Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in
Gym Instructing & Personal Training.

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Course overview

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training will develop learners’ knowledge and skills in gym instruction and personal training, to enable you to pursue a career in personal training. This qualification will provide a combination of knowledge and skills to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes and personal training sessions to a range of clients.

Successful achievement of this qualification will provide entry to the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as a practitioner (exercise and fitness). This accredited achievement is valued and recognised by employers and can assist you to increase/enhance your career opportunities, progression and earning potential.

AWARDING BODY:

Active IQ

START DATE:

September 2021

DURATION:

1-year

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, where possible, including English Language and Maths (although this will not prevent entry to the programme where learners demonstrate appropriate behaviours and attitudes towards their ongoing English and Math development)

or

a relevant Level 2 qualification, such as a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport, plus an ability to operate at Level 2 in either English or Maths.

In addition:

  • Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary

COST:

The cost of this tuition is fully funded for 16-18-year old’s.

Sports kit may be required, dependent on education centre.

YOUR PROGRAMME
YOUR EDUCATION
WORK EXPERIENCE
SPORTING EXCELLENCE
PROGRESSION ROUTES

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training is a fully funded, advanced one-year course to take your skills & knowledge to the next level.

Your programme is part exam and part coursework assessed; delivered through a series of innovative projects and designed to develop your independent learning as the year progresses.

This qualification aims to train you to a professionally competent level, enabling you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes, developing your skills and knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

 

YOU WILL DEVELOP SKILLS IN:

  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Anatomy & physiology for exercise and health
  • Techniques for improving strength and conditioning
  • Programming personal training for clients
  • Adapting training for an online audience
  • Business & communication

YOUR EDUCATION

Your Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training will combine a mix of theoretical and practical learning.

During your education programme, you will benefit from:

  • High quality and passionate tutors who are specialists in sport and fitness
  • Quality assurance and performance coaches to oversee your tutor and lessons
  • An innovative learning experience using our virtual learning hub, plus access to free Microsoft software
  • Wellbeing programme and mental health support
  • A safe learning environment with the highest level of safeguarding

 

INFORMATION, ADVICE & GUIDANCE

SCL are nationally accredited for information, advice and guidance and we are trained in these areas to help you with your development.

Our Careers Leader oversees our careers information, advice & guidance strategy. Each learner will receive impartial and relevant guidance to support a successful transition onto their next step of their professional journey, wherever that may be.

Our Careers Leader is dedicated to supporting you to understand your career options and how to get there. This is underpinned by a programme of work experience and continual development of work-ready and life skills.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Our passionate team of Progress Coaches will deliver SCL’s Personal Development Programme, which will consist of a blend of group workshops and individual development meetings, aimed to add significant value to the progress and development of each learner.

The programme will include key themes such as morals and values, mental health awareness, healthy relationships, digital skills, and careers, and will form part of your timetable, with a scheduled 1.5 hours per week.

Your Personal Development Programme will allow you to stand out from the crowd. You will develop the behaviours, attitudes and values, inspired by sport, which are transferrable into the professional world, supporting you to receive the best possible opportunities for your future.

In addition, the Progress Coach team will support learners through an online ‘Essentials’ programme, aiming to grow their social awareness and develop them for success.

 

ENGLISH & MATHS

If you are yet to pass a qualification in English and/or maths prior to starting your programme with SCL, you will be required to study one or both alongside your fitness qualification.

We know that English and maths can be challenging and have invested in our services to help you overcome that challenge. Upon course completion, the skills you acquire will be evidenced by either a Functional Skills or a GCSE qualification.

Learn more

WORK EXPERIENCE

We understand the importance of real work experience in the world of sport which is why, as part of your education programme, you will take part in a minimum of 24 hours’ of work experience.

During your programme, you will receive opportunities to experience a range of careers within sport which link directly to your qualification.

In addition to this, should you wish to pursue a career within the wider sports world, we can provide you with exposure through work experience placements to a range of careers within the industry.

 

CAREERS SUPPORTED BY YOUR QUALIFICATION:

We will provide work experience opportunities as part of your Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training study programme, so that you can develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress onto University, an apprenticeship, or into employment.

