Sport & Fitness Training

Sport & Fitness training courses to upskill your team

Gyms and health clubs have become sanctuaries to members who want to prioritise their physical and mental wellbeing along with feeling part of a supportive fitness community.

If you are a gym owner or run a fitness club, being able to offer an approachable and professional team, welcoming atmosphere and class variation to members is vital in order to create this loyal and sustainable community.

Training and upskilling your staff is a very useful way in which to create this offering to members.

Why should I invest in staff?

Did you know that 70% of employees are likely to leave their current job to work for another business that invests in employee training and development?

Employees who are trained and upskilled are far more likely to have a long-term commitment to their employer, helping you stay out of the constant revolving door of hiring and training new staff. This allows you to focus on what is important, growing your business.

Here are some of our Sports & Fitness courses to upskill your team:

Introduction to Sports Nutrition

This work-based flexible learning course provides an introduction and understanding of nutrition, gaining knowledge on nutrients and their classifications. Daily dietary intake of nutrients will be looked at, including recommendations for general groups of the population as well as adjustment for exercise. This course will provide the ideal background knowledge for staff to further progression on other courses within the sports, fitness and health sector.

Introduction to Sports Psychology

An entry-level course, Introduction to Sports Psychology covers aspects that exercise and sport can help with such as motivation, confidence, stress, anxiety and wellbeing. This course provides a knowledgeable understanding of the topic which can support growth into a sports coaching qualification.

Introduction to Indoor Group Cycling

Introduction to Indoor Group Cycling provides an understanding of the instructional skills required by an indoor group cycling instructor to those who take the course. It assists the application of these skills in a practical setting and is an excellent stepping stone to becoming an indoor group cycling instructor.

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (entry level)

Covering a range of topics, this qualification provides the skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe, effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club. Topics covered includes: anatomy, physiology and nutrition, health and safety, client and group inductions, supporting exercise adherence and healthy lifestyles, professionalism for fitness instructing, customer service, and personal and professional development. Learners can progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and other Level 2 related qualifications such as Instructing Kettlebell or Circuits.

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Level 2 Kettle Bell Instructing

This course, which can be completed on a single day and has some portfolio work to be submitted, gives the learner the qualification to plan and instruct Kettlebell exercise sessions.

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

An entry-level course, Introduction to Sports Psychology covers aspects that exercise and sport can help with such as motivation, confidence, stress, anxiety and wellbeing. This course provides a knowledgeable understanding of the topic which can support growth into a sports coaching qualification.

Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long-term Conditions

Designed for those who work or seek to work as personal trainers, fitness professionals or in a clinical setting focused on physical activity of patients, learners on this course will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to support clients living with a range of one or more long-term conditions. This is done by learning to encourage clients to lead healthier, more active lives to better manage their symptoms through effective behaviour-change techniques, lifestyle advice and safe and effective exercise prescription.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

This recognised qualification within the UK & Ireland will allow learners to become fully qualified Pool Lifeguards on successful completion. The course covers: the Lifeguard and the Law, pool hazards and supervision, intervention and rescue, emergency action plans, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillation (AED), First Aid, and rescue of a casualty with a suspected spinal injury.

STA Award in Swimming Teaching

The Safety Training Awards (STA) are the awarding body of the Swimming Teachers’ Association. The STA Award in Teaching Swimming aims to produce swimming teachers that can teach up to 12 non-swimmers through to improver participants. Once qualified, learners may wish to develop their knowledge and skills further, by gaining the STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming, which enables the learner to teach advanced participants and advanced swimming skills. Entry requirements for the course include being 16-years-old or above at the time of assessment and holding membership with the Swimming Teachers’ Association.

STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching

The Certificate in Teaching Swimming enables swimming teachers to teach to an advanced level. This qualification will expand expertise and knowledge on teaching competitive strokes, survival and rescue skills, diving, competitive starts and turns; allowing the learner to teach non-swimmers through to advanced participants. Applicants must hold an STA Award in Teaching Swimming, be at least 16 years of age and hold membership with the Swimming Teachers’ Association.

Have you thought about first aid training?

QA Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

First Aid is a useful and vital skill to have especially in a gym-based environment. Successful completion of this course gives the learner a Qualsafe Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate which is valid for three years and qualifies them as a workplace emergency first aider.

QA Level 3 First Aid at Work (RQF)

This First Aid at Work is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification, designed for those who are appointed to act as a first aider in their workplace. It is also ideal for people who have a specific responsibility to provide first aid in voluntary and community activities, particular in gym or health club environments. On completion of this course, the learner will gain a Qualsafe First Aid at Work Certificate which is valid for three years. Qualsafe Awards is the largest Awarding Organisation for First Aid qualifications in the UK.

QA Level 2 Award in Activity First Aid (RQF)

This nationally recognised qualification has been specifically designed for those who have a responsibility at work, or in voluntary and community activities, to provide first aid when dealing with an emergency situation whilst undertaking activities, such as football, rugby, running, etc. This Qualsafe Certificate is valid for 3 years.

These first aid courses can be tailored to suit your business needs as long as they are delivered within a 10 week time frame. 

Corporate Gym Memberships

Looking for a way to give back to your team? Our corporate gym membership is a great way to allow your team look after their physical and mental wellbeing. Find out more:


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01382 834874

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