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Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

REPs recognised Active IQ qualification

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  • Become fully qualified to work in a gym, fitness centre, run your own fitness classes, or even start your own business!
  • Develop the knowledge to train your own clients and give nutritional advice.
  • Attend a 2-day practical assessment/exams at a gym in Birmingham.
  • Gain a REPs recognised qualification
This course is only available to study online.

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Course overview

As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in personal training, this Active IQ Level 3 Diploma is ideal for students who want to progress their current career, achieve a nationally recognised REPs qualification in personal training and go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities.

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 430 hours.

Course Outcome

Students will receive the Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. You can become a qualified personal trainer.

Entry Requirements

Must have passed a Level 2 QCF registered gym fitness instruction course and have some degree of physical fitness.


Multiple choice exam, practical and video assessments and coursework.

Course content

Qualification code: 603/0895/3

Extra info

Course Duration

This course involves approximately 430 hours of study time and you will have up to 1 year to complete your course. You can complete it in as little time as you need.

The only time limit would be your assessment day, as you will have needed to complete your theory before you are able to book on to this.



This course is assessed by a variety of methods, including a multiple-choice examination, practical assessment, video assessment and coursework.

Once you have passed all theory units and assessments, you will be able to book on for your practical assessment. The practical sessions are run throughout the year and will take place at a venue in Birmingham. You must make sure you are able to travel to Birmingham in order to attend your practical assessment. Available dates will be subject to a waiting list.

On your assessment day, you will be assessed on:

  • Programme delivery
  • Group induction

Multiple-choice Examinations
Your multiple choice exam will be completed online at home the day before you attend your practical assessment, therefore access to a PC will be required.

Paper 1

Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise, Health and Fitness Level 3 F/615/4012

There are 40 questions within this paper. To achieve a Pass you will need to score 28 out of 40 marks.

Paper 2

The Principles of Nutrition and their Application to Exercise and Health Level 3 J/615/4013

There are 40 questions within this paper. To achieve a Pass you will need to score 28 out of 40 marks.

Study Method

You will study this course online, which will enable you to learn when and where you want, as long as you have access to an internet connection you are able to study.

You will receive access to an online learning platform including a variety of visual, audio and text-based presentations. You will also have a personal tutor to support you through your course, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

Once you have passed your theory and practical elements to your course, you will receive your Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training qualification. This is fully recognised by REPs.

This qualification enables you to become a fully qualified Personal Trainer.

Awarding Body

Active IQ are one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector and are recognised and regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA. They design qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways for the active leisure sector.
Your qualification is accredited by Active IQ, one of the UK’s leading Ofqual approved awarding bodies in the health, fitness and active leisure sector. This qualification will provide level 3 entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). REPs is an independent public register which provides regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet National Occupational Standards agreed by the health and fitness industry. This will enable you to obtain public liability insurance to practise as a Personal Trainer.
Membership with REPs is valued and respected, enhancing employability, and is recognised in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Open Study College is endorsed by PD: Approval and our qualifications are recognised by REPs.


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