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The home learning version of the course allows you to complete your qualifications in your own time without having to quit your day job!

You have up to 12 months to successfully complete your course. We recommend you dedicate at least 10 hours a week to your studies, this could either be a couple of hours every weekday evening, or over the weekend depending on your current commitments.

The online portal will help you through the qualifications step by step to ensure you are prepared for your course assessments. You can complete the qualifications much quicker if you dedicate more hours per day/week to your studies. For example if you study 16/20 hours per week you could complete within 3-5 months.

Our BRAND NEW online home learning courses allow our students to study from anywhere and gain Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor & Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.

The course can be completed via laptop/tablet and even mobile. Online learning has never been so easy. Content is downloadable, with videos, quizzes, Facebook like interaction groups and even your own learner profile so you can connect with other learners!

The online platform tracks your progress every step of the way becoming fitness qualified has never been so fun!


Students have the flexibility to complete the course in their own time and in the comfort of their own home or whenever you have time available in fact.They have an assigned, qualified tutor with guidance and feedback by email or online available. Become fully fitness qualified and book your assessment dates from our many dates available.

PLEASE NOTE; The online option is for learners who can essentially work on your own independently, If you think you may require face to face time with a tutor a classroom based course is better suited. Contact days with a tutor will only be for assessments or exams. You will be expected to work through the portal and complete all the relevant sections, You only need to contact us when you feel your work is competed ready to be marked, Once the tutor has marked your work a decision will made if your ready to book your exams and assessments. Please note you need to work independently to complete all course work, the online portal takes you though each step, you will not be prompted to book assessments or submit your LAP, You will need to contact us to arrange when you feel ready. The cost of the course is for the portal access, tutor time for exams and assessment dates and unlimited resits.


Course Breakdown


This package is aimed at those who already hold their Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification and want to continue their learning to become a Personal Trainer. Learn the advanced techniques of a personal trainer in terms of paperwork, planning, fitness testing, goal setting and programme design in order to get great results with clients.

Unit 1 - Anatomy & Physiology

A more in-depth look at how the body moves and how this is important in order to understand the effectiveness of a training programme.

Unit 2 - Nutrition

A significant aspect of fitness is about what we put into our bodies. You will learn about the different nutritional needs of different types of clients and how you can construct an effective food plan. By the end of this unit you will understand the importance of portion sizes and how different foods affect different performances, especially in sport.

Unit 3 - Planning personal training sessions

Learn how to develop a 8-week training programme to ensure your client achieves the goals they desire. You will be learning the expertise to potentially change people’s lives!

Unit 4 - Delivering personal training sessions

This is where you put your skills and knowledge into practice. You will implement the use of advanced training methods such as Fartlek and Tabata into training programmes to create exciting sessions and retain client satisfaction. This is your time to shine and start building the bones of a great reputation.

Extra Information

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place through worksheets, multiple-choice exam papers and case studies, as well as practical assessments. All theory and practical assessments will take place within your closest PTQualifications academy.

Proof of your Level 2 Certificate

In order to begin the Level 3 qualification, we will need to see a scanned copy of your Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification and send this to our awarding body prior to your course starting

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