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As the Premier Training Provider in Brighton and Sussex we offer Nationally Accredited, REPS-approved Fitness Qualifications to ensure that you meet the UK’s required standard to work in the fitness industry.

If you are unsure which course is best for you then get in touch or take a look at our FAQs below. We offer free consultations to anyone considering a career in the fitness industry and will give you free advice on exactly what the best pathway is for you, whether you are just starting out or whether you are an experienced trainer hoping to develop your career further.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which qualifications will I get?

With each of the Personal Training courses we offer, the minimum qualifications you will receive are a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction and a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. The Level 2 Certificate will enable you to work as a fitness instructor, whereas the Level 3 Diploma is the qualification you require to become a personal trainer.

Are the qualifications recognised internationally?

Yes, they are. As each of the qualifications are approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), they are also recognised by the overarching international institution ICREPS (The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals). Therefore, the qualifications you gain from our courses mean you will be able to use them in any country that has an exercise registration body with an ICREPS affiliation. These countries currently include: The UK, The Republic of Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, The United Arab Emirates, Canada and all countries in Europe.

Will I need to have previous experience to go on a course?

Not necessarily, but having previous experience does definitely help. In order to become a personal trainer, you typically need to have a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction, which you will obtain on each of our courses. If you have already gained this qualification and have previous experience working as a fitness instructor, you will only need to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training in order to become a personal trainer. You can find out more about this qualification by clicking here.

How long does it take to get qualified?

This is a difficult question to answer as it really depends on how much time you can commit to the course. Some students are able to study full-time, whereas others are only able to commit 6 – 8 hours each week. We generally say that it takes between 8 – 12 weeks to qualify on the Standard Pathway course, 10 – 14 weeks on the Professional Pathway course and 18 – 20 weeks on the Elite Pathway course.

How much can I earn as a personal trainer?

How much you earn as a Personal Trainer really depends on you. Once you are Level 3 qualified, the average salary can be anywhere between £25,000 and £60,000 – depending on where you are based in the UK. This is a lot more than you can expect to earn as a Level 2 fitness instructor, who have an average starting salary of just over £19,000.

A lot of personal trainers charge hourly rates rather than salaries. These typically range from approximately £12 per hour for new starters and £100 per hour for more experienced personal trainers.

Are the courses accredited?

Yes – each of the courses and qualifications we offer are nationally accredited by Active iQ, approved by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMPSA).

Customer Reviews

  • review rating 5  Storm were recommended to me, and rightly so - great course and friendly professional instructors in Jon and Mel.

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  • review rating 5  Amazing Academy- 10 stars l have got my Level 2 and Level 3 Fitness instructor and Personal traning certificate from Storm fitness academy. It's been an amazing experience and they have delivered everything they have promised and much more. Jon and Ross had supported me in every step of the way and helped me find a job and pursue my dream to become a P.T.

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  • review rating 5  The people at Storm were amazing! Every question that I had was answered and they showed a great amount of patience with helping me build my confidence. I’d definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to start a fitness career!

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  • review rating 5  Great experience doing my Level 2 and 3 with Storm Fitness. The support from the tutors was excellent throughout the course. The additional reading material which helped to support me through the exams and coursework was also excellent. I would definitely recommend anyone who is interested in completing these courses to look no further than Storm Fitness. Thank you to everyone who helped me achieve my qualification.

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  • review rating 5  Superb training at Storm. The flexibility was the number one thing for me, different days & times to suit my work schedule and the school hours. Professional and very supportive throughout.

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  • review rating 5  Enrolled onto the level 2&3 personal training course with Storm Fitness as was recommended by a friend. From the start of the course till my last exam the company and my personal mentor were 100% supportive and committed to me in making sure I passed my modules. Will recommend Storm Fitness Academy to any other people I know wanting to get into the fitness industry.

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  • review rating 5  Got my Fitness instructor and lvl 3 Personal Trainer Diploma from The guys at storm, would definitely recommend. I came to them and said I had only a very short amount of time to get my course done and they were very accommodating. The paperwork was efficient and sent to my door and the lessons were convenient and taught me what I needed to know. The guys at Storm were great, a small team with a very personal approach. They always had time to help you out with things you were struggling with. Big shout out to Mel my fitness guru, she is a fantastic teacher and was always available outside of our scheduled hours to answer any questions I had about the content. The course was simple and easy to follow. Jon was super helpful and gave me lots of great advice for what to do next beyond my course which has helped me massively! I would absolutely recommend this course and this team!

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