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General FAQs

Active IQ is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector. These certifications act as a benchmark for quality and credibility both for those employing Premier’s graduates and also for those wishing to join the industry. For more information, see the Active IQ website.

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is a government backed system of self-regulation for all instructors, coaches, trainers and teachers involved in the exercise and fitness industry. Registration is achieved and maintained through qualifications and training which are nationally recognised and which are linked to the National Occupational Standards for exercise and fitness. For more information, see the REPs’ website.

Premier has provided a number of convenient and flexible ways for you to pay for your chosen course. If you are interested in enrolling on to the Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training course, you can pay in full at the point of enrollment. You can also secure your place onto the course by paying a 10% deposit at the point of enrollment, and paying the final balance 28 days before the course date.

Lastly, you can pay via our interest free instalment plan which allows you to spread the repayments over 12 months. The choice of deposit is either 10% or 25% and a credit check must be successful in order to use this option. The instalment plan is available for all courses over the cost of £800.

If you choose a course start date that is far out into the future, then we can delay the direct debit collection date so that it commences 28 days before your course start date.

For our Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses, payments are made in full by booking online through our website, or by calling our Course Advisers team on the number at the top of the page.

Yes, you can! Premier offers an interest-free instalment plan, and there are a number of payment methods available to you. We advise that you discuss your circumstances with one of our Career Advisers who will explain your options to you in full detail. To get in contact, call the number at the top of this page.

There are several options to choose to fund your course. You may personally fund the course, paying by cheque, credit card or cash. Alternatively there are Government funded or personal finance options available through Premier Training International. There is also a range of specialist industry related schemes for those leaving the armed forces and members of the Professional Footballers’ Association and the Professional Cricketers’ Association.

Additionally, depending on your personal circumstances, help may be available from government funded agencies, including community based projects and job centres.

Please do not hesitate to contact Premier to discuss your individual funding requirements.

The breakdown of exam costs is as follows:

  • First attempt (on course): free of charge
  • First re-sit: free of charge (if taken within 4 weeks of finishing course, after this time £25 fee will apply)
  • Second re-sit: £25
  • Third re-sit: £25
  • Fourth re-sit and all further attempts: £75

Yes. You can secure your place by paying a deposit, which will then come off the remaining cost of the course. Depending on your chosen course, you may also need to pay in full at the point of enrolment.

Premier provides high quality, nationally-accredited qualifications and a comprehensive portfolio of  Continued Learning courses, from personal training to sports conditioning and nutrition. With a choice of delivery methods, including full-time, part-time and blended learning, which all incorporate a new online learning platform, Premier offers the flexibility to provide education to all. Premier has an after care infrastructure to enable students to achieve their career aspirations. This includes:

  • Expert team of Career Advisers, many of whom are qualified Personal Trainers
  • Highly skilled and committed lecturers from a Sports Science background, with many years in the fitness industry
  • Access to our experienced Recruitment Team, and our live jobs board with over 700 jobs available
  • Access onto the Register of Exercise Professionals at Levels 2, 3 and 4 (the highest level)

This depends very much on the country, for example Australia recognises all REPs qualifications and much of Europe is going that way with the European version of REPs being not too far away. The USA has no overall standard and will often recognise a Premier Qualification with proof of content. Many students who enrol onto our courses often look to the USA and Canada for employment. Although there are many North American Fitness Training Organisations, the main emphasis on setting up a business in this area seems dependent upon the total cost of public liability insurance.

At Premier, we recognise qualifications from many other training providers. Depending on your qualification, you may be able to get a discount on the course or just take a particular module to further your knowledge and improve on your current qualification. If you are looking to get the Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training course, then you would need to take the entire course, but we may be able to offer a discount if you have covered parts of the course in previous qualifications.

To claim this accreditation for prior learning you will need to provide evidence in the form of the original certificate when enrolling onto the course. A total reduction of 20% for a maximum of two modules can be given for APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning), however it is best to speak with your Career Adviser to discuss your specific situation.

No, although we do recommend that you complete a CPR course within six months of graduating. You do not require a CPR certificate for membership to REPs. You will also gain an HSE approved appointed persons emergency first aid qualification on completion of the Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

Students who wish to enrol onto a University course would firstly need to ensure they have successfully gained at least a grade C in GCSE Maths and English. Subsequently, when completing the UCAS form, applicants need to highlight the AIQ qualifications achieved through the Diploma rather than Premier Training International’s qualifications. This is because AIQ qualifications have been matched with occupational standards set by the QCA (Qualifications Curriculum Authority), an organisation more familiar to UCAS than Premier Training International.

Salaries within this industry vary greatly. Fitness Instructors employed at one of the more recognised health and fitness clubs can expect to receive a salary starting anywhere between £13,000 – £18,000 per year. For instructors who have more advanced fitness training skills, including the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, earnings will potentially be enhanced by an extra £3,000 – £10,000 per annum.

On completion of our courses many students follow a self-employed career path. In this situation they could charge anything starting from £25 per hour and up to £70 per hour depending upon location. A successful self-employed personal trainer can earn well in advance of £35,000 per year. For Sports Massage, charges range from £15 – £60 per treatment. Premier helps all students find work and set up their own business through Premier Futures and our Recruitment Team.

Yes. PSP Insurance offer policies for fitness professionals. You can find out more by visiting their website, or calling 01249 653 461.

Certificates are issued within 8 weeks of successful completion of your course, in addition to full payment of the associated course received by Premier Training.

Upon successful completion of your course, Premier Training can issue you with a ‘letter of successful completion’ at your request if the course hasn’t been paid for in full. This letter is widely recognised within the fitness industry, and will enable you to immediately apply for work.

