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CIMSPA Level 3 Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer Diploma

Ofqual Regulated | CIMSPA Endorsed | "Outstanding" Rated | Best Value

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£1,374 inc VAT
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This Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer course can be paid in 0% interest free instalments if...

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0% interest free instalment plans are available - please contact us for details.

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Online with live classes
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training
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Study Active PT course packages also include options for L4 Advanced PT and Level 4 Nutrition.

Study Active -UK Leading provider for Ofqual regulated and CIMSPA endorsed Gym Instructor & Personal Trainer qualifications. We have been rated "outstanding" by CIMSPA and are the 2023 ukactive Education Provider of the Year.

This is a genuine Ofqual regulated CIMSPA endorsed qualification delivered by Study Active - who are an "outstanding" rated approved CIMSPA Training Provider. (Please note - ALWAYS check that a provider is genuinely CIMSPA approved by going onto CIMSPA's website, then clicking directories, then partner directories)

How does this course work?

The Level 3 Personal Trainer course is a CIMSPA endorsed qualification, delivered by Study Active - UK leading providers of Personal Trainer qualifications.

We deliver this course to students across the UK using an online / blended learning approach, using e-learning, webinars, dedicated tutorials and optional practical workshops. This flexible approach allows you to work at your own pace and wrap your study around other commitments.

What support happens after my course?

You will benefit from 20 FREE CPD, FREE Career / Personal Trainer Start Up Support and a Guaranteed interview scheme

How can I fund my course?

We offer 0% interest free instalments.

We also have a price beat guarantee where we will beat any genuine like for like price.


Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training

Regulated by Ofqual

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The Level 3 Personal Trainer course is a CIMSPA recognised qualification, delivered by Study Active - UK leading provider of Personal Trainer qualifications.

How will I study?

You will work through your Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification at your own pace using a combination of online learning, webinars, tutorials and optional practical workshops. You will be heavily supported at each step by our team of genuine fitness experts, who are available to help you from 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week!

What will I study?

You will study a range of core modules in this Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer course including;

  • Applied Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise, Health & Fitness
  • The Principles of Nutrition & their Application to Exercise
  • Understanding Lifestyle, Health, Wellbeing and Common Medical Conditions
  • Encouraging Positive Health & Fitness Behaviours in Clients
  • Programme Design & Delivery for Personal Training
  • Business Acumen for Personal Trainers

You will also receive FREE 20 Online CPD units including: * Tri-Planar Kettlebells, * Suspension Training, * Bodyweight Training, * Power Clubs, * Rig Training, * Obesity Myths, * Fuelling Exercise, * Ketogenic Diet, * Plant Based Diet, * Online PT

How will I be assessed?

In terms of assessment for your Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer you will complete:

  • Coursework
  • Multiple choice theory exams
  • Practical exams

What does this lead on to?

Once complete you will be a qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer and we can give you FREE career guidance and PT start up support right away. You can then join CIMSPA and can also move on to study other qualifications we offer.

Who is this course for?

Anyone with an active interest in fitness and a desire to become a Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer


Level 2 Gym Instructor is included as part of your Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer course package so there is no further entry requirement

Career path

When you have completed your course, you will be a fully qualified in the below occupations:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Gym Instructor

We can then offer you FREE Career Guidance and PT Start Up Support as well as a Guaranteed Interview to help get you started. You can also join CIMSPA and may wish to move on to study other qualifications we offer.


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What does study method mean?

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.