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ONLINE Level 2 Gym and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Package Payment Plan

£162.50 / month and a £340.00 sign-up fee

£340.00 non-refundable deposit, then 8 payments of £162.50 per month.

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.

The qualification will be delivered online with the use of online lectures. The practical assessments will be delivered at one of our locations. Each online course has a location assigned to it.

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.

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 £1640.

It is mandatory that you attend the level 2 course before the level 3

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

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.

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Home Study

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Manual

Candidates will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing manual when booking and be asked to read through specific sections and utilise e-learning below 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

Online Learning

Online Delivery – Gym and PT package

Candidates will study some of the courses through home study as well as face to face delivery through an online platform ZOOM. See below a brief course structure for both courses:

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Day 1 Online Delivery
Introduction/Day to Day structure
Assessment requirement/ LAP and folder discussion
Health and safety of facilities
Collecting information/fitness testing – demo’s/Behavioural changes/Stage of change/SMART goals and goal setting
Consultation practice

Day 2 Online Delivery
Importance of healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, and hydration
Understanding how to plan and instruct gym-based exercise
Cardiovascular methods, demo’s/videos, intensities, RPE, Heart Rate and pulse raising
Pre stretch static/dynamic – videos
Resistance methods – Resistance Machines, free weights
Spotting

Day 3 Online Delivery
Body weight exercises
Functional exercises
Cool down and flexibility
Consultation Observation Assessment – client complete programme
Instructing safe and effective gym-based exercise/Teaching sequence
Monitoring the safety and intensity of the exercise
Adapting exercise to accommodate different client needs

Day 4 Online Delivery
Discussion of group training assessment
How to plan home based programming 1-1 sessions and group fitness classes
Home based training considerations
Practicalities Insurance, Parq and use of technology for supporting clients and safeguarding yourself
Programme card for group assessment

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

Assessments

Certificate in Gym Instructing Assessments

Online Theory
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.

Worksheets and Assignments
Throughout the online delivery 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:
• Modular summative observation
• Summative observed session
• Session self- evaluation

Diploma in Personal Training Assessments

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 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

GYM0239X (ONLINE)
Online delivery: 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th of December 2023
Online Theory Assessment: Thursday the 14th of December 2023
Assessment Date: 16th and 17th of December 2023 in Livingston

GYM0240X (ONLINE)
Online delivery: 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of February 2024
Online Theory Assessment: 17th of February 2024
Assessment Date: 24th and 25th of February 2024 in Perth

GYM0242X (ONLINE)
Online delivery: 1st, 2nd 8th and 9th of June 2024
Online Theory Assessment: 15th of June 2024
Assessment Date: 22nd and 23rd of June 2024 in Aberdeen

GYM0244X (ONLINE)
Online delivery: 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th of October 2024
Online Theory Assessment: 19th of October 2024
Assessment Date: 26th and 27th of October 2024 in Inverness

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Course Code PT0221X (ONLINE)
Online Delivery: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th of December 2023
Online Theory Assessment: 6th of January 2024
Face to Face Practical Assessments: 13th and 14th of January 2024
Location of Practical Assessments: Aberdeen

Course Code PT0223X (ONLINE)
Online Delivery: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th 20th and 21st of April 2024
Online Theory Assessment: 11th of May 2024
Face to Face Practical Assessments: 18th and 19th of May 2024
Location of Practical Assessments: Perth

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 Requirement

Some experience of gym-based exercises, 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 an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

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.

Certification

On completion candidates will be awarded with both Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training e-certificates. 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 4 Strength and Conditioning