Fitness Instructor Courses & Personal Training Courses Scotland|Edinburgh|Glasgow|Fife|Aberdeen|Penicuik
Established in 2008, The Fitness Education Academy is Scotland’s longest established fitness training provider. We specialise in fitness instructor courses, personal training courses and various other gym related courses and qualifications located in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Penicuik, Fife, Aberdeen and more recently in Manilva, Malaga, Spain. We also offer sports massage courses, Yoga instructor courses, Pilates courses as well as teaching and assessing courses for those looking to qualify to teach and assess courses. Visit our courses page to see our full list of courses and qualifications which are all CIMSPA endorsed and highly recognised within the fitness industry. As well as our fitness courses and personal training courses, we also offer free advertising for personal trainers in Scotland, for information on this visit personal trainers Scotland
As Scotland’s longest established training provider we pride ourselves on a first class service. Our results and feedback from our students say it all. We are also winners of the National Fitness Awards ‘Education Facility of the Year’. We think this shows any potential students that our service is second to none.
Yes, all of our qualifications are accredited through Active IQ, who are the awarding body. Our CPD courses are all endorsed by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity).
No, the qualifications do not expire, however it is recommended that once qualified you register with CIMSPA as a member (to show you have a recognised qualification) and keep up your knowledge by continuing your professional development and gain CPD points to stay on the register.
You need to be 16 to be able to gain the qualification, however, if you are looking to gain employment in a gym or leisure facility you would need to check with the individual establishment as to what age they could employ you as a fitness instructor or personal trainer.
I started my studies with The Fitness Education Academy during the pandemic as I was made redundant from my job. I've always been passionate about health and fitness and decided this was the perfect opportunity to re-train in something that I love. I plan to start my own Personal Training business A.B Fitness and I'm so excited about the future. Big thanks to Anita and Georgia for all the help, encouragement and support throughout that's enabled me to gain this qualification and follow my dreams.
I have always wanted to be a fitness professional and choosing to complete my qualifications through the fitness education academy allowed me to do this whilst surrounded by like-minded people. The blended learning style of home and in-person study is not only productive for learning the course, but also creates an exciting and encouraging space for sharing and developing ideas.
Thank you FEA for all that you have given me and for what is to come.
I have recently completed my Gym Instructor Level 2 and Boot Camp Qualification through The Fitness Education Academy (FEA), and it was fantastic; tutors, resources and support all second to none. I would highly recommend anyone who is thinking of gaining qualifications and working in the fitness industry to do so through FEA; I will be again, when I soon embark on my Level 3 Personal Training course and continue my journey into the fitness world.
It has been a dream of mine to help people achieve their fitness goals and become the best version of themselves. Through the help of the fitness education academy, and completing my level 3 personal training qualification I have gained invaluable skills and knowledge to ensure that I can achieve not only my career goals, but my personal goal of helping others.
The level 2 has been one of the most amazing experiences. It has completely pushed me out my comfort zone and the knowledge I have gained has been incredible. It has also helped me with my own fitness journey and I am so excited to be able to share the knowledge with others and help them feel better! The tutors are so supportive and very knowledgable, making sure you have the tools to be the absolute best you can be. Thanks FEA!
“Completing the level 2 gym instructing course has been such a brilliant experience! I wanted to take my love of fitness and use it to help others, this qualification gives me the chance to do that. The Fitness Education Academy and all of their tutors were brilliant! Excited to continue my journey with them.”
Taking part in the Level 2 instructor course has been unforgettable experience. I wanted to push my passion for fitness to the next level and the course most certainly delivered! The instructors, their knowledge and course delivery were second to none and I have met some amazing people. Very excited for the next chapter thank you so much FEA for opportunity to challenge myself both mentally and physically.
Working through this qualification has been an amazing experience with such a great group of people. It’s a perfect stepping stone to start my career in fitness. I can’t wait to continue the learning experience on the level 3 personal training qualification with plans to specialise in working with pre/post natal women.
The start of something exciting where I can do something I am truly passionate about and help others achieve amazing things. This means I will be preparing to kickstart bodyweight/Calisthenics classes in Fife in the coming months and I cannot wait!
The course was absolutely amazing, it was a great overall experience. I can't thank the tutors enough for their help throughout! I've been working my way through the Level 3 Personal Training course now and I can't wait until I'm qualified so I can put the practice to work.
Taking part in my level 2 gym instructor course has been the most rewarding thing that I have done. It has shown me how much I can push myself both mentally and physically, most importantly i am looking foward to gaining my level 3 personal trainer qualification and using this to help people improve themselves. This would not have been possible without the support of the tutors who have shown the utmost professionalism throughout