We're the trusted choice for Fitness Professionals

We are one of the UK's leading providers of Personal Training and Fitness Instructor qualifications, working with students and gyms all over the UK.

We're a CIMSPA and REPs recognised provider

Guaranteed interview at Bear Grylls' BMF bootcamp, Everlast / Sports Direct Fitness and other gyms. 

Online & Blended Learning allows you to progress at your own pace and fit your study around other commitments. New FAST TRACK option available to all new students.

Cost effective, interest-free course financing to help you get started immediately

Free CPD, career support and Personal Trainer business start-up support

Guaranteed interview when you complete any study active Course

Our Most Popular Gym Instructor & PT Courses

  • REPs & CIMSPA endorsed course combining L2 Gym & L3 PT

  • Flexible online learning with practical workshops & Fast track option!

  • Includes Nutrition, Core, Advanced Resistance & CV Training

  • FREE CPD pack including Kettlebells, Suspension Training & MORE!

  • Fund your course by using 0% finance

  • Guaranteed interview at Bear Grylls' BMF bootcamp and other nationwide gyms. We also offer career support.

  • Approved for ELCAS funding

Become a fully qualified REPs Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer. This qualification enables you to work in Gyms, Health Clubs or build your own PT business. Flexible online study with dedicated practical support. No prerequisites, start now and complete as quick as you wish!

  • This REPs & CIMSPA endorsed course option is for existing Gym Instructors

  • Complete as soon as you wish via flexible online study with practical support

  • Modules include Nutrition, Planning / Delivering PT sessions & A&P

  • FREE online CPD including Pad work, suspension training, kettlebells & MORE

  • Fund your course by using 0% finance

  • Guaranteed interview at Bear Grylls' BMF bootcamp and other nationwide gyms. We also offer career support.

  • Approved for ELCAS funding

This course is for those who already possess Level 2 Gym Instruction and wish to become a Personal Trainer. This course will open doors such as working with advanced clients or running your own PT business. Study is via e-learning with practical workshops to support you.

  • CIMSPA & REPs endorsed entry level qualification for the fitness sector

  • Online study plus practical input (fast track option available)

  • Includes A&P, Principals of Fitness, Planning & Instructing Gym Sessions

  • Dedicated ongoing tutor support at every step

  • Fund your course by using 0% finance

  • Guaranteed interview at Bear Grylls' BMF bootcamp and other nationwide gyms. We also offer career support.

The first step for a career in fitness. This is the entry level qualification to be able to work in a Gym. Once complete you may progress onto the Level 3 Personal Training course. Study is via our online learning resources with practical input and tutor guidance to support your learning. No prerequisites and start right away.

“Following a successful career as a Professional Footballer and later as a Strength & Conditioning Coach, I studied this course to expand my skills set and put my knowledge of professional sport into practice as a Personal Trainer. I found the course content interesting and relevant, with both the online learning and the workshops being of very high quality. The tutors were very knowledgeable and the level of support that I received throughout the course was exceptional. I would certainly recommend Study Active for anyone wishing to pursue a career in the fitness industry.”

Michael Clegg

Former Premier League Footballer for Man Utd & 12 years as Head of S&C at Sunderland AFC

“As a Great Britain International Athlete, I can now go forward with the knowledge and confidence as a Personal Trainer and use the skills which I have learnt from this course to build my own Personal Training business. The support that I have been given throughout has been superb and has been a big part of helping me through every step of the course. I found the workshops both interesting and motivational, and these helped me further my own one to one fitness coaching skills.The online learning material covered everything needed to prepare for the theory test and gave me a clear understanding of all aspects of becoming a Personal Trainer. I would highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to pursue their career in the health & fitness sector.”

Greg Beard

Great Britain International Athlete (Shot Put &   Discus)

Flexible online, blended learning

Flexible Learning… As much of your learning is online, you can study in your own time. Further you can choose practical workshops and assessment dates to suit you.

Variety of Learning Methods... We use a "blend" of various learning methods including e-learning, webinars, practical workshops and regular tutorials.

No Death by Powerpoint... Our resources are very modern and interactive with quizzes, videos, diagrams, demonstrations and practice tests that will help you learn without sleeping during a marathon slideshow!


No Books... Save the ££'s!PDFs are provided to you so no need to spend money on books.

Here's how it works:


Enrol online or over the phone. You only need to make your first interest free installment to get started.

As soon as you enrol, all of your online materials will be sent to you so you make an immediate start with the course.


You may study the course via an online/blended learning approach, using our highly detailed virtual learning environment and e-learning along with dedicated support from a personal tutor. You will also need to attend online webinars and highly interactive practical workshops to put your skills into practice and prepare for assessments.


Submit your coursework via email and then book in to take your practical and theory exams. You can take your assessments at one of our centres or you can record your practical exam and send this to us. Then once qualified, we can guarantee you an interview and provide career start up support to help you get a dream career as a Personal Trainer!

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