Vocational Course

Fitness Instructing (Gym) Active IQ Level 2 Certificate


About this course

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

What will I learn?

Unit 1 Anatomy and physiology for exercise
Unit 2 Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
Unit 3 Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
Unit 4 Principles of exercise, fitness and health
Unit 5 Preparing for gym-based exercise
Unit 6 Instructing gym-based exercise

How will I be assessed?

  • Coursework
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Portfolio of evidence

What do I need?

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

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

There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learner should have basic skills in communication at level 2 and ideally possess GCSE English and Science at grade C or higher.

Additional Information

The qualification will lead an industry recognised qualification at level 2, enabling you to seek employment in gyms and leisure providers.

What is required for the first class?
Suitable indoor practical kit, pen and paper.

Who can I contact about the course?
Please contact Daniel Ingram: Dingram@halesowen.ac.uk for further information

Course Costs

Course fee (2018/19) - £466.00
This fee includes registration and exam fee.

There will be no course cost (£0.00) if you are:

  • Aged 16-18 years
  • Aged 19+ and in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (wider benefits in some circumstances)