Level 2 Gym and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training package

£1,650.00

The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructor and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training package combines both qualifications you need to work successfully as a qualified Personal Trainer. By completing both courses this will enable you to induct clients safely and effectively onto gym equipment and plan and devise programmes using advanced training methods.
Book both our Active IQ Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training together and receive both courses for the fantastic price of £1650.00. This also includes the FTScotland Kettlebell Instructor Qualification.

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£400.00 deposit then 4 payments of £312.50

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Home study

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Once the candidate completes the application process, they will get access to resources to help them prepare for the course and their assessments.

Resources:

Manual– Candidates will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing manual when booking and be asked to read through specific sections prior to the delivery of the course. The manual has end of section questions after each section, this helps the candidate check what knowledge they have retained and areas they may need to focus on.

Videos–Candidates will get access to all practical videos of demonstrations and correct techniques for mobility exercises, cardiovascular machines, pre and post stretches, resistance machines, free weights, body weight exercises and functional exercises.

Mock theory paper- Candidates will receive a copy of an example theory paper to help with revision.

Course work required before the course commences – There are worksheets that are required to be completed before the course starts. Candidates will receive guidance on this when booking.

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Once the candidate completes the application process, they will get access to resources to help them prepare for the course and their assessments.

Resources:

Manual -Candidates will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training manual when booking and be asked to read through specific sections and utilise e-learning below to help with revision.

E-learning- is included in the cost of the course. It is designed to offer a different learning style from the manual as some of our candidates prefer visual and interactive learning as they struggle to study from the book alone. Within the e-learning resource it will cover:

  • Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness
  • The principles of nutrition and application to exercise and health
  • Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
  • Programme design and delivery for personal training
  • Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

Active IQ has advised that candidates would require a laptop or computer to access your e-Learning account as an iPad or mobile phone would not have the full capability to perform all the functions within the e-Learning.

In person delivery

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

The practical element of the course is delivered over the five days where the following elements will be covered. (This may vary).

Day 1- Introduction, Day to Day structure and Assessment requirements Health and Safety of facility, Customer Care, Gathering Information, Consultation, SMART goals, and Fitness Testing.

Day 2- Completion of Consultation Observation, Introduction to CV machines, Mobility, Pulse Raiser, Stretches, Training Zones and Planning CV Training.

Day 3- CV Practice (Mobility, Pulse Raiser, Stretches and Main CV), Introduction and Practice of Resistance machines, Free weights, Functional and Body Weight exercises. Plan Group Programme.

Day 4- Practise 1-1 programme, Completion of Session evaluation questions, Cool Down and Post stretches, Cool Down and Post stretches

Day 5- All day – Group Induction practical Assessments

*Homework tasks will be given out after each day of delivery

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

This course is delivered over 6 days where the following elements are covered. (This may vary):

Day 1 – Introduction to the course Coursework and consultation assessments discussion Anatomy and Physiology including detail on muscle fibre and neuron anatomy, sliding filament theory, action potentials, planes of motion and the bodily systems. Creating a positive environment (part 1): Introduction to communication

Day 2– Nutrition for exercise, events, and specific goals. How to analyse a clients food diary Creating a positive environment (part 2): Active listening communication techniques, Client Consultation practical (part 1)

Day 3- Risk Stratification Physiological Measurements Fitness Testing Behaviours and habits Nutrition Mock Papers

Day 4- Nutrition Mock Papers: results Cardiovascular and Resistance Methods SMART goal setting, lifestyle barriers and overcoming them Client Consultation practical (part 2)

Day 5 –Programming Periodisation and Alternative Environments Periodisation strategies and how to focus towards client goals Core stability/injuries & Stretching Anatomy and Physiology Mock Paper

Day 6- Anatomy and Physiology Mock Paper: Results Legal Professional requirements. Marketing for a business Business planning Client Consultation practical (part 3)

Assessments

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Candidates are assessed throughout the course by written questions and practical continuous assessment. The final assessments normally take place two weeks after the last day of the course, and they consist of:

Online Theory paper – The theory assessment is completed Online, the assessment is multiple-choice, there are 50 questions and the allocated time to complete it is 1 hour and 45 mins. The pass mark is 35/50.
A date is set for each course.

