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Level 3
Ofqual Accreditation Number 500/9305/8


The Active IQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training is aimed at exercise and fitness instructors who
are capable of planning, delivering and evaluating a series of personal training sessions/exercise programmes
independently and will confirm a learner’s competence in an occupational role to the standards required.

Entry Requirements

Learners (aged 16+) working in a health and fitness environment as fitness instructors/personal trainers.
As this is a competency-based qualification, learners will need to be assessed in the workplace.

Qualification Structure

Learners must achieve 9 mandatory units (48 credits) and may complete the additional units if appropriate.
For detailed information on the qualification structure download the Learner Achievement Portfolio.


Portfolio of Evidence

Fees For Centres

£66 Registration / Certification fee
£9 Printed NVQ Portfolio fee

Career Progression

The Active IQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training enables progression to the Advanced Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness. It also provides direct progression to the following:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Business Skills for Fitness Professionals.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral for those who wish to work with special populations.
  • Level 4 special populations qualifications.
  • Learners may also progress on to the Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy.