Personal Trainer Courses & Personal Trainer Diplomas

Personal Trainer Courses


Personal Trainer Courses


Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training

This Level 3 Personal Trainer Course can either be taken as a full or part-time module. Before taking Part 1 of the course (dates below) you are required to have your Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification. If you don’t yet have your Level 2, don’t worry, we offer a seamless solution for anyone wanting to become a qualified Personal Trainer from a standing start! Our Personal Trainer Diploma covers both Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications, taking you from enthusiastic amateur to fully qualified fitness professional. Book now and save over £200 with our Early Bird discount – a Course Journey Manager will be in touch straight away!

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Industry leading Personal Trainer Courses.

COMBINED DIPLOMA: From a standing start, Level 2 Gym & Level 3 PT Qualifications

What makes our Diploma Course unique is that it addresses both Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications, taking you from enthusiastic amateur to fully qualified fitness professional. Our Diploma Course will fast-track you to a new career in the fitness industry, ready to work in a gym, health club environment or even running your own business as a self-employed personal trainer!

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training is a seamless solution for anyone wanting to become a qualified Personal Trainer from a standing start!

ALREADY GOT YOUR LEVEL 2? Take the next step with a Level 3 Personal Trainer Qualification

Our flagship Level 3 Personal Trainer Courses are perfect for those who already possess their Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification. It covers advanced training techniques such as lifting form, CV training methods, anatomy and physiology, client assessment and programming. Advance your skills with the UK’s leading Personal Trainer Course provider.

Take your career to the next level. Choose one of our full-time or part-time Personal Trainer Courses in Manchester, London, Birmingham and York.

Your course journey starts here.

From the moment you have decided to become a Personal Trainer we’ve got your back!

  • Whether you already have your GYM INSTRUCTOR qualification or you are looking to combine both Level 2 & Level 3, start by selecting the date and venue for PART ONE of your Personal Trainer Courses
  • Once selected, secure your choice with a £100 deposit
  • Your dedicated COURSE JOURNEY MANAGER (CJM) will contact you to confirm dates and venues and organise
  • If you do not already have a GYM INSTRUCTOR LEVEL 2 qualification, your CJM will go through costs, dates etc and ensure a smooth, workable schedule so that you achieve your goal at your pace and with flying colours!
  • Your CJM will organise PART TWO of your PERSONAL TRAINER COURSE and advise on course structure, schedule and can even advise on finance options.

Personal Trainer Diploma is split into two areas:

Level 2 Fitness Instructor*

You will learn how to plan and deliver your own gym sessions, using up-to-date methods of programming and instructing skills. You will acquire an in-depth knowledge of health and fitness, including first-hand experience of using gym equipment, as well as:

  • How to warm up / cool down
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Free weight exercising techniques
  • Cardiovascular conditioning
  • Resistance machine exercise techniques
  • Body weight training
  • Flexibility training
  • Principles of exercise programme design
  • Communication and teaching skills
  • Screening and risk factor identification
  • Promoting physical activity for a healthier lifestyle
  • Healthy pregnancy
  • Healthy older adult
  • Fitness for children 14+
  • Customer care – the do’s and dont’s
  • Health and safety in the workplace

*If you are already have your Level 2 Fitness Instructor certificate head straight to our Level 3 Personal Trainer course and take your career to the next level right now!

Level 3 Personal Trainer

Building on the skills and knowledge acquired in the first half of this diploma, you will learn advanced training techniques including 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
  • Olympic lifting techniques
  • Plyometric and motor skill development
  • 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

Coursework support from expert tutors:

PART TIME COURSE: Once you have booked your 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. You will attend your chosen training venue for a number of weekend workshops – 11 days attendance in total.

FULL TIME COURSE: If you’ve chosen to study full-time we’ll send you all the information you need before your chosen course date.

Once enrolled you will receive hard copy manuals along with 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.

How do I submit my work for the Personal Trainer Diploma course?

You need to submit your home-study units either online through interactive questioning or you could choose to complete it hand written if you prefer. If you have any special learning needs please get in touch, we’ll work with you and do as much as is practicable to assist.

How are Personal Trainer Courses assessed?

You can expect to complete the following:

  • Home study worksheets
  • Multiple choice theory exams
  • Case studies
  • Practical assessments

Thinking of choosing finance?

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Finance example for Personal Trainer Courses    
Price (£)   2600.00
Deposit (%)   10%
Deposit Amount (£)   260
Amount of Loan (£)   1800.00
Finance Term (Months)   12
Monthly Installment (£)   150
Loan Repayment (£)   1800.00
Total Amount Payable (£)   2000.00

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