Personal Training

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training

Our entry-level personal training qualification allow learners to work within a gym-based environment, freelance as a Personal Trainer or launch their own business.

Upon completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training, learners are able to continue their development by undertaking a number of health & fitness awards to deliver group exercise classes or further knowledge with special populations.

Entry Criteria: 16+, a good understanding of both written and spoken English.

Duration: Weekends over six months, six taught weekends and home study (blended learning) OR Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm for five weeks (full-time).

Next course dates: TBC.

Price Structure: £2,400 (discounts available for University of Bath students). Please click here to see our payments and funding page for more information.

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Course syllabus and assessment

Delivered over 11 compulsory units, learners will cover:

  1. Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness;
  2. Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors;
  3. Health and safety in the fitness environment;
  4. Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change;
  5. Planning and instructing gym-based exercise;
  6. Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness;
  7. The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health;
  8. Lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions;
  9. Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients;
  10. Programme design and delivery for personal training;
  11. Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers.

Assessment: Multiple-choice theory assessments (x3); On-course and end-of-course practical assessments; Learner assessment records (worksheets); Learner Achievement Portfolios (LAP) (x2); Attendance for course content.

Progression Routes– Entry to Level 3 Exercise Referral, Level 2 Awards in Studio Cycling, Kettlebells, circuits.


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