Training Courses

Weight Management Centre is recognised as a leading training provider in the UK for weight management and obesity, in both children and adults. Our courses have been accessed by thousands of people over the past ten years and course feedback is consistently excellent.

Our courses are accredited by Skills Active UK (Government Sector Skills Council for Health & Fitness) and provide Continued Professional Development credits on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Our courses also appear on the Department of Health’s Directory of Obesity Training for Primary Care.

Individual training courses

To book a training course as an individual, please go to our Fitness and Health Training Division – Discovery Learning who offer an array of training courses in addition to those above. Below are some further examples of what’s on offer:

Student feedback

  • Please pass on our thanks to all at the Weight Management Centre – everyone really enjoyed the training over the last two days.  16 candidates attended in total and all 16 trainees took the exam.  A great deal of thanks goes to Rob who really made the course interesting and interactive and I think everyone learned a great deal myself included.”
    Steven Carter
    Weight Management Coordinator & Acting Principal Officer, Hartlepool Borough Council
  • I would just like to take this opportunity to say that everyone thought the course was brilliant and the practical tools are amazing. The course was everything I could have hoped for and it has given me and my colleagues the practical skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to get out there and help our borough residents lose weight and improve their health.”
    Pamela Bourne
    Health Project Co-ordinator
  • I’d like to highly recommend the above organisation & in particular the work of Alan Jackson. Alan has provided a two day food & nutrition training course for primary PSHE coordinators & kitchen managers in Hounslow & an interactive workshop at a large conference both of which received very positive evaluations. The depth of his knowledge& passion for his subject are infectious & his delivery methods suitable for a range of audiences & expertise. He & his organisation are also highly professional & very well organised. I don’t usually wax lyrically about other trainers but Alan & the courses he offers really are that good!”
    Annie Hargreaves – Adviser PSHCE
    Lifelong Learning, Hounslow
  • The training built on my knowledge of a healthy lifestyle and provided methods and approaches of working with families to engage them and encourage behaviour change. It focused my mind on how health professionals and teachers are especially responsible in tackling this huge problem, the training also equipped me with the extra knowledge and skills I need to work with families confidently and competently. Thank you very much; I immensely enjoyed the two days”.
    Olivia Henry
    Community Public Health Staff Nurse, Bedfont Clinic, Hounslow PCT
  • The Obesity and Weight Management training course was brilliant. The enthusiasm of the tutor and content of the course was fantastic. It was totally relevant to our needs and now we have the knowledge, skills, tools and support to begin developing a successful weight management programme. The Weight Management Centre has been invaluable in moving us forward”.
    Donna Williamson
    Health Project Co-ordinator, Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council Health Development Team
  • I attended this course and thought It was excellent. There were so many points of interest I couldn’t stop talking about it. A course has rarely enthused me so much, and I highly recommend it to my colleagues. Thanks.”
    Helen Ryder