The Virgin Active Academy
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. Upon graduating, you'll be eligible to interview with one of our clubs.
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 top-of-the-range clubs. Tempting? We thought so!
works for you
Our blended learning approach combines online teaching, interactive webinars, face-to-face theory and practical training to develop cutting-edge skills.
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
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and 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
Active IQ Level 2 & 3 Online Diploma in Gym Instructing and 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.
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.
Active IQ Level 2 award 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
Upskill your boxing technique.
✔ 2-day intensive workshop designed to improve or advance your boxing skills
✔ Created by our very own professional boxer and Boxing Coach at Virgin Active UK
✔ Boost your confidence, stamina and agility.
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.
STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming
Nail the essential skills and knowledge required to become a successful Swim Instructor.find out more
STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming
Take those skills gained from the Level 2 Award in Swimming Instructing up a notch.find out more
STA Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding
Learn all there is to know about lifeguarding and help make an impact as a qualified Lifeguard.find out more
Mental Health First Aid England
Spot the signs and symptoms of mental health conditions as a certified Mental Health First Aider.find out more
STA Level 2 Award for Fire Marshall Training
Become a qualified Fire Marshall in your organisation with our one-day course.find out more