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Diploma, Level 3

Personal Training

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is aimed at Gym instructors wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as personal trainers or individuals, who already hold a gym instructor qualification, wishing to become self-employed running their own personal training business. This qualification will further develop your existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction, to enable you to pursue a career in personal training. We will also develop your key industry relevant skills such as setting up your own business, effective communication for client consultations and managing your own performance.

• Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness

• The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health

• Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions

• Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients

• Programme design and delivery for personal training

• Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

This qualification provides progression onto:

• Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork
• Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
• Level 4 special populations-related qualifications
• Advanced Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness

Alternatively, learners may broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing onto qualifications mapping to additional branches of the Level 3 Standards, such as Exercise Referral and Leisure Management.

The qualification will provide knowledge and practical skills to enhance provision alongside other academic courses such as: National Diploma in Sports Studies, A-level PE and HND in Sport and Leisure.

• A suitable Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing.
• 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) and maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and maths

• Multiple Choice Examination.
• Portfolio of Evidence.
• Practical Demonstration/Assignment.
• Coursework/Project.