their jobs and have decided to start a fresh career doing something they love. The main characteristics you will need to have are; willing to learn, a passion for health and fitness, willing to help others, and have the determination and ‘business-person’ mentality to succeed.
On your personal trainer course, do you include other courses such as spin, kettlebells, boxercise etc?
We cover the two core courses which are level 2 fitness instructor and level 3 personal trainer. We don’t ‘pad’ out our courses to make them seem more interesting with additional courses which might not be of use to you in the real world. We believe that once you are working as a personal trainer you will see which opportunities are there to earn more money then decide which extra courses you wish to do. Essentially we make sure you can walk before you run! However, we do offer extra course to further your skills which you can add at time of booking.
Are jobs easy to find after completing my personal trainer course?
There are many jobs being advertised on a daily basis and you should register to popular websites to be alerted when new positions become available. We recommend you visit the gym where you wish to work (remember you don’t have to work in a gym if you are a personal trainer) and hand in your CV to the fitness manager personally. Being a personal trainer is not easy. The more work you put in the more you get out and can be very rewarding both financially and personally. You have to be pro-active and look online for job positions.
What Happens If I Don’t Pass the Training Course?
Our tutors will give you on-going support throughout the course, alongside providing essential learning material to give you the best chance of passing. You may resit as many times as you wish but most of our learners pass first time.