Gym instructor and personal trainer course

Are you ready to turn your passion into a career as a Personal Trainer?

Our course for Gym Instructing and Personal Training is ideal for someone wishing to start their own business. You can pursue a career in personal training within an established gym or you can start your own business. We offer a fantastic part time course, enabling you to work while preparing yourself for your new career. The course itself will last 15 weeks, starting 14th December 2021.

Skills North East our partner will provide you with a Level 3 qualification with the award-winning organisation, Active IQ. This programme will be delivered in Newton Aycliffe at the Veterans Hub.

This course can be funded via a Learner Loan, meaning the UK government will fully fund your course and you won’t have to pay back the cost until you are earning over £27,295 per year. To find out more about Learner Loans, check out information here. If this sounds like your dream career path, contact us on 0800 050 6502 today to join our upcoming course!


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Improving mental health through non-contact boxing training in the North East of England. Having limited mobility is no barrier to taking part in sessions with Boxing Well. They have been getting fantastic results lately working with people from seated positions. Boxing Well are confident in being able to make a big positive difference to your lives. Just a bit stiff or permanently seated these sessions are for everyone, non contact so no risk of head or spine trauma.


Sporting Force sessions on offer fully funded for veterans thanks to Veterans Foundation and Positive Pathways. 


Improving mental health through non-contact boxing training in the North East of England.

Monday the 6th and 13th of December 18:30 to 20:00
at the Veterans Community Hub, Newton Aycliffe
Veterans' and adult family members are invited.


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Get Involved

You DO NOT have to commit to the whole project, you can drop in and out as and when, we appreciate you may have other commitments you need to attend. If you are interested in any of our events, please email

Indoor and Outdoor Activities

These activities will be held both indoors and outdoors and will be run by Sporting Force Coaches and specialised instructors. Activities in the project include:

Adventure Training and Sports Project - Indoor and Outdoor Activities

  • Walking

  • Rock Climbing

  • Raft Building

  • Abseiling

  • Cricket Activity

  • Games

  • Mountain Biking

  • Watersports

  • Running

  • Trails Walking

  • Climbing

Durham Cricket Foundation will also provide drop-in support sessions and tickets for cricket matches. We will also hold a two-day mental health first-aid course, which veterans and their families are invited to attend, as well as staff from both organisations.


 School Holiday clubs for all members of a veterans family. Fun Days with Multi Sports on the pitch at the cricket grounds and Adventures at Hamsterly Forest - den building, mountain bike trails, nature walks, archery , Seaham Paddle Boarding, River Wear Kayaking

Sports Activities and Training

Our adventure training and sports activities are organised by our veterans’ charity.

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