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Hamiltons Training Academy

We specialise in making our courses particularly accessible to students wishing to change career or who have a busy family or home life.

Most courses are taught by Catherine Wass B.Sc.(hons) PGCE, who has degrees in Fitness as well as Teaching. Catherine has also been a personal trainer for over 20 years and a world champion powerlifter. You will benefit from a wealth of personal experience that can be sadly lacking from other course providers.

Where possible theory work is by distance learning using a combination of YMCA's and our course materials and supported by regular tutorials with your designated tutor.

Practical elements of courses are at weekends in our facility in Colchester, Essex.

We keep our class sizes small and aim to have no more than ten students for each tutor and where necessary we will also have tuition assistants to help.

Book now and get started straight away.
you haven't been in education for a bit it can take a little while to get up to speed, so if you book your course more than 6 weeks early we'll send you out the first set of learning materials straight away. That way you can make an early start.

We are regularly inspected by the accreditation body, YMCA Awards, and without fail have always received the highest possible outcome and positive feedback from their quality assurance team. 

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 Shelley
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.

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
Katy  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 back ground. I completed my level 2 and 3 within 5 months and haven't looked back since. And as a bonus I also met me fiancé (didn't know that at the time:-)) Katy

All of our tutors are not only accredited teaching professionals but also have experience running their own personal training businesses as well as competing in their chosen sports.

Hamiltons Training Academy is based at Hamiltons Fitness Centre in Colchester in Essex.

Through the fitness centre we have trained British, European and World champion strength athletes for more than twenty years and have now been delivering the world re-known YMCA Awards fitness instructor and personal trainer courses since 2009.

We chose to work in partnership with YMCA Awards because their qualifications are the most widely respected by employers and students alike, throughout the world. We now have many students working as fitness professionals in numerous countries worldwide thanks to their Hamiltons Training Academy YMCA Awards qualifications.


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Whether you have just started thinking about a career in the fitness industry, or want to bring your qualifications up date then please feel free to email or telephone (07957844512) our course advisor, Stuart Hamilton, with any of your questions or concerns.
Stuart has been a personal trainer, fitness centre manager and course tutor for many years and can advise you from a number of different viewpoints.

Hamiltons Training Academy is registered with the UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) Registration number: UKPRN: 10026462.
Hamiltons Training Academy is part of of Hamiltons Health and Fitness Ltd, Hamiltons Health & Fitness Limited is a company registered in England with company number 02833581 and VAT registration number GB 584 0265 38