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Level 2 Gym and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training package

£1,749.00

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. Completing both courses will enable you to induct clients safely and effectively onto gym equipment and plan and devise programs using advanced training methods.

Due to an element of the course being delivered via Zoom, we ask all learners have a good stable internet connection, and use of a PC, Laptop or Tablet with webcam.

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 £1749.

For this price, you will also receive ONE of the following courses and access to Active IQ’s workshops:

• Online BWL Level 1 Award in Coaching Weightlifting
• Online Level 3 Award in supporting Pre and Post Natal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition
• Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling
• FTScotland Kettlebell Instructor Award

*courses must be completed within 12 months from booking

2023 New Gym Course Delivery Structure
This course will be delivered in a blended learning format; there will be two days online (Saturday and Sunday) and then three days face-to-face on the following weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at a venue.

2023 New PT Course Delivery Structure
This course will be delivered in a blended learning format; the first two days will be online (Saturday and Sunday) and then four days face-to-face over the next two consecutive weekends.

Full Price: £1749.00 (includes non-refundable deposit)

Payment Plan:
£199.00 non-refundable deposit then 8 payments of £193.75

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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

Candidates will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training manual when booking and be asked to read through specific sections of the manual before attending the course. The sections of the manual include:

Applied anatomy, physiology for exercise, health and fitness
The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health
Lifestyle, health wellbeing and common medical conditions
Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients
Programme design and delivering for personal training
Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers

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

Certificate in Gym Instructing

2023 New delivery structure
This course will be delivered in a blended learning format; there will be two days online (Saturday and Sunday) and then three days face-to-face on the following weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at a venue.

Location: Livingston
Course Code: GYM 0229
Delivery dates: 4th and 5th(Online), 10th, 11th, and 12th (Face to Face) of February 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 18th of February 2023
Assessment Dates: 25th and 26th of February 2023

Location: Perth
Course Code: GYM 0230
Delivery dates: 4th and 5th(Online), 10th, 11th, and 12th (Face to Face) of March 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 18th of March 2023
Assessment Dates: 25th and 26th of March 2023

Location: Cumbernauld
Course Code: GYM 0231
Delivery dates: 1st and 2nd(Online), 7th, 8th, and 9th (Face to Face) of April 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 15th of April 2023
Assessment Dates: 22nd and 23rd of April 2023

Location: Aberdeen
Course Code: GYM 0232
Delivery dates: 6th and 7th(Online), 12th, 13th, and 14th (Face to Face) of May 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 20th of May 2023
Assessment Dates: 27th and 28th of May 2023

Location: Inverness
Course Code: GYM 0233
Delivery dates: 3rd and 4th(Online), 9th, 10th, and 11th (Face to Face) of June 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 17th of June 2023
Assessment Dates: 24th and 25th of June 2023

Location: Perth
Course Code: GYM 0235
Delivery dates: 5th and 6th(Online), 11th, 12th, and 13th (Face to Face) of August 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 19th of August 2023
Assessment Dates: 26th and 27th of August 2023

Location: Cumbernauld
Course Code: GYM 0236
Delivery dates: 2nd and 3rd(Online), 8th, 9th, and 10th (Face to Face) of September 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 16th of September 2023
Assessment Dates: 23rd and 24th of September 2023

Location: Aberdeen
Course Code: GYM 0237
Delivery dates: 7th and 8th(Online),13th, 14th, and 15th (Face to Face) of October 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 21st of October 203
Assessment Dates: 28th and 29th of October 2023

Location: Inverness
Course Code: GYM 0238
Delivery dates: 4th and 5th(Online),9th, 10th, and 11th (Face to Face) of November 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 18th of November 2023
Assessment Dates: 25th and 26th of November 2023

Diploma in Personal Training

2023 New delivery structure
This course will be delivered in a blended learning format; the first two days will be online (Saturday and Sunday) and then four days face-to-face over the next two consecutive weekends.

Location: Inverness
Course Code: PT 0213
Delivery dates: 4th, 5th(Online), 11th, 12th,18th, and 19th (Face to Face) of March 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 8th of April 2023
Practical Assessment dates: 15th and 16th of April 2023

Location: Perth
Course Code: PT 0214
Delivery dates: 6th, 7th(Online), 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st (Face to Face) of May 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 10th of June 2023
Practical Assessment dates: 17th and 18th of June 2023

Location: Cumbernauld
Course Code: PT 0215
Delivery dates: 3rd, 4th(Online), 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th (Face to Face) of June 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 8th of July 2023
Practical Assessment dates: 15th and 16th of July 2023

Location: Aberdeen
Course Code: PT 0216
Delivery dates: 1st, 2nd(Online), 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th (Face to Face) of July 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 5th of August 2023
Practical Assessment dates: 12th and 13th of August 2023

Location: Livingston
Course Code: PT 0218
Delivery dates: 2nd, 3rd(Online), 9th, 10th, 16th, and 17th (Face to Face) of September 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 7th of October 2023
Practical Assessment dates: 14th and 15th of October 2023

Location: Perth
Course Code: PT 0219
Delivery dates: 7th, 8th(Online), 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd (Face to Face) of October 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 11th of November 2023
Practical Assessment dates: 18th and 19th of November 2023

Location: Cumbernauld
Course Code: PT 0220
Delivery dates: 4th, 5th(Online), 10th, 11th,18th, and 19th (Face to Face) of November 2023
Online Theory Assessment Date: 9th of December 2023
Practical Assessment dates: 16th and 17th of December 2023

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.

Due to an element of the course being delivered via Zoom, we ask all learners have a good stable internet connection, and use of a PC, Laptop or Tablet with webcam.

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