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Study Active

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Study Active is a UK leading provider of health & fitness qualifications including Gym Instructing and Personal Training. Study Active is an Active IQ approved centre with CIMSPA endorsed Training Provider Partner status.
Find out more about Study Active here...
Study Active : News and press releases
25 Mar 2024
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, part of Ascend Learning in the US.
21 Mar 2024
Study Active, the current holder of the prestigious ukactive Education Provider of the Year award 2023 and a leading provider of Personal Training and Gym Instructor qualifications in the UK, has announced it has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, part of Ascend Learning in the US.
20 Mar 2024
Study Active, one of the UK’s more forefront providers of fitness education, has recently teamed up with health referral software company ReferAll, which forms a collaboration which it is hoped will support the quality of health referrals nationwide.
22 Feb 2024
Study Active, the current ukactive Education Provider of the Year and one of the UK’s leading Personal Trainer course providers, are celebrating after becoming one of the first training providers in the UK to achieve the prestigious “Enhancing” rating from CIMSPA - as part of the new CIMSPA Education Partner Quality Assurance Framework
31 Oct 2023
Study Active are delighted to have received the ‘Education Provider of the Year’ award at the recent ukactive awards 2023.
21 Aug 2023
Study Active, the UK leading provider for Gym Instructing & Personal Trainer qualifications received a double dose of fantastic news this week when they were shortlisted by ukactive for no less than two award categories.
06 Jun 2023
Fitness education provider Study Active is delighted to be teaming up with The Gym Group, the lowest-cost, nationwide 24/7 gym chain, to provide professional development services to their team of Fitness Trainers.
19 May 2023
Fitness education provider Study Active are delighted to be teaming up with The Gym Group, the lowest-cost, nationwide 24/7 gym chain, to provide professional development services to their team of Fitness Trainers.
About Study Active
Study Active – UK Leading provider of fitness education / Shutterstock/Jacob Lund
Qualify as a PT with Study Active / Shutterstock.com / Dusan Petkovic
Become a Personal Trainer with Study Active / Shutterstock.com / Dusan Petkovic
About Us
Study Active is a UK leading provider of health & fitness qualifications including Gym Instructing and Personal Training. Study Active is an Active IQ approved centre with CIMSPA endorsed Training Provider Partner status. We are also a RSPH accredited centre and offer the prestigious RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition. All our qualifications are Ofqual regulated. Study Active prides itself on quality and have been rated “outstanding” by CIMSPA and “highly commended” by UK Active.

With learners all over the UK, Study Active uses an online / blended learning model to deliver qualifications. This makes use of digital learning, bespoke webinars, on demand tutorials and the option of practical sessions allowing ultimate flexibility to study around work commitments.

Study Active was founded in 2012 by nationally renowned fitness educator James Luscombe. James had the vision of fusing innovative educational technology combined with outstanding tutor support and customer service. These values make Study Active what it is today and is why it is the choice of many.

Key products and services
Study Active is a UK leading Gym Instructor & Personal Trainer course provider offering Active IQ qualifications which are CIMSPA endorsed and Ofqual regulated. Our L3 Nutrition is AfN accredited whilst our Level 4 Nutrition is accredited by RSPH.

Study Active has UK-wide learners - we enrol learners all over the UK which includes both individuals and corporate clients. Indeed, our extensive links with the top operators within the industry means that we can ensure any training delivered is cutting edge and fit for purpose.

Study Active is renowned for its business support, working with top fitness organisations from across the UK to understand their needs and develop their staff. It is always our aim to provide bespoke solutions to the organisations that we work with to ensure that the training matches their needs and is delivered in a way that is both holistic and supportive to their staff.

Study Active learners study at their own pace via a blended learning model of delivery which includes flexible options to take assessment and unlimited assessment attempts. To support our learners there is a dedicated team of fitness education tutors providing on demand support via email, phone or Zoom. Our team of tutors are amongst the best in the country and work relentlessly providing outstanding support to all of our customers.

