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Become a qualified fitness professional with BSY

Achieve your ambitions of working with others to realise their fitness goals with the NCFE Fitness Instructing and Personal Training qualifications – new additions to BSY’s extensive portfolio of courses.

Be among the first to study the nationally recognised NCFE qualifications in Fitness Instructing – Gym-Based Exercise (Level 2) and Personal Training (Level 3) with BSY – the home-study college with decades of experience providing affordable, convenient learning that could literally change your life.

Did you know, experienced Fitness Instructors in England can earn up to £30,000 a year*? If you have a passion for health and wellbeing and want to help others succeed in their fitness journey, the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) qualification is the perfect stepping stone to start or develop your career.

Successfully complete this course and assessments and you could work for a gym or become a freelance Fitness Instructor, as well as join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2, which could enhance your employability.

The Level 2 certificate is ideal for those with no prior experience and is also the prerequisite qualification needed to study the NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

If you want to work as a Personal Trainer creating and delivering tailored workouts and providing nutritional and lifestyle guidance to your clients, successfully completing the Level 3 qualification will help you achieve this.

You could also earn around £20-£40 an hour as a freelance Personal Trainer** and will be able to join REPs at Level 3 once you have qualified.

These NCFE qualifications, regulated by Ofqual in England, aim to help learners find employment in the fitness industry and promote good practice in fitness instructing and personal training by working to a common standard that is nationally recognised. They also give learners the opportunity to demonstrate transferable skills that employers seek.

Enrol on these new BSY courses today and you will be sent comprehensive course materials to work through in your own time, at your own pace, building up a portfolio of essential knowledge of working in the fitness industry as you go.

You are assessed and supported by experienced tutors throughout your studies to ensure you gain the skills required to successfully achieve the qualifications.

You will also develop your practical skills as you learn and demonstrate your competence by submitting a recorded practical training session overseen by a qualified person (for example, in DVD format).

Visit the course pages for detailed information and a comprehensive guide to the subjects you will study.

We look forward to welcoming you to BSY’s family of students and helping you to achieve your career ambitions.

*Earning potential is a guide only. Source: https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/job-profiles/fitness-instructor

**Earning potential is a guide only. Source: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-profiles/personal-trainer

Categories: BSY, Sports & Fitness


Welcome to our new website

Hello, and welcome to BSY – the distance learning college with more than 70 years’ experience of delivering courses that change people’s lives.
We have just launched our new-look website, and do hope you enjoy taking some time to look around. With more than 300 courses available, BSY can help you to start your New Year off on the right note. Whether you are looking to change careers, gain new skills or study for personal interest, BSY offers an array of courses for students from all backgrounds.

The beauty of our home-study courses is there are no deadlines. Once you enrol with BSY, you will be sent your first set of course materials with your first assignment.

You can take your time to study this first part of the course when it suits you and once you have completed and submitted your first assignment to us, you will receive the next set of course materials along with feedback and encouragement from BSY’s team of dedicated, expert tutors.
We are here to help throughout your studies. At any time, if you feel you need tutor support, you can be assured we are just the other end of the phone.
What’s more, learning with BSY is excellent value for money – affordable and achievable.

So whatever your area of interest, enrol today and benefit from studying with an accredited college with a passion for helping you achieve your ambitions.
Please note, our office will be closed over the festive period, from December 24, returning 9am on Wednesday, January 2. During this time you will still be able to enrol on courses on our new website and you can message us via the contact page. We will endeavour to respond to any queries as soon as possible on our return in the New Year.

All at BSY wish our students old and new a very happy Christmas and a prosperous 2019.

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There is a great choice of Massage Courses available at BSY.

With subjects ranging from Indian Head to Sports Massage courses, you will find a massage course to suit you at BSY, whether it is for personal enjoyment or professional development.

Melinda Moore chose to study the Sports Massage course as she had always wanted to be able to help people without the need for invasive procedures or medication.  She said, “I chose to study with BSY because it suits my lifestyle.  It allows me to work while I study at my own pace.  There’s no need for me to lose holiday.”  She hopes that in the future it will enable her to be able to help others, be they athletes or amateur sports people.  Other subjects that she might study in the future include Aromatherapy and Reiki.

Reina Kaur Sohanta decided to study Aromatherapy, which combines the benefits with the use of therapeutic essential oils.  She said that she wants to change career paths and she knows that this will give her opportunities and the skills “which will enable me to soar and flourish beyond my wildest dreams.”  Reina chose to study with BSY because, “the tuition, the support and the rate of success from qualified/graduated students is par excellence.”   She said that she has been happy with her ability to absorb information which is presented in such a clear, precise format and manner, and hopes that it will help her to become a competent, confident aromatherapist.

Judy Vidal said that she wanted to understand the theory of Eastern medicine, alongside western methods, so she chose the Gateways of Change massage course, whilst also studying Acupuncture/Acupressure.  Previously, she had studied Herbalism, Hopi Ear Candling, Flower Essences, Reflexology and Indian Head Massage courses.  In the future she would also like to study Shiatsu and Aromatherapy.  She had chosen to study with BSY because they are reasonably priced, and there is the option of paying monthly to spread the cost over a period of time, and also because there is a wide range available.  She said that she was very happy with the helpful tips from the tutors and found their comments very encouraging.  She sees herself in the future as a self-employed mobile therapist, offering a range of treatments.  To anybody considering studying with BSY she suggests that they should spend at least 30 minutes a day studying, and draw up a study timetable.

You can find out more from our website or give us a call and speak to our knowledgeable tutors and advisors on Freephone 0800 731 9271 Click here for more information.

Categories: BSY, Complementary Therapies