This also provides an excellent opportunity to experience careers that your qualification provides a stepping stone towards.

These example careers include:

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Conditioning Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Wellness Coach
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Fitness & Performance Coach
  • Sports Nutritionist

WIDER SPORTS CAREERS:

We also provide opportunities to experience careers within the wider sports sector, where your qualification might not directly provide entry. However, work experience within these areas could provide sound information, advice and guidance that will allow you to make an informed decision regarding your next step.

These careers include:

  • Sports Physiotherapist

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Participating in sports related work experience allows you to enhance your personal development and knowledge of the sports industry.

You will gain insight into what it will be like to work in the sports industry, whilst developing your communication, IT, time management and team working skills.

By showcasing your skills, knowledge and personality through work experience and direct engagement with employers, you will increase your opportunities to secure meaningful employment upon completion of your course.

Further careers information, advice and guidance and support securing an appropriate work experience placement will be provided through our Careers Leader, our team of Progress Coaches and your Tutor.

Alongside your theoretical and practical learning as part of your Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training, you will participate in a minimum of 4 hours’ sporting excellence each week, with the opportunity to take part in weekly competitive match fixtures.

Throughout your programme, you will complete a Player Performance Profile, which will include fitness testing, evaluation of your playing attributes, a SWOT analysis, and game time and injury reviews.

We don’t just measure your progress based on your academic grades on your programme. This is about developing you as a player and as a person.

We will also measure your progress for Sporting Excellence and soft skills, such as communication, presentation, timekeeping and your ability to meet deadlines.

EMPLOYMENT

Successful achievement of this qualification will provide entry to the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as a practitioner (exercise and fitness). This accredited achievement is valued and recognised by employers and can assist learners to increase/enhance their career opportunities, progression and earning potential.

Throughout your programme, you will receive information, support and guidance on a variety of aspects to support you in securing meaningful employment or progressing as a freelance Personal Trainer. This will form the basis of your tutorial sessions, in addition to the academic monitoring and target setting.


FURTHER EDUCATION

Upon successful completion of your programme, you will be eligble to continue study within the industry. You may wish to develop your skills further through a Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training, or Strength & Conditioning.

If you decide to combine further study with employment, you will be eligible for an Apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry.

 

The world of sport is ever growing and the possibilities for a career in the industry are endless.

We believe that by using the power of sport, you can achieve anything. We give you every opportunity to reach your potential, you have the power to open the door to your future.

See where your future in sport could take you.

CAREERS IN SPORT
YOUR PROGRAMME

The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training is a fully funded, advanced one-year course to take your skills & knowledge to the next level.

Your programme is part exam and part coursework assessed; delivered through a series of innovative projects and designed to develop your independent learning as the year progresses.

This qualification aims to train you to a professionally competent level, enabling you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes, developing your skills and knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

 

YOU WILL DEVELOP SKILLS IN:

  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Anatomy & physiology for exercise and health
  • Techniques for improving strength and conditioning
  • Programming personal training for clients
  • Adapting training for an online audience
  • Business & communication

YOUR EDUCATION

YOUR EDUCATION

Your Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training will combine a mix of theoretical and practical learning.

During your education programme, you will benefit from:

  • High quality and passionate tutors who are specialists in sport and fitness
  • Quality assurance and performance coaches to oversee your tutor and lessons
  • An innovative learning experience using our virtual learning hub, plus access to free Microsoft software
  • Wellbeing programme and mental health support
  • A safe learning environment with the highest level of safeguarding

 

INFORMATION, ADVICE & GUIDANCE

SCL are nationally accredited for information, advice and guidance and we are trained in these areas to help you with your development.

Our Careers Leader oversees our careers information, advice & guidance strategy. Each learner will receive impartial and relevant guidance to support a successful transition onto their next step of their professional journey, wherever that may be.

Our Careers Leader is dedicated to supporting you to understand your career options and how to get there. This is underpinned by a programme of work experience and continual development of work-ready and life skills.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Our passionate team of Progress Coaches will deliver SCL’s Personal Development Programme, which will consist of a blend of group workshops and individual development meetings, aimed to add significant value to the progress and development of each learner.

