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Diploma Gym Instructing and Personal Training

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Non Funded ACTIVEIQ Diploma Gym Instructing & Personal Training L3Available for Enquiries
Non Funded ACTIVEIQ Diploma Gym Instructing & Personal Training L3Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Selby College or Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date



20 weeks

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body


Course Overview

This new and exciting combined qualification is aimed at those fitness enthusiasts who wish to work as professionals within the health and fitness sector. The course will enable you to complete your Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate and then top this up to the Level 3 in Gym Instructing and Personal Training.

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to work with individuals and groups of clients in a personal training setting. Successful achievement of the qualification will allow you to gain employment in the fitness industry, or alternatively work in a self-employed environment. Confidence, excellent communication skills and ‘practicing what you preach’ are essential qualities. This qualification will provide you with all the necessary skills to have a rewarding and successful career as a Personal Trainer.

Based in our state of the art fitness suite and teaching facilities, the course is a blend of classroom-based activities, gym/studio practical sessions and home learning. You will be assigned a personal tutor who will guide and support you throughout the course.

What You Will Study

During the qualification you will cover the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness.
  • Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness.
  • Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing.
  • Analysis of client information using the most accepted techniques.
  • Assessment of a client’s current health and fitness status.
  • Planning and conducting of physical activity sessions, within a variety of environments using multiple resources.
  • Client consultations using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change.
  • Communication skills to effectively build successful relationships with their clients and other health care professionals.
  • Legal and professional requirements for personal training.
  • How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis if they wish to.
  • How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance.
How You Will Be Assessed
  • Coursework/Project
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment
Entry Requirements

Learners aged 19+.

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

Attendance Expectations

One evening per week (6.00pm-9.00pm).

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

This qualification provides progression onto:

  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Disabled Clients
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning
Course Groups (W) Professional Course
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Sport
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 07 June 2024 12:09

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