As additional value-add, Study Active provides all of our learners with 20 free Active IQ accredited online CPD courses which contain insightful titles in fitness, nutrition and mental health. In addition to this CPD we also provide ongoing careers and business support at no extra cost to our clients.

Study Active believes in a cost-effective pricing structure and has a price match guarantee – where we will match any genuine like for like price in the UK.

case study: CIMSPA CPD Highlight: Study Active
Our Quality Assurance(QA) team at CIMSPA recently made a visit to Study Active’s headquarters in Hitchin and conducted a quality assessment on their CIMSPA endorsed courses.

Study Active uses a blended learning delivery method utilising e-learning, practical workshops, webinars and dedicated tutorials to empower students to become fitness professionals. They believe this approach allows students to work at their own pace and wrap their studies around other commitments.

We caught up with James Luscombe, Founder and Education Director at Study Active to find out how he found the process and get some imput from him on how he is finding his working relationship with CIMSPA.

How important is Quality Assurance to you and your organisation?
Quality assurance is very important to us as it is part of our mission to provide high quality education and training, which is fit for the industry in which we serve. For this reason, we have always invested heavily in quality and worked closely with our awarding organisation Active IQ, who have been incredibly supportive, to ensure we have always had a “low risk” status. We feel that not only does quality assurance standardise what we are offering against national standards, but it also gives our customers the peace of mind that what we offer is consistent with what the sector demands.

It is interesting that you mention Active IQ being your AO and having their QA process. Did you feel a CIMSPA QA visit was overkill or another level of assurance?

When CIMSPA started to roll out their External Quality Assurance process, I was a little uncertain about the need for this, especially as we had already had our AO EQA visit. As soon as I met the CIMSPA QA however, I soon realised the value that this visit would bring. Not only did the CIMSPA EQA visit completely back up what our AO found (which was a low risk centre with outstanding quality) but it also helped us think of ways we could move forwards as a business. This included advice on how we could make the most of our partnership with CIMSPA and suggestions in regard to increasing our links within the sector. We found this incredibly useful and it really helped strengthen our links with CIMSPA.

You have been a CIMSPA partner for a few years now, how have you found the partnership so far?

We have partnered with CIMSPA since 2016 when we first became a skills development partner (now training provider partner). We have always valued our relationship with CIMSPA and have always kept abreast of developments through our dedicated contact. I must say post visit, it has opened up our eyes to a whole world of opportunities that we can work with CIMSPA on, including engaging with their online resources, attending their events and encouraging our community of students and graduates to become members too.

Study Active have grown a lot over the past couple of years, what is your vision for the future?
It is very much our aim to be recognised as one of the UK’s highest quality providers of Gym & PT qualifications, with it being our intention to achieve this recognition on a “quality over quantity” basis. We want our training to be recognised as having outstanding quality and hope that students choose to enrol with us for this reason. We would also like to ensure that students recognise our brand alongside the CIMSPA brand, so they know that when they learn with Study Active they are taking a course with a provider that works closely with CIMSPA in ensuring standards.

It’s great to know that you share the same vision as we do. What do you think CIMSPA need to do next in order to turn that vision into a reality?

I think it should be CIMSPA’s goal to now promote the message to the entire sector, that the CIMSPA badge is the one to look for when choosing training. This is a badge we are proud to hold!

After the visit I understand you received an “outstanding” rating. Was there anything specific you learned from the visit?

In addition to continuing to enjoy the outstanding support of our AO Active IQ, it’s great to know that CIMSPA are also in our corner and that we as a company can take advantage of the support networks CIMSPA are providing us with. The future is bright!

About Study Active

Study Active is an Active IQ approved training provider offering nationally recognised fitness qualifications. They offer a flexible approach to learning using a blend of e-learning, practical workshops, webinars and work-based learning, all delivered by expert tutors.

