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In house courses to suit your business

We know training can be one of your biggest costs, both in terms of time and finances. That’s why we offer in house courses and group discounts.

If you have a venue we’ll come to you, it saves us the cost of hiring a venue, and we’re happy to pass those savings on to you. We can work with you to design a timetable that works for you and your staff. Courses can be delivered as a mix of distance learning and course days, or if you’re in a hurry we can deliver the courses full time.

Whatever you’re looking for we’ll work with you to help your staff, get the qualifications and skills they need.

Want to know more? Call us on 0800 999 6664 and see how we could help you.

Great teams require great coaches. So when it comes to training your staff, you deserve a training provider with the very best credentials.

Our in house courses are designed to give you maximum flexibility, convenience and cost efficiencies. When you have multiple staff to train, it makes commercial sense for our tutors to come to your venue. Group discounts are available and we’ll save you time, travel and subsistence costs.

 

Our team will work closely with you to tailor our delivery to your specific needs. We have a proven track record working with staff at private gyms and sports clubs, local authority health and fitness centres and universities.

We will nurture the fitness leaders of tomorrow with top quality training and qualifications that they will be proud to achieve.

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Some of our happy customers

Karen Hanly, owner of Warehouse Fitness Ladies Only Gym tells us how with the help of training provider Focus Training her in-house training proved cost-effective and helped her deliver training opportunities to a whole new audience.

Up-skilling your staff can be expensive but add on travel costs and, in some cases, overnight accommodation, and the bill goes up considerably. In Karen’s case, as her gym in based in the Isle of Man, travelling expenses can easily double the overall cost.

Karen wanted to recruit a Level 2 qualified instructor to teach at the Douglas based gym and whilst there were plenty of applications, she was disappointed to find that none had the necessary qualification.

Her initial solution was that she would do it herself, become a qualified instructor so she could further increase the variety of classes available to her members. Karen’s starting point was to talk to Focus Training, one of the UK’s leading providers of fitness training however, when she factored in the cost of getting to the mainland to attend the necessary courses, Karen decided she needed to think outside the box.

Karen and Focus worked together and agreed to bring the training to the Isle of Man by using the facilities at the Warehouse Gym. Karen was also able to access support funding through an IOM grant. The idea proved very popular and a total of 13 students attended the first, highly successful Level 2 Gym Instructor and Spin Instructor courses.

Karen comments, “By bringing Focus Training to our facility to run their courses, not only did it reduce the cost for me personally, it also opened up the training possibility to others. Our island is committed to reducing obesity levels, especially in our young people, and we need more qualified fitness professionals to help us achieve our objectives. We are already planning further training programmes with Focus.”

Mike Watts, the Focus Training tutor who delivered the courses said: “We have the resources to deliver in-house, bespoke courses anywhere in the UK. At any venue where there are 5 or more students requiring training, it is usually far more cost effective for us to go to the client facilities.”

Contact Details:
Louise.Mcgreal@ocll.co.uk
Tel: 0161 621 3208
Mobile: 07950 437 465

OCL is on a mission to get their local community “more active, more often”. They are a community benefit society with a portfolio of 14 venues, a mix of sports centres, swimming pools and synthetic pitches.
Focus tutors have been delivering NVQs, apprenticeships and CPD training for new and existing staff for over 8 years. With an average of 20 students each year, the partnership between OCL and Focus requires dedicated resources and a flexible approach to meet OCLs unique requirements.

Focus Training’s Operations Director, Ben Jackson explains:
“We work closely with the HR department at OCL to provide exactly what they want and their staff need. From Gym Instructor and ETM to NVQs where, in addition to our standard qualifications, we have to ensure work-based competence, which we do by conducting regular staff observations. We also deliver CPD courses, kettlebell, spin and functional skills such as English and Maths.”

Louise McGreal, Head of Human Resources for Oldham Community Leisure added:
“A high proportion of our current training requirement is for apprentices. The team at Focus understand our business and they work flexibly alongside us to help our staff succeed, so for example, we have had cases where the learner needs more time to complete a workshop as part of their qualification and Focus have willingly accommodated this.”

Wirral Council’s Invigor8 team received excellent service from all at Focus Training. After managing to secure funding to invest in our fitness instructors we approached Focus because of their professionalism and their reputation. We were extremely pleased with the service and flexibility we received.

There was excellent support from the core team and great tutors who made all the courses very enjoyable. The whole team at Focus are very knowledgeable and make learning totally accessible to the various learners. If we manage to secure funding in the future we will be getting back in touch with Focus team.

Fiona Hanik
Invigor8 Brand Manager

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How far will we travel to deliver in-house courses? Well, the record is 8,000 miles.

Offering in-house courses is nothing new for us. And we do say we’ll come to you no matter where you are. Our tutors are used to a bit of travel and the occasional flight to Ireland or Orkney, but our latest course they broke all distance records.
Our tutor Lee Taylor travelled around 8,000 miles to the Falkland Islands to help budding fitness enthusiasts gain their Level 2 Gym instructor and Circuits qualification.

When Stanley Leisure Centre in Falkland’s was facing a shortage of instructors, former Focus student and Stanley resident Mark knew just who to call. When they first asked us, we weren’t sure about the logistics.  EasyJet don’t fly to the Falklands! In fact, there are only 4 flights a week including 3 from RAF Brize Norton and Lee set out on his 16-hour flight from there.

The Falkland Islands is a self-sufficient country located in the south-west Atlantic Ocean. They have a long history and a unique culture. With a population of around 3,000, it has a great sense of community. And Lee got to experience that first hand with locals going out of their way to make him feel welcome. Lee said, “the warm-hearted and close-knit lifestyle is evident throughout the daily lives of the Falklanders, with locals even stopping to offer me lifts to work in a morning.”

During his 2-week trip to the Falklands, Lee was able to experience the true Falklands lifestyle. He even got to try his hand at off-roading with two of the students. “the trip was an amazing experience, I got a very unique perspective of the islands by seeing what the locals really do for fun.”
Lee said “It was a long way to go, but I got a great reception” “it was a diverse group of students, they all worked hard and showed great commitment”. Their hard work and Lee’s great teaching paid off the course had a 100% pass rate.

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