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August 29, 2019

10 Reasons NOT to Become a Personal Trainer

So you love Fitness, and you have been thinking about taking the next steps to becoming a Qualified Personal Trainer.

But… there are those doubts in your mind… is this the right decision?  Should I do it?

Here at Career College UK we have spoken to thousands of students considering taking the next step and starting a course.  Here are 10 of the reasons why NOT to become a Personal Trainer – and perhaps why your doubts may not be what they seem.
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June 19, 2019

Why Work in Motorsport?

Why work in motorsport? It may seem obvious – fast cars, adrenaline and glamour, but a long term career in the motorsport industry requires a specific set of skills.  Not everyone is going to be the next Lewis Hamilton, so the most popular job in the industry is working as an engineer – building and improving sports cars performance.

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December 14, 2018

Animal Activity Licencing Law

Do you work for, or own a Dog Boarding, Dog Day Care, Dog Kennels or Cattery business?

As you may be aware, from the 1st October 2018 there have been significant changes to the Animal Activity Licencing Regulations.  New Animal Activities Licensing (AAL) will replace a number of different pieces of animal establishment regulations, namely: Boarding Establishments Act 1963, Pet Animals Act 1951, Riding Establishments Act 1968, Dog Breeding Act 1991, Performing Animals Act 1925.

As a result, from 1st October 2018, staff working in Dog Kennels, Dog Day Care, Dog Boarding or Cattery Businesses must have a minimum of an Ofqual regulated level 2 qualification in a relevant subject.

Or, to meet the Higher Licencing Standard (and to be able to promote this standard to your customers), a member of staff with a relevant Ofqual regulated Level 3 qualification must be present during the working day.
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September 17, 2018

Animal Jobs Direct

Career College UK are proud partners of Animal Jobs Direct – the leading educator in the Animal Care Sector.  Established in 2005, Animal Jobs direct offer a wide range of Animal Care Courses across the Industry.

By studying through Career College UK Animal Care Graduates will receive the highest standard of training, followed by industry leading employment support once qualified.

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July 29, 2018

Dog Groomer Earnings

Dog Groomer Earnings.

One of the big questions we get about setting up a Dog Grooming Business is “How much can I earn?”

The truth is, it’s up to you. If you are willing to work hard and put the hours in, you can earn a great salary, or if you simply want to work part time the hourly rates are extremely high.

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July 25, 2018

Why Become a Dog Groomer?

Why Become a Dog Groomer?

Well, if you are passionate about dogs and their welfare, a career working as a Professional Dog Groomer could be for you.  In a latest industry report, dog owners within the UK spend 10 billion pounds per year on their canine friends, in an ever-growing industry.  Qualified Dog Groomers with both practical and theoretical experience are in high demand, and by studying with Career College UK you will receive the exact skills required start in the profession.

Here are 7 reasons to consider a Dog Grooming Career today. Read More

May 1, 2018

Origym Centre of Excellence

Career College UK are proud partners of Origym Personal Training Courses – one of the nations forefront Fitness Training Providers.  Offering high quality Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer and CPD qualifications, graduates receive the highest level of training from leading fitness industry experts.  By studying through Career College UK you will receive the highest standard of training, followed by industry leading employment support once qualified.

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March 24, 2018

Strength and Conditioning as a Personal Trainer

As a qualified Personal Trainer, your business and clients are certainly not restricted to a gym, and an increasingly popular trend is Strength and Conditioning as a Personal Trainer.

From an amateur club level up to the heights of professional sport, athletes can benefit significantly from Strength and Conditioning Training improving the performance in their chosen sport.  Conditioning can be as simple as improving the fitness levels of athletes, so they can function more effectively throughout their game, to more specific training for the individual needs of the sport. Read More

February 2, 2018

Become a Mobile Personal Trainer

Have you ever thought what it would be like to become a Mobile Personal Trainer?

Being a Personal Trainer does not mean you necessarily have to work in a gym, in fact Mobile Personal Trainers are becoming increasingly popular around the UK.  After starting a Career in Fitness, many trainers decide to venture out on their own, and becoming a mobile personal trainer is a great way to get started with minimal startup costs. Read More

January 23, 2018

Can I work as a Personal Trainer part time?

So you love fitness… your morning or evening workout is your favourite time of day, and you have often found yourself wondering, should I become a Personal Trainer? Can I work as a Personal Trainer part time?

Not everyone quits their job and goes head first into a Personal Training Career.  At Career College UK it is actually quite common for our students to study the course around their work, and then start working as a Personal Trainer part time.  You might have an enjoyable and successful career in another field, but that does not mean you cannot become a Personal Trainer as well! Read More