CPD Health and Fitness Courses

For over two decades, we’ve been providing CPD health and fitness courses to people who’d like a new career in the fitness industry AND to qualified professionals already involved in fitness who are keen to learn new skills and ways of working.

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses are designed to help broaden your fitness knowledge, so you can offer advice to your clients on different aspects of health and fitness. For instance, if you’re running your own fitness business, you may want to incorporate kettlebells into your client’s workout routines – so our Complete Kettlebell Trainer course teaches you everything and helps you to safely guide clients when they’re using kettlebells.

We also offer courses such as Building Your Fitness Business, so, once qualified, if you work as a self-employed fitness professional, we can help you build and retain a client base, as well as market your business on and offline.

Alternatively, our Nutrition and Weight Management course enables you to be a fully qualified nutrition and weight-loss adviser, provide your clients with dietary advice, and deliver weight management classes.

Take a look at our full range of health and fitness courses and see which ones are right for you…

  • Advanced Resistance Training

    In recent years, the health-related benefits of muscular fitness have gained greater recognition. Resistance training is now an important aspect of health and fitness programmes, making it a useful discipline for any fitness professional looking to increase their knowledge and earning potential.

  • Behaviour Change Coaching

    Giving great nutritional advice means nothing if your clients aren’t motivated to follow it. Increasingly recognised as one of the most important skills for nutrition advisers to master, Behaviour Change Coaching is a vital component of your diploma. This unique Association for Nutrition certified e-learning course includes the Formula 4 Change system, developed by Future Fit Training, to help you easily assess clients, choose the right strategies and techniques to facilitate positive behaviour changes, and successfully implement them as a personal trainer or nutrition adviser.

  • Building Your Fitness Business

    This highly engaging course will enable you to make the leap from being a qualified personal trainer to a successful fitness professional with a profitable business. You’ll learn how to build a successful fitness business systematically, with advice on business planning, information on how to harness the marketing mix to plan and develop your business and establish your own brand, and unique selling points. Learn how to use promotional tools to your advantage and gain and retain clients using effective sales techniques, as well as advice on key business administration regarding tax and data protection requirements.

  • Childhood Nutrition & Obesity Prevention

    Good nutrition is essential to give a child the best possible start in life, and to prevent a range of serious health conditions. This Association for Nutrition certified interactive e-learning course covers the varying dietary requirements of children, from birth through to adolescence. It also deals extensively with the issue of childhood obesity and how this can be prevented and managed. Currently in the UK, roughly one in three children leaves primary school either overweight or obese. Understanding why children become overweight – and being able to design effective, evidence-based programmes that target these causes – is key in reversing this trend.

  • Circuit Training

    Circuit training is a fun and effective way of training individuals or groups in order to improve cardiovascular and muscular fitness. This course gives you the capability to structure circuit training sessions that can be adapted for use with personal training clients, exercise classes at home, in a studio or any other appropriate venue.

  • Complete Kettlebell Trainer

    This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to safely and effectively teach clients a range of kettlebell exercises, including basic, intermediate and advanced lifts.

  • Core Training

    The core muscles lie deep within the body and are the foundation for all movement. Fitness professionals need to understand the functions of these muscles and how to train clients to exercise them properly to prevent injury and improve exercise performance. This course provides you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to prescribe safe, effective and challenging core exercise for your clients across a wide range of needs and abilities.

  • Eat to Gain

    Did you know protein cannot be stored in the body as protein? Or that whey isolate is easier to digest than concentrate? No...? This online Eat to Gain masterclass has been created by industry experts, separating fact from fiction to answer those tricky questions about nutrition for muscle-building.

  • Exercise for Fat Loss

    While working as an exercise professional, it’s highly likely you’ll be asked for advice on the most effective way of losing body fat, as the number of obese and overweight people has increased dramatically over the last few decades. This online e-learning course will teach you how to create exercise programmes that will safely optimise your clients' fat loss using the latest guidelines and scientific evidence.

