ONLINE Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Payment Plan

From: £90.90 / month and a £195.00 sign-up fee

New online course – The aim of this qualification is to develop candidates with existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to pursue a career in personal training. The qualification will be delivered live online over six days (3 consecutive weekends) with the use of online lectures, and learning resources. It is only the practical assessment that will be required to be held at one of our facilities face to face. Once the candidate is qualified, they will be able to train clients on a one-to-one basis and in small groups using advanced training methods and creating programs specific to the client’s needs. This qualification also includes business skills which is an important part of starting a new career as a Personal Trainer.

Applications for all courses close at 12 pm on the Monday before the course commences, unless the course is full prior to this.

Payment Plan Options:

Regular – £195 non-refundable deposit, Then 5 payments of £200.00 per month.
Extended – £195 non-refundable deposit, Then 10 payments of £100.00 per month.

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Home Study

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

Online Delivery

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Day 1 – Online Delivery

Consultation Assessment

Muscle Fibre

Nutrition for exercise, how to fuel our bodies for various different types.

Creating a positive environment


Day 2 – Online Delivery

Behaviours and habits & SMART Goals

Breaking down barriers to exercise

Behaviour & lifestyle change

Client consultation practical


Day 3 – Online Delivery

Physiological measurement Lecture

Fitness Testing Lecture

Medical Condition Lecture

Alternative environments & Special Populations Lecture


Day 4 – Online Delivery

Nutrition Mock Paper

CV & RM methods lecture

Core Stability & stretching

Legal & professional requirements of Personal Training

Health and Safety

Business Plan


Day 5 – Online Delivery

Programming & Periodisation

Risk Stratification Lecture

Periodisation & Exercise Plan

Client Consultation


Day 6 – Online Delivery

A & P mock paper review

Business Planning lectures

Set Business Assignments


Due to 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.


Online Theory
The theory assessments are completed Online, the assessments are multiple-choice, there are two theory papers:
1. Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health (pass mark 28/40)
2. Applying the principles of Nutrition to a physical activity programme (pass mark 28/40)

A theory date is set for each course.

Worksheets and Assignments
Throughout the course candidates will be set coursework/assignments, worksheets etc and will be marked by their course tutor.

Practical Assessment (Face to Face at a venue)
All practical assessments need to be assessed in person at one of our locations. When booking, each course has an allocated location.
There are two practical assessments and an evaluation:
• Practical assessment of training techniques
• Practical assessment of a personal training session
• Completion of a self-evaluation

Course Dates

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Course Code PT0225X (ONLINE)
Online Delivery: 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th of August 2024
Online Theory Assessment: 7th of September 2024
Face to Face Practical Assessments: 14th and 15th of September 2024
Location of Practical Assessments: Aberdeen

Course Code PT0227X (ONLINE)
Online Delivery: 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of December 2024
Online Theory Assessment: 11th of January 2025
Face to Face Practical Assessments: 18th and 19th of January 2025
Location of Practical Assessments: Inverness

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a suitable level 2 qualification in gym instructing.

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) and maths involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and maths pitched at level 2 (as a minimum).

Due to 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.

Please note if you hold a Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Exercise, and Health qualification, it can only be used towards the Nutrition theory and cannot exempt you from the case study.


On completion candidates will be awarded with an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training e-certificate. Active IQ are no longer offering hard copy certificates.

Progression Routes

This qualification provides progression to the following qualifications:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells.