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Fitness qualifications to suit you.

Active IQ are the leader in designing health, wellness, and physical activity qualifications and resources that allow clear career pathways. They are an awarding organisation that champions industry standards at the highest level.

They develop and create high-level qualifications, including syllabuses and assessments, as well as any accompanying resources needed such as manuals and eLearning.

Active IQ are recognised both in the United Kingdom and internationally, with UK qualifications well regarded around the world.

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Become a qualified personal trainer.

Pursuing your goals and enhancing your career can be challenging when you have a busy schedule, and at Open Study College, we understand that. That’s why we are proud to offer a wide range of Active IQ courses that can be studied from the comfort of your own home. No matter what life commitments you have, whether that’s work, caring for family, or anything else, our distance learning courses ensure that you never miss out on the opportunity to improve your career prospects. Our Active IQ courses can be studied at your own pace, whenever you like, from wherever you like, allowing you to achieve your ambitions on your terms.

Frequently asked questions

Active IQ qualifications are recognised in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. 

While the qualifications don’t additionally appear on theScottish Credit and Qualifications Framework(SCQF), they are widely respected by learners, training organisations, and employers in Scotland.

For those seeking employment abroad, anywhere that has a national register of exercise professionals with an agreement in place for mutual recognition, Active IQ certificates will be recognised, especially as UK qualifications are well-regarded all over the world.

In Europe specifically, national qualifications are made more readable across the continent with the European Qualifications Framework acting as a translation device.

No, as Active IQ courses only go up to Level 5, meaning if you wanted to increase your skills and knowledge, you would need to seek higher education. Meanwhile, during a higher apprenticeship, you will go from a Level 4 to a Level 7.