ONLINE Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Payment Plan

£179.80 / month and a £100.00 sign-up fee

£100 deposit, Then 5 payments of £179.80 per month.

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 online with the use of online lectures, online learning resources, only the practical assessment will be required to be held at one of our facilities.

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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 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 learners 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.

Course work required before the course commences

There are worksheets and a food diary that are required to be completed before the course starts. Candidates will receive guidance on this when booking.

Online Delivery

Candidates will study some of the course through home study as well as six days of face to face delivery through an online platform ZOOM, a basic guide of the online delivery content is below:

Muscle fibre and neuron anatomy

4 stages of a muscle contraction.

Sliding filament theory

Nutrition for exercise

Fuel for an aerobic CV session

Creating a positive environnent/ effective communication technique/ Informed consent

Client consultation/ techniques and practice

Behaviours and habits/SMART goals

Breaking down barriers to exercise

Behaviour/lifestyle change

Client Consultation

Client consultation practical

Physiological Measurements

Lecture/Practical Videos

Medical Condition Lecture

Class discussion/presentation following breakout room

Nutrition recommendations

Alternative environments/ Special Populations Lecture

Nutrition Mock Paper

CV & RM Methods Lecture with demonstration videos

Core Stability &

Stretching Demonstration/Video/


Legal/Professional requirements of a PT H & S/ Management of personal info Business plan: SWOT analysis and CPD lecture

Programming/ Periodisation lecture

Risk stratification lecture

Complete Training Techniques Activity for Practical Assessment

Plan for Summative Practical Assessment

Client consultation practical

Marketing for a business lecture

A & P Mock Paper Review (30 mins)

IT for a business lecture

Business planning lectures:

*Homework is set after each day


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

Multiple Choice Theory Examination – This multiple-choice assessment is completed online

Practical Assessment – Summative Practical Assessment must be conducted by observation. However due to current COVID restrictions these can be completed through video submission as Adapted Assessment following Active IQ Digital Recording Guidelines.

Video submissions of the learners planned session must follow NHS Public Health & Government Guidelines and may use members of their household as clients to participate in the summative practical session.

Learners can utilise the equipment & environment available to them whilst enduring the safety of both themselves and their clients.

The video submission of the demonstration of training systems with a client as prescribe in the LAP can be submitted as one continuous recording or each training system recorded separately.

We deliver from Leisure facilities in the following areas:

  • Inverness
  • Aberdeen
  • Dundee
  • Perth
  • Livingston
  • Cumbernauld

Course Dates

Course Code PT0196X (Cumbernauld)
Course Dates: 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd of August 2021
Assessment Dates: 18th and 19th of September 2021 at Cumbernauld.

Course Code PT0197X (Livingston)
Course Dates: 4th, 5th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th of September 2021
Assessment Dates: 16th and 17th of October 2021 at Livingston.

Course Code PT0198X (Cumbernauld)
Course Dates: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th of October 2021
Assessment Dates: 13th and 14th of November 2021 at Cumbernauld.

Course Code PT0200X (Inverness)
Course Dates:  4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th of December 2021
Assessment Date: 15th and 16th of January 2022 at 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).


On completion candidates will be awarded with an Active IQ  Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training certificate.

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.


ITA Funding is accepted for this course.