AoC Sport and fibodo partnership enables more fitness students to enjoy successful careers

Posted on: January 10, 2019 by fibodo

AoC Sport has agreed an exciting partnership with fibodo that will see students at AoC Sport member colleges receive free access to the new fibodo e-learning course ‘Grow Your Coaching Business’ (worth £60).

Course tutors and lecturers will be able to offer the course to help educate and inspire students who study up to a Level 4 qualification on best business practice and operating effectively online in order to develop successful careers in the fitness sector.

fibodo, AoC Sport’s Tech for Business partner, have created this CIMSPA-accredited e-learning course, which is worth three CPD points, and takes approximately four hours to complete.

The course is designed to be integrated within the college’s existing programme, and teaches students how to successfully run their own coaching business, including useful, practical advice on:

  • How to grow their client list
  • How to use a range of software for their business
  • How to gather and use client testimonials
  • How to efficiently manage their business admin

AoC Sport Managing Director, Marcus Kingwell said: “We have been working with fibodo for some time in the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition and have been impressed with their offer.

“We are now introducing the course to all our member colleges as part of our vision to boost the employability of students.

“This new training course will help to address the lack of business skills of newly-qualified personal trainers, as identified in Future Fit Training’s Raising the Bar report earlier this year.”

Megan Sowney, Commercial Director at fibodo, said: “fibodo is passionate about empowering sports and activity professionals at the grassroots level. We are delighted that we will be able to give course tutors and lecturers a vital resource that will inspire and empower even more students to gain the knowledge and skills that are essential to achieving successful businesses within the sector.

“Having worked with the AoC Sport team as a sponsor of the WorldSkills UK competition, we have already delivered true value to college leavers.”

To see how fibodo helps students and graduates build their businesses online, you can view Louise Wilson (winner of WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition) on fibodo at

To learn more about the course or to offer the course to your students for free, simply email or call 0207 043 0043.


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About AoC Sport

AoC Sport is the lead organisation for sport and physical activity in colleges. A subsidiary company of the Association of Colleges, AoC Sport’s vision is every student participating regularly in sport or physical activity, to achieve significant benefits in terms of education, employment and health.

About fibodo

fibodo (find it. book it. do it.) is the first fully-customisable booking management platform that connects sports and activity professionals (Hosts) with clients; saving hours of administration and reducing costs, whilst helping them to reach new audiences and increase revenue. Consumers can use fibodo to find, book and do over 250,000 activity sessions.

The fibodo booking management system is available to download and use for free; a standard and a professional plan are also available with additional features. The Essential plan, which comes with a customisable app, allows the PT or coach to engage with their clients seamlessly, whilst also reaching new audiences, costs just £9.99 per month.

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