About The Core Academy



The Core Academy is an approved training provider for YMCA Awards which are one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for physical activity, fitness and wellbeing qualifications.

The YMCA Awards are highly respected among industry experts, employers and learners both in the UK and Internationally.  All qualifications go through external verification from the awarding body of which we receive recognition for outstanding practice and received feedback of the highest standard across teaching, assessing and quality of learners. The Core Academy hold numerous qualifications and professional development workshops which means our learners stay with us throughout their career.


The Core Academy was founded through the vision of Michelle Jermy. Michelle has a strong sports science and exercise medicine background having lectured at BTEC and Degree level for over 10 years she always kept regular classes and has just celebrated her 20th year in the industry with experience of every style of class imaginable. 


Through her training and professional development having to travel across the UK she decided to bring quality training closer to home. Fortunately for us her outgoing personality meant Michelle connected with many like-minded individuals within the industry, The Core Academy team was formed, we have grown and we are proud to consist of a diverse and dedicated team of fitness professionals. 

Delivering quality is paramount and we offer a personal unique approach to our leaners. We appreciate we all learn differently but we are all capable of learning, here at The Core Academy we take the time to find your preferred learning style and deliver content in an easy, understanding and fun way. Our flexible approach is tried and tested, please read the learner testimonials to gain their perspective.

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