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Active IQ Level 3 Gym & Personal Trainer Course

Internationally Recognised. The #1 UK Leading Personal Training Qualification. Study Online or In Person.

The Fitness Group Education


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Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training
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  • Job guarantee programme is included in this course


Become an internationally recognised Level 3 Personal Trainer, with no prior qualifications, by choosing our Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training Diploma Qualification.

The Fitness Group is the UK’s Leading Fitness Education Training Provider. With our industry-leading 5-Star support our expert team will guide you to grow your career through our wide range of internationally recognised, health and fitness education qualifications.

We have monthly payment options available from just £27 per month. Not only are our qualifications internationally recognised, accredited qualifications but our 0% APR options make them the most accessible qualifications available.

100% Rock Solid Money Back Guarantee

For all courses you can study with complete peace of mind, taking advantage of our Rock Solid 100% Money-Back Guarantee. We are the only Training Provider that offers this – you can literally get started today completely risk-free!

We have locations throughout the UK that offer full-time, part-time, and supported online study options. If you study online you can submit your practical assessments via video or you can book face-to-face tutor support.


Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training

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Regulated by Ofqual

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About our Level 3 Personal Trainer Courses

The Level 3 Gym Instructing and Personal Training Diploma will educate you to a professionally competent level to plan and deliver great PT Programmes with excellent client satisfaction. It’s one of our most popular personal training courses. It’s also designed to teach you the business management and marketing skills needed to pursue a successful career as a personal trainer.

The Level 3 Personal Training Diploma combines Level 2 Gym and Level 3 Personal Training to complete a well-rounded learning experience for anyone wishing to pursue a career in personal training with no prior experience. Even if you’re new to becoming a personal trainer, our in-depth and accredited personal training courses equip you with all of the skills you need to start your new career.

Our Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training is the leading industry platinum standard.

Qualification Structure

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology of Fitness
  • Professionalism and Customer Care for Fitness Instructors
  • Health and Safety in the Fitness Environment
  • Conducting Client Consultations to Support Positive Behaviour Change
  • Planning and Instructing Gym-Based Exercise
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise, Health and Fitness
  • Lifestyle, Health and Common Medical Conditions
  • Encouraging Positive Health and Fitness Behaviours in Clients
  • Programme Design and Delivery for Personal Training
  • Professionalism and Business Acumen for Personal Trainers

Qualification Endorsement

Support for the Gym Instructing and Personal Training Diploma has been provided by the following professional bodies:

  • This is an Ofqual Accredited course and appears on the Regulated Qualifications Framework with the Accreditation number 603/2693/1. Ofqual recognition is recognised internationally.
  • CIMSPA and REPs
  • UK Active

Over 20 Free Accredited CPDs Included in this Package

This Active IQ Qualification includes all of the below free CPDs and additional courses. These free CPD Courses are in addition to the Expert Tutor support that you will receive throughout your journey.

  • 10+ Understanding Mental Health CPDs
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Kettlebells CPD
  • Bodyweight Trainer CPD
  • Online Trainer CPD
  • Obesity Myths CPD
  • Additional Nutrition CPDs
  • Free Business Skills CPD
  • Free Careers Concierge & Job Interview Support
  • Access to our Graduate Toolkit Area

If you study online you will receive access to our entire bank of recorded lectures, access to eLearning and eManual so you can study and complete your coursework online.

Who is this course for?

Anyone with an interest in fitness and a desire to become a Personal Trainer. This course begins at entry level and covers gym instructing and personal training.


There is no entry requirements for this qualification.

Our accredited Level 2 Gym Instructor is included as part of your Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructor and Personal Training package so there is no further entry requirement

Career path

As an accredited personal trainer you can start your journey in a rewarding and fulfilling new career. When you study with The Fitness Group Education you can be confident that you are studying with the UKs Leading Training Provider (and we even give you a money back guarantee).

Our tutors will work with you individually to support your next steps into employment or opening your own business.

Questions and answers


Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training Certificate.

Digital certificate - Included

Certificate can be both digital and a hard copy. Our Active IQ Qualifications are all CIMSPA recognised and are universally accepted for all personal training job roles here in the UK and beyond internationally.


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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.