First Aid Course:

Suzanna was fantastic. We where lucky enough to have the first aid course at our venue. Suzanna came to us and delivered in a very detailed but relaxed manor. She was very open which gave everyone a chance to join in and ask questions. We will be using Smart Qualifications for all first aid courses in the future.

Max Head Coach at City of Peterborough Tennis Club - Inspire2coach

Great feedback from Tom…

Are there any areas you feel you need more support on?

Nope, in fact having studied with Lifetime Training which is meant to be a very established training provider my experience was far better with Smart Qualifications. I’ve been offered support constantly, regardless of the fact i’ve not being able to complete my work as fast as I could have done due to my working schedule. Suzanna always helped and never ‘forgot’ about me, she was also prompt at providing feedback. The communication felt sincere and like there was a genuine interest in assisting me with my qualification, a special touch that I feel some providers don’t give which can deter success within a course. I plan on furthering my knowledge with Smart Qualifications in the new year.


Are there any other comments you would like to make about the content and quality of the training?

I always knew exactly where I was with the course and what needed to be done. I always felt supported. The team are very supportive and always make room and time for you around their busy schedule. Thank you again for getting me through the course!


I am loving my journey with SMART Qualifications. After an initial discussion about what course would suit my needs, Suzanna and Helen both helped me in choosing the ETM course. Being a mum of 3 and working part-time, I needed something that I could do in my spare time and also have the option to take my time with. This course offers just that. Not only is the course fun and enjoyable, it comes with a trainer (Suzanna) who has a wealth of experience, makes you feel extremely welcome and offers support at any point throughout the course. Being a novice makes absolutely no difference at SMART Qualifications therefore I felt at ease and confident in asking for additional support when needed. Not only have I completed the ETM course quicker than I had set my target date to but I also achieved the Kettlebell instructor certificate and attended the advanced kettlebell workshop. Both were run by Helen who, again has a wealth of experience in handling and teaching kettlebell training. I took the instructor course via Zoom (due to covid restrictions) but it felt just as effective and productive as it would in the studio. My journey with SMART Qualifications isn’t ending here. I’m already looking in to the next course…Circuits, here I come!!! 


After searching through the minefield of gym qualifications available online I finally stumbled upon SMART Qualifications. I sent them a message via the website and as soon as I read the reply knew that I had found the right course provider. From day one, Suzanna was more than happy to take the time explaining the course, the qualifications and spent time listening to me, asking me what exactly I wanted to achieve. Once she was sure of the path I wished to take, she got me started on the Level 2 Gym Instruction course. Since then, I have completed a number of other courses with SMART and on all occasions the instructors have been extremely welcoming and more than happy to take their time ensuring you feel confident in all aspects of the learning. Honestly, I can’t recommend SMART qualifications enough to anyone looking to get into the fitness industry.


I’m so happy about my experience using Smart Qualifications. The whole experience was relaxed and friendly, at no point did I feel under pressure or that I was not supported. I also had such a good time and learnt so much. Thank you for all your help.


Such a fantastic training establishment.

This is my 3rd course with Smart Qualifications.

I’ve just completed my Level 3 Diploma in Pilates matwork.

It was a challenging course but if you are prepared to put in a bit of hard work and effort, Suzanna is there to support you all the way.

When I teach I receive positive feedback from my participants and I must give thanks to Suzanna and team at Smart Qualifications for this for making me the confident fitness instructor that I have become.


I really enjoyed the training with SMART Qualifications to become a Gym Instructor.  I really liked the tutor’s style with a blend of professionalism and efficiency whilst building a good rapport with the learners.  The venues were comfortable and very accessible.  The balance between practical, classroom and self study was good.  All questions were answered in a timely manner and the process from enrolling to receiving my certificate was well supported.  I will study with SMART Qualifications again!


I can highly recommend the Circuits Instructor course provided by SMART Qualifications. Suzanna, my instructor, is clearly highly qualified and is able to give excellent examples to support my learning clearly backed by many years of personal experience within the industry. The supporting theoretical  course work is concise and easy to follow, this, combined with the excellent studio facilities at SMART Qualifications made the course an extremely enjoyable  and I would totally recommend this company to anyone wishing to study for their qualification within the fitness industry.


