Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (Stand Alone)

Course details

This qualification is aimed at learners who wants to progress their careers towards personal training.

Learners completing the newly refreshed Diploma in Personal Training will already be working in a fitness-based environment and will already have completed the pre-requisite qualification of Level Two Fitness Instructing. On completion of this qualification learners will be able to progress towards the field of a self-employed personal trainer.


Candidates who enrol on this course must provide evidence of completion of the Level Two Fitness Instructing Certificate.

Delegates must be at least 16 years old.

Course Content

Delivered over six units:

1. Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
2. The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
3. Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions
4. Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
5. Programme design and delivery for personal training
6. Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

  • Multiple-choice theory assessment (x2)
  • Practical gym-based assessment (formative and summative)
  • Learner assessment records (worksheets)
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Practical experience log
Delivery Methods
  • Full time: Monday-Friday (9-5)
  • Online/Blended Learning: Online theory study with practical study and assessments at the University of Bath (Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm)
Progression Routes

Become part of Team Bath Alumni to have the opportunity to register for further Continual Professional Development seminars at reduced rates.

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Continued professional development (CPD): With the Level Three Diploma in Personal Training there are many progression routes, such as: Sports Massage, Level 4 Strength and Conditioning, Diabetes and Obesity or Lower Back Pain Management.

Next course start dates

Full time: 17th June 2019

Online (blended learning): 7th January 2019, 8th April 2019

Exceptional facilities, elite practitioners

As with all the qualifications we offer, the Certificate in Fitness Instruction is delivered at the University of Bath in the world-leading sports environment of the Sports Training Village, a fantastic place to learn from our elite practitioners and specialist Team Bath staff in an exceptional gym and elite training centre.

Course cost

The Diploma in Personal Training course costs £2,000.

Before booking, please read our course terms and conditions.


Options Dates

Blended Learning

Option 1

January to March 2019

Online Learning Start Date: 7th January 2019

Contact Weekend 1: 19th & 20th January 2019

Contact Weekend 2: 16th & 17th February 2019

Assessment Weekend: 9th & 10th March 2019

Blended Learning

Option 2

April to July 2019

Online Learning Start Date: 8th April 2019

Weekend 1: 27th & 28th April 2019

Weekend 2: 18th & 19th May 2019

Assessment Weekend: 8th & 9th June 2019

Full time

Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

17th June to 5th July 2019

How to book

You can sign up for the Diploma in Personal Training today via the Team Bath store.

There are several payment options available. Please click here to read our payments & funding options.

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