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Find answers to regularly asked questions


What is the pass rate for FitLearn qualifications?

We have a high success rate with many students passing both their theory exams and practical assessments first time. While you are studying, we encourage you to keep in touch with your tutor and ask as many questions as you need – the support we offer is unlimited!

In the unfortunate event that you refer an assessment, there are no limits on the number of times you can retake it, however students do not usually need to re-take assessments more than once.

What qualifications do I need to become a Personal Trainer?

To work as a qualified personal trainer within the UK you must hold the following:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

You can study for these seperately with FitLearn, or complete our Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training which combines both of these certificates into one qualification.

Once you have completed these core qualifications there are many specialist qualifications and CPD courses available to allow you to continuously expand your knowledge and client base!

When you are looking to complete any course or qualification, make sure that it is certificated by an awarding body (such as NCFE or VTCT) and endorsed/recognised by REPs/CIMPSA. This ensures it will be recognised within the industry.

What can I do after completing a qualification with FitLearn?

By choosing FitLearn as your training provider you are taking your first step onto the ladder towards a successful career in the fitness industry. Once you are qualified, there are many different opportunities available to you, including self-employment or working within a fitness facility.

Different employers will offer different salary packages – some will give you a fixed wage, and others will charge you a fee for use of their facilities (or ask that you work a set number of free hours in the club to cover  this cost) but let you take home all the money you earn from working with clients.

Are FitLearn qualifications internationally recognised?

Yes! Our qualifications are recognised in countries that recognise the REPs register, including Australia and New Zealand, South Africa and much of Europe.

For further information please visit the REPs, EREPs and iCPREPs websites.

What support will I get while I am studying with FitLearn?

Through your learning experience, a dedicated FitLearn tutor will be there to guide and offer support via both telephone and email when you need it. Consider us your training partner – when you push yourself, we’ll be right alongside you.

Is studying by distance learning right for me?

Studying by distance learning has many advantages, including:

  • More affordable than classroom-based learning
  • Flexible study to fit around your current commitments
  • Flexible assessments
  • Study at your own pace

You will need to be able to plan your own time effectively and ideally commit yourself to a set number of hours each week for reading, learning and completing distance based assessments such as written question and answers and online exams.

Only you can decide if distance learning is right for you, but you can be sure that when you study with FitLearn, you receive the highest levels of support from our experienced and dedicated team throughout your studies.

Are FitLearn qualifications recognised within the fitness industry?

Yes! Our courses are widely recognised within the industry.

All of our qualifications are accredited by either NCFE or VTCT and recognised by both REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) and CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity).

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How are your qualifications so affordable?

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to develop and pursue their passion, so we work hard on your behalf to to keep our prices lean while continuing to raise the benchmark in quality.

We keep our business as streamlined as possible by using the latest technologies. Our agile support desk and automated back-end systems help us reduce the number of staff we need to perform these tasks. This means that our staff can use their time in ways that really matter – like ensuring you receive the highest levels of support.

We also work closely with gyms around the UK to secure the best venues at the best prices. Wherever we can make savings, we pass them straight on to you.


Do you accept ELCAS or any other funding?

We are not currently subscribed to any private or Government funding schemes and require payment for all courses before study materials are issued.

If I already hold a qualification in a package can I get discount?

If you have already completed any of qualifications or modules in a package we offer you may be exempt from completing these again, however, we are unable to discount any packages if you have already achieved part of them. This is because our prices are based on the learning materials provided, the assessments and volume of marking that is required, and the awarding body certification costs.

For more information please contact an advisor on 020 3322 7111.

I'm an employer looking to register several employees. Do you offer bulk discounts?

Yes. We are pleased to offer discounts to organisations who purchase 10 or more courses. For more information please contact an advisor on 020 3322 7111.

If I decide to pay monthly when will I be able to start and finish studying?

If you decide to pay by monthly instalments you will be able to start studying your qualification straight away.

You will be able to become qualified and receive your certificates even if you have not settled your finance agreement – you will just continue paying your monthly payments while working as a qualified Personal Trainer!

Will I qualify for finance?

To apply for finance with Divido:

  • You must be over 18 years of age
  • You must be a UK resident with at least 3 years continual address history
  • You must be in full-time employment unless retired or a house person with a spouse in full-time employment
  • You must have a UK bank account capable of accepting Direct Debits
  • The goods must be delivered to your home address

Can I pay off my finance early?

Yes. Simply log into your Divido account and you will be able to pay your outstanding balance at any point with no fees.

Is a deposit required if I pay in monthly instalments?

Yes, a minimum 10% deposit will need to be paid upon acceptance.

How can I pay my course fees?

We aim to make studying with us as accessible as possible so youhave the option to either pay your course fees in full or by monthly interest-free payments spread over 12 months.

Registration and Certification Fees

Registration and Certification Fees

Our awarding bodies charge a registration and certification fee for each qualification that is completed with them. You are required to pay these fees once you have completed your studies. Please see a full list of registration and certification fees below:

  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – £80
  • NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training – £90
  • VTCT Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity – £50
  • VTCT Level 4 Award in Strength and Conditioning – £96