Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Become a personal trainer

course details

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is a qualification designed to give the trainer the necessary skills, knowledge and competence required for an individual to work unsupervised as a personal trainer. This includes being able to offer one-to-one training, baseline assessment, nutritional advice and progressive programming which is specific to the individual needs of a client.

training on site

While we offer open course dates for this training, if you have a number of staff who need to attend it may be more cost effective to book a on-site course, on days and at times that suit you.

If you are interested in this option, please contact us for a quote and for more information

It was relevant to my needs and I was supported by my tutor throughout the entire course. It was the most enjoyable time I've had. Thanks very much!

Dina White

Syllabus and Pre requisites

The syllabus for this course includes:

    • You will need to analyse a client’s food diary over the course of a week and produce a report on your findings and give your client healthy suggestions that they may be able to implement to help achieve their nutrition and exercise goals.
    • To create a PowerPoint presentation on nutrition to educate your client.
    • To be assessed/observed interviewing your client and carrying out various fitness and health checks.
    • To plan a 12 week periodisation programme for your PT in relation to their goal’s.
    • To produce 3 gym programme cards for your client over 3 phases of their periodisation programme that meets their goals.
    • To risk assess and plan adaptations for internal and external environments.
    • A summative observation by an external assessor observing you PT your client.
    • To complete a 16 question worksheet on Personal Training topics (Total of 55 marks).
    • To complete a self-evaluation & reflection on your own instructing skills.
    • To create a infographic handout.
    • To create a medical leaflet on a health condition.
    • To research and recommend various technology to help your client meet their goals.
    • To create a initial business evaluation.
    • To create a market research plan for your business.
    • To create a business plan of key objectives and a financial forecast for the year.
    • To have a modular summative observation by your tutor/assessor on various Level 3 Training Techniques in C.V, M.S.E and Flexibility.


Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym-Based Exercise

assessment, certification and re-certification

You will be assessed by the tutor through the completion of worksheets, a Personal Training case study and a Nutrition case study. There will be an assessment at the end involving practical application of what you have learnt, and you will complete 2 theory paper's that will be assessed externally.

This qualification carries 20 REPs points and allows learners to enter REPs at Level 3.

£1,399 Per Person

Module Information

This course is split into several modules, this is made up of e-learning and 9 contact days.

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