Further, you will have regular, detailed, individual coaching and support from our team of experts to support you in achieving your qualification. Assessments are also flexible and can be carried out at one of our centres at various locations across the UK.

Interested? Please get in touch and let us empower you to start or progress your career in the fitness industry.

www.studyactive.co.uk
case study: Everyone Active Personal Trainers add GP Referral to their skillset
Everyone Active is delighted to announce that 13 of its Personal Trainers, have qualified as GP Referral Specialists and will now be able to support clients with common medical conditions to maintain and improve their health.

Everyone Active reached out to personal trainer course provider Study Active who delivered the training to the 13 delegates via a combination of digital e-learning, webinars and regular mentoring from a tutor.

Delegates studied areas such as how the body changes during long term-conditions, designing exercise programmes for common medical conditions and what nutritional advice can support referred clients.

With their new skills, Everyone Active hopes to make a continued impact on the health of GP Referral clients across the UK by offering fitness sessions and promoting the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Fitness Manager, Carl Leatherbarrow echoed the success of this training “The GP Referral training programme delivered by Study Active has given us a foundation to improve our service delivery and make a difference to our community.”

Study Active Education Director James Luscombe had the following to add “We were delighted to support Everyone Active staff through their learning journey and are immensely proud of the team, not just for what they have achieved but also for what they plan to do now they are qualified. They now have the tools to be an inspiration to many GP referred clients looking to improve their health & fitness”

For details about health & fitness courses with Study Active please visit
https://studyactive.co.uk
case study: Active Suffolk's Workforce benefit from CIMSPA funded fitness courses
Active Suffolk have recently completed a CIMSPA funded project with one of the UK's leading personal trainer course providers, Study Active. The project, funded via the CIMSPA Retrain project, aims to upskill staff to give the sector a much welcome post-lockdown boost. The project saw a range of employees from two different employers; Sentinel Leisure Trust (SLT) and Abbeycroft Leisure, achieve their Level 2 Gym Instructing and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications.

The project started mid-pandemic, where many staff were based at home. Study Active's innovative online learning however bridged this gap and enabled the delegates to be reached via the use of technology. The e-learning saw staff learn about key topics such as programme design, anatomy and nutrition.

Once facilities re-opened, the students were able to put their knowledge into practice via the excellent fitness facilities within their own centres. This culminated with Study Active sending out some of their tutor and assessor team to meet the students at their own workplace and go through some useful face-to face tuition ahead of their final practical assessments.

Following successful completion of their qualification, 16 members of staff have now achieved their Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer qualifications and can now help drive forwards local and national health & fitness participation agendas to positively impact on the wellbeing of the Suffolk public. This initiative also helps to meet our priorities as outlined in the Sport & PA Skills Strategy.

If you are interested in developing your skills to work or progress in the fitness industry, please visit: https://studyactive.co.uk/

"So that we can drive forwards our strategy of getting people active post-lockdown we needed to upskill our staff to achieve the necessary qualification to deliver such exercise. This training has not only provided the relevant qualification but it has also given our staff a fresh skills set to put into practice."

Daniel Ward, Centre Manager, Brandon Leisure & Health Hub (Abbeycroft Leisure)

"I found the training progressive and challenging. Study Active were able to adapt during a time where blended learning methods were needed to ensure that even during lockdown, the learning journey continued! There are so many local and national initiatives to get people exercising, but the right tools for the job are needed first – this training provided us with some of the tools needed so that we can go on to make an impact to the local community by getting them active!"

Matt Stebbings Former Community Education Manager for SLT (now Football Development Manager at Suffolk FA).