The programme will include key themes such as morals and values, mental health awareness, healthy relationships, digital skills, and careers, and will form part of your timetable, with a scheduled 1.5 hours per week.

Your Personal Development Programme will allow you to stand out from the crowd. You will develop the behaviours, attitudes and values, inspired by sport, which are transferrable into the professional world, supporting you to receive the best possible opportunities for your future.

In addition, the Progress Coach team will support learners through an online ‘Essentials’ programme, aiming to grow their social awareness and develop them for success.

 

ENGLISH & MATHS

If you are yet to pass a qualification in English and/or maths prior to starting your programme with SCL, you will be required to study one or both alongside your fitness qualification.

We know that English and maths can be challenging and have invested in our services to help you overcome that challenge. Upon course completion, the skills you acquire will be evidenced by either a Functional Skills or a GCSE qualification.

Learn more
WORK EXPERIENCE

WORK EXPERIENCE

We understand the importance of real work experience in the world of sport which is why, as part of your education programme, you will take part in a minimum of 24 hours’ of work experience.

During your programme, you will receive opportunities to experience a range of careers within sport which link directly to your qualification.

In addition to this, should you wish to pursue a career within the wider sports world, we can provide you with exposure through work experience placements to a range of careers within the industry.

 

CAREERS SUPPORTED BY YOUR QUALIFICATION:

We will provide work experience opportunities as part of your Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training study programme, so that you can develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to progress onto University, an apprenticeship, or into employment.

This also provides an excellent opportunity to experience careers that your qualification provides a stepping stone towards.

These example careers include:

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Conditioning Coach
  • Personal Trainer
  • Wellness Coach
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Fitness & Performance Coach
  • Sports Nutritionist

WIDER SPORTS CAREERS:

We also provide opportunities to experience careers within the wider sports sector, where your qualification might not directly provide entry. However, work experience within these areas could provide sound information, advice and guidance that will allow you to make an informed decision regarding your next step.

These careers include:

  • Sports Physiotherapist

 

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

Participating in sports related work experience allows you to enhance your personal development and knowledge of the sports industry.

You will gain insight into what it will be like to work in the sports industry, whilst developing your communication, IT, time management and team working skills.

By showcasing your skills, knowledge and personality through work experience and direct engagement with employers, you will increase your opportunities to secure meaningful employment upon completion of your course.

Further careers information, advice and guidance and support securing an appropriate work experience placement will be provided through our Careers Leader, our team of Progress Coaches and your Tutor.

SPORTING EXCELLENCE

Alongside your theoretical and practical learning as part of your Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing & Personal Training, you will participate in a minimum of 4 hours’ sporting excellence each week, with the opportunity to take part in weekly competitive match fixtures.

Throughout your programme, you will complete a Player Performance Profile, which will include fitness testing, evaluation of your playing attributes, a SWOT analysis, and game time and injury reviews.

We don’t just measure your progress based on your academic grades on your programme. This is about developing you as a player and as a person.

We will also measure your progress for Sporting Excellence and soft skills, such as communication, presentation, timekeeping and your ability to meet deadlines.

PROGRESSION ROUTES

EMPLOYMENT

Successful achievement of this qualification will provide entry to the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as a practitioner (exercise and fitness). This accredited achievement is valued and recognised by employers and can assist learners to increase/enhance their career opportunities, progression and earning potential.

Throughout your programme, you will receive information, support and guidance on a variety of aspects to support you in securing meaningful employment or progressing as a freelance Personal Trainer. This will form the basis of your tutorial sessions, in addition to the academic monitoring and target setting.


FURTHER EDUCATION

Upon successful completion of your programme, you will be eligble to continue study within the industry. You may wish to develop your skills further through a Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training, or Strength & Conditioning.

If you decide to combine further study with employment, you will be eligible for an Apprenticeship within the sport and leisure industry.

 

The world of sport is ever growing and the possibilities for a career in the industry are endless.

We believe that by using the power of sport, you can achieve anything. We give you every opportunity to reach your potential, you have the power to open the door to your future.

See where your future in sport could take you.

CAREERS IN SPORT

We are there to support every step of the way.

95% of SCL learners feel confident about doing their course.