Our teaching is underpinned by evidence-based practice.

Our Personal Training Qualifications and Progression Routes

The most important reason for wanting to become a personal trainer is having a passion for fitness with a focus on helping people. Our qualifications are recognised under the national framework and serve as the minimum requirement to operate as a self-employed Personal Trainer in the UK and overseas.

Level 1 Courses

Our Level 1 courses are suitable for individuals aged 14+/key stage 4, school leavers and those returning to education considering a career in the fitness industry enabling them to progress and eventually qualify as a Personal Trainer if they so choose. Although no specific previous experience is expected, a basic level of numeracy and literacy are required.

Level 1 Award in Assisting Health Related Activity Sessions

  • Distance Learning
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support
  • Entry: No pre-requisites

Level 1 Award in Active Healthy Living

  • Distance Learning
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support
  • Entry: No pre-requisites

Level 1 Award in Lifestyle Management

  • Distance Learning
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support
  • Entry: No pre-requisites

Level 2 Courses

Our Level 2 courses are suitable for individuals aged 16 years and above pursuing a career in the fitness industry. Please note that 16-18 year olds may need to be supervised in the workplace on gaining the qualification.

Level 2 Certificate in Group Training (ONLINE)

  • Online Learning and e-Assessments
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor support

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (ONLINE)

  • Online Learning and e-Assessments
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor support

Level 2 Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions

  • Blended Learning
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor support

Level 3 Courses

Our level 3 courses ensure you receive the highest level of training and support. In addition, through our interactive e-learning platforms you'll have the time and flexibility to hone your practical personal training skills under the supervision of an experienced tutor.

Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training (ONLINE)

  • Online Learning and e-Assessments
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (ONLINE)

  • Online Learning and e-Assessments
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Business Skills for Fitness Professionals (ONLINE)

  • Online Learning and e-Assessments
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support

Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy (Blended-Learning)

  • Online Learning and e-Assessments
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support

Level 3 Award in Conditioning for Exercise and Sports Performance

  • Online Learning and e-Assessments
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support

Level 3 Award in Instructing Outdoor Fitness (Blended-Learning)

  • Online Learning and e-Assessments
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support

Level 4 Courses

Expand your expertise to help clients move better in all areas of their life.

Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Personal Training (Blended-Learning)

  • Online Learning and e-Assessments
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support

Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies for Managing Low Back Pain (ONLINE)

  • Online Learning and e-Assessments
  • Learner Achievement Portfolio (LAP)
  • Accompanying AIQ Learner Manual
  • Tutor e-mail support

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