"We at Study Active were delighted to have taken part in this funded project to deliver nationally recognised Gym & PT qualifications to a team of aspiring industry professionals. It was extremely pleasing to see the delegates acquire the skills and qualifications to go on to make a difference in the sector"

James Luscombe, Education Director, Study Active
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Plans for the next 12 months
Study Active aims to continue to understand the needs of the fitness sector and to pro-actively engage with a range of stakeholders to ensure that the training they receive is fit for purpose and reflective of the challenges faced within the fitness sector.
This will be achieved by liaising with the top stakeholders within the sector at numerous stakeholder engagement events. Study Active also continues to invest in the learner experience by ensuring that our digital resources are amongst the best in the country and that our industry-leading staff are developed and retained to provide exceptional education to our clients.
Key personnel
James Luscombe, Managing Director
Justine Luscombe, Operations Director
Kelly Pegler, Fitness Education Manager
Chris Walsh, Senior Quality Assurer
Kari Fry, Exams Coordinator
Claire McMenamin, IAG Coordinator
Eileen Huggins, Projects Coordinator
Key customers
We work with a range of leading organisations including The NHS, The MoD, The Gym Group, and Everyone Active, amongst other leading organisations.
Study Active also works with smaller and more regionalised businesses such as local councils, Colleges and Active Partnerships.
Testimonial
“Study Active took the time to engage with us and explore exactly what we needed to move our staff skills development forwards. The training delivered was bespoke to our requirements and included a blend of online learning, tutor led webinars and practical videos thus allowing our staff to acquire skills without having to leave the workplace. The end impact is now that we have a range of staff across the UK that are fully skilled and qualified to expand our delivery.”
– Stephanie Heath, Fitness Product Development Manager, Everyone Active
“Study Active have taken the time to understand what Virgin Active demand from a Personal Trainer and have duly acted to ensure their PT graduates meet the high skill-set qualities that we look for. This includes making sure PT Graduates are taught effective interpersonal and enterprising skills – in addition to their PT qualification. Virgin Active are always happy to take on Graduates from Study Active as we have confidence that they will have been equipped with the skills that our gyms and customers demand for our ever growing PT provision.”
– Hugo Sousa, UK PT Resource Coordinator for Virgin Active
“Your Personal Training continues to liaise extensively with Study Active and consistently discuss and feedback on the skills that the modern-day PT needs before stepping into their first role. Taking onboard our input, Study Active have evolved their qualification offer to include a range of additional CPD to include functional training, nutrition, mental health & business - which makes for a more complete and industry-ready PT. We are always delighted to welcome Study Active Graduates to our ranks as we are confident that they will have the skills to offer the high-level service that every gym member deserves.”
– Aaron McCulloch, MD, Your Personal Training
Study Active
Tel: 0345 017 8733
Address: Eastway Enterprise Centre, 7 Payne's Park, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1EH, UK
James Luscombe – Managing Director
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Study Active

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Study Active is a UK leading provider of health & fitness qualifications including Gym Instructing and Personal Training. Study Active is an Active IQ approved centre with CIMSPA endorsed Training Provider Partner status.
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Study Active : News and press releases
25 Mar 2024
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, part of Ascend Learning in the US.
21 Mar 2024
Study Active, the current holder of the prestigious ukactive Education Provider of the Year award 2023 and a leading provider of Personal Training and Gym Instructor qualifications in the UK, has announced it has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, part of Ascend Learning in the US.
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Study Active, the current ukactive Education Provider of the Year and one of the UK’s leading Personal Trainer course providers, are celebrating after becoming one of the first training providers in the UK to achieve the prestigious “Enhancing” rating from CIMSPA - as part of the new CIMSPA Education Partner Quality Assurance Framework
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About Us
Study Active is a UK leading provider of health & fitness qualifications including Gym Instructing and Personal Training. Study Active is an Active IQ approved centre with CIMSPA endorsed Training Provider Partner status. We are also a RSPH accredited centre and offer the prestigious RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition. All our qualifications are Ofqual regulated. Study Active prides itself on quality and have been rated “outstanding” by CIMSPA and “highly commended” by UK Active.

