Get off to the best possible start with our Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training.
We believe that being a great personal trainer takes more than a qualification. That’s why we’re here to support you every step of the way. We not only offer great personal trainer courses but also specialist courses if there’s an extra skill you’d like to gain.
Just starting out? Our Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma combines Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications.
Already got Level 2 Fitness Instructor? No problem! Use your Gym Instructor qualification to jump straight to the Personal Trainer part of the course, saving you time and money.
Springboard your career with the industry recognised and Armed forces approved Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training.
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training
Full & Part-Time Options | Prices From £999.
Take your career to the next level with our Fitness Instructing & Personal Training Qualification.
With flexible study options and locations throughout the UK, you’ll be able to work at a pace that suits you. The Personal Trainer course combines home-based and face-to-face training and can be completed either part-time or full-time.
With our part-time personal trainer course, you can study at your own pace. You’ll get full access to our interactive learning portal and regular phone appointments with our telephone support tutors. You’ll also attend practical workshops and theory re-cap sessions to prepare you for your assessments. You will attend your chosen venue for a number of weekend workshops. There are 9 days you’ll need to attend in total.
Once you have booked your Personal Trainer course, one of our dedicated tutors will be in touch to plan your learning schedule. We are with you all the way, providing support, guidance, coursework feedback and revision sessions over the phone. Your tutor will advise on preparation for your practical course days.
If you’re in a hurry or prefer to study your Personal Trainer Course face to face then we also offer our full-time Gym Instructor Course that runs over 4 consecutive weeks.
We’ll send you all the information you need before your chosen course date. Once enrolled you will receive full access to our online learning platform with interactive revision tools and quizzes to test your knowledge. You can also complete elements of the home study work from here.
You will learn how to plan and deliver your own gym sessions, using up-to-date methods of programming and instructing skills. In addition, you will acquire an in-depth knowledge of health and fitness. This includes getting first-hand experience of using gym equipment, plus:
How to warm up / cool down
Anatomy and physiology
Free weight exercising techniques
Resistance machine exercise techniques
Principles of exercise programme design
Communication and teaching skills
Screening and risk factor identification
Promoting physical activity for a healthier lifestyle
Healthy older adult
Fitness for children 14+
Customer care – the do’s and don'ts
Health and safety in the workplace
Building on the skills and knowledge acquired in the first half of this diploma, you will learn advanced personal training techniques. These include lifting form; CV training methods; anatomy and physiology; client assessment and programming.
Advanced anatomy and physiology
Advanced cardiovascular training methods
Advanced resistance training methods
Movement screening – postural assessment and overhead squat assessment
SMART Goal setting
Progressive exercise programming
Teaching exercise outdoors
Functional core stability training
PNF stretching (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)
Nutritional basis of healthy eating
Analysis of food labels
Eating for energy
Analysis of food diaries
Passive fitness assessments including blood pressure testing, skin fold measuring, postural analysis
Active fitness assessments including movement screening, VO2 Max assessments, muscular strength and endurance assessments
Business and marketing
To pass the Personal Trainer course you’ll need to successfully complete the following:
Most students choose to submit their Personal Trainer home-study units online through our interactive learning portal. If you prefer, you can submit handwritten units. We are here to help, so if you have any special learning needs please do get in touch. We’ll work with you and do as much as possible to assist.
There are a number of finance options available. This course can be funded through an Advanced Learner Loan. These allow you to study now and pay back when you are earning.
Fill out the form below and a course adviser will confirm your dates and venue. They are also on hand to answer any questions you might have, including funding or payment plans. They will also help you put together a training plan to suit you if you do not already have a Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification.
To book on the course and find out about payment options, schedule a call back with us today.
“ For anyone trying to decide whether to do a PT Diploma course with Focus I can highly recommend it, the tutors are really knowledgeable and so keen for you to learn. I’m 100% glad I went for it, I wish I’d done it years ago. ”
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