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Is there a minimum or maximum age to study?

by Scott Wolfe in

The minimum age to complete your assessments with FitLearn is 16. You can enrol and begin working towards your qualification when you are 15, but will not be able to perform your practical assessment or submit any theory assessments until you turn 16.

There is no maximum age for studying with us. We have qualified many older students in the past who have gone on to have successful careers, which we believe is helped by the following factors:

  • Older adults are the fastest growing population in the UK; there are now more people of state pension age than there are under 16.
  • Older adults often have more free time and disposable income than younger people who are more likely to be busy raising families or in full-time employment
  • Older adults are quickly becoming one of the most health-conscious age groups and understand how important it is to keep active and mobile
  • Older adults will often enjoy the social aspect of attending a gym or fitness class as much as the health benefits

An older personal trainer is much more likely to be appealing to client’s of a similar age, who may be intimidated or unsure of working with a younger trainer. You will also be in a much better position to understand their needs and goals, and to offer invaluable advice.

You are never too old to pursue your passion!