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Level 3 Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science

Subject Area
Sports & Fitness
Qualification Gained
Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science
Study Level
Adult, School Leavers, Level 3
1 year Full-time
Start Date
Study Mode


This Level 3 diploma is suitable for those wanting to enter the fitness industry, with a full package of courses aimed at developing a broad range of skills and abilities.

This is the first stage on the exciting new technical qualification route, which includes excellent employment opportunities through recognised industry awards, high levels of expertise, industry links and work experience, as well as UCAS points at the end of the Level 3 year.

  Key Info

You will study the following units:

  • Applied Human Biology
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Conducting Consultations
  • Programme Design and Delivery
  • Developing Exceptional Customer Care
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing
  • Technology in Sport and Exercise
  • Outdoor Fitness
  • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • Exercise Referral
  • Maths and English (if applicable)

A full timetable of attendance, deadlines, and assessments will be provided on enrolment.

Teaching and learning methods include:

  • Tutor-led Sessions in College
  • Independent Study Tasks
  • Online Learning
  • Practical Application of Skills
  • Work Experience and Industry Opportunities

Entry to this course requires a Level 2 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness, and Exercise Science. You should have a professional, mature attitude with a good level of personal fitness.

English and/or Maths will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

You will be required to purchase a uniform as part of the course, which is compulsory, and must be worn on all attendance days. You will also need kit for practical activities in the gym/sports hall, as well as paper, pens, folders, and other relevant stationery, which needs to be brought to all lessons.

You will be assessed in a number of ways:

  • Coursework
  • Multiple Choice Exams
  • Portfolios of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration
  • Assignments

Successful completion of this course can lead to progression to employment as a personal trainer or group exercise instructor, or onto specialist Level 4 courses. There is also the opportunity to progress to study at a Higher Education level through UCAS points.


If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees. If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.


Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement.

When you sign forms and accept a place at the College, you agree to abide by College rules and any changes made to them, and accept that we have the right to reject applicants. You also accept that there are certain circumstances that could prevent us from providing some services or programmes. These are: changes in Government funding policy, low class numbers; severe weather conditions; severe damage to buildings; circumstances which may affect the health and safety of staff and/or students, or any other relevant circumstances outside the reasonable control of the College. In these cases, we reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service.



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