Fitness training academy Open day Thursday 25th April 2019

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    Fitness and Sport
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    Vocational training - ages 16-18

A training provider dedicated to enabling students to realise their full potential

Established in 1984, YMCAfit is one of the UK's leading trainers of fitness professionals. We have developed the largest portfolio of fitness training products available in the UK. As a charity, YMCAfit is guided by the belief that every member of society should be able to access the health benefits of regular physical activity.

An award winning organisation

Adult Learning Award 2008
NIACE Award for ground breaking project to train, qualify and employ 200 unemployed black minority or ethnic women from London in the Fitness Industry (YMCAfit's LDA/ESF co funded project).

Fitness training academy Open day Thursday 25th April 2019

Opportunity description

YMCAfit’s Fitness Training Academy is a brand new alterative to college and A-Levels. It is a two-year fully funded course which gives you all the skills and qualifications you need to immediately start a career in the fitness industry. And it also offers you way in to higher education.
  • Are you are aged 16-18?
  • Looking to continue your studies but don’t want to stay on at school or go to college?
  • Then YMCAfit’s Fitness Training Academy is the place for you.
Study to achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science then progress onto do a level 3 in your second year.
Based at The Club, Great Russell street, London
After completion, you’ll be able to:
  • Immediately start a career in fitness as a qualified personal trainer
  • Use your qualification to progress on to university or other higher education
  • Apply for an apprenticeship and work on the job


Why is this course different?

  • Our Fitness Training Academy combines full-time study with access to exciting work placements, so you also get on-the-job experience.
  • Unlike traditional FE colleges or sixth forms, you will graduate from our Fitness Training Academy qualified as a L3 personal trainer and can immediately start a career in the fitness industry and are eligible to register with REPS (The Register for Exercise Professionals).
  • You will gain UCAS points to continue studying in higher education, including university.
  • All our tutors are experienced fitness industry professionals so you learn the most up-to-date information required to succeed.
  • We are the UK’s first health and fitness training provider so we understand the industry like no one else.
Course start dates: 
October 2019
To express your interest or ask us any questions, please apply by clicking the find out more button below.
Due to high demand, we are booking prospective candidates in now for interviews on:
Thursday April 25th 12-1pm
Please email for your place