Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

The Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing course is the ideal and recommended course for fitness enthusiasts looking to begin a career within the fitness industry.

You will achieve a substantial amount of knowledge and skill to successfully plan and deliver fitness lessons, as well as have the expertise to evaluate safe and effective fitness sessions. This course will provide you with an entry level for various areas within the industry including Exercise to Music qualifications, Physical Activity for Children qualifications, Water-Based (Aqua) fitness qualifications and Gym Instructor qualifications.  

It’s the perfect course to get you set up for a range of fitness qualifications, skills and a prosperous career.

  • Qualification Structure
  • Course Format
  • What You Will Learn

The learner must complete all the mandatory units listed:

– Unit 1
Anatomy and physiology for exercise (H/600/9013).

– Unit 2
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (M/600/9015).

– Unit 3
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016).

– Unit 4
Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017).

– Unit 5
Planning gym-based exercise

– Unit 6
Instructing gym-based exercise

Entry Requirements
This course also requires a level of communication including reading, writing, presenting and discussion group. Students are required to have a confident level of communication.

We appreciate that each student has different knowledge and learning levels, which is why regardless of the delivery method you choose all students will be given access to the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing course content via Active IQ’s online interactive dashboard before attending any workshop or classroom delivery.
The dashboard is equipped with material and resources, but more importantly engaging modules of each unit of the course. The dashboard can also be viewed remotely by your course tutor to offer support as and when necessary. This allows all of our students to access their course content, whilst allowing them to study at a rate and pace that they are comfortable with before immersing themselves into the practical elements of the course.

This qualification is assessed by:

✓ Coursework

✓ Portfolio of evidence

✓ Practical demonstration/assignment

✓ Multiple-choice exam

Workshops are run regularly throughout the year, although they are not compulsory we offer the following 3 options to encourage your attendance

Option 1
Complete all e-learning modules via home study and then attend a 5 day workshop for theory and practical applications of the course.
Workshops run Monday – Friday. At the end of the workshop you will be ready to sit both your theory and practical assessment.

Option 2
Complete all e-learning modules via home study and then attend a centre for 4 weekends. Weekends are run 1 per month.

Option 3
Blended workshops – complete all e-learning modules via home study, followed by 4 online support meetings with a tutor. 2 days face-face for practical and theory based assessments. This option is ideal for anyone who already has a Health & Fitness background.

The Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing course will provide you with a wealth of knowledge and expertise to guide gym members on how to effectively and correctly use gym equipment, advise them on a range of exercises to help them achieve their health and fitness goals, as well as help to improve their techniques.

Once you have completed this course, you will have the knowledge and expertise to create introductory fitness and gym plans. You will begin a new adventure into a career as a professional fitness instructor, with endless opportunities to further enhance your qualifications and skill sets within the different aspects of our industry.

Throughout the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing course, you will have full support from the National Academy team. Our courses are run nationwide and we will ensure to enrol you in a centre near you. We offer flexible payment options as well as bespoke payment plans including, can opting to pay for your course via the 24+ advanced Learner Loan.
This is course perfect for those who have a strong passion in health and fitness.

For more information about the Active IQ Diploma in Fitness & Personal Training course, contact the National Academy team today.

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