  • Principles of anatomy, physiology, and fitness

Practical Assessment:

Within the course delivery days candidates will be assessed working in a small group delivering a range of exercises.

A practical day will be set so that the candidate can complete their summative assessment. From a planned programme that is devised by the candidate on the course, the candidate will induct a client safely and effectively onto a range of equipment. Afterwards they will evaluate the session.

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Throughout the course candidates will be set Coursework/Projects, worksheets etc and will be marked by their course tutor.

Online Theory Assessments – There are two online theory assessments for this qualification, the assessments are multiple-choice, there are 40 questions for each assessment and the allocated time to complete it is 90 mins. The pass mark is 28/40.
A date is set for each course.

  • Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise health and fitness
  • The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health

Practical Assessment:

There are a few modular practical observations for the following areas: Consultation, Personal Training session and Training Techniques, these will be assessed within the course delivery days.

A practical day will be set so that the candidate can complete their summative assessment. From a planned programme that is devised by the candidate on the course, the candidate will deliver a Personal Training session to an experienced client using a range of Advanced training methods. Afterwards the candidate will evaluate the session.

Course dates

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Livingston GYM0214 – FULL
5th, 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th of November 2021
Assessment Date: 27th and 28th of November 2021

Inverness GYM0217
4th, 5th, 6th 12th and 13th of February 2022
Assessment Date: 26th and 27th of February 2022

Aberdeen GYM0218
4th, 5th, 6th 12th and 13th of March 2022
Assessment Date: 26th and 27th of March 2022

Livingston GYM0219
1st 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th of April 2022
Assessment Date: 23rd and 24th of April  2022

Perth GYM0220
6th 7th 8th 14th and 15th of May 2022
Assessment Date: 28th and 29th of May 2022

Cumbernauld GYM0221
3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th of June 2022
Assessment Date: 25th and 26th of June 2022

Inverness GYM0223
5th, 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th of August 2022
Assessment Date: 27th and 28th of August 2022

Aberdeen GYM0224
2nd, 3rd, 4th 10th and 11th of September 2022
Assessment Date: 24th and 25th of September 2022

Livingston GYM0225
7th, 8th, 9th 15th, and 16th of October 2022
Assessment Date: 29th and 30th of October 2022

Perth GYM0226
4th, 5th, 6th, 12th 13th of November 2022
Assessment Date: 26th and 27th of November 2022

Cumbernauld GYM0227
2nd, 3rd 4th, 10th and 11th of December 2022
Assessment Date: 17th and 18th of December 2022

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Course

Cumbernauld 
Course Code PT203
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th of March 2022
Assessment Date: 16th and 17th of April 2022

Inverness
Course Code PT204
2nd 3rd, 9th, 10th 16th and 17th of April 2022
Assessment Date: 14th and 15th of May 2022

Cumbernauld
Course Code PT0207
6th, 7th, 13th, 14th 20th and 21st of August 2022
Assessment Date: 17th and 18th of September 2022

Aberdeen
Course Code PT0210
5th, 6th, 12th 13th 19th and 20th of November 2022
Assessment Date: 17th and 18th of December 2022

Kettlebell Dates:

Course Code: KB041 (Inverness)
Course Dates: 19th and 20th of February 2022

Course Code: KB042 (Perth)
Course Dates: 21st and 22nd of May 2022

Course Code: KB043 (Edinburgh)
Course Dates: 24th and 25th of September 2022

Course Code: KB044 (Aberdeen)
Course Dates: 22nd and 23rd of October 2022

Entry Requirements

Learners are required to be 16 years and above to be accepted onto the course.

Experience of gym-based exercise, 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.

Certification

On successful completion of these qualifications, the candidate will receive both e-certificates for the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and the Level 3 Active IQ Diploma in Personal Training which will allow the candidate to apply for entry onto CIMSPA.  These qualifications together will enable you to work as a Personal Trainer.

Progression Routes

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral/ Level 3 Diploma in Supporting Clients with Long Term Conditions

Active IQ Level 4 Strength and Conditioning