The price you must pay for a personal trainer course varies from one provider to another. Some charge premium while other lower their prices to surprisingly low level. As mentioned in our guide before – most of the providers offer the same qualifications. You need to find a different reason to justify higher price you pay. I hope my article will help you to understand what determines the price of the course and help you to avoid mistakes future PTs make.
What determines the price
There are several factors which determine the final price of the course. I’ve listed few below:
The reputation of the provider – some providers charge premium mainly because they’ve managed to build a solid brand over the years. Of course, many of them provide high-quality service but it is up to you to decide if you are willing to overpay few grands for a pleasure of dealing with a reputable provider.
Course format – compare the price of personal trainer courses and you will quickly realise that online courses are usually much cheaper than their part-time and full-time counterparts. The reason for that is obvious – it costs less to run online course than it’s to run former two.
Full-time course, on the other hand, is relatively expensive to run. The provider needs to cover the cost of venue hire as well as pay tutor. The full-time course usually gives you the best learning experience.
Class size – if the provider decides to run course for a small group of students it usually charges more. Fewer students equal less income. Small class benefits students greatly but usually are more expensive.
Course type – most of the courses are being run in classrooms with a mix of gym activities. However, some providers offer a residential type of courses. Naturally, these type of courses will cost you more but have certain advantages over traditional courses.
When the price is suspiciously low
While no one is a fan of paying the premium, its right to be suspicious seeing an offer too good to be true. As mentioned before – a provider has some serious costs related to running the course. For that reason alone its hard to see how a Gym & PT combined course can cost less than a thousand pounds. Its hard to see how a provider can charge such a low price and provide high quality at the same time.
The first thing you should check when seeing the low price is the course accreditation. Some training centres are unaccredited and others may provide qualifications not recognised in the UK (or abroad).
Is it worth paying the premium?
You don’t need to pay the premium to attend the high-quality course. It is possible to find one for a reasonable price. Research is a key here. Knowing how to choose right personal trainer course is imperative.
Great training venue, the newest learning platform or nice PT uniform you get on enrolment won’t replace dedicated tutors and student support. It is often the case that the companies with the highest satisfaction rate are the ones supporting a student from day one to the course completion date.
How about free personal trainer courses?
Let’s debunk a myth here – there I no such thing as a free personal trainer course. Most of the time “free” means you don’t have to pay for the course now but rather go for a government funding scheme. Government funding is just another form of the loan which you need to repay at some point. Get more information here.
Visit my price comparison page to see up to date information about course prices.