This Level 3 Personal Training certification course aims to develop learners’ existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to pursue a career in personal training. The Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training is a nationally recognised qualification. It also provides access to The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 3.
A fitness instructor/personal trainer’s role includes designing and implementing exercise programmes for a range of individual clients by collecting and analysing client information to ensure the effectiveness of personal exercise programmes. A personal trainer should also actively encourage potential clients/members to join and adhere to regular exercise programmes, employing appropriate motivational strategies to achieve this.
ActiveIQ, is one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for the active leisure, learning and well-being sector. Active IQ is recognised and regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA and we design qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways for the active leisure sector.
Up to 240 hours which is under 40 minutes per day for 12 months.
You have up to a year to complete this course, this is usually ample time for learners, even with full time jobs and other commitments. However, should you require long, please contact one of our course advisers with regards to an extension.The approximate guided hours for this course is 245 hours.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, posters, leaflets, presentations, PowerPoint presentations, video/audio recordings, work-based and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This is a blended learning course, which means some of your study will be done at home, some will be done face to face with your tutor, and all of your practical assessment will take place at our Birmingham-based assessment centre. All information about your course will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
This course is assessed by a variety of methods.
Unit 1: Theory paper (6 Credits)
Unit 2: Theory Paper and Case study (6 Credits)
Unit 3: Case Study and Worksheet (7 Units)
Unit 4: Summative observed session and Session self-evaluation (9 Units)
This course is assessed in three different ways: multiple-choice examinations, practical assessments and a portfolio which you work on during your course. Successful completion of all three units must be achieved for the full qualification.
Attending assessment days is a vital part of passing this Active IQ qualification. On the assessment day, you will complete the your multiple-choice examinations under the supervision of your course tutor. Our practical days run on an “on demand” basis in small groups. You may have to wait a short time while we fill the other practical spaces. Our assessment centre is based in Birmingham. How many times you’ll need to come to our assessment centre in Birmingham will relate to how well you progress on your course. Each assessment day you attend will cost £100.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.
We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.
No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.
In addition to your course fee, you will need to pay £100 for each assessment day you attend. How many days you need to attend will be dependent on how you progress on the course, students normally need between 1-3 assessment dates.
Yes, there will be short tests that you will sit on your assessment day in order to pass this qualification.
The theory aspect of the course, which takes the majority of the study hours can be completed from anywhere in world. However, you will need to be able to attend our practical assessment day based in Birmingham, UK to complete your qualification.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).