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Our courses significantly enhance the employment prospects of your students and allow you to offer nationally recognised qualifications at a heavily discounted rate.

We can deliver a bespoke course at your institution to fit around your students' existing timetable and academic calendar.


  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym Instructor)
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Combined Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym) and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Exercise to Music Instructor)

Sideways 8 Training is able to deliver a bespoke course for your school, college or university.  We have a strong track record of working with academic institutions to provide excellent vocational training that complements students’ academic studies and fits around their existing timetable. 

We will provide the tutor, all learning resources, tutorial support, registration and certification, marketing materials, administration and assessment, and internal and external verification. Courses are typically run at your site; however we are able to source a venue if required. 

Courses can be delivered at a time that best suits your student academic timetable and other commitments.  We’ve previously delivered courses intensively during inter-semester breaks or holiday periods, over a series of weekends/evenings, or weekly throughout the academic year to fit around an existing timetable. 

We appreciate that some of the course content may overlap with your students’ previous or current studies. We can therefore give accreditation for prior learning, or move straight to assessment in some units, which helps to reduce the duration and cost of the course.  Depending on their skill set, it is also possible for some units to be delivered in-house by your teaching staff which again reduces the course cost and increases flexibility of delivery. 

We are able to handle all course bookings, payments and student enquiries if you wish or alternatively we can invoice for the full cost of the course if you’d prefer to manage these arrangements. 

All of our courses are recognised by employers and are designed to lead straight to employment.  Many of our qualifications also appear on the LARS database, making them eligible for 16-18 or ASB funding. For information on funding and eligibility please contact us.

"We saw the combined gym instructor and personal trainer course as something that would complement the range of sport and coaching professional qualifications offered to our students to enhance employability. The course was easily the most popular offered as part of our coach education programme and quickly became oversubscribed such that additional courses added to meet this demand. Sideways8 were very excellent in their administration and delivery of the course, with the feedback from students and teaching staff being fantastic"

Neil Young, Deputy Director of Sport (Development), Brunel University

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