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Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in
Gym Instructing and Personal Training

Now available in ENGLISH and ARABIC

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Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training


Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training is at level 3 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Guided learning hours: 294

Total qualification time: 660

Entry Requirements:

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

• The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

• There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.


Qualification Outline Target Learners:

Learners aged 16+.

• Learners wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as personal trainers.


Please note:

16–18-year-olds may need to be supervised in the workplace, once they have achieved the qualification. Purpose


This qualification aims to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.


During the qualification learners will cover:

Anatomy and physiology, functional kinesiology and concepts and components of fitness.

• Nutrition for exercise, health and fitness.

• Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing.

• Analysis of client information using the most accepted techniques.

• Assessment of a client’s current health and fitness status.

• Planning and conducting of physical activity sessions, within a variety of environments using multiple resources.

• Client consultations using the most accepted methods and providing strategies for successful behaviour change

• Communication skills to effectively build successful relationships with their clients and other health care professionals.

• Legal and professional requirements for personal training.

• How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis if they wish to.

• How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance.


1 Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness A/616/7499 2

2 Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors K/616/7501

3 Health and safety in the fitness environment M/616/7502

4 Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change A/616/7504

5 Planning and instructing gym-based exercise F/616/7505

6 Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness F/615/4012

7 The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health J/615/4013

8 Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions R/615/4015

9 Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients Y/615/4016

10 Programme design and delivery for personal training H/615/4018 1

11 Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers D/615/4

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