The Course

We are delighted to be able to re-introduce this qualification in affiliation with Active IQ.

This qualification commences on the 14th of June and aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment. There will be limited places on the course so please book now to avoid disappointment!

The gym environment is lively, diverse and challenging but most of all, fun! You will have the opportunity to improve clients’ overall well-being, enhance their fitness levels, improve their confidence and help them train for specific sports or events. You will be designing tailored gym programmes, encouraging gym users to train effectively and ensuring that they work out safely.

You will be taught predominately online by a highly qualified tutor at Bishop Burton College which can be done at your own pace and will also include some face-to-face assessments. You will also receive 1-2-1 guidance and support sessions to ensure you have all the knowledge and skills needed to pass the course.

  • What You Study

    During the qualification learners will cover:

    • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness
    • Health and safety in the fitness environment
    • The skills to conduct client and group inductions in the gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle
    • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions
    • Professionalism for fitness instructing
    • Personal and professional development
    • Delivering exceptional customer service. 
  • Entry Requirements

    In order to complete this programme, you must:

    • Be over 16 years of age
    • Have experience in the gym environment, using cardiovascular equipment, fixed and free weights
    • Have a good standard of fitness.
  • Duration

    The course will last for 10 weeks with final practical assessments taking place on the week commencing 23rd August.

  • Progression

    Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. 

  • Careers

    • Work full time or part time as a gym instructor within a health and fitness club
    • Work towards becoming a gym supervisor or fitness manager within a health and fitness club
    • Deliver popular group classes (by taking CPD modules) including circuit training, Keiser cycle or core stability
    • Build towards becoming a personal trainer by completing the remaining personal trainer modules
    • Specialise in working with older adults or pre-natal and post-natal women.
  • Cost

    This course costs £395.00 per person.

    ALL payments must be paid before the start of the course.

  • How To Apply

    If you’re interested in taking part, contact Ben Atkinson by calling 01964 553155 or emailing

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