Frequently Asked Questions
 
     
 

Is there funding available for courses?

A Professional and Career Development Loan could help you pay
for learning that enhances your job skills or career prospects. Itís a
bank loan, so youíll have to pay it back once youíve left your course.
However, you donít pay interest for the period when youíre in learning.

You make an agreement with a participating bank to borrow an
amount between £300 and £10,000. Then once youíve stopped
studying, you pay it back in the normal way.

The difference with a Professional and Career Development Loan is
that the Young People's Learning Agency (YPLA) pays the interest on
 the loan while youíre studying Ė and for one month afterwards.

After this, youíll pay interest at the rate fixed when you took out the loan.
Interest rates on the loans are set so theyíre competitive with other
Ďunsecuredí personal loans that are commercially available.

Currently, banks offer Professional and Career Development Loans at a reduced customer rate of 9.9% per annum, equivalent to a typical APR of 5-6% over the lifetime of the loan. For further information, consult the participating banks.

For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or contact Careers Advice on 0800 100 900.

 
     
How widely are the courses recognised?

Because the courses that we offer are accredited through either YMCA Awards or ActiveIQ
, your qualification will be recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) and the National Register of Personal Trainers (NRPT) in the UK. They are also recognised throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, the US, Canada and Australia.

Are these the same as the courses I can book with other YMCA or ActiveIQ centres?

Yes. We are accredited and Certified by both YMCA Awards and ActiveIQ, themselves. The certificate that you will receive will be from either YMCA Awards or ActiveIQ. Our courses are continuously checked and verified by the course acreditation bodies to ensure that our standards are as high as possible.

What IT equipment do I need?

It is useful to have frequent access to your own computer to receive emails and to download the additional learning materials that are available to students. Most computers should be compatible. As some of the documents are in the Adobe PDF format you will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed (download a free copy here).

How do I enrol on a course?

You can enrol on-line by going to the page on this website relating to your course and clicking the 'Book Now' button. You will then be lead through the enrolment process and receive an email confirming your place.

Can I enrol by post?


Yes, you can download an enrolment form
here and send it to our postal address on the form.


Do I have to pay for the course up front?

No, there are three ways to pay for your course. (not all methods are available for all courses)

1. Pay a deposit to secure your place (From £50 to £250 depending on course) and pay the balance four weeks before the course start date.

2. Spread the cost over twelve monthly payments with our payment plan. The first when you book the course, the second approximately 1 month later and then each month for a total of twelve payments.

3. Pay for your course in full 2 months before the course start date to receive an Early-Bird booking discount.
 
 

 

   
 
 
 
   

  What do our students say?  
  "I had an awesome time on the course. I chose Hamiltons as it was local and I could fit it around my children and part time work. I had decided to start a new career after taking 10 years off to be a mum, so it was a little nerve racking, but the friendly and very helpful instructors at Hamiltons were very welcoming to all, whatever the background. I completed my level 2 and 3 within 5 months and haven't looked back since. And as a bonus I also met me fiancť (didn't know that at the time:-))" Katy  
  "Just wanted to write to say how thankful I am to you, Stuart, Catherine and Tiffany for the fantastic teaching and support you gave to me during my PT course. I am extremely grateful, having not studied at all for almost 30 years(!) before starting with you last October, I have no doubt that it was the Hamiltons touch that made my studying a success." Shelley.  
  "Iíve been exercising regularly for over 30 years and was struggling to make progress, so I enrolled on the Level 2 Fitness instructorís course purely for my own benefit. I had no intention of taking it any further. I learned so much and reignited my passion for training; I decided to enrol on the level 3 course as well, just for personal benefit. I enjoyed it so much I decided to make a career of helping others with their fitness goals.
Iíve experienced a lot of training courses in my previous profession in financial services and itís very clear that no matter how good the material is, the presentation of the material is so important in keeping attendees receptive. In my experience, you will not find a better place to learn." Ray,
pumptpersonaltraining.com
 
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