Kick-start your Personal Training journey
The over ridding difference between an apprenticeship and a traineeship is that a traineeship precedes an apprenticeship. Completing a traineeship will provide a student with the necessary work preparation and essential learning skills to take the next steps in their learning development journey.
There is strong synergy between an apprenticeship and a traineeship, in that both involve a certain level of on-site learning and experience coupled with formal coursework, with either one providing a stepping-stone to your career. An apprenticeship doesn’t necessarily have a work placement element to it (although some do). A traineeship has a work element to it and gives you the necessary work experience future employers will require of you.
Although, you don’t necessarily need to do both qualifications as a traineeship will get you to a level 3 recognised personal trainer. You may however, benefit from some of the apprenticeship schemes that certain employers are offering. Which may help refine your decision-making.
For anyone interested in pursuing a career in personal training but without any formal qualifications, this could be the right education and career path combined. A traineeship is aimed at anyone aged between 16 – 24 and aims to provide a firm foundation in terms of career, essentially helping them to become ‘work ready’
Once a student has successfully completed a personal trainer traineeship, they are able to move on to an Apprenticeship specifically designed for Personal fitness. Apprenticeships begin at level two and continue right up to degree level depending on the student’s individual aims and aspirations.
Apprenticeships vary in terms of approach with some requiring a student to attend college regularly whist others allow you to complete the training remotely.
Considering how an apprenticeship programme could work for each individual is important. There are multiple routes in today’s education landscape, providing choice and flexibility.