With learners all over the UK, Study Active uses an online / blended learning model to deliver qualifications. This makes use of digital learning, bespoke webinars, on demand tutorials and the option of practical sessions allowing ultimate flexibility to study around work commitments.

Study Active was founded in 2012 by nationally renowned fitness educator James Luscombe. James had the vision of fusing innovative educational technology combined with outstanding tutor support and customer service. These values make Study Active what it is today and is why it is the choice of many.

Key products and services
Study Active is a UK leading Gym Instructor & Personal Trainer course provider offering Active IQ qualifications which are CIMSPA endorsed and Ofqual regulated. Our L3 Nutrition is AfN accredited whilst our Level 4 Nutrition is accredited by RSPH.

Study Active has UK-wide learners - we enrol learners all over the UK which includes both individuals and corporate clients. Indeed, our extensive links with the top operators within the industry means that we can ensure any training delivered is cutting edge and fit for purpose.

Study Active is renowned for its business support, working with top fitness organisations from across the UK to understand their needs and develop their staff. It is always our aim to provide bespoke solutions to the organisations that we work with to ensure that the training matches their needs and is delivered in a way that is both holistic and supportive to their staff.

Study Active learners study at their own pace via a blended learning model of delivery which includes flexible options to take assessment and unlimited assessment attempts. To support our learners there is a dedicated team of fitness education tutors providing on demand support via email, phone or Zoom. Our team of tutors are amongst the best in the country and work relentlessly providing outstanding support to all of our customers.

As additional value-add, Study Active provides all of our learners with 20 free Active IQ accredited online CPD courses which contain insightful titles in fitness, nutrition and mental health. In addition to this CPD we also provide ongoing careers and business support at no extra cost to our clients.

Study Active believes in a cost-effective pricing structure and has a price match guarantee – where we will match any genuine like for like price in the UK.

case study: CIMSPA CPD Highlight: Study Active
Our Quality Assurance(QA) team at CIMSPA recently made a visit to Study Active’s headquarters in Hitchin and conducted a quality assessment on their CIMSPA endorsed courses.

Study Active uses a blended learning delivery method utilising e-learning, practical workshops, webinars and dedicated tutorials to empower students to become fitness professionals. They believe this approach allows students to work at their own pace and wrap their studies around other commitments.

We caught up with James Luscombe, Founder and Education Director at Study Active to find out how he found the process and get some imput from him on how he is finding his working relationship with CIMSPA.

How important is Quality Assurance to you and your organisation?
Quality assurance is very important to us as it is part of our mission to provide high quality education and training, which is fit for the industry in which we serve. For this reason, we have always invested heavily in quality and worked closely with our awarding organisation Active IQ, who have been incredibly supportive, to ensure we have always had a “low risk” status. We feel that not only does quality assurance standardise what we are offering against national standards, but it also gives our customers the peace of mind that what we offer is consistent with what the sector demands.

It is interesting that you mention Active IQ being your AO and having their QA process. Did you feel a CIMSPA QA visit was overkill or another level of assurance?

When CIMSPA started to roll out their External Quality Assurance process, I was a little uncertain about the need for this, especially as we had already had our AO EQA visit. As soon as I met the CIMSPA QA however, I soon realised the value that this visit would bring. Not only did the CIMSPA EQA visit completely back up what our AO found (which was a low risk centre with outstanding quality) but it also helped us think of ways we could move forwards as a business. This included advice on how we could make the most of our partnership with CIMSPA and suggestions in regard to increasing our links within the sector. We found this incredibly useful and it really helped strengthen our links with CIMSPA.

You have been a CIMSPA partner for a few years now, how have you found the partnership so far?

We have partnered with CIMSPA since 2016 when we first became a skills development partner (now training provider partner). We have always valued our relationship with CIMSPA and have always kept abreast of developments through our dedicated contact. I must say post visit, it has opened up our eyes to a whole world of opportunities that we can work with CIMSPA on, including engaging with their online resources, attending their events and encouraging our community of students and graduates to become members too.

