I began my level 3 mat pilates with another provider who runs courses throughout the UK. It was not a good learning experience and I didn’t complete. I turned to SMART QUALIFICATIONS and they were brilliant and really enabled me to pass. Suzanna, course director, was very clear about what was required and efficiently managed the whole process; never getting flustered with me. Claire, assessor, gave me prompt and useful feedback and directed me to useful resources. They were both very supportive and understanding; never judged me and provided a student centred experience. In contrast to my previous experience, it became clear how well resourced and organised their course is. I fully recommend them – go to SMART first. DKDi
Pilates – This was a fantastic course, great value and great tutor. Claire was extremely knowledgeable and has continued to support me since I passed the course. Highly recommended and I am continuing my studies with Smart Qualifications.Claire
Sports Massage – I thoroughly enjoyed my Level 3 Sports Massage Course with Smart Qualifications. Clare our tutor was great, there was nothing she didn’t know and supported us all through the course. It was a very enjoyable course and I’d definitely recommend Smart Qualifications. I have since done another course, and plan to do more.Claire
Overall Smart Qualifications is excellent value for money – and the support I’ve received from the staff through email has been second to none. Would definitely recommend to others.Paul
First Aid Course:
Tracy was a great tutor – clear no nonsense style with some great examples from her work experience. Lots of practical work, limiting the chalk and talk. Her approach seemed to meet the needs of everyone on the course. What a great day!
I have recently finished the level 2 gym instructor course and I can honestly say that I’m very pleased with the course as a whole. The material was easy to follow and informative. The staff which I interacted with, Suzanna and Mark were friendly, knowledgeable and always had time to assist me with any queries. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to gain a professional qualification in the fitness industry.Ross
I have just recently completed an exercise to music instructor course led by Suzanna. I was quite nervous about starting the course but as soon as I met Suzanna she soon put me and the other learners at ease. I found the practical days covered all the necessary requirements in great detail, and with all the knowledge and expertise Suzanna has I certainly felt I was in the best possible hands. The group size was small which I prefered as it was more personal and felt more one to one, once the practical learning days were complete I had a period of time to compose a routine for my assessment. I struggled with some elements and began to loose a confidence in myself. Suzanna was so kind and patient with me, she went above and beyond her tutor role to assist me and encourage me. I was always asking her lots of questions and with a prompt response, nothing was ever too much trouble and there was absolutely no pressure to complete the course until I was ready. I can’t possibly imagine any other provider would come anywhere near close to giving the personal touch they offer. I can’t recommend smart qualifications highly enough.Lorraine
Sports massage – Claire was a very knowledgeable, professional and approachable tutor, the atmosphere was great amongst the group and made the course very enjoyable and a lot easier to learn within.Paul
I’ve just recently attended both the YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy and Level 3 Award in Life Coaching. The tutors, the organisers and the ongoing support I received was undoubtedly the best I’ve ever experienced! If you are interested in enhancing your qualifications in the fitness industry or even starting out a career as a fitness professional, look no further, you’ve found it! Smart Qualifications are 5 Star!Darren
I have par-took in online studies with the Open university for 9 years, and was a little apprehensive to go somewhere else and learn in fear of the unknown. However, this fear was quickly diminished as I soon became familiar with the system, and found Suzanna very helpful, and responded quickly with my enquiries. She was very accurate with her feedback which aided my learning and helped me to continue with my studies.
I would highly recommend Smart Qualifications should you wish to pursue further education and look forward to studying with them again in the near future.Becky
The Studio Resistance Course is really good, it was easy to follow and the practical class was great. I love Bodypump classes so found the resistance class to be quite similar to it, at least both working towards the same muscle groups.Jenny
I undertook several modules of my course through another provider, but added the additional units to become qualified in Childrens Fitness with Smart Qualifications. The difference between to two providers was poles apart. Smart Qualifications provided an extremely professional, efficient and friendly service with easy to use study materials. My whole experience with Smart Qualifications has been excellent and I would not hesitate in undertaking another course with Smart Qualifications in the future.Emma
Level 2 gym and level 2 ETM
I am so glad I found Suzanna and smart qualifications .I found the e-learning course very simple and easy to follow , with enough information and training for me to complete both my courses .Suzanna my tutor was always on hand to help whenever I needed it and was more than happy to meet and discuss any problems I had .The ETM practical training days were invaluable and although tiring , were great fun .
