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Diploma Personal Training

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Non Funded ACTIVEIQ Diploma Personal Training L3Available for Enquiries
Non Funded ACTIVEIQ Diploma 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

Active IQ

Course Overview

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is aimed at Gym instructors wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as personal trainers or individuals, who already hold a gym instructor qualification, wishing to become self-employed running their own personal training business. This qualification will further develop your existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction, to enable you to pursue a career in personal training. We will also develop your key industry relevant skills such as setting up your own business, effective communication for client consultations and managing your own performance.

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.

There will also be an element on online study.

What You Will Study
  • Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
  • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
  • Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions
  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training
  • Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers
How You Will Be Assessed
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment
  • Coursework/Project
Entry Requirements
  • A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and Maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and Maths
Attendance Expectations

One evening per week.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

This qualification provides progression onto:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
  • Level 4 special populations-related qualifications
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness

Alternatively, learners may broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing onto qualifications mapping to additional branches of the Level 3 Standards, such as Exercise Referral and Leisure Management.

The qualification will provide knowledge and practical skills to enhance provision alongside other academic courses such as: National Diploma in Sports Studies, A Level PE and HND in Sport and Leisure.

Course Groups (W) 19+ Loan
Subject Area (W) Sport
Client Group (W) 19+
Search Ref (W) 59545
Website Ref (W) 80EXZSPGVE
Website Ref (W) ZQKZ2B344R
Information last amended: 07 June 2024 12:11

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