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  1. Leaders, managers and staff have worked effectively with employers to put in place comprehensive training programmes for apprentices
  2. Managers and tutors work well with employers to plan programmes that meet apprentices’ individual and specific development needs and employers’ business demands.
  3. Tutors and apprentices use online systems well to complete learning programmes, track and monitor the progress that apprentices make, set tasks and targets, mark submitted work and provide effective feedback on how apprentices can improve the standard of their work.


  1. Sensible approach to ensure that employers and apprentices are fully aware of apprenticeship requirements of an apprenticeship.
  2. Leaders appreciate the need to provide good-quality provision
  3. The standard of apprenticeship programmes is high.
  4. Leaders work effectively with employers to ensure that they fully understand the on- and off-the-job training
  5. Apprentices benefit from their allocated off-the-job training which enables them to gain new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

How we support employers?

> Personal account manager to maximise the benefit of apprenticeships to your organisation > Highly experienced, qualified and supportive tutors will develop apprentices via onsite visits every 5 weeks > Regular tutor contact with employer stakeholders including apprentice performance reviews > Learning is contextualised to fulfil employer and learner needs > e-portfolio allowing 24/7 access to manage and monitor apprentice progression and expectations

Our success

Success rates

(National average 68% in comparison)

Learner opinions

Ofsted Learner View Survey 2018

Would you
recommend this
provider to a friend?

My course/
programme is
preparing me for my
chosen next steps
(this may be into
employment, another course,
university and so on)

My course/
programme meets
my needs

Employer opinions

Ofsted Employer Views Survey 2018 (October 2018)

Would you recommend this provider to other employers?

This provider ensures that all employees receive the support, feedback and additional training in employability skills they need to help them to progress successfully

This provider has ensured that the training is up-to-date and relevant so that employees develop a broad understanding and knowledge of their chosen career

This provider works well with my organisation to review individual employees’ progress and to plan their future training needs taking into account the objectives and outcomes the employer expects

This provider communicates well with employers to ensure there are good links between the training employees receive at work and with the provider

Employer FE Choices

Learner FE Choices


Trading since 2008 CMS Fitness Courses is a part of CMS Vocational Training Ltd. Specialising in Health and Fitness and Accountancy CMS offer commercial, Advanced Learner Loans and Apprenticeship routes for learners. The history of our organisation goes back to 1982 ensuring we have a rich history of supporting and developing learners in their chosen profession. Primarily delivering in West Yorkshire we are a family ran organisation focussed on offering high levels of expertise, support and flexibility to our learners and employers.


To create excellent training environments and personal, professional programmes that help our learners achieve their goals.


We will be the preferred supplier of training in our specialist areas across West Yorkshire and beyond, using insight, technologies and professional expertise to excel for our learners whether at distance or face to face.

Our Values


  • Encouraging each to fulfil their potential
  • Exceeding national average pass rates
  • Providing fresh, exciting resources
  • Supporting employers’ investment in their people


  • Dedicated to learner success
  • Providing exceptional trainers
  • Helping employers to train creatively
  • Meeting our employers’ needs - perfectly


  • Creating confident achievers
  • Motivating our learners' continuous progress
  • Leading the way in professional development
  • Improving workplace productivity and profit


  • Flexible training methods for all
  • Times and venues to suit
  • 24/7 online access to programmes
  • Keeping employees learning and workplaces working
cms fitness courses - case study lp


Introduction: Liam Pogson is a personal trainer and fitness instructor who has studied Level 2 and 3 courses with CMS Fitness. Background: Born Huddersfield in 1991, Liam has lived in Mirfield all his life, attending Battyeford Primary school and the Mirfield Free Grammar high school. He then spent two years at sixth-form college. Previous jobs: […]

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Cameron and Hannah Shaw both trained with CMS Fitness before setting up Primal Eden, a Movement & Nutrition Academy based in Mirfield, West Yorkshire. “Primal Eden was set up in response to the fitness industry’s general lack of success with the majority of the population,” Cameron explains. “Around 90% of people who join a gym […]

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Introduction: Lauren Gill has been working for Generation Fit, a small, independent gym in Leeds, while studying for her Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing and Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. Background: Lauren was born in Hightown near Liverpool. Aged 18, she went to Trinity University in Horsforth to take a three-year course in […]

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Introduction: Andy Berry completed a range of studies, including a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage with CMS, before opening up his own gym, Generation Fit, in Bramley, Leeds. His apprentice, Lauren Gill, has also studied through CMS. Background: Born and bred in Bolton, Andy moved to Yorkshire to study at the University of Leeds. […]

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