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.

academy benefits

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.

your experience

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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

Personal Training and Group Exercise courses

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

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    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.

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      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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        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

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          Boxing Camp

          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.

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            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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              Swim courses

              STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming

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

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              STA 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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              STA 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

              STA 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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              STA 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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              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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              STA Level 2 Award for Fire Marshall Training

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

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              STA 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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