Fitness HQ (the commercial arm of Skills College UK) and SW7 Academy have joined forces to offer you a nationally and internationally accredited Diploma in Personal Training with a difference, the SW7 Education Programme.

The SW7 Education Programme consists of 4 qualifications which are nationally accredited and are internationally recognised. All SW7 Academy members receive a qualification discount but, non-members can also join the programme.

The Compound Lifting Workshop and the Level 3 Award in Conditioning for Exercise and Sports Performance focus heavily on sports related training and fitness.

Course Details

The SW7 Education Programme is underwritten and supported by Fitness HQ. It consists of 4 qualifications and depending on pre – requisites, students can enter the programme at any point. If you’re unsure of the pre – requisites, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01925 506 507 or email [email protected]

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Award in Conditioning for Exercise and Sports Performance
  • Compound Lifting Workshop

So, whether you are a health and fitness enthusiast who wants to learn more about training, nutrition planning and anatomy & physiology or, whether you are a looking to start a career in fitness as a Personal Trainer, the SW7 Academy could be the qualification for you.

Course Dates

SW7 Education Programme #1 SW7 Education Programme #2
Level 2 Certificate in Exercise and Fitness – Gym Instructing September 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 26th 2020


January 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, February 6th 2021


Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training October 10th, 11th, 17th, 18th, 31st, November 1st, 14th, 15th 2020


February 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th, March 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st 2021


L3 Award in Conditioning for Exercise and Sports Performance November 28th and 29th 2020 April 10th and 11th 2021
Compound Lifting Workshop December 12th and 13th 2020 April 17th and 18th 2021

SW7 Education Programme

SW7 Academy is an online training program created by 2x British and Irish Lions Captain, Sam Warburton OBE and his long-term training partner, Josh Davies.

Sam and Josh created the SW7 Academy in 2019 to bridge the community rugby gap between players receiving high level strength and conditioning coaching and none at all.

The online training platform has proved to be a great success with not just rugby enthusiasts but health and fitness enthusiasts throughout the UK. Their online platform not only programmes and periodises training in line with the rugby calendar but, it also includes interactive videos, education webinars and online support via their private Facebook group.

Josh’s bio:

I've been actively training for over 15 years and have tried and tested every training principle out there.

During this time, I’ve developed my knowledge on how to use nutrition to optimise performance.

I have helped hundreds of people transform themselves both physically and mentally and this partnership with Fitness HQ will allow me to reach and educate more people by offering fully accredited Personal Training qualifications.

In my rugby-playing days I packed down as flanker with Sam right through high school (rumour has it I taught him how to jackal) and went on to play top league university rugby.

Sam’s bio:

I'm a former international rugby union player, who represented the Cardiff Blues, Wales, and the British and Irish Lions.

Since I was 15 years old, strength and conditioning has been a massive passion.

It has been a privilege to contribute, educate and develop people in the exact same principles that I used to fulfil my potential and become a professional athlete.

This new partnership with Skills College UK / Fitness-HQ will allow us to educate more health and fitness enthusiasts and hopefully support them in starting long term careers in the Active Leisure sector.

About FHQ

Fitness HQ is a Nationally and Internationally recognised Training Provider. At Fitness HQ we deliver a wide range of fitness, nutrition and sports massage qualifications.

Fitness HQ is a trading style of Skills College UK. Skills College UK not only specialises in fitness, nutrition and active leisure qualifications but it also delivers a variety of education qualifications including the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, IQA and EQA qualifications. For more information on our Education and Assessing qualifications please visit the Skills College UK website.

What to expect from Fitness HQ

Fitness HQ is a training provider who deliver high quality provision within the Health, Fitness and Leisure sectors. FHQ has a combined 20 years’ experience within training and education and owns a successful Gym and Personal Training facility in South Manchester.

FHQ’s Tutors and Assessors are well sought after as industry leaders who regularly present at various events and boast successful careers in their chosen discipline. In fact, all of our personal training and sports massage tutors have and still operate successful businesses in their chosen disciplines.

FHQ tutors and assessors differ from other organisations, our tutors don’t only hold the qualification level which they deliver, but in most cases they have a degree and even a masters in their chosen speciality, resulting in you getting the very best qualification possible.

Following the completion of this programme, Fitness HQ will do their upmost to support you in sourcing employment and introduce you to potential employers where possible.

Pricing & Packages

Programme SW7 Member Fee Non SW7 Member Fee Payment Structure 0%
SW7 Academy Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Conditioning:

  • L2 Gym Inst.
  • L3 PT
  • L3 Conditioning
  • Lifting Workshop
£1,799 £2,199
  • Deposit 25%:
  • Month 1 25%:
  • Month 2 25%:
  • Month 3 25%:
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training Only £899 £999
  • Deposit 25%:
  • Month 1 25%:
  • Month 2 25%:
  • Month 3 25%:
Level 3 Award in Conditioning for Exercise and Sports Performance Only £275 £325 N/A
Compound Lifting Workshop Only £199 £229 N/A

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I highly recommend Fitness HQ for any fitness or health related qualification. Their tutors are great and are really helpful. I left the Personal Training course feeling really confident and knowledgable. I can't wait to do other courses with them.

Nicola, Personal Training Course, Manchester

I wanted to do a Sports Massage qualification for ages but I didn't really have the funds. FHQ helped massively with their payment plans. I highly recommend FHQ to anyone who wants to do a Sports Massage course or any other fitness qualification. Fantastic course and worth every penny.


A great course and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The experience the tutors have is clear and the practical element of the course is really fun!

Chris, Personal Training Course

I really enjoyed my personal training course with Fitness HQ. The tutor will was really helpful and clearly knew his stuff. I would recommend Fitness HQ to anyone in Liverpool who is looking for a personal training qualification.

Daniel, Liverpool

My only complaint is that the course has finished!! I enjoyed it so much I have decided to sign up to the Sports Massage course as well. If you're thinking of signing up to a Personal Training course then look no further, Fitness HQ are professional and excellent at what they do.

Karl, Personal Training Course, Manchester

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