Thanks to smart qualifications I am now employed in the leisure and fitness industry and am now going on to hopefully complete a les mills training course , I would highly recommend anyone in the fitness world to do their training with SQ , they really are a great little company with a personal touch …. One word … awesome ?Cindy
The online support from Suzanna and Nicola was continuous throughout the course, any completed worksheets were marked and feedback was quickly returned to myself, communication was constant and time scales for completion of worksheets, assessments was made clear to ensure I kept motivated to complete required evidence. Nicola worked around my work commitments at HMP Hewell to ensure that all theory and practical assessments could be carried out, as and when required, which was much appreciated. I thoroughly enjoyed the distance learning Level 3 Personal Trainer experience and would recommend Smart qualifications as a valid, high quality training provider for distance learning courses.Andy
I did my Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment with Smart Qualifications and was very pleased with the support I gained with the online learning. The learning syllabus was clear and easy to follow and I gained a great depth of knowledge giving me the confidence to go out and work as an assessor soon as I was qualified.Alexi
I studied my Level 2 Gym, Circuits CPD & Studio Cycle CPD through Smart Qualifications with a mixture of classroom based and distance learning. I can’t fault the quality of the training and support I’ve received and would highly recommend Smart Qualifications for anyone looking at studying a fitness qualification. The team are fantastic and have so much knowledge & experience, making the journey so much easier & enjoyable, helping me to achieve my long term goal of becoming a freelance fitness instructor. I couldn’t ask for more so thank you to Mark & Suzanna, I look forward to training with you again!!Ash
I wanted to carry out a IV qualification, in my current role, to progress but not to take time away from my business, SMART qualifications offered me the flexibility of carrying out a qualification in my role and allowed my develop my business whilst doing this qualification SMART qualifications are a friendly knowledgeable organisation, who gave me support not only in the qualification but in my role as a training provider. One of the best things about smart qualifications is the efficiency at they work, whether this be answering telephone enquires, marking work or getting certificates.Alison
The circuit course I did with Smart Qualifications provided all the online learning material that I needed to complete the course with confidence. The instructor was available via telephone and email to give support and help with any clarification that I needed. Having the freedom to complete the course in my own time frame made it totally achievable. I will be back for more!Paula
From the first conversation that I had with Suzanna I felt relaxed and confident that I would enjoy participating in Smart qualifications courses. Since then I have completed 3 courses and hope to complete many more. All were delivered in a professional, easy to follow format. Sections marked and returned promptly and electronically, as were all
certificates. New friends and contacts made. Nothing is ever too much trouble and help and advice given all the way. Totally recommend using Smart qualifications thank you Suzanna and Clare.
I really enjoyed the course and have learned more than I could have imagined. I eat differently, I know about food and its vibrational qualities and how this can improve the experience of yoga. I understand different styles of yoga and feel that a whole yoga world has opened up for me and I can choose which way I take it. So many options. The course has changed how I live my life for the better and I am really grateful for the experience. NamasteEsther
I would like to thank Suzanna and the team at Smart Qualifications for supporting me throughout my training to complete two level 3 qualifications. The teaching resources made my learning experience enjoyable as the content was engaging and when submitting assessments I was given constructive feedback shortly afterwards. When looking to gain future qualifications, SQ’s will be my first choice.Daniel
Helena is an insightful and compassionate tutor. Her knowledge of the subject is unrivalled and she does not just teach yoga to students, she lives her subject. Her understanding of the way people learn in different ways is highlighted by her ability to not only communicate on many levels but to convey esoteric principles in a way that makes them easily accessible. Helena understands that the subject matter, from philosophy to anatomy, means different things to different pupils and her encouragement of self-directed learning helps her students to develop in a deeply personal way. She has the ability to take an ancient belief system and apply it to the modern world and make it alive, real and extremely relevant. Helena not only passed on knowledge in an experiential way during my time studying with her but also encouraged a level of self- acceptance and a curiosity that will continue with me for a long time to come. The past 12 months spent training with Helena have been rich and life enhancing.Alison
Just finished my Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork with Smart Qualifications. This was recommended by a friend and I really enjoyed the course. Both the theory and practical parts of the course were well structured and Claire was a fantastic instructor. She was very supportive throughout the course and she gave constructive feedback constantly.
