With the help of our partners Amac can meet changing needs of the fitness industry, utilise unique funding opportunities whilst maintaining the highest standards of course provision for you.

Funding

Education & Skills Funding Agency

The Education & Skills Funding Agency fund skills training for further education (FE) in England. They support  colleges, private training organisations, and employers with funding each year.

Amacsports Ltd are an approved training provider that is is listed on ESFA register. This means we are able to offer individual students funding opportunities through the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan.

Student Loans Company

The Student Loans Company administer the 19+ Advanced Learner Loans to help enable individuals finance their studies. Read more about the 19+ Advanced Learner Loan and how it can help you fund your fitness qualifications.

Accreditations

Central YMCA Qualifications

AMAC are accredited by YMCA Awards (previously CYQ), one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for physical activity, fitness and wellbeing qualifications. YMCA Awards develop and award a diverse suite of qualifications that are delivered through a range of institutions. YMCA Awards’ qualifications are highly respected amongst industry experts, employers and learners both in the UK and internationally.

Skills Active

We hold a provider training licence ensuring that all our CPD for fitness professionals is endorsed and carries REPs points. SkillsActive aims to ensure all those working in active leisure, learning and well-being have the required skills and training to perform their roles effectively.

Skills for Care

AMAC fitness training providers have been endorsed by Skills for Care. This means Amac’s AllActive courses have been certified as high-quality and suitable for the professional development of those working in the adult care sector.

Skills for Care is the employer-led workforce development body for adult social care in England. They work with employers across the country to help raise quality standards across the sector through workforce learning, development and practical resources. Skills for Care is committed to ensuring everyone has the right skills and values to delivery high quality service based on dignity and respect.


Register of Exercise Professionals

Amac are an approved provider of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards. REPs provides assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the Register are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively. Read more about REPs membership for fitness professionals.

Active IQ

AMAC are accredited by the awarding body Active IQ. Active IQ are committed to ensuring their qualifications are of the highest quality and supported by innovative resources. Their qualifications are highly respected amongst employers and are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the health and fitness sector.

Royal Society of Public Health

AMAC are proud to be an approved provider for Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) qualifications.

RSPH is an independent, multi-disciplinary charity with the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to optimise their health and wellbeing. They are committed to educating, empowering and supporting communities and individuals to live healthily.

Industry

UK Active

We are an approved member of UK Active. They are committed to getting more people more active, more often, and to working with any organisation who shares this goal.

National Careers Service

The National Careers Service are experienced careers advisors who can help answer your questions regarding training and career options. Amac work closely with the National Careers Service to ensure our students have the necessary information to make the right choices for them about their studies and career path. You can find all our courses listed on their website.

Suppliers

Fitness Music Group

Our students are able to obtain a free PPL free CD which they may find useful for their course. The Fitness Music Group are dedicated to sourcing the finest exercise music from around the globe and are currently the UK’s largest provider of PPL free and Original recording CDs.

Stakeholders

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

Amac are a registered stakeholder for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. We are currently contributing to the NICE guidelines for improving independence and the mental wellbeing of older adults through physical activity.

Age Action Alliance

AMAC are members of the Age Action Alliance, an independent partnership of organisations and individuals who are committed to working together to improve the lives of older people. Through the collaboration of over 640 organisations, and older people themselves, the Alliance works to tackle the challenges of an ageing society.

Most activity within the Age Action Alliance takes place within working groups across topics including; Age Friendly Environments, Attitudes to Ageing, Creative Arts, Digital Inclusion, European Matters, Healthy Workplaces, Improving the Lives of Excluded Older People, Loneliness and Isolation, Money Matters, Public Health and Active Lifestyles, Safe Warm Homes, Transport and Valuing Older People’s Contribution.