Become an Active IQ qualified fitness trainer

Study a REPS accredited fitness course- study the theory at home and complete the 1 day practical training at our gym

Study a REPs accredited course online

Do you want to turn your exercise and fitness knowledge into your new career?

On our courses you’ll learn how to motivate people, how the body and its systems work, and how to build a personalised fitness programme tailored to the unique needs of your client.

We offer REPS accredited Active IQ fitness courses. REPS accreditation is what you need if you want to work as a professional fitness trainer or gym instructor.

Why do people want a personal fitness trainer?

It’s easy to join a gym. Many people start the new year with a resolution to get fit, but it’s hard to stick to it and even harder when you don’t know how to train properly.

That’s where a fitness trainer comes in.

Part trainer, part psychologist, a personal fitness trainer uses a solid understanding of how the body works, how to work different muscle groups, and motivational psychology to help people reach the fitness levels they’ve dreamed of.

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    Trusted independent accreditation

    All of our courses are independently accredited from long-established awarding organisations with qualifications such as ABE, BTEC, NVQ, and A-Level. It’s easier to get a job when you have an employer recognised qualification.

    Each independent award body perform detailed, rigorous checks to ensure our courses meets their high standards.

    REPs accredited qualifications

    Did you know that to work professionally within the health and fitness industry, you need to be a qualified REPs member?

    Open Study College is recognised by REPs (The Register of Exercise Professionals) as an endorsed provider of RQF qualifications, with some of our courses provided direct entry.


    • Is the largest independent public register for fitness professionals
    • Ensures members meet National Occupational Standards agreed within the health and fitness industry
    • Is highly-valued and respected internationally in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

    Open Study College is endorsed by PD: Approval and now provide up to 20 necessary CPD points with all our Active IQ qualifications.

    Award-winning tutor support

    Our courses are studied entirely from home- but you still enjoy help at every step of the way from your dedicated expert tutor who can be contacted via our award-winning e-learning site.

    Become an Active IQ qualified fitness trainer

    Paving your way to (better) employment

    Whether you’re setting out on a brand new career path, aiming higher in your job or just getting started in employment, Open Study College are here to improve your career prospects.

    When you enrol, get in touch with our learner services and request your free Employability Guide. Our expert guide will help you understand the qualities and skills employers are looking for. It will also enable you to demonstrate your skills, so you stand out from other candidates.

    Once you have passed your course, you can take advantage of our free CV rewriting service. We will use our expertise to improve your chances of finding a job with a noticeable CV!

    At Open Study College, we help shape your future.

    To request your free copy of our Employability Guide and CV writing service email or call 03300 563100 and our friendly team will send you a link to access the guide.