Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training

This Level 3 Diploma in gym instructing and personal training combines the gym instructor and personal trainer qualifications and has been designed by Active IQ to provide learners with the correct knowledge, understanding and skills to work unsupervised as a personal trainer with healthy adults of all ages. Agreed by industry leaders this qualification will give you the tools to become an excellent Personal Trainer within one of the industry leading gyms.


During the course you will cover:


  • Anatomy and physiology including:

    • The heart and circulatory system

    • The respiratory system

    • Structure and function of the skeleton

    • Musculoskeletal system

    • Postural and core stability

    • The nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise

  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults

  • How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating

  • How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme

  • The skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed.

  • How to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme

  • How to design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages

  • How to deliver exercise and physical activity as part of a programme for apparently healthy adults of all ages