Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training


This course offers:

  • CIMPSA & REPs endorsed qualification.
  • Ofqual accredited.
  • Flexible online learning.
  • Unlimited support from our specialist Personal Training and Strength & Conditioning tutors.
  • Advanced anatomy & physiology knowledge.
  • Skills to plan and conduct various physical activity sessions using a variety of resources.
  • How to set up and manage a personal training business on self-employed basis.
  • How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance.



This CIMPSA & REPs endorsed certification is aimed anyone who wishes to become a Personal Trainer. This course is suitable for students to complete online only and is delivered through home study, webinars, e-learning, tutorials and practical workshops. Active IQ’s Level 3 Personal Training course is nationally recognised and once qualified, you are ready to work as a personal trainer in gyms across the UK.

Students must hold a suitable level 2 qualification in gym instructing. If you need to complete this, click here. Students must have some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. Students must also have a basic level of fitness and basic skills of discussing, presenting, reading and writing.

Course Content

During this online course, you will complete the following modules:

  • Advanced Anatomy & Physiology which includes a range of sport & exercise science topics.
  • The principles of nutrition and their application to fitness programmes.
  • Common medical conditions (including seniors)
  • Encouraging positive health & fitness behaviours & setting fitness goals with clients.
  • Designing cardiovascular & resistance workouts and delivering personal training programmes.
  • Professionalism and business acumen for Personal Trainers.

Course Assessments

To achieve the qualification of the Personal Trainer, you will complete:

  • Coursework – (A portfolio with assignments & worksheets).
  • Online multiple choice theory exams.
  • Practical exams.

Once you have become fully qualified, you will have the opportunity to go through with you tutor to sign up and apply for Personal Training roles. You will also become eligible to progress onto other Active IQ courses such as:

  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training.
  • 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 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Disabled Clients.


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