Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

Looking to enhance your skills, qualifications and career within the health and fitness industry?
If so, then National Academy’s Fitness & Personal Training course is one not to miss out on!
The Active IQ Diploma in Fitness & Personal Training course will give you the opportunity to challenge your existing fitness and personal training skills to a more experienced level. You will have an exceptional level of knowledge to successfully design, plan and effectively deliver safe exercise programmes for your clients, whilst giving you the chance to further develop on your existing skills to pursue a successful career as a personal trainer.

  • Qualification Structure
  • Course Format
  • What You Will Learn

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

– Unit 1
Anatomy and physiology for exercise (H/600/9013).

– Unit 2
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (M/600/9015).

– Unit 3
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016).

– Unit 4
Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017).

– Unit 5
Planning gym-based exercise (F/600/9018).

– Unit 6
Instructing gym-based exercise (A/600/9020).

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

– Unit 7
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health (A/600/9051).

– Unit 8
Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme (L/600/9054).

– Unit 9
Programming personal training with clients (F/600/9052).

– Unit 10
Delivering personal training sessions (J/600/9053).

Entry Requirements
Experience in completing gym-based exercises including having knowledge using free-weights for various exercises. This Fitness & Personal Training course requires a level of physical application and individual participation. A healthy degree of physical fitness is required to successfully complete this course and achieve your advanced personal training qualifications.

This course also requires a level of communication including reading, writing, presenting and group discussions. Students are required to have a confident level of communication.

We appreciate that each student has different knowledge and learning levels, which is why regardless of the delivery method you choose, all of the National Academy students will be given access to their course content via Active IQ’s online interactive dashboard before attending any workshop or classroom delivery.

The dashboard is equipped with material and resources, but more importantly engaging modules of each unit of the Active IQ Diploma in Fitness & Personal Training course. The dashboard can be viewed remotely by your course tutor to offer support as and when necessary. This allows all learners to access their course content enabling them to study at a rate and pace that they are comfortable with, before immersing themselves into the practical elements of the Active IQ Diploma in Fitness & Personal Training course.

All our courses require learners to complete home study prior to any centre attendance
Workshops are run regularly throughout the year, although they are not compulsory we offer the following 3 options to encourage your attendance

Option 1
Complete all e-learning modules via home study and then attend a 10 day workshop for theory and practical applications of the course.
Workshops run Monday – Friday 9am until 4pm. At the end of the workshop you will be ready to sit both your theory and practical assessment over a further 2 day assessment period.

Option 2
Complete all e-learning modules via home study and then attend a centre for 6 weekends. Weekends are run 1 per month.

Option 3
Blended workshops – complete all e-learning modules via home study, followed by 8 online support meetings with a tutor. 2 days face-face for practical and theory based assessments. This option is ideal for anyone who already has a Health & Fitness background.

Throughout the Active IQ Diploma in Fitness & Personal Training course, you will have full support from our team. Our courses are run nationwide and we will ensure to enrol you in a centre near you. We offer flexible payment options, bespoke payment plans or you can choose to pay for your course via the 24+ advanced Learner Loan.

For more information about the Active IQ Diploma in Fitness & Personal Training course, contact the National Academy team today.


✓ Coursework

✓ Portfolio of evidence

✓ Practical demonstration/assignment

✓ Multiple-choice exam

At the end of the course you’ll be able to confidently and professionally, prescribe, plan, deliver and evaluate personal training sessions. Enabling you to become a qualified personal trainer. Start your own personal training business or get a job in a fitness centre.

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