200 Hour YTT

SMART qualifications is a professional and welcoming organisation. Suzanna was warm and informative in her email correspondence and I received all the information I required. The course was wonderful with amazing guest tutors to talk us through elements such as philosophy, mudras, and pranayama. The SMART team really helped make anatomy and physiology fun and interesting! Helena was our course tutor. She is such a beautiful soul and a fantastic teacher. She lives her yoga practice and this really came across in her teachings. Sukha and sthira – soft and flexible yet stable and strong – applies to Helena perfectly. This made her a wonderful teacher and mentor. I am really sad that I am almost at the end of my course, but I also feel ready for the next step on my journey.


I was very happy with the content and quality of the training.  From my initial chat with Suzanna, about how the course was to be carried out, through to my final assessment.  I was very impressed with the support provided by SMART Qualifications.  The responses to my questions were received in very quick time.  Suzanna responded quickly to any questions I sent via email and was always available to talk to on the phone.  Basically I couldn’t of had better support while doing my course.  I am hoping to arrange another course in the near future with SMART Qualifications.


I have recently completed the L2 ETM and L3 PT courses through SMART Qualifications. I thoroughly enjoyed both courses and they have opened the door to allow me to do what I really love. I can now train my own clients and teach exercise classes using the knowledge I have learned. Through this I have begun to meet new people, gain confidence in teaching, and feel on top of the world after every session. Helen & Suzanna at SMART are so supportive and coach you through the whole experience.


I have just passed my level 2 ETM course with Smart Qualifications. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.  I’ve met some great people. Suzanna was an amazing tutor and always there for any extra support needed. In fact I enjoyed it so much I am now taking part in the Level 2 Gym instruction course, Which is being run by Helen who is also fantastic and so helpful.

If anyone is looking to enter into the fitness industry I would recommend Smart Qualifications 100 %.


I have just completed my Kettlebell Level 2 Instructor course with SmartQualifications.Com  and I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. I was tutored by a lady named Suzanna and she was brilliantly helpful and courteous! Any  questions or issues that I had were dealt with very quickly and professionally! I would totally recommend this company to anybody wishing to study for their qualifications in the fitness industry.


I thoroughly enjoyed the Level 3 Sports Massage Course. Claire was an excellent tutor, knowledgable and always so supportive..I will continue with courses at Smart Qualifications based on the support from the office and the quality of the instructors. Thank you Suzanna and team.


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. DK


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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!


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.


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.


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.


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 ?


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.


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.


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!!


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.


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!


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. Namaste


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.


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.


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


Really enjoyed this course, Tutors were quick to reply to any queries I had and were very helpful throughout the course. Would highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about doing their GP referral course.


L3 Diploma in Sports Massage

Very interesting and informative, in a relaxed atmosphere. 

The materials are very good and Clare was very professional, supportive and warm. 

All the staff have been truly supportive and helped me succeed. 

Covid 19 restrictions and good practice were well adhered too as well. 

Courses are suitable for those with no experience. 

I can highly recommend it! 


I passed my ETM and Circuit training exams yesterday with Smart Qualifications and wow I am now officially an intructor!!
My happiness is huge but my gratitude is even bigger and feeling super blessed to have found Smart Qualifications and Suzanna Brazier
to start and continue my fitness career. Been and artist on tour and a 24 hours mum and career of my very energetic 3 years old makes it really time and energy limited to do anything else, so having found the support and care from all in this company is been an enormous push to help me succeed.
They are always available for you and flexible to help you accommodate your schedule with studies and exams. Couldn’t ask for a better fitness provider to be with and for any better tutor than Suzanna and all the other teachers too! — feeling thankful.

I have recently done my Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work YMCA Awards with SMART Qualifications.  I’ve done first aid training regularly over the years from school through  my working life.  This was one of the best training days I’ve ever done to refresh my knowledge.  The tutor had an excellent approach from anecdotes to hands on practicals and some independent learning to aid us complete our workbook on top of the practical assessment which was very relaxed and professional.  I feel really confident being a first aider at work now.


Smart Qualification are a great provider of training and instruction they have helped me get the L2 Certificate in Gym Instruction also the L3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates. I have used other training providers for professional development and found most them are impersonal but the Smart Qualifications team are not. From my first contact them through every stage of training to qualification they have been so supportive and understanding always willing to help. I am looking forward to next course then any others I might need in the future.

Smart Qualifications where recommended to me so I would recommend them to anyone they made learning not just informative but fun.


