Bursaries, Funding and Payment Plans
At EMD UK, we understand that keeping on top of training fees can be tricky, that’s why we provide instructors with a range of different bursaries, funding and payment options.
Check out what financial support we offer below and see how we can help you take your career to the next level.
Paying for Our Courses
Passionate about getting others active? Great, so are we! Thanks to investment from Sport England, we make a generous contribution towards your course fee if you agree to help us get more people enjoying group exercise.
Our training bursary significantly lowers your training fee as well as supplying you with a year’s free instructor support and insurance package. In order to be eligible for this you’ll need to meet the following requirements:
- Once qualified, you will need to teach your new classes in England within 3 months of your Level 2 course
- Once your classes are set up, you will need to let us know about them by logging them to your online profile.
- We will expect you to teach your classes for a MINIMUM of 1 year
If you do not manage to complete your training course or organise retakes within 6 months of the course finish date or meet any of the above points, you will have to reimburse us with the full amount of the investment made.
Flexible Payment Options
We offer have flexible payment options to take the stress out of starting your career.
Choose the best payment plan to suit you:
- Pay the full amount at the time of booking
- Pay the £100 deposit at the time of booking, and the remaining amount 1 calendar month before your course dates
- Pay the £100 deposit at the time of booking, followed by the remaining payment over 5 monthly instalments*
*This option includes a built in admin fee of £50
Paying for Other Courses
We offer financial support to passionate fitness teachers and instructors hoping to develop their career in the fitness industry. The Open Bursary is available to anyone wanting to take a course or continuing professional development (CPD) through one of our Accelerate or Pro member organisations..
For Quarter 3 (starts 1 October), or until such time as this quarter’s funding is allocated to instructors, you can apply for up to £150 funding towards group exercise short courses and up to £175 for qualifications. We will pay up to this amount, or 75% of the cost (whichever is lower). Please note, the training must be provided by one of our member organisations and be endorsed by us. Each member organisation has a maximum of ten funded instructor places. Also, your training must begin before 17 December 2021.
You can use the Open Bursary in addition to other funding you may have found – government grants or coaching bursaries from your local Active Partnership, for example.
Endorsed EMD UK member organisations
Boogie Bounce Extreme
You can find the Boogie Bounce instructor training courses here
British Nordic Walking CIC
You can find the British Nordic Walking instructor training courses here
Take a look at Broadway Boogie’s instructor training page here
Burlex Fitness instructor training courses are detailed here
Take a look at the instructor training courses available here
You can find out more about Clubbercise’s instructor training course here
Find out more about instructor training with DDMIX here
You can find out more about training to be an FLexercise instructor here
Find more about KFA teacher training here.
Find more about becoming a KpopX Fitness instructor here.
Find out about Medau teacher training here.
Find out how to become a MegaMixFit instructor here.
Move it or Lose it
Learn more about Move it or Lose it instructor training here.
Find more about Para Dance UK training courses here.
Find more about Pose Barre instructor training here.
Learn more about PureStretch instructor training here.
Find more about becoming a Rockbox instructor here.
Find information about RockFit instructor training here.
Find information about Soulsa instructor training here.
The Jungle Body
Find information about becoming a Jungle Body instructor here.
Xpert Pole Fitness
Find information about Xpert Pole Fitness courses here.