Qualifications and Courses

Our Active IQ accredited and nationally recognised training qualifications* will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to #StandAtTheFront as a successful fitness instructor.

We have a range of courses available, for the FULL COURSE LIST CLICK HERE or check them out below and become one step closer to your dream career in the fitness industry.

Level 2 Award in Understanding Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating

Students will learn the principles of weight control, the importance of a balanced diet, the relationship between food and health as well as how to promote healthy eating and how diet can enhance performance.

Level 2 Award in Mental Health Awareness

The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with an understanding and awareness of mental health, common mental health disorders and issues, help reduce stigma and discrimination and encourage people to talk about mental health.

Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Post Natal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition

The course will explore physiological and psychological considerations and will give students the skills and knowledge needed to design and deliver programmes for the pre and post natal population.

Level 2 Group Training Qualification

If you’re looking to teach classes that don’t ‘move to the beat’, this group training qualification is for you. Learn all the practical skills and knowledge needed to plan and deliver the highest quality group exercise classes for your community.

Level 2 Group Training to Music Qualification (formerly Exercise to Music)

If you’re looking to enter the world of instructing group exercise then this is the qualification for you. Group Training to Music (formerly Exercise to Music) will teach you how to focus your classes on conditioning with less of the fancy footwork.

Level 2 Dance Fitness Qualification

Our unique Level 2 Dance Fitness Qualification is the perfect way to launch your career in the dance fitness industry. It teaches you how to combine creative choreography and effective fitness training so you can offer an unforgettable class for your participants.

Level 3 Assessing Qualification

Instructor support and insurance

Our nationally recognised Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement qualification is ideal for those looking to assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding. You will gain the skills and knowledge required to assess students in environments such as workshop, classroom or other training environments.

Level 3 Education and Training Qualification

Our nationally recognised Level 3 qualification is ideal for those who are looking to become teacher trainer / tutor within further education and the skills sector. The qualification will provide learners with the knowledge, skills and understanding to educate and train individuals and/or groups. This could be as a tutor for a fitness training provider or as a teacher/lecturer in further education.

Level 3 Pilates Qualification

Our Level 3 Pilates Qualification is an ideal choice for anyone looking to teach a holistic concept where the focus is on restoring the body and building strength. Our qualification is mat-based Pilates, using blocks, small Pilates balls, and resistance bands.

Duo Qualifications

Instructor resources

Our duo qualifications are perfect for aspiring instructors who have found the style they want to teach, but have no previous teaching experience or qualifications. They give individuals one easy package and streamlined route to becoming the ultimate group exercise instructor. Teach amazing concepts such as DDMIX, Burlexercise and SOSA.

Level 3 Exercise Movement & Dance Qualifications

Our Level 3 Exercise Movement & Dance Qualification enables you to become an expert in one dance fitness discipline; choose from KFA MovesMedau Movement and FLexercise. This qualification also allows you to go on to take further specialised training and work with a range of groups and abilities.

If you’re not sure which course is best for you or you have any questions about our qualifications, don’t sweat it. Our friendly, knowledgeable instructor training team are on hand to alleviate your worries and make your instructor career journey that little bit easier.

*All of our qualifications are awarded by Active IQ and endorsed by both PD:Approval and CIMSPA. You can rest assured that our courses are delivered to the highest standard, meeting quality assurance standards.

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Group exercise is an exciting and diverse mix of styles and activities that caters to ‘someone like me’ and everyone should have the opportunity to take part. EMD UK is committed to driving positive change within the industry and we believe that through cooperation and collaboration with industry bodies, understanding and removing the barriers that prevent people from taking part and by supporting instructors to deliver excellence, we can achieve a healthier nation through exercise. See how you can get involved below…