Your role covers a few different areas of fitness coaching, from training personnel to helping people who fail the annual fitness test, encouraging them to change their lifestyles. In the RAF you can gain a lot of civilian qualifications – diplomas in sports therapy, sports massage, aerobics, diet and nutrition – that could help you in the future.
The RAF PTI is in a unique position in Defence. The mainstream PEd functions, whilst providing a critical output to RAF operational preparedness, is to also develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for all PTIs to train as either Parachute Jumping Instructors (PJIs), Force Development Instructors (FDIs) or Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors (ERIs). The PTI trade is a very diverse and exciting career choice with opportunities also available in Survival Training, Training Consultancy and Leadership Development.