The Virgin Active Academy

Join the Virgin Active Academy for your next career move within the fitness industry. Based in Mansion House, London and online, access a range of accredited courses.

turn your passion into a career

unlock career opportunities

Most of your training will take place in our purpose-built Virgin Active Academy, and we’ve got plenty of job opportunities to help you seal the deal in your brand new career.

in the club

From gym to swim, live the Virgin Active lifestyle during your time with our Academy. As a learner, you'll get a number of complimentary passes dependent on your course to enjoy access to our clubs.

works for you

Our blended learning approach combines online teaching, interactive webinars, face-to-face theory and practical training to develop cutting-edge skills.

Personal Training and Group Exercise courses

Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Let's make your PT dream come true!

✔ Accredited and CIMSPA-endorsed qualification

✔ Train in an industry leading state-of-the-art Academy

✔ Guaranteed interview/progression with Virgin Active upon completion

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Level 2 & 3 Online Diploma in Personal Training

Make your PT dream a reality through online study.

✔ Study from anywhere in the UK

✔ Access to 1-2-1 support from tutors

✔ Get certified with an accredited and CIMSPA-endorsed qualification.

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    PT Diploma course bundles

    Combine Personal Training with other courses.

    ✔ Save money when you book multiple courses

    ✔ Specialise in Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning or both

    ✔ Expand your knowledge and increase your clients

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    200hr Yoga Teacher Training
    • Take your Vinyasa to the next level as a Yoga Teacher
    • Study with an approved Yoga Alliance Professionals course
    • Develop key teaching skills to connect, motivate and inspire your students
    • Learn everything you need to launch your yoga career

    Dynamic Reformer Pilates

    Lengthen and Strengthen your class as a certified Reformer Pilates Instructor.

    ✔ Designed by the head of Pilates at Virgin Active UK

    ✔ Become a certified Reformer Pilates instructor upon completion

    ✔ Earn from £23 to £40 per class depending on location

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      Level 2 in Instructing studio cycling

      Find your groove as a qualified Cycle Instructor.

      ✔ Accredited and CIMSPA and Active iQ-endorsed qualification

      ✔ Access to job vacancies available at Virgin Active clubs upon completion

      ✔ Fully immersive training using state-of-the-art facilities

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        Level 4 award in Strength and Conditioning

        Improve your body strength, technique, movement efficiency and power.

        ✔ Deliver successful coaching and get results for your clients

        ✔ Gain tools and the mindset to build an amazing coaching business and career

        ✔ Increase your Strength and Conditioning knowledge and skillset

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          Certificate in Advanced Nutrition Essentials for Fitness & Leisure
          • Become a certified nutrition coach and work with your own clients
          • Study from anywhere with access to eLearning resources
          • Already a PT? You'll be able to enhance your clients' training plans with nutritional advice

          TRX Suspension Training®

          Step up your strength training and delve into the world of TRX with the Virgin Active Academy.

          ✔ Learn to correctly set up and use the TRX Suspension Trainer

          ✔ Train with the best in the business

          ✔ Build on your balance, strength and co-ordination.

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            Swim courses

            Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming

            Nail the essential skills and knowledge required to become a successful Swim Instructor.

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            Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming

            Take those skills gained from the Level 2 Award in Swimming Instructing up a notch.

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            Level 2 Award in Aquatic teaching – Baby & Pre-School

            Help the little ones become confident swimmers as a baby and pre-school Swim Instructor.

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            Life Saving courses

            Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding

            Learn all there is to know about lifeguarding and help make an impact as a qualified Lifeguard.

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            Level 2 Award for Pool Emergency Responder

            Learn the essential skills in helping to prevent poolside emergencies in this CIMSPA-endorsed qualification.

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            take your business to the next level

            Courses fit for business

            We can help take care of your corporate training needs with our range of industry accredited qualifications.

            Why choose the Virgin Active Academy for my team?

            ✓ Bespoke courses for teams of 6 or more, held at your place or ours

            ✓ Corporate membership discounts available

            ✓ Develop your teams' skills at our industry-leading Academy with state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the city

            ✓ Bag some complimentary guest passes and work out the Virgin Active way

            What courses are available?

            ✓ Pool Emergency Responder - £220 pp - Find out more

            ✓ Emergency First Aid at Work - £150 pp - Find out more

            ✓ Fire Marshall Training - £175 pp - Find out more

            ✓ Mental Health First Aid England - £300 pp - Find out more

            Health and Safety courses

            Mental Health First Aid England

            Spot the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions as a certified Mental Health First Aider.

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            Level 2 Award for Fire Marshall Training

            Become a qualified Fire Marshall in your organisation with our one-day course.

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            Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

            Learn the essential skills needed to become an Emergency First Aider in your organisation.

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