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Get in touch to find out how our staff training packages can upskill your team and help you get the best out of your existing talent pool.

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Staff Training and Development

In business, they say "the only thing worse than training staff and having them leave, is not training your staff and have them stay". Here at HFE we understand how important it is to invest in your team now, so that you can reap the rewards later.

Staff Training. Redefined.

Here at HFE, we have a reputation for training excellence. Our team of passionate fitness industry educators are committed to delivering the highest standards of training, education and support to meet your specific business needs. Whatever training, qualifications or professional development you’re looking for – we’ve got you covered!

Over the years, we’ve supported (and continue to support) a wide range of businesses with their staff training needs, including professional sports clubs, councils, national gyms and health club chains, the military, schools and colleges, leading charities, and many, many more.

We can provide training and qualifications to support a wide range of professional roles within the health and fitness industry. To find out how we can help, speak to our Business Support team today.

We have a wide range of training products and services covering a multitude of professional roles, including:

  • Personal training

  • Group exercise to music

  • Yoga

  • Pilates

  • Sports massage

  • Exercise referral

  • Special populations

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Quality Training Matters

Delivering quality training and education is in our DNA and when it comes to quality and excellence, we really don’t compromise.

Our courses, qualifications and CPD programmes are written and developed by some of the most talented exercise and fitness educators in the sector, allowing you and your team to learn from the best. Here are just a handful of quality-related reasons why you should consider training with HFE for your business.

  • Internationally Recognised Qualifications

    We deliver qualifications that are awarded by some of the most reputable and specialist awarding organisations in the fitness industry to ensure that graduates of our courses have high levels of knowledge, skills and confidence in what they are doing.

  • Developed and Delivered by Industry Experts

    We are the only provider in the active leisure sector with a multi-disciplinary team of clinical (doctors, dieticians, nutritionists, physiotherapists, midwives), exercise and education specialists developing and delivering our training day in and day out. That's why we're #1.

  • Recognised by CIMSPA

    Our training and qualifications are fully endorsed by the fitness industry's professional body, CIMSPA, to ensure that our course content and assessments align with the industry's professional standards. If you want bespoke training developing, we can also look to get this endorsed for you also if you need it.

  • ISO 9001 Accredited

    Our business practices and quality improvement systems are aligned with and accredited by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) against the 9001 Quality Management System Standards and have been for more than 10 years. This gives you as a business complete peace of mind that you're dealing with a credible and reputable provider.

We've Got You Covered

Our range of training courses and qualifications are recognised around the world so you can rest assured that your team are getting the highest standard of training and education.

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Our Training. Your Way.

Our business development and quality assurance teams are highly experienced industry professionals with a proven track record, putting together bespoke quality training courses that deliver the right impact and outcomes for our customers.

  • Flexible Training for Your Specific Needs

    We can customise our courses to meet your needs. Whether you want your staff to attend one of our regional venues, or you want us to deliver the course at your facilities, we can create a tailored package for you.

  • Bespoke Content and Course Structure

    If your team or business has a specific training need that isn't covered by our standard range of training courses and qualifications, speak to our Business Development Team to discover how we can develop a tailored course to meet your specific requirements.

  • Award-Winning Learning Resources

    We have a reputation for training excellence and over the years, our learning and support materials have been nominated for, and have won several awards for innovation, quality and best use of technology. We're the only provider in the active leisure sector that has a team of clinical consultants involved in developing our programmes.

  • Regular Reports on Staff Progress

    If you want to keep tabs on how much progress your team are making with their training or qualifications, including being notified when they have achieved, we're able to provide you with regular updates on their progress should you need this.

  • Competitive and Flexible Pricing

    Our programmes are some of the most competitively priced training and qualifications in the active leisure sector. Additionally, our prices are underpinned by our Price Promise, so you can rest assured that you are getting value, quality and reliability.

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Here's a sample of some of our online course content, although this is provided just for illustration purposes and doesn't feature any specific course.

Projects Successfully Delivered

We've worked with hundreds of fitness industry organisations over the years and there are far too many for us to list them all. However, here are a few of our happy customers that you might just recognise...

Select a logo from below to review how these organisations rate their HFE training experience

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GLL - Better

Working with HFE to plan and deliver an Aqua Aerobics Course for our team has been a really easy and professional process. The staff really enjoyed the course and found the content and tutors both engaging and supportive. We look forward to working with HFE on more projects in the future.

David Lloyd Clubs

HFE made this course thoroughly enjoyable, informative and unlike so many other courses we’ve attended over the years, not patronising. As a group of fitness instructors, each with over 10 years of experience behind us, we learned a lot without ‘being taught to suck eggs’. The tutor was extremely compassionate, ensuring that she met the needs of all students. We’ve all left the course with such a clear understanding of the Pilates reformer and we’re feeling excited about our future career as reformer Pilates instructors.

Aintree University Hospital

We’ve used HFE for a number of training courses and qualifications over the years, especially exercise referral and their special populations qualifications. Our staff have thoroughly enjoyed their training and found it really valuable in their NHS roles. We highly recommend this company and will continue to use them again in the future.

