Independent and guided learning
A whole host of videos tailored to your learning journey
Classes and events to help you apply your learning
Lots of opportunities for personal study and developing knowledge
The Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is governed by City & Guilds and is industry recognised
Hi, I’m Ashley Hough, CEO of Performance Training Academy, the South West’s premier personal training qualification provider.
As an experienced personal trainer, I know that becoming a successful PT, living the life your dream and enjoying the freedom as your own boss does not finish when the qualification stops.
As an experienced personal trainer I know success doesn’t stop when you get qualified. To become a successful PT so you can live the life you dream of and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss, you need to understand how to run and manage your own business. No other course offers this business growth support.
Our ethos is simple: to provide you with the best accredited training available and teach you exactly how to grow a lucrative and successful personal training business so you can enjoy the freedom of working for yourself.
The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through
Ashley is a fantastic teacher. He is friendly, Very knowledgable and down to earth which makes the training a lot more enjoyable.
The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through. Every practical day was great fun and I learnt a lot. I enjoyed meeting the same group of people each time and building lasting friendships. The theory for the course is perfect as you can do it in your own time in and around busy lifestyles which is perfect for some like me with work commitments and 3 children. I continued to finish my level 2 and started my level 3 straight after and I have just competently completed my final exam all thanks to Ashley @ Performance Training Academy!
I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course
My education with Performance Training Academy was direct and efficient, I conducted my learning on a blended learning basis. I learnt the theory part of the course with one to one help from the course tutor, and I joined a small group to carry out our practical education. It enabled the delivery of the course content to suit my needs.
I successfully achieved my qualification within my needed time scale, learning and retaining more information then I thought I would, as I usually struggle in class-based environments, so with this, I was really impressed and thankful.
I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course. Their deliverance of the content will keep you engaged and interested throughout the course, they also provide ongoing support after you have completed and begin your career as a Personal Trainer.
I am now working as a recognised Personal Trainer out of a gym in Dubai.
Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course
Before starting the course I had no previous coaching or teaching experience. I was a regular gym goer myself but had no base learning in how to instruct. I have always enjoyed working with people and being social, I am a qualified hairdresser as well and have always liked to build relationships and work on self-improvement and care. I wanted to be a Personal Trainer because I became passionate about exercise and enjoyed learning new methods and wanted to share that with the wider world.
The course was a fantastic way to get a feel for the gym environment as it was based in a working gym. My tutor Stuart and Ash who runs Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course. It’s a very friendly and relaxed environment with a professional feel – which is exactly what they emphasise you convey to your clients.
Now I have qualified I plan on setting up all of my social media bases and working on my fitness personality through these and start to gain clients. I will be working for myself and then eventually look into potentially relocating and working from a gym. I will also be using Ash and Stu in the future for any programme queries or business advice!
Practical Workshops. These are designed and delivered by experienced Fitness Professionals these workshops will teach you the advanced skills that a Personal Trainer should have as well as how to implement these new skills to future clients.
You will also be able to book onto our lectures which are delivered by industry experts. The lectures that you will be invited to attend will be:
The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is governed by City & Guilds and is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, meaning you can work as a Fitness Instructor almost anywhere in the world.
Upon completion of our qualifications, you’ll also be able to gain membership with the standardising body for the Health and Fitness Industry, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
Simply select the course you want to enrol onto, add it to your basket, and then pay with a deposit or pay in full. A PTA representative will then be in contact to take you through the enrolment process.
As soon as you enrol, the PTA representative will set you up with your own unique log in details which will give you access to your student hub. You can log in through the Academy login area of this site. In your student hub, you will have the required online course content, along with other useful documents, manuals, resources, video resources and more…
The online content covers all of the necessary theory behind each course… learning this knowledge will allow you to attend the practical workshops with great subject knowledge. The online content has been produced to give a real classroom feel, and is delivered by Ashley Hough who has over 15 years of experience within the fitness industry.
The practical workshops will then cover the practical skills needed for each qualification. All workshops are delivered by experienced tutors who have their own active fitness businesses within the industry, this experience comes across in their delivery as they drawer upon their own successes, and mistakes, that have allowed them to create an excellent business for themselves, giving our students a great blueprint to work from.
Absolutely not, these courses are designed for everyone. Whether you just enjoy training, or are a high level athlete, the courses are designed and delivered for each individuals capabilities. The fitness industry is diverse, and this is what we love about it. To be a great coach, trainer, therapist, all you need is to drawer upon your own skills and build rapport with your client base. You do not have to have a certain level of fitness, body-fat, or be even be able to bench press more than your bodyweight… your future clients will be buying into you and your knowledge.
No experience or knowledge needed… we teach you everything you need to know to be able to deliver to your future clients your chosen qualification.
Your online content is assessed via online exams (set up by your course support tutor) and some qualifications will require you to build up a case study of work….this case study is the best way to learn your chosen qualification, as you get to try out your new skills on a friend or family member prior to paying clients… you will be given constant support and feedback on this my your support tutor.
The practical delivery is assessed with your course tutor and is embedded within the workshops. We ensure all students are more than ready for this assessment, and ensure that it is a relaxed and enjoyable element of the course…. it is an element where you are given action plans and advise that will help you become a success within the industry.
We do not just want to hand out qualifications, give each student a shake on the hand and then send them out into the industry with no idea what the next step is.
As you work through your chosen qualification, we will be encouraging you to start laying down the foundations for your business so that once you are qualified you can start to advertise and have a business foundation already in place.
We will also give you the opportunity to study (FOR FREE) our online course ‘business set up and marketing for the Fitness Professional (Level 3 courses only).
This is an online course that teaches you all you need to know to build a successful business, the content has been derived from our own experience within the industry, and that of our peers whom have had great success of their own… this information is priceless to ensuring that you have success of your self within the industry.
Performance Training Academy is an approved training centre with the Ministry of Defence, allowing us to accept Enhanced Learning Credits as payment towards our courses.
If you are in the military or have served previously you will be due a yearly fund of Enhanced Learning Credit that you can put towards furthering your skill set, this enables you to prepare for after your military career. Our qualifications are very popular for military personnel as in these individuals we see a lot of the physical attributes and instructing skills necessary that would benefit a Fitness Professional.
To use your Enhanced Learning Credits towards one of our qualifications simply get in touch with us. You can start learning today with our Online Education courses.
To find out if you are entitled to Enhanced Learning Credits you should contact your Resettlement Officer., or visit www.enhancedlearningcredits.com.
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