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16-18 Course Details

Health and Fitness (Active IQ) Level 3 Diploma - 2019:20

Location: Merrist Wood College
Course Code: OD02LF1A052P
Year: 2019:20
Start Date:  09/09/2019
Duration: 1 Year
FT/PT:  Full-Time 
Exam Board:  Active International Qualifications
Fund Type: L
Tuition Fees (16-19): £ 0
Exam Fees (16-19): £ 0
Subject Area

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Please note that the fees shown relate to the WHOLE programme but may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, including changes to Government funding and remission policies, so before enrolling on a course please check with the College for the latest information. The College also reserves the right to close, or not to start any published course.

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct. However, the College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including content, dates, times, venues, fees payable, concessions available, terms and conditions.

Content / Overview 

This Level 3 qualification will provide you with essential knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in the active leisure industry, including fitness instructing, studio instructing, personal training, activity leader and more. You will broaden your ability from the Level 2 Diploma to enhance and develop your career prospects and increase your earning potential.

All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.

Course Modules 

Units include (subject to change):

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health
  • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme
  • Programming personal training with clients
  • Delivering personal training sessions
  • Planning exercise referral programmes with patients
  • Understanding medical conditions for exercise referral
  • Professional practice for exercise referral instructors
  • Instructing exercise with referred patients
  • Planning a circuit training session
  • Instructing a circuit training session

Why Study Here

  • Taught expert tutors with industry experience.
  • 400 acre outdoor classroom with extensive sporting facilities.
  • Brand new strength and conditioning gym with lifting platforms, resistance machines, full dumbbell rack, cardio equipment (including a Watt bike) and 20 metre track.
  • Strong industry links, providing you with excellent work experience.

Suitable For

Those looking to enhance and develop their career prospects within the active leisure industry.

Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

At least four GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including Maths and English, or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above. You will also need to pass the reference and interview process.

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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