First things first, always pick a course in something that you actually like or have experienced. Make sure you are really interested and passionate about what you are about to do a qualification in as there will be a lot of work ahead but it WILL be worth it.
Recommendation – Ask around see what others think or say about the training centre. It’s true, word of mouth is often the best and most valuable recommendation so go by it if you can.
Location – Is it easy for you to get to? Consider the roads, traffic, public transport and travelling time.
Course dates – Ask yourself, do the dates suit you? does it fit in with your life and your schedule? can you make yourself available for those dates?
Type of learning on offer – Consider how you learn, how you take in information. Will what’s on offer suit your learning style. There are lots of different ways of learning out there and some are purely online with little support. Some are full time face to face training days with a tutor, some are part time and some are blended learning where there’s a combination of on line/e learning, face to face learning and blended learning with home study and preparation.
Check out the training centre – Give them a call or pop in, ask questions to get a feel for who they are and what they offer. Have a look at their social media pages and their website do they come across knowledgeable, positive and helpful…
Check it’s the right course for you – Discuss with the training center what you want to achieve from your course, find out what you will come away with. Does it match your goals, will it help you achieve the fitness industry career you want
Consider the price – Find out the payment terms and if there are payment options available.
Is it affordable or is there a way to make it so…
Consider all off the above and always ask plenty of questions to the training provider or even anyone else that has done similar training courses.
Recommendations are always good to go by but also follow your own instincts and do what’s right for you.
Remember we are always available to answer any questions you may have not just about specific courses but anything fitness industry related.
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