SmartQualifications have provided an excellent service when delivering health and fitness courses. I have taken part in L2 Suspension Training, L2 Circuits Training, L2 Kettlebells and L3 Personal Training. Throughout these courses Suzanna and Helen have been extremely supportive, and there coaching has been of the highest quality. These courses have been a great stepping stone to get into the industry and I highly advise anyone with the same intentions to take a look at what SmartQualifications has to offer. 


Before I start the Pilates Course I was not definitely sure about it and I didn’t thought I will be able to take it to an end. With Suzanna help and patience I went over all the material and I start gaining confidence in me. At this point I am really happy that I choose to obtain this qualification with Smart Qualification because they offered me all the support and motivation to learn and obtain the certificate. The main benefits I had were material books to sustain my learning, extra books for a better understanding of the topics and more especially support during the course. In the main time I benefit for some shadowing hours to see and ask questions from different Pilates Instructors from Smart Qualification.

It was the best experience with them, that’s why I highly recommend it. Suitable for all points of view.



My tutor was brilliant, always tried her best to help me and always fully answered any questions I had. Out of any course Ive had I would say that she was by far the most polite and helpful.

The content was great, it was really good to learn the history of kettlebells and the various ways they can be used.

Thank you, I really enjoyed doing this course.



Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training

I genuinely can’t recommend this course highly enough. There is a team approach to the course which means that participants benefit from a range of experts in their fields, all of whom are passionate and knowledgable and their teaching is very accessible. Helena embodies yoga, it oozes from every pore! To paraphrase Helena ‘where there is yoga there is love’ and this comes through so much on the course.



Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training

I genuinely can’t recommend this course highly enough. There is a team approach to the course which means that participants benefit from a range of experts in their fields, all of whom are passionate and knowledgable and their teaching is very accessible. Helena embodies yoga, it oozes from every pore! To paraphrase Helena ‘where there is yoga there is love’ and this comes through so much on the course.



Yoga 200 Hour Teacher Training

I genuinely can’t recommend this course highly enough. There is a team approach to the course which means that participants benefit from a range of experts in their fields, all of whom are passionate and knowledgable and their teaching is very accessible. Helena embodies yoga, it oozes from every pore! To paraphrase Helena ‘where there is yoga there is love’ and this comes through so much on the course.


The training from start to finish has been first class…The price for the course is very cheap and yet the support I have had from everyone involved and the communication has been excellent and I will be looking at other courses to sign up to in future.

I can’t recommend this company and its courses enough!!!



After deciding that I wanted to become a fitness instructor I spent months plucking up the courage to find out how to do it. I saw an advert for Smart Qualifications on FB and sent them a message.
I received a lovely warm and friendly phone call about 5 mins later, arranged a visit to see Suzanna, booked my ETM course and have had an absolutely fantastic few months training. I recently qualified as a fitness instructor, kettlebell instructor and am currently doing my Gym level 2 and can honestly say it is the best thing I have ever done! My only regret is I didn’t start sooner! The support received is excellent and Suzanna and Helen are superb tutors. I just have to decide which course to book on next!!!

After taking a Level 2 Pilates course over 10years ago I wanted to update myself and meet the pre requisite for the industry by upskilling to level 3. To ensure all my qualifications were up to date I also re took my Level 2 Fitness and Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology which were bolted on to my Pilates course. The course content for all subjects was amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed “re learning “ Suzanna and her team ensured my Home learning was as smooth and as accessible as possible and Claire our Pilates tutor was knowledgeable and experienced and brought that to our face to face training days . I found the course pace was perfect and the venues selected ideal for the nature of our practical sessions. I would highly recommend Smart Qualifications and definitely advise anyone out there qualified for over 10 years to revisit and retake !


This is my third course with Smart and the second with Claire as the Tutor.  I can’t recommend them enough.  The Pilates course was very thorough and gave me the confidence to begin teaching classes a couple of weeks after completing it.  Claire is very knowledgeable and the office staff are always very helpful. Cheers Helen


I just finished my level 3 Personal Training with Smart Qualifications and I’m so excited about everything , everyone is so professional , I learned a lot of interesting things , I really recommend it 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.


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.


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.


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!


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!!!


Massage Diploma

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. 


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!


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.


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 have attended several courses from Smart Qualifications and each one of them has been a great experience which has enriched me personally and professionally. The organisation and delivery were always spot on but what made a big difference was the tutors: friendly, knowledgeable and always available to provide support with clear explanations and practical tips from first-hand experience. Highly recommended to anybody who is serious about a career in 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.


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.


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.


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!!


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 thanks


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!


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
didn’t understand.


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