HFE Chooses Qmotion to Deliver Its Personal Training Courses in London

HFE a leading fitness industry training provider, chooses Qmotion as its latest London-based training venue to deliver its YMCA Awards and CIMSPA-backed personal training courses and qualifications.

HFE Chooses Qmotion to Deliver Its Personal Training Courses in London

Health and Fitness Education (HFE), a leading fitness industry training provider, chooses Qmotion as its latest London-based training venue to deliver its YMCA Awards and CIMSPA-backed personal training courses and qualifications.

HFE has a rich history in the health and fitness sector and has delivered a range of industry-recognised education, training and qualifications to the leisure industry for over 15 years. Throughout this time, they have helped more than 30,000 exercise professionals to advance their career in the fitness industry and we’re delighted to welcome them here at Qmotion.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, HFE also supported the Qmotion team with their readiness for re-opening. During and following the lockdown, HFE delivered to the Qmotion team their CIMSPA-backed COVID Confident – COVID-19 recovery course that was written by a team of expert epidemiologists and exercise scientists to provide our team with evidence-based interventions to help those suffering from the effects of COVID-19 to recover.

Lee Cain, Managing Director at HFE said, “we’re delighted with the warm welcome that we’ve received from Qmotion and we’re all very much looking forward to working the team at the club site for many more years to come. The facilities are fantastic and they provide the perfect platform from which we can educate and inspire tomorrow’s exercise professionals”.


About HFE Courses

HFE courses are blended programmes of learning that combine a period of supported home-study with practical in-person training. It is this practical training that is delivered here at Qmotion. Essentially, students learn all the essential knowledge and understanding that they need to become qualified personal trainers online, while being supported by a dedicated tutor. They benefit from online lectures presented by leading doctors, dieticians and physiotherapists, and a range of other print and digital materials to support their learning. Then they attend a practical course delivered here at Qmotion where they learn hands-on how to apply what they have learned to help others achieve their health and fitness goals. 


Becoming a Personal Trainer as a Student

We know that most students find that they need to work part-time in order to ensure that they have enough income to live on throughout their degree programme. However, even those students that don’t need to work will often reap considerable value from gaining real work experience, whether this is paid or voluntary. Naturally, it’s essential that you prioritise your studies above work, but if you do find you need a flexible and fulfilling job and you have a passion for exercise and fitness, then personal training could provide an ideal solution.

While working as a PT, you’ll get the opportunity to work with individuals and groups of clients, helping them to achieve their health, fitness and wellbeing goals. This can be extremely rewarding and fulfilling, especially when these results have life-changing outcomes (e.g. reducing disease risk, reversing medical conditions like diabetes).

In addition to earning a competitive hourly rate of pay (typically £30.00-£50.00 per hour in London), you’ll also be able to develop many of those all-important professional and life skills and qualities that employers will be looking for when you’ve completed your degree programme and you are ready to enter the workplace (e.g. discipline, reliability, trust, communication, teamwork etc).

While becoming a personal trainer might not be in your long-term career plans, if you have a passion for exercise, fitness and health, and you enjoy working closely with people, then it could be something to consider. What’s more, you’ll also be able to complete your practical training right here at Qmotion.


Qualifications and Learning Content

To become a personal trainer, you will need to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (or equivalent). It’s important that you ensure that the qualification is supported by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), in order to allow you to demonstrate that you have achieved the industry’s adopted professional standard.   

The above qualification will equip you with a broad-range of knowledge, including anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathophysiology and the general principles of exercise and fitness programming. In addition, you’ll also develop essential skills that will allow you to apply the knowledge that you have gained practically, both to your own training and to that of others, so that you can plan and teach safe and effective gym-based training programmes.   

Students working towards a degree in the health sciences will often find that there is a lot of synergy between the course content of the personal training qualification and what they are learning on their degree programme. As such, both programmes complement each other well and students will often also be able to achieve their PT qualification much sooner. Typically, it takes around 4-6 months to become a personal trainer when studying on a part-time basis.



If you are interested in learning more about how HFE could help you to become a qualified personal trainer here at Qmotion, then please follow one of the links on this page, or contact HFE’s Careers Team directly on: 0800 62 4067.

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