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Qualifications and Courses

Train to be a fitness instructor with our Active IQ accredited and nationally recognised training qualifications*, they 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 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.

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 2 Laban Dance Fitness (KFA)

This qualification from The Keep Fit Association captures the essence of Laban Dance Fitness to provide training for those who want to offer an alternative to gym and studio based exercise and fitness programme.  Students will experience and explore a wide range of Laban topics and themes, how to utilise the content to create classwork as well as developing their own choreography to achieve physical benefits alongside this unique product.

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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Let’s Get Started…

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…