  • Exercise Referral for Health Management

    This course will significantly increase your earning potential as a personal trainer. Not only will you be qualified to accept interesting and lucrative GP referrals for common conditions such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity, you’ll be able to provide a more comprehensive, specialist service to non-referred clients who also suffer from these conditions. By providing the correct nutritional advice and specific exercise programmes, your expertise will help referred and existing clients to manage their medical conditions and live longer, healthier lives.

  • Food Allergies and Intolerances

    Did know you… that lactose intolerance and milk allergy are two different conditions? Or that the best way to prevent your child from getting an allergy is to let him or her get dirty? Yes really!

  • Functional Equipment Training

    You’re more likely to retain your clients, earn referrals and get results if you can keep them engaged with interesting and varied training programmes. Get to grips with multi-planar movement, whole-body integration and ground reaction force training approaches using stability balls, weighted bags, medicine balls, agility ladders and wobble boards – all in one highly practical day.

  • Level 4 Low Back Pain Exercise Specialist

    This Level 4 training course is the most in-depth and up-to-date of its kind. It will give you the specialist qualification, skills and knowledge you need as a personal trainer to assess, design, deliver, monitor and evaluate safe, effective and progressive exercise sessions that will be critical to the recovery of clients with low back pain.

  • Nutrition and Weight Management (for personal study)

    We can all benefit from learning about how the foods we eat on a daily basis affect our bodies. This course is perfect for those who want to enhance their knowledge, but without the need for formal assessment and accreditation.

  • Nutrition and Weight Management (for professional study)

    This Association for Nutrition certified e-learning course gives you a thorough understanding of the essentials of nutrition and weight management. It’ll also provide you with the fundamental tools needed to provide dietary advice to clients and deliver weight management classes.

  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

    This unique Association for Nutrition certified e-learning course focuses on the nutrient requirements of those involved in sport and exercise. Whether you’re a nutrition enthusiast, health and fitness instructor, or personal trainer wishing to gain a sound understanding of how to adapt the diet to optimise energy levels needed to fuel exercise, this course will give an extensive understanding of sports nutrition, enabling you to provide appropriate nutrition advice to clients with sport or exercise-related goals.

  • Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions

    This essential and important e-learning course is perfect for Pilates teachers who want to gain specialist knowledge to work confidently with people that have specific musculoskeletal problems. The course combines in-depth anatomy information, detailed descriptions of common joint problems and explains which Pilates exercises should be performed to improve stability, flexibility or strength around a joint, as well as Pilates exercises that should be avoided. After successfully completing this course, not only will you be able to offer specialist rehabilitative services working alongside physiotherapists and other health professionals, you can use your expertise to offer more focused classes.

  • Pilates with Small Equipment

    This course will add a new dimension to your Pilates classes and refocus your mind on its principles. It’s packed full of ideas for using small mat equipment to create lively, varied and challenging classes that will really engage your participants. You’ll learn how to use equipment to isolate and intensify the work of core muscles, and to improve exercise execution by enhancing kinaesthetic awareness and understanding.

  • Pre- and Post-natal Exercise

    This course will teach you about the physiological changes and medical conditions encountered during pregnancy – and how to adapt your clients’ exercise prescriptions to accommodate them. A must for any teacher.

  • Pre- and Post-natal Nutrition

    This Association for Nutrition certified interactive e-learning course provides you with an in-depth understanding of how the principles of nutrition apply during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Is it safe to eat Stilton while pregnant? What about tuna? How much weight should a woman put on during pregnancy and how quickly should she lose it afterwards? Is breastfeeding really better than bottle-feeding? This course will answer all these questions and much more.

  • Suspension Exercise Trainer

    Suspended equipment training is fast becoming an essential skill to have. Being qualified in its use is a huge plus and something fitness managers are looking for. This course will extend your expertise in resistance training and enable you to safely and simultaneously develop your clients’ strength, balance, flexibility and joint stability using the very latest suspension training techniques.