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 Courses

Open Bursary

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..

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

Body Barre Boutique

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


You can find out more about Clubbercise’s instructor training course here


Find out more about instructor training with DDMIX here



KpopX Fitness

Find more about becoming a KpopX Fitness instructor here.

Medau Movement


Find out how to become a MegaMixFit instructor here.

Move it or Lose it

ParaDance UK

Pose Barre


RockFit UK

Find information about RockFit instructor training here.

Xpert Pole Fitness

Find information about Xpert Pole Fitness courses here.

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…