Diploma in Personal Training (Active IQ)

Diploma in Personal Training (Active IQ)

Level: Level 3
Course price: 1399.00

2020 Dates:

7th/8th, 21st/22nd & 28th/29th Nov 2020

2021 Dates:

13th/14th, 27th/28th March and 3rd/4th April 2

3rd/4th, 17th/18th July and 31st July/1st August

13th/14th, 27th/28th November and 4th/5th December


Course runs on weekends from 9:30am – 5:30pm.

Course overview:

This also forms part of the Diploma in Personal Training

This qualification is for individuals who would like to work with clients on a 1-1 basis. This is a challenging and rewarding career in the fitness industry as you will be responsible for training people, tailoring their fitness programmes to suit their personal needs and requirements, and offering specialist dietary advice.

Entry requirements:

  • You must have a Level 2 qualification in Fitness Instructing (or equivalent)

 What you will learn:

Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology
Level 3 Nutrition to Support Physical Activity
Promoting Wellness Through Client Motivation and Interaction
Bespoke Exercise and Program Design for Personal Training Clients
Customised Exercise Programme Instruction and Communication Techniques
Business Skills for a personal Trainer


Level 3 Anatomy & Physiology:

  • The heart and circulatory system
  • The musculoskeletal system
  • Postural and core stability
  • The nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health

Programming and Delivering Personal Training:

  • Incorporate different resistance and cardiovascular training methods into an exercise programme
  • Construct and implement short term, medium and long -term exercise programmes (periodisation)
  • Plan one-to-one sessions
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • How to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme
  • How to design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages
  • How to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages

Physical Measurements:

  • How to analyse and assess clients fitness, blood pressure and body composition
  • Analyse posture
  • Assess muscular strength and endurance
  • Assess flexibility
  • Aerobic capacity
  • Stress and stress management techniques
  • Pre exercise screening

Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity:

  • Food labelling
  • Eating disorders and prevention
  • Sports nutrition concepts
  • Psychology of weight loss
  • Digestive systems

Level 3 Business Skills for a personal Trainer


  • 2 x Theory papers and Worksheets
  • Practical assessment
  • Coursework/Case Studies

What to do now:

  • Complete an online application form, making your deposit or full payment
  • You will be assigned a tutor with contact via email or telephone
  • Your training resources will be sent to you in the post
  • Attend training days and return for assessments

What you will achieve:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • CPD Points and Certificate

What next?

  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Pilates Matwork
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
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November 7, 2020 to November 29, 2020
March 13, 2021 to April 4, 2021
July 3, 2021 to August 1, 2021
November 13, 2021 to December 5, 2021
Full price£1,399.00
Deposit (Balance £1049.25)£349.75

Should face-to-face training be delayed due to government guidelines then our training courses where possible will be taken online via Zoom or on a similar platform. Please see our Coronavirus Policy (on page 11 of our Terms and Conditions) for full details.