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Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

About the course

Access qualification to Level 3 Personal Training

1 year course (with option to do Level 3 Personal Training qualification in second and third year)

6 units in total (5 internally assessed and 1 exam)


What does this qualification cover? (E= Exam/Externally Assessed, I= Internally Assessed).

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


How will it be assessed?

External Assessment - These units are timetabled examinations. Achievement at unit level is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction based on reaching the required grade boundary marks for each externally assessed unit.

Internal Assessment - Your tutor will grade your work/evidence for each unit. Work/evidence can come from a number of sources such as assignments, tasks or work-based activities (through projects or real work), observation/recording of practices, responses to questions and witness statements.


What is expected of you?

  • Respect: Staff, classmates, equipment, office/classroom
  • Good attitude: In everything you do - studies, football training, workouts
  • Punctuality: Be on time to all sessions
  • Listen: If someone is talking (staff or classmate), respect them and listen
  • Be prepared: Equipment, kit, lunch


What does this qualification prepare you for?

Active IQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Personal Training for Health, Fitness and Performance Qualification

Employment in the gym/exercise industry


Entry requirements:

An interest in exercise and fitness

Grades 1-9 in Maths and English with obligation to re-sit if grade 1-3 is obtained

Qualification details:


For more information please speak to:

Mr. A. Vile