Active Leisure

The UK Active Leisure Industry is a young, dynamic and thriving business sector which has evolved rapidly in its short history. The diversity of the sector means that it contains a vast range of occupations: everything from personal trainers to activity leaders, and play assistants to leisure centre managers.

Babcock delivers various nationally designed apprenticeship courses relevant to employees in the active leisure industry. These programmes help to enhance existing skills through a combination of training and assessment. They include:


  • Activity Leadership
  • Instructing Exercise and Fitness – Gym
  • Instructing Exercise and Fitness – Exercise to Music
  • Learning and Wellbeing Operational Services
  • Customer Service
  • Sales
  • Team Leading

Advanced Apprenticeships

  • Personal Training
  • Leisure Management
  • Management

Babcock is an Active Leisure Awards winner, a member of ukactive and endorsed by SkillsActive.

In addition to the Apprenticeship programmes we also offer a number of commercial short courses. Short courses offer staff the chance to enhance their current skills or develop new ones to broaden their role within a company. Please see the details below regarding the short courses that we provide:  

  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Adapting Fitness Instruction for Adolescents
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral 
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes 
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Conversion of Advanced Fitness Instructor to Personal Trainer Status
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training