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Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instruction (Gym Based) & Personal Training - eLearning


No Fitness qualifications? No Problem! This is the course for you to gain your level 3 Personal trainer certificate, you simply book by speaking to us over the phone (old fashioned we know!) or book online below. Either pay in full or pay monthly (Subject to conditions). We are not a PT production line or a large chain, we are a small training provider ensuring you are given time to study and you will only have 1 of 2 people to contact on the course so you get consistency and good quality teaching as we get to know you too.. personal training is a personal service, so why shouldn't your course be too- just because it's online?

You get what you what you put in, we are a tad more expensive but we are offering you more time & we're not just saying it! Book the sessions in via your platform and we will guide you through the course, simple. 

The idea is you book a course with us & we treat you as if we were your personal trainer. You want results (to pass this course), then why don't we start treating you like a PT client, after all that's what you will be doing once you are qualified.  If your client books a block of 12 sessions, you want them to be using them twice or four times a week to get results and working on your own to make sure you hit those goals but it has to be part of the plan but you achieve them to pass this course.

We need to agree when you are going to book time to study, so you hand the work in to us on time (the same as client getting weighed, did they lose those 6 lbs?), this is your goal. The same as your client needs to gain muscle or lose weight! However, goals can change so we (you & us) look at changing your goals over the 12 months. The 12 months is your end point, any longer you risk losing knowledge you have gain which only makes it harder on you. 

Don't pay for the course and expect it just to happen, you don't book a PT and expect results without planning or putting in the effort. So lets do this!

We agree dates the units below so you gain knowledge and understanding relating to the job: 

  • Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology - Theory paper multiple choice exams 
  • Level 2 Instructing and Planning a program - Case Study and worksheet  
  • Level 2 Know how to support your client - Worksheet 
  • Level 2 Health & Safety in the fitness environment - Worksheet
  • Level 2 Principles of Exercise, Fitness & Health - Worksheet & Theory paper Multiple choice exam
  • Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology - Theory paper multiple choice exams 
  • Level 3 Nutrition in Physical Activity - Case Study & Theory paper Multiple choice exam
  • Level 3 Programming & Instructing Personal Training Sessions - Worksheet, Case Study & Practical Assessment

To help achieve this, you will have access to booked sessions with your own tutor, for 45 minute 1-2-1 online tutor sessions & email/telephone support, these must be booked in advance via the website.

Course format

The practical element of the course is 3 days for level 2 & 3 days for level 3, these are booked when you have completed some tasks at the start. You have 12 months to complete the course or you can extend this for another 3 months (at an extra cost) and 4 assessment days providing you with knowledge to gain your diploma qualification in the health and fitness industry. All the assessments are based in Ashford, Kent

We recommend you allow 1 to 2 hours study each day towards this and any other course we offer. We prefer to guide you to complete much quicker than 12 months so you keep the information fresh when you sit you exams.  

Course Assessment

  • Worksheets (4)
  • Multiple choice examinations (4)
  • Case Studys (2)
  • Practical Examinations (2)


Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instruction & Personal Training (Gym Based) 

Please note you get your certificate once both level 2 & 3 are complete, if you require a level 2 certificate before level 3 its important to book both individually.

Progression Routes after completing the course

  • Level 2 Instructing Indoor Cycling
  • Level 2 Kettlebells
  • Level 2 Circuit Training
  • Level 3 Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy

Course Price Includes

  • Registration & Certificate
  • Level 2 & 3 course manual 
  • Online learning platform
  • 1-2-1 online 45 minute, email and telephone support
  • Level 2 & 3 practical sessions
  • 2 Theory exam slots (level 2 & 3)
  • 2 Practical Assessment Slots (level 2 & 3)
  • If you pass every element first time there are no extra costs

Entry Requirements

You must be 16+ years of age, writing and numeracy skills are also required for presentation of the course work. The course will require physical exertion and individual participation is essential. A degree of fitness is necessary.


Normal cost £1650 if booked in full (discounted). 


£1800 for finance option over 12 months with £180 deposit followed by £135

0% interest rate on monthly payments. (Subject to Conditions) through Divido finance. 

Dates - choose one level 2 three day workshop, one level 3 three day workshop and 1 practical & theory date for each level after the workshop dates. You can amend these or decide once you have started. 

Level 2 Workshop Days - 23rd/24th/25th September 2019, or 25th/26th/27th November 2019 or 24th/25th February 2020 or 20th/21st April 2020 or 29th/30th June 2020 or 24th/25th August 2020 or 26th/27 October 2020
Level 3 Workshop Days -28th/29th/30th October 2019 or 27th/28th January 2020 or 23rd/24th March 2020 or 26th/27th May 2020 or 27th/28th July 2020 or 28th/29th September 2020 or 23rd/24th November 2020 or                           
Practical Assessment Days -  21st October 2019, or 18th           November 2019, or 16th December 2019 or 20th January 2020, or 17th February 2020, or 6th March 2020, or 27th April 2020, or 18th May 2020, or  22nd June 2020, or 20th July 2020, 10th August 2020, or 14th September 2020, or 19th October 2020, or 30th November 2020,or 30th December 2020, or 18th January 2021
Theory Exam Days -  25th October 2019, or 22nd November 2019, or 13th December 2019 or 24th January 2020, or 21st February 2020, or 20th March 2020, or 17th April 2020, or 22nd May 2020, or 26th June 2020, or 24th  July 2020, or 21st August 2020, 25th September 2020, or 23rd October 2020, or 20th November 2020, 18th December 2020, or 16th January 2021

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