Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science ACTIVE IQ Diploma Level 3

This qualification aims to provide learners with the broad base of knowledge and skills they need to work in a variety of customer-facing roles within the active leisure industry, includingfitness instructing and leisure operations.

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1 Year


September 2020 start


Throughout the course you will study the following units:

  • Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise
  • Principles of customer care
  • Working in active leisure facilities
  • Planning a studio cycling session
  • Instructing a studio cycling session
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Managing personal and professional development

Upon completion of the course you will be a CIMSPA recognised fitness instructor.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSES with the following grades: English at grade 4 and maths at grade 3 or above and 3 other GCSEs grade 4 to include PE or evidence of sporting activities. You will also need a strong interest in sport and be participating in sport and fitness on a regular basis.

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Assessment Methods

  • Coursework
  • Multiple choice exam
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration/assignment


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