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There are a number of personal trainer qualifications that can help you to develop your skills and take your first steps within the fitness industry. From personal trainer courses, to group fitness courses and Active IQ and CYQ qualifications. Active IQ and CYQ are the two biggest awarding bodies in the fitness industry. It can often be confusing to understand the differences between them. Diverse Trainers offer a variety of personal trainer courses and can help you to fully understand Active IQ and CYQ.

The difference between Active IQ and CYQ

Both Active IQ courses and CYQ courses are recognized by REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals), and are renowned in both the UK and worldwide. Both awarding bodies offer highly sought after qualifications. The Register of Exercise Professionals are the national register for all fitness professionals. REPs aims to maintain high standards of trainers throughout the UK and, as a newly qualified personal trainer, we advise you to sign up to the register, proving your commitment to professionalism and giving confidence to your clients. Diverse Trainers have opted for Active IQ because, in our opinion, the qualifications are excellent and industry-leading. We can see that Active IQ really do strive to be the best. We are confident that the resources from Active IQ will support our tutors, as well as our learners. You can also travel abroad with an Active IQ qualification.

The perfect entry point into this competitive industry is through Diverse Trainers’ gym courses. Enroll in the Level 2 Gym Instructor Course or opt for our streamlined Level 2&3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training.

What is the role of the awarding body when it comes to fitness courses?

An awarding body provides the resources and learning outcomes of your chosen fitness course. The awarding body also sets the criteria for teaching and assessment.

Can you move onto a Level 3 Active IQ course with a CYQ Level 2 qualification?

Yes you can. The CYQ Level 2 Qualification does allow you to continue onto an Active IQ Level 3 Qualification. Because both awarding bodies are well-regarded and highly-established, they will each recognize the other’s qualifications.

Active IQ Trainer Training Courses from Diverse Trainers

Take a look at our first-class trainer training courses from Diverse Trainers, where we’re sure you’ll find a fitness course that offers what you’re looking for. We have a vast array of courses that can help you to begin to learn the basic skills you need, or more advanced courses that can help you to specialize in particular areas such as the Level 2 Exercise to Music course and the Business Skills for Fitness Professionals.

Contact us at Diverse Trainers

If you would like to book onto a personal trainer course, or simply find out more information about the learning experience we offer, please contact us online  at Diverse Trainers. Alternatively, speak to a specialist member of the Diverse Trainers team directly by calling 01772 910 930 (North) or 020 3841 8309 (South).

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    Active IQ and CYQ Qualifications explained