Courses, Apprenticeships And Funding For Personal Trainers

Paul Garvie

Paul is a director and one of the founders of Fitness Training Scotland.


  • BA Hons (2:1) Leisure Management
  • SQA Professional Development Award Internal Verification of Workplace Assessment
  • Active IQ L3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • STA L3 Award in Education & Training
  • City & Guilds L3 Certificate in Assessing Candidates Using a Range of Methods
  • British Weight Lifting L2 Coach Award
  • Atlas Coach Education Developing Children in Olympic Weight Lifting
  • Atlas Coach Education Periodisation for Olympic Weight Lifting
  • Concept Weight Lifting Biomechanics & Technique of Olympic Weight Lifting
  • UKSCA Foundation Workshop in Strength & Conditioning
  • UKSCA Weight Lifting Workshop
  • UKSCA Planning Effective Programmes
  • OLF Extreme Kettlebell Instructor
  • StrongFirst SFG1 Kettlebell Instructor Certificate
  • CYQ L3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • CYQ L3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante Natal & Post Natal Clients
  • Wright Foundation Referral Programme Consultant Qualification
  • BACPR L4 Cardiac Rehab Instructor
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Faster Advanced Functional Trainer
  • Cor-Kinetic EMS Elite Movement Specialist
  • Nutrition Academy L4 Applied Nutrition & Supplementation
  • Nutrition Academy Behavioural Change & Weight Management
  • Premier Training Club-Bells Instructor
  • Ushomi Bulgarian Bag Instructor
  • ASA Swimming Teacher


Paul has worked in the Leisure Industry for nearly 20 years in various positions from club management, personal training, coach and tutor/assessor throughout Scotland.

Personal Statement

My goal is to ensure that those training with Fitness Training Scotland have the best experience and therefore the best start to their career in the Health & Fitness industry. To do this, along with my colleagues we have sourced some of the most qualified and experienced tutors. Furthermore, through actively sponsoring and supporting organisations such as WeightLifting Scotland we aim to help promote education, health, strength and fitness throughout Scotland.