I was also impressed with Suzanna. She is unbelievably well organized. I am certain that I will do another qualification with Smart Qualification in the near future and I certainly recommend the Pilates course with Smart Qualifications to everyone
Having recently qualified as an ETM instructor, I wanted to achieve further qualifications. I chose Smart Qualifications to do the Award in Step and Aqua Aerobics. Both courses were delivered professionally by fantastic instructors. Within 4 weeks I had qualified in both. Smart Qualifications make learning fun which makes you at ease. Help was always on hand if needed. I would highly recommend Smart Qualifications.Paula
Helen is an awesome tutor. She has such a great depth of knowledge in kettlebells. I felt I was learning from someone who really knew her stuff and had bags of experience. As a tutor she has a lovely style and was really supportive, yet also expected us to graft for our qualification. The bruises that I didn’t notice till I got home are testament to that. Thank you Helen.Rebecca
I completed the Pre and Post Natal course with Smart Qualifications in November 2016 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The tutor was excellent and very knowledgeable, the other students were really friendly and the administration side was excellent. Everything was done when they said it would be done and my coursework was marked promptly. I highly recommend this course to all fitness professionals.Helen
First aid – Tracey was knowledgeable, friendly and the whole course had a practical element to it, which made it really engaging, the group wasn’t too big which made it easier to interact with others. The course took place in a friendly and relaxed environment. Tea and coffee is always a plus!Paul
Fantastic. I cannot recommend Smart Qualifications enough. It’s worth saying that over the past year I’ve seen 6 friends go through an ETM course with different providers and every single one of them had some sort of issue with them. I have not had a single problem with Smart Qualifications and everything has been better than what I’ve seen those 6 friends go through. Suzanna was always approachable, helpful and knowledgeable! Here you have someone that actually knows what they’re teaching and, more importantly, cares! The course was structured clearly and was flexible to our requirements. There was a small group (3) of us on the training days, which meant the training was focused and you felt like you had a strong support function not just from Suzanna, but from those you trained with. All in all, if you’re looking for an ETM course to do, for the price currently offered, you’d be hard pressed to go wrong with Suzanna and Smart Qualifications. I’m confident that the other courses are of a similar standard of service and I’ll definitely be looking to them for further training as my career progresses. Thank you, Suzanna!!!Sean
I found the course really enjoyable and engaging. Clare was an excellent knowledgeable tutor who was very easy going and approachable. The whole Smart qualifications team has supported me throughout the course. Would definitely recommend.Paul
ETM & GYM – The courses are challenging and learning new things is always great. Mark & Suzanna were always on the end of the phone helping and the classroom dates were fun and it was lovely meeting new people 🙂 I hope to do more in the future!April
I recently, successfully completed the distance learning kettlebell course and have to say it was for me, an excellent experience. The support I received throughout the course was excellent. One of the things that impressed me the most was how quickly my work was marked and returned to me. This was a very important part of completing a distance learning course. When doing distance learning you can often feel quite isolated, this was not the case on this occasion. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone considering gaining a qualification for kettlebells.Karin
I chose to use Smart qualifications after meeting Mark Brearley (one of smart qualifications tutors) he had helped me to complete my L2 Gym instructor certificate when another provider (not linked to Smart qualifications) of the course had shown themselves to be entirely inadequate. The first qualification I completed with Smart Qualifications was my L3 personal Trainer certificate, from start to finish both Suzanna and Mark were on hand to steer me through any difficulties I faced with the curriculum, I was able to get through the course at a good pace and confident with the theory and practical instruction I had been given. i have since completed L2 circuit training and sports conditioning certificates and have recently enrolled on the L3 Boot camp course which i am very excited about getting completed.
All course material and instruction has always been well thought out and presented and I have been more than happy with the service provided. I would recommend Smart Qualifications to anyone interested in getting ahead in their career within the fitness industry.
I’ve found both courses I have completed well organised and have felt well informed and supported throughout. The content is thorough and delivered brilliantly, I feel very confident using what I have learned and am looking forward to putting it to use.Robyn
Wonderful professional and friendly Yoga school. Takes small groups to guarantee excellent support and attention. Suzanna the founder is beyond efficient and offers immediate support and customer service. Courses are designed to be progressive in an organic way allowing each individual training group to be different from the last.
