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
  • Accredited and CIMSPA-endorsed qualification
  • Train in an industry leading state-of-the-art Academy
  • Guaranteed interview/progression with Virgin Active upon completion

Level 4 award in Strength and Conditioning
  • Improve body strength, technique, efficiency and power
  • Deliver successful coaching and get results for your clients
  • Gain tools to build an amazing coaching business and career

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? Enhance your clients plans with nutritional advice

Dynamic Reformer Pilates
  • Lengthen and Strengthen 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

Mat Pilates
  • Learn the principles and become a certified mat Pilates instructor
  • Designed by the head of Pilates at Virgin Active UK
  • Become a certified Pilates instructor upon completion
  • Earn from £23 to £40 per class depending on location

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

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

Swim & pool 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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STA Level 3 Award in Pool Plant Operations

Gain the skills and knowledge to maintain and operate a pool, spa and interactive water feature plant, ensuring safe, clear and hygienic water.

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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

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

Courses fit for business

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

Health and Safety courses

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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Level 2 Award for Fire Marshall Training

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

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