Study Active have grown a lot over the past couple of years, what is your vision for the future?
It is very much our aim to be recognised as one of the UK’s highest quality providers of Gym & PT qualifications, with it being our intention to achieve this recognition on a “quality over quantity” basis. We want our training to be recognised as having outstanding quality and hope that students choose to enrol with us for this reason. We would also like to ensure that students recognise our brand alongside the CIMSPA brand, so they know that when they learn with Study Active they are taking a course with a provider that works closely with CIMSPA in ensuring standards.

It’s great to know that you share the same vision as we do. What do you think CIMSPA need to do next in order to turn that vision into a reality?

I think it should be CIMSPA’s goal to now promote the message to the entire sector, that the CIMSPA badge is the one to look for when choosing training. This is a badge we are proud to hold!

After the visit I understand you received an “outstanding” rating. Was there anything specific you learned from the visit?

In addition to continuing to enjoy the outstanding support of our AO Active IQ, it’s great to know that CIMSPA are also in our corner and that we as a company can take advantage of the support networks CIMSPA are providing us with. The future is bright!

About Study Active

Study Active is an Active IQ approved training provider offering nationally recognised fitness qualifications. They offer a flexible approach to learning using a blend of e-learning, practical workshops, webinars and work-based learning, all delivered by expert tutors.

Further, you will have regular, detailed, individual coaching and support from our team of experts to support you in achieving your qualification. Assessments are also flexible and can be carried out at one of our centres at various locations across the UK.

Interested? Please get in touch and let us empower you to start or progress your career in the fitness industry.

www.studyactive.co.uk
case study: Everyone Active Personal Trainers add GP Referral to their skillset
Everyone Active is delighted to announce that 13 of its Personal Trainers, have qualified as GP Referral Specialists and will now be able to support clients with common medical conditions to maintain and improve their health.

Everyone Active reached out to personal trainer course provider Study Active who delivered the training to the 13 delegates via a combination of digital e-learning, webinars and regular mentoring from a tutor.

Delegates studied areas such as how the body changes during long term-conditions, designing exercise programmes for common medical conditions and what nutritional advice can support referred clients.

With their new skills, Everyone Active hopes to make a continued impact on the health of GP Referral clients across the UK by offering fitness sessions and promoting the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Fitness Manager, Carl Leatherbarrow echoed the success of this training “The GP Referral training programme delivered by Study Active has given us a foundation to improve our service delivery and make a difference to our community.”

Study Active Education Director James Luscombe had the following to add “We were delighted to support Everyone Active staff through their learning journey and are immensely proud of the team, not just for what they have achieved but also for what they plan to do now they are qualified. They now have the tools to be an inspiration to many GP referred clients looking to improve their health & fitness”

For details about health & fitness courses with Study Active please visit
https://studyactive.co.uk
case study: Active Suffolk's Workforce benefit from CIMSPA funded fitness courses
Active Suffolk have recently completed a CIMSPA funded project with one of the UK's leading personal trainer course providers, Study Active. The project, funded via the CIMSPA Retrain project, aims to upskill staff to give the sector a much welcome post-lockdown boost. The project saw a range of employees from two different employers; Sentinel Leisure Trust (SLT) and Abbeycroft Leisure, achieve their Level 2 Gym Instructing and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications.

The project started mid-pandemic, where many staff were based at home. Study Active's innovative online learning however bridged this gap and enabled the delegates to be reached via the use of technology. The e-learning saw staff learn about key topics such as programme design, anatomy and nutrition.

Once facilities re-opened, the students were able to put their knowledge into practice via the excellent fitness facilities within their own centres. This culminated with Study Active sending out some of their tutor and assessor team to meet the students at their own workplace and go through some useful face-to face tuition ahead of their final practical assessments.

