Our National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure works with the best training providers in our sector to deliver cost-effective, quality assured training solutions.
Apprenticeships are available in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. However, each country has a slightly different approach.
Select a country below to learn more about the frameworks available in your area.
Whether you are looking to volunteer your spare time or are interested in an exciting career, there are often ways to save money on your training. Read more about how you may be be able to find free or discounted training!
Apprenticeships can be a great way to access funded training and allow you to study for a qualification at the same time as putting your knowledge to the test in a work environment. Apprenticeship funding is subject to eligibility requirements.
If you live, work or volunteer in London, the Mayor’s Sports Legacy Fund, delivered by SkillsActive’s National Skills Academy, provides volunteers with up to 75% off training to deliver a sporting legacy from the 2012 Games.
The Yorkshire and Humber Coaching Bursary, delivered by SkillsActive’s National Skills Academy, provides 60% off UKCC coaching qualifications for new and existing coaches. It is funded by Sport England Yorkshire.
SkillsActive’s Joint Investment Programme helps meet specific skills gaps in the fitness and playwork sectors using training jointly funded by the Government and employers. If you are currently working, ask your employer about partly funding your training with support from SkillsActive.
SkillsActive works on behalf of the active leisure, learning and well-being sector to develop a framework of qualifications, training and continuous professional that meet employer needs, ensuring the workforce is properly trained and qualified.
Through our National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure, we deliver those qualifications, ensuring the training is quality assured, cost effective and relevant to employers’ needs.
Independent registers recognise the qualifications and expertise of professionals in the sector. Registers allow you to demonstrate to employers and clients that you have the right level of approved training to perform your role effectively, and that you meet National Occupational Standards for the industry.
The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) aims to increase the credibility of the sector, and ensure your hard work and personal development are taken seriously. If you are a fitness instructor, personal trainer or work in any capacity as an exercise professional, becoming a member of REPs will offer you:
SkillsActive is working with organisations across the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector to create further registers. These aim to help people like you who wish to work in the sector access the right training to succeed in your career, ensure your qualifications are recognised, and prove your competence in your role.
SkillsActive has also worked with employers in the sector to develop activepassport – a verified online record that showcases your skills and qualifications and higlights your achievements to employers. Become an ActiveOnline user to get your own personal activepassport, as well as accessing a number of online discounts and benefits.
For employers, training providers or anyone with an interest in the sector, we can offer something for everyone.
Choose from the options below to discover what your SkillsActive could be!
Whether looking at career options, searching for training or an established industry professional, SkillsActive can help you succeed.
Compare your options on our outline of what SkillsActive can offer individuals.
Our employer membership is designed to support all kinds of business, from sole traders to large multi-site national companies.
Compare your options on our outline of what SkillsActive can offer employers.
Combining the best of SkillsActive Endorsement and quality assurance from the National Skills Academy for Sport & Active Leisure, SkillsActive is working towards an enticing new offer to support and approve training.
Discover more on our outline of what SkillsActive can offer training providers, as well as further detail on our specific offers for fitness and playwork.
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o Enquire about training opportunities
o Buy courses and resources
Once you have signed up, you can log in to your profile at any time to check for new free resources, change what communications you receive, view your past orders and more.
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All you need to do is add your name and email, then you can choose how much more of your profile to complete.
Stay updated on the latest developments that could affect your business and access free support tools.
Simply enter the details of your organisation and choose how many contacts you wish to add to your employer profile.
Access endorsement application documents and get updates on industry news.
Simply enter the details of your organisation and choose how many contacts you wish to add to your training provider profile.
SkillsActive works on behalf of the sector to create and deliver the qualifications employers need and want.
We make sure employers can access the right qualifications, based on national standards designed by employers, so the workforce is properly trained and qualified.
Read more about the Qualifications and Credit Framework