For all certificates enquiries please e-mail our customer services department on customerservices@premierglobal.co.uk with your name, e-mail address, postal address and the course you completed.

Yes. Most Premier students and graduates want to become a member as this adds credibility to their practise. BANT welcomes Premier students to sign on for student membership at an annual cost of £45 per person. Upon completion of the course BANT grants full membership to those who have a qualification from an accredited provider. To learn more about Premier’s accreditation plans, please see the above question.

Premier Training International, Ground Floor Welbeck House, Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6XY. Registered in Wales – Number 2720312.

REPS FAQs

The Register of Exercise Professionals (or REPs) is a government-backed system of self-regulation for all instructors, coaches, trainers and teachers involved in the exercise and fitness industry.

The Register of Exercise Professionals is designed to:

  • Provide a system to regulate fitness instructors and trainers
  • Ensure fitness instructors and trainers meet the health and fitness industry’s national occupational standards
  • Safeguard the livelihood of professionals who have invested time and money into their education
  • Protect the public from individuals who do not meet nationally recognised standards
  • Registration is achieved and maintained through qualifications and training which are nationally recognised and which are linked to the National Occupational Standards for exercise and fitness

It is vital that as a qualified Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer you are aware of the educational importance and the professional requirement of maintaining and updating your knowledge and skills base.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points can be achieved by attending REPs accredited training courses, workshops, conferences, seminars and trade shows. Over a 2 year period any instructor or Personal Trainer who wishes to maintain their REPs accreditation will need to gain 24 CPD points, a minimum of 4 CPD points being achieved within any one year.

Premier Training International’s courses are recognised by the awarding body, Active IQ, and are also endorsed by the government-backed, Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

Premier Training International recognises the importance of CPD and have developed a portfolio of credible and REPs recognised qualifications and workshops to provide you with a number of attractive options for continuing your lifelong journey in the health and fitness industry.

When you successfully complete your Diploma, you will be awarded a coveted Premier Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training. In addition to this, you will receive certification from Active IQ, which will allow you to join REPs at Level 3.

Personal Trainer Insurance FAQS

Premier Training International is pleased to partner with PSP Insurance to offer policies for fitness professionals. For all your business dealings, you will be helped by your very own private client advisor so you can be sure of individual expert advice.

You can download the Insurance form here.

  • Compulsory Section
  • All Premier Qualifications including Active IQ Exercise to Music are covered
  • Additional Qualifications can be covered subject to referral
  • Automatic indemnity limit of £2m with optional limits of £5m and £10m. REPs require £10m.
  • Wide policy cover includes liability arising from Treatment and Advice
  • Automatic cover when working on short term contracts in most European Countries
  • Annual premium: £2m – £78, £5m – £92, £10m – £109

  • You are legally obliged to effect this cover if you employ anyone
  • Only available for Premier qualified employees, including Active IQ Exercise to Music
  • The premium per employee is for £10m limit of indemnity
  • Annual Premium: £115

  • Cover provided whilst carrying out your business activities
  • £50,000 benefit payable following death, loss of limb or permanent total disablement
  • £100 weekly benefit payable for a maximum of 26 weeks but excluding the first 14 days
  • Persons who work under 16 hours receive a weekly benefit limited to £50
  • Annual Premium: £75

  • £10,000 of cover on equipment at your business premises
  • Automatic cover of up to £4,000 away from your premises
  • £350 Excess
  • Annual Premium: £125

  • All premiums quoted include Insurance Premium Tax at the current rate of 6%
  • A £15 administration fee is included in the premium
  • A charge of £2.00 will be applied to all premium payments by credit card
  • All premiums are minimum premiums and no refunds can be given in the event of cancellation
  • A summary of cover and/or a full policy wording are available on request.

Please contact PSP Insurance & Financial Solutions Ltd (No.303461), 22 The Bridge, Chippenham, Wilts SN15 1EX. Telephone: 01249 653461. Fax: 01249 765388.

Underwritten by Royal & SunAlliance Insurance plc (No. 93792). Registered in England & Wales at St Mark’s Court, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XL.

0845 FAQs

Both 0845 and 0844 are in a range classed as NTS (number translation services) and designed for businesses, government departments and ‘other entities’ using services like press1 at national level.

  • 0845 are known as ‘local NTS’ because call rates are similar to local rates from a BT line.
  • 0844 are known as ‘fixed rate NTS’ because rates are the same at any time of day or night.

The current BT rates (at the time of publishing these FAQs) are as follows but charges from other networks will vary:

  • 0844 – 5.1p (Daytime) 5.1p (Evening) 5.1p (Weekend)
  • 0845 – 4p (Daytime) 1p (Evening) 1p (Weekend)
  • (charges include VAT and are rounded to nearest 10th of a pence)

Each mobile operator dictates their own pricing to these number ranges and charges may vary based on your price plan. The costs per minute for 0844/0845 are normally between 20p and 40p per minute if not bundled with free minutes. Often call plan rates are printed on the reverse of your bill. If you are in doubt contact your mobile provider.

Yes you can. The 020 number will still connect you to Premier Training in the normal way.

By using an 0845 number it will allow Premier Training to manage calls in a way that means customers can usually speak to someone faster. Although it is unlikely that the Premier Training offices would need to be closed within its normal working hours, in the event of this type of emergency, 0845 numbers enable us to re-route calls, giving a more consistent service. Many other organisations use 0845 numbers for the same reasons of customer service and manageability.

No, we will not in any way. Premier Training does not use 0845 numbers to make money via ‘revenue sharing’.