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Please find below a list of frequently asked questions. A member of the team is happy to help if you need further advice or information. Please contact .

Who Are The Courses Accredited Through?

The Core Academy is approved by YMCA Awards, the UK’s leading  awarding organisation, recognised  Internationally. All qualifications can be registered with REPs and/or CIMPSA.

What Is The Method Of Learning?

Here at The Core Academy we understand time away from classes, clients, work, family can prevent professional development & hence we offer different options which also suit preferred learning styles & budgets. Learners can now study 100% online or blended  which means they attend contact days (live online or in person).  Please check the learning pathway for the qualification of interest. 

The Online Learning Experience 

Online learners are sent a guided scheme of work, extra learning support in the form of videos, guidelines for filming their assessment (portfolio of evidence) &, access to the private Facebook Group.


As the learner completes work they submit to the tutor support email for review. Please note some qualifications may need in person assessment (theory &/or practical).


Additional fees: workshops, learner weekends and learner clinics. All dates can be found on the website but also emailed out in our learner terms and conditions.

The Blended Learning Experience 

Blended learners receive the same as the online learners but can choose to attend the learner weekends or taught tutor led days (online or in person). Some of our qualifications also come with free passes to our workshops.

Every qualification has a different assessment process so please check with the team before signing up. Since Covid The Core Academy are doing everything we can to ensure our qualifications are accessible & still stay of high quality. 

Where Are The Contact Days Held?

The Core Academy are working in partnership with Snap Fitness Thetford IP24 1AD. The gym is new with an excellent range of equipment and situated in the town centre, with beautiful surroundings. The train and bus station are close by, free parking and plenty of places to stay overnight if needed.

Specialist qualifications held in person take place at The Wellness Clinic, Staniforth Road, Thetford IP24 3LH, ample free parking & cafe on site. 

How Long Do I Get To Complete My Course?

On enrolment all learners are booked in for a 30-minute call with a tutor. An opportunity to ask any questions. From this call all learners have 24 months to complete their course, many learners finish earlier. 

Can I Pay In Instalments?

The deposit ensures you place on the programme. Fortunately because we are a small company we can be flexible. We only ask you pay a minimum of £100 per month on the 1st of every month.


Please note final assessments cannot take place until full payment is received.

What Support Do I Receive?

We pride ourselves wanting to see our learners achieve, we watch our learners confidence grow &/or their businesses develop & progress.  When you sign up you receive colour manuals or electronic learning materials, access to videos to support learning & a Facebook Group whereby we aim to have our learners interacting and one of the tutor team in there answering any questions. In addition to our learner weekends we also hold learner clinics, an opportunity to come in and study with a tutor on hand to answer any questions.

Like much in life the more you put in the more you get out. We are here to support & recognise effort.

Once I Complete My Training, Where Next?

Many of our learners start with us, stay and complete further training, others specialise and we recommend where next. Other experienced fitness professionals join us to add onto their extensive list of qualifications or diverse into the tutoring and assessing world of the industry. Many join us for professional development and attend workshops.


Being with likeminded individuals where you feel safe to share questions and opinions is invaluable.

How Do I Make A Success In The Industry?

The industry continues to grow, becoming more and more diverse. Here at The Core Academy we run workshops on starting up in business, how to devise a business plan, focusing on your vision, your brand and educate you around the costs involved. 


If you have any further questions please contact us. We look forward to working with you.