Personal Training

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

Course Outline

This qualification is designed 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

Entry Requirements

There are no specific pre-requisite qualifications but 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 also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

Course Modules

This qualification includes the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) and the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF).

The learner must achieve a minimum of 52 credits from the 10 mandatory units.

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

UnitTitleAccreditation NumberLevelCredits
1Anatomy and physiology for exerciseH/600/901326
2Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activityM/600/901522
3Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environmentT/600/901622
4Principles of exercise, fitness and healthA/600/901724
5Planning gym-based exerciseF/600/901824
6Instructing gym-based exerciseA/600/902026

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF)

UnitTitleAccreditation NumberLevelCredits
1Anatomy and physiology for exercise and healthA/600/905136
2Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programmeL/600/905436
3Programming personal training with clientsF/600/905237
4Delivering personal training sessionsJ/600/905339

Assessment

  • Multiple Choice Question Paper
  • Worksheets
  • Practical Observation
  • Coursework/Portfolio of Evidence