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Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science

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Level 3

Ofqual Accreditation Number 601/6042/1


The Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science provides learners with the broad base of knowledge and skills that are required to work in a variety of customer-facing roles within the active leisure industry, including fitness instructing and leisure operations.

This qualification has been approved for the DfE Performance Tables as a Tech Level and attracts UCAS points.

There are no specific entry requirements.

Learners should be able to demonstrate their capability to study at level 3.

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, so a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched as a minimum at level 2.

Over the two year programme learners must complete the 14 mandatory units (91 credits) and a minimum of 40 credits from any of the optional units. In total a minimum of 131 credits must be achieved. A minimum of 66 credits must be achieved at level 3.

  • Coursework/Project.
  • Multiple Choice Examination.
  • Portfolio of Evidence.
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

£198 (Year 1: £99. Year 2: £99) Registration / Certification fee 

This qualification provides progression onto:

  • Employment.
  • Further learning or training in a specialist area.
  • Higher education.
  • Entry in to relevant degree programmes.

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