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Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym Based Exercise (Active IQ)

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Course Description

The qualification allows learners to train to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

This course runs over 3 weeks on a Wednesday evening from 5:00-8:00 pm. The full course cost is £395. Course start dates: 21st April 2021.


Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing awarded by Active IQ.

Entry Requirements

It is open to all and no previous experience or qualifications are required; however some experience of exercise is highly recommended.

There are no specific pre-requisite qualifications; but there is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

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


You will learn:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise.
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health.
  • Health and safety in a fitness environment.
  • How to support clients.
  • How to plan exercise sessions.
  • How to instruct exercise sessions.

Learning methods:

A blended learning approach; a mixture of online learning with attendance of assessment days which will be practical elements of this qualification.


  • Theory exams
  • Practical assessments
  • Completion of learner assessment portfolios

Work Experience



Employment as a Fitness Instructor and/or further study such as Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

Successful achievement of this qualification will provide entry to the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as an affiliate member (exercise and fitness).

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