FAQs


FAQS


HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COURSES WE OFFER?
What if I can’t afford the costs?
No problem. You can access an Advanced learner loan that will pay 100% of your tuition fees and you pay it back when you are earning £25,000 per year!! See https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan for more information. 0% Finance payment plans are also available.
What qualifications do you offer?
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength & Conditioning
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training
What are the entry requirements?

For Level 2 there are no formal entry requirements, however some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learner should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2. Entry Requirements for Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is a Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing. Entry Requirements for Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning are:

  • Learners must hold a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (or equivalent), a Level 3 Coaching qualification (or equivalent) or a Level 3 Strength and conditioning qualification (or equivalent).
  • Learners may also hold relevant higher education or further education qualifications that are equivalent or higher than those listed above (e.g. physiotherapy, sports therapy).
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 3.
Where will my qualification lead me?
Your qualification will enable you work within a gym environment or work as a self-employed Personal Trainer. The qualifications allow access to REPS. REPs (The Register for Exercise Professionals) is an independent organisation that recognises the qualifications and expertise of the UK’s exercise instructors. REPs provide assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the Register are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role.
What if I am already qualified as a level 2 fitness instructor?
If you are already qualified as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor, you are not required to re-sit this part of the course. You can enrol straight onto the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.
Where do the qualifications take place?
We have a variety of state-of-the-art gyms across the UK that are used for our classes, lectures, seminars and assessment days.
How much do the Qualifications cost?
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – £495
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training – £ 995
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance – £195
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing & Personal Training – £1295
  • Active IQ Level 4 Certificate in Strength & Conditioning – £1195
How long are your personal training courses?
PT & Nutrition Education will work around you to ensure that you study at a pace that suits you, your work, your family and other commitments. Please see our delivery models for further information.
What happens if I struggle with the theory aspect of the course?
PT & Nutrition Education understand that each one of our learners develop in different ways and the amount of support needed will vary from person to person. That’s why, our dedicated team of tutors will work with you and help you along your journey offering you individual support every step of the way.
Whats the difference between the Level 3 Personal Training Certificate and Diploma?
The Diploma is both the Fitness Instructing Level 2 and Personal training Level 3 Certificate qualifications combined. If you already have the Level 2 you can enrol straight on to the Level 3 qualification.

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