Our courses have a 1 year time limit for completion which will allow you to work at your own pace.
Online students will receive login details via email to access course materials within 5 working days of receipt of payment. All other students will receive their course materials on the first day of the course. As soon as you receive your materials you may start your course.
All of our qualifications include course registration, certification, Learner Manual and initial exam fees. Theory paper re-sits and Practical Assessment re-sits will incur additional charges. After one year, if you have not completed your course and wish to re-register, a fee of £150 will be payable.
All level 3 qualifications are entitled to be nominated into the new UCAS Tariff by relevant Higher Education Institutes. The Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science has the following points attached to it and is also a Tech Level as designated by the Department for Education.
- Distinction: 48 points
- Merit: 32 points
- Pass: 16 points
However, the University or College you are considering applying to may accept other Active IQ qualifications as an appropriate entry route, even if they don't currently attract UCAS Tariff points.
Yes. Active IQ qualifications are recognised internationally across Europe (via the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)) as well as in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is great news for those of you who want to work abroad.
Payment is easy! You can pay online by clicking on Book Online in the main menu at the top of this page and following the instructions.
An Approved Centre is a training organisation (e.g., school, college, University, commercial training provider or work-based organisation) that has been granted approval by an awarding organisation (e.g., Active IQ) to deliver their qualifications. The approval process is designed to give learners/students the assurance that the awarding organisation is satisfied the training organisation has the staff, systems and procedures in place to deliver a positive and high-quality learning experience. Approved Centres are monitored and supported by the awarding organisation to ensure that appropriate standards are consistently met.
1. Convenient: Access your training from home, the office, or anywhere with internet access.
2. Cost-effective: Save money on training and expenses like transport, hotels, meals and childcare.
3. Time-efficient: Reduce time out of the office and time spent travelling to and from training centres.
4. Quality: Our technology makes our online courses the same high quality as our classroom training.
Blended-Learning combines classroom (face-to-face) teaching with online study. You will complete all theory components online and then attend live practical workshops. However, with Online Learning, all of your qualification/course/CPD is completed online via one of our interactive online learning platforms.
Unlike schools, colleges and Universities, online learning has no term dates and is designed to be completely flexible for each student. For our Active IQ qualifications, as soon as you have been registered with Active IQ and received your e-learning login details (usually takes about 5 working days), you can start your course and can then study at your own pace. For our Online CPD courses, as soon as you've purchased the course online via our website, you can start straight.
You will need access to a computer or laptop. You will need Adobe Flash Player® installed on your computer, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. You will also need to ensure your computer has sound as some of the videos include audio.
Yes, the qualification you earn is exactly the same as for those studying full time.
Yes, the online course gives you exactly the same career and work opportunities as any other course (either full-time or part-time).
You are still able to enrol and study for any of our qualifications. Our overseas students often prefer the online option as it is a faster and more convenient way to study and get work assessed. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your individual needs.
CIMSPA is the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity. They are the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, providing leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in the sector. Their vision is: “To develop a vibrant, UK-wide sport and physical activity sector, led by professionals providing advocacy and leadership and working in partnership with stakeholders to help ensure the highest standards of service delivery”. CIMPSA have membership options for everyone in the sector.
The government has tasked CIMSPA with leading on enhancing the professionalisation of our sector’s workforce, and this backing has been explicitly reinforced by the recent Towards an Active Nation Sport England strategy. Consequently CIMSPA has introduced a policy requiring most members to complete a defined amount of CPD per membership subscription year, at a level relevant to their membership category.
Sport and physical activity professionals should keep their skills and knowledge up to date, as well as extending their skillset wherever possible. Continuous professional development (CPD) is the practice of undertaking additional learning through courses, workshops or conferences or taking part in other activities which confirm that their knowledge, understanding and skills are suitable for their role in our sector.
Active IQ is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector. The certifications they provide act as a benchmark for quality and credibility, both for those employing Advanced Fitness Education UK graduates and also for those wishing to join the industry. For more information, see the Active IQ website.
American Council on Exercise (ACE)
ACE serves as America's Authority on Fitness, moving health and fitness education into the public forum and supporting health and fitness professionals with safe, scientifically-rooted, innovative and effective resources to inspire people to lead healthy, active lives.