West Mercia Police

During our research for a training provider we contacted several potential companies and after reviewing them we chose HFE to provide the training for us. We are extremely happy with the competence and quality of the trainers delivering the courses and of all of the resources and the high calibre of the instructors.

Chelsea Football Club

We’ve been delighted with the service and support we’ve received from HFE with our academy players. Throughout, the team at HFE have been incredibly thorough and we have had excellent service from the start. We had quite complex needs and we received clear and simple answers to our queries in a timely manner. They have been very prompt and professional at all times and the team worked hard to find solutions to our (very specific!) needs.

Barry's Bootcamp

HFE have been providing our team with specialist pre and postnatal training for a number of years now. The service from initial contact to support throughout the course is professional and very thorough. We are never left waiting for any information and we would highly recommend. We will be using their services for all our training needs in the future.

Chichester High School

HFE have been fantastic with our pre and postnatal training. The service from initial contact to support throughout is professional and thorough. We are never left waiting for any information. We will be using their service in the future.

Connect Your Business
With New Talent

Recruiting new staff is perhaps the most expensive way to increase the knowledge and skill base of your team. It can cost a business more than £5,000 to fill a vacancy when you consider the cost of advertising and recruitment agencies. This is money that could surely be better invested in staff training and development, amongst other things.

Here at HFE, we understand the overhead that recruitment places on businesses, which is why we created CV Connect. CV Connect flips the traditional recruitment model on its head, and delivers to fitness industry employers a steady stream of local, highly trained and qualified exercise professionals across a broad range of professional roles. With CV Connect, you’ll always have options when you have a vacancy to fill.

CV Connect is completely FREE, regardless of whether you choose to use us for your training or not. To find out more, including how to register, follow the link below.

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Frequently Asked Corporate Training Questions

We've featured below a handful of questions that our corporate customers regularly ask us. If you can't find the answers you're looking for, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Business Development Team today to find out how we can help you upskill your workforce.

  • Can you create custom training programmes for our staff?

    Absolutely. Our Business Development and Careers Teams will work with you to find the best solution that fits your needs. If you have staff that have a lot of experience and who need a fast-tracked solution, we may be able to facilitate this by applying recognition of prior learning (RPL), reducing the amount of time needed to study before assessment. Conversely, if your staff need more instruction and tuition, we can facilitate this also.

    Regardless of your business size, big or small, experienced or not, our team will work with you to fully understand your requirements before proposing a custom training solution. More often that not, we’ll provide multiple options to help increase the impact of your staff training.

  • Can you deliver staff training in my workplace?

    Absolutely, if you want us to come and deliver the training and assessment in your workplace, we can do this no problem. Typically, we require a minimum of 6-8 students to be able to do this, but it does vary from one programme to the next.

    In our experience, staff are usually most comfortable in familiar surroundings and so to get the best value and learning for your team, it would certainly be best to deliver the training in your workplace, but you will need to meet our minimum student numbers to make this financially viable.

    If you do feel that it is likely to be too disruptive to your normal operations, or you don’t have enough staff to put on the course, then you can always send your staff on our regular courses and there are still discounts available for group bookings.

  • Do you offer discounts for group bookings?

    Yes. Our standard discounting model is 10% off every extra course place booked, regardless of the course. If you are booking a bespoke staff training package delivered in your workplace, we’ll be able to discount the courses more because we won’t be paying to hire a venue to deliver the training for you. Other variables that will also influence our pricing however are your location, as we may need to cover the travel and accommodation costs of our tutors, the length of the course, and any awarding body fees that are involved.

    To secure a competitive quote on a group booking for your staff, contact our Careers team today on 01772  641 091.

  • How do we pay for your courses?

    With corporate/business bookings, there are a couple of options for payment.

    If you operate a purchase order system, you can send us a purchase order number from an official business/company email address and our team will validate the PO and invoice against this. Payment terms would be 30 days from the date on the invoice in this situation.

    If you have a company debit/credit card, then you can also pay in full when you make the booking. In this situation, you would also receive our standard 5% prompt payment discount. Unfortunately, this discount isn’t available if you pay with a purchase order.

    For individuals, we do have flexible monthly payment options, but these aren’t available for businesses because of the different consumer regulations that govern our Terms of Business.

  • Will my staff be supported throughout their training?

    Absolutely. We have a highly experienced team of Learning Support Tutors that are tasked with finding students that need support and helping them to complete their training. Our support team consists of a multi-disciplinary team of fitness educators with a broad and rich history of workplace and classroom experience, and they’re always available to provide support when our students need it. Our learner support service is the backbone of our organisation.

  • Is your training endorsed by CIMSPA?

    The short answer is yes, although this really does depend on the course and training you want. If we’re delivering some form of bespoke staff training for you that isn’t part of a regulated qualification, then off-the-shelf the training wouldn’t be CIMSPA endorsed, although your team could still use this towards their annual CPD points (10) because only 5 points need to be from fully CIMSPA endorsed training.

    If you did want the training to be fully endorsed, we can absolutely do this by completing a mapping exercise and submitting this to CIMSPA for endorsement. Our Business Development and Careers Team will again be able to provide more detail on this for you.

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