New Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

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This qualification will further develop learners, who have existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction, to enable them to pursue a career in personal training. During the qualification learners will cover the following:

•   Further anatomy and physiology applicable to personal training

•   Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness

•   Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing

•   Effective communication skills for client consultations to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and strategies for change

•  Skills to plan and conduct physical activity sessions with different types of clients in a variety of environments with a range of resources

•   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

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 essential. There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and maths pitched at level 2 (as a minimum). 

Course Content

This qualification comprises of 6 mandatory units:

Unit 1: Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness F/615/4012

Unit 2: The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health J/615/4013

Unit 3: Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions R/615/4015

Unit 4: Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients Y/615/4016

Unit 5: Programme design and delivery for personal training Y/615/4018

Unit 6: Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers D/615/4020

Course Duration & Timings

4 Weekends – 10am to 5.30pm

Course Cost 



Portfolio of Evidence


Multiple Choice Examination.

Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

Progression Routes

This qualification provides progression onto the Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork. 

Next Available Dates

2020       June 26-28   July 17-19   August 7-9   September 4-6