Following successful completion of their qualification, 16 members of staff have now achieved their Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer qualifications and can now help drive forwards local and national health & fitness participation agendas to positively impact on the wellbeing of the Suffolk public. This initiative also helps to meet our priorities as outlined in the Sport & PA Skills Strategy.

If you are interested in developing your skills to work or progress in the fitness industry, please visit: https://studyactive.co.uk/

"So that we can drive forwards our strategy of getting people active post-lockdown we needed to upskill our staff to achieve the necessary qualification to deliver such exercise. This training has not only provided the relevant qualification but it has also given our staff a fresh skills set to put into practice."

Daniel Ward, Centre Manager, Brandon Leisure & Health Hub (Abbeycroft Leisure)

"I found the training progressive and challenging. Study Active were able to adapt during a time where blended learning methods were needed to ensure that even during lockdown, the learning journey continued! There are so many local and national initiatives to get people exercising, but the right tools for the job are needed first – this training provided us with some of the tools needed so that we can go on to make an impact to the local community by getting them active!"

Matt Stebbings Former Community Education Manager for SLT (now Football Development Manager at Suffolk FA).

"We at Study Active were delighted to have taken part in this funded project to deliver nationally recognised Gym & PT qualifications to a team of aspiring industry professionals. It was extremely pleasing to see the delegates acquire the skills and qualifications to go on to make a difference in the sector"

James Luscombe, Education Director, Study Active
Study Active
Tel: 0345 017 8733
Address: Eastway Enterprise Centre, 7 Payne's Park, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1EH, UK
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Key personnel
James Luscombe, Managing Director
Justine Luscombe, Operations Director
Kelly Pegler, Fitness Education Manager
Chris Walsh, Senior Quality Assurer
Kari Fry, Exams Coordinator
Claire McMenamin, IAG Coordinator
Eileen Huggins, Projects Coordinator
Key customers
We work with a range of leading organisations including The NHS, The MoD, The Gym Group, and Everyone Active, amongst other leading organisations.
Study Active also works with smaller and more regionalised businesses such as local councils, Colleges and Active Partnerships.
Plans for the next 12 months
Study Active aims to continue to understand the needs of the fitness sector and to pro-actively engage with a range of stakeholders to ensure that the training they receive is fit for purpose and reflective of the challenges faced within the fitness sector.
This will be achieved by liaising with the top stakeholders within the sector at numerous stakeholder engagement events. Study Active also continues to invest in the learner experience by ensuring that our digital resources are amongst the best in the country and that our industry-leading staff are developed and retained to provide exceptional education to our clients.
Testimonial
“Study Active took the time to engage with us and explore exactly what we needed to move our staff skills development forwards. The training delivered was bespoke to our requirements and included a blend of online learning, tutor led webinars and practical videos thus allowing our staff to acquire skills without having to leave the workplace. The end impact is now that we have a range of staff across the UK that are fully skilled and qualified to expand our delivery.”
– Stephanie Heath, Fitness Product Development Manager, Everyone Active
Testimonial
“Study Active have taken the time to understand what Virgin Active demand from a Personal Trainer and have duly acted to ensure their PT graduates meet the high skill-set qualities that we look for. This includes making sure PT Graduates are taught effective interpersonal and enterprising skills – in addition to their PT qualification. Virgin Active are always happy to take on Graduates from Study Active as we have confidence that they will have been equipped with the skills that our gyms and customers demand for our ever growing PT provision.”
– Hugo Sousa, UK PT Resource Coordinator for Virgin Active
Testimonial
“Your Personal Training continues to liaise extensively with Study Active and consistently discuss and feedback on the skills that the modern-day PT needs before stepping into their first role. Taking onboard our input, Study Active have evolved their qualification offer to include a range of additional CPD to include functional training, nutrition, mental health & business - which makes for a more complete and industry-ready PT. We are always delighted to welcome Study Active Graduates to our ranks as we are confident that they will have the skills to offer the high-level service that every gym member deserves.”
– Aaron McCulloch, MD, Your Personal Training
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