They also cover spiritual Nutrition.
I would recommend smart qualifications to anybody looking to build on their qualifications, the structure of the courses are far superior to any other course provider I have learned through in the past, they tailor the course around the individual, I myself had a very busy lifestyle and thought at first I was going to find it hard juggle everything, but the team at smart qualifications bent over backwards to give me the support and help I needed, after completion of my level 3 personal trainer I am now looking at my next course, won’t ever go anywhere else.Jamie
I took the Exercise To Music Course with Smart Qualifications in March 2013. It was a very enjoyable and interesting course; Suzanna Brazier made it fun and interactive. The online learning part was easy and educational and together with the face to face training days it all slotted together perfectly. Suzanna was always on hand if I had a query and would either phone me back or email promptly and would quickly sort out any questions that I had.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Smart Qualifications to anyone.Debbie
I would recommend SMART Qualifications to anyone. From the point of my initial enquiry, Suzanna and her team were quick to reply, and most importantly to me, they were well organised. Claire, my tutor gave excellent feedback and offered
ongoing support. I wanted to work through my qualification quickly and they wholeheartedly supported this.
I thoroughly enjoyed working through my GP Referral Diploma with SMART and found the online component easy to use and emailing the LAP or portfolio to Tutor and the DVD assessment, just made the whole process quicker and much easier.
Rather than the queueing at the Post Office everytime you submit, that I was used to.
A fantastic experience, from start to finish. Thank you.
I am lucky enough to have practiced yoga with Helena for a few years now. She is someone who was able to connect me with the magic of yoga and open my eyes to just how life-changing it can be. She is a truly gifted teacher and inspiring just to be around, so when the opportunity arose to train to be a teacher with her I could not pass it up. The course itself is fascinating, brilliantly well-structured, and very “hands-on” with lots of practical work right from the start. Helena’s advice and guidance is invaluable. She created a space in which our group of trainees bonded quickly and became very close; we always felt supported and encouraged in our training, both by Helena and each other. Not everyone on the course was necessarily sure that they wanted to go on and be a teacher of yoga to others, but the real gift of this is that it deepens your own yoga and further awakens your awareness – not just of the asana, the physical practice, but of all facets of yoga in daily
life. Clearly that’s a great benefit to the self, but also those around you still ultimately benefit from that even if you’re not actively teaching them a class. I am quite sad that the course has now ended as I will miss my monthly get-togethers with my yoga family, but I am excited and grateful to have received the knowledge and skills that were passed on to us through this course. My advice to anyone thinking about signing up would be to stop thinking so much – go with your heart and just do it!
I cannot recommend Smart Qualifications highly enough! I completed the Level 2 Fitness Instructor course in only 2 months by taking the distance learning option. It was great for me as I was able to learn at my own pace and in my own time. I loved the Level 2 course so much I decided to start the Level 3 Personal Training course as soon as I had finished the Level 2. Suzanna was an absolute star, always available whenever I had a question (frequently!!). She also met me at a time and place that suited me to do the assessment papers. This meant that I could carry on working full time while doing the courses. The courses are detailed enough that you feel confident to train people straight away but you don’t feel bombarded by too much info. I completed the Level 3 in 3 months and 2 weeks into Personal Training I already have 5 clients!!Tracey
Would just like to say I’ve loved every minute of completing my kettlebell course. I was given all the necessary help and support needed to pass this course so that I can now go on to teach kettlebell classes. Highly recommended and will definitely use them again in the future. Many thanksRichard
I found the level 3 Pilates course offered by Smart Qualifications to be excellent. A balanced mix of practical and theory throughout, and a focus on gaining a real understanding of the fundamental theories and principles behind delivering an effective Pilates session. The tutor was approachable and incredibly knowledgeable, and the course well-structured and both challenging and enjoyable at the same time. I would definitely recommend this course!Clare
whilst studying for a higher education course I was able to par take in two smartqualification,
level 2 gym instructor and level 3 personal trainer, with Suzanna as my tutor.
when doing these course it was flexible and easy to work in with my other commitments
with allowing me to set my own deadlines but as well as being strongly guided and
I found the courses really interesting and usefully as all the material is really detailed and I
can now relate back and keep a good understanding when I have clients. Suzanna adapted
around how I learn and gave me constant assistance when needed on any of the part I