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

 There is one CPD module built into this course:

1. Business and development planning day

  • 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

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 date

Full time: 18th June 2018

Online (blended learning): 16th April 2018

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

Full Time

(Monday-Friday – 9am-5pm)

18th June – 6th July 2018
Online (Blended Learning)

Starts: Monday 30 April 2018 (home study)

Weekend One: 12/13 May 2018
Weekend Two: 9/10 June 2018
PT L3 assessment weekend: 23/24 June 2018
CPD weekend: 7/8 July 2018

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 speak to our Training and Development team to discuss the best way for you to pay.

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