Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) – April Start

Entry Requirements

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 therefore learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

What's Involved

The Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (QCF) will equip learners to prepare for employment in a specific occupational area. The aim 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 as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor.

Course Assessment Method

You will be internally assessed via:

- Coursework

- Multiple choice examination

- Portfolio of evidence

- Practical demonstration / assignment

What's Next

This qualification enables you to progress straight into employment within the fitness industry as a gym/fitness instructor or:

progress onto the Level 3 Personal Training programme

look at other qualifications which will compliment this Level 2 qualification.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

What does it Cost?

Costs shown are per course

16-18 N/A

19-23 £449


The cost for a co-funded AEB learner is £362. Terms and conditions apply for this reduced fee.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Certificate in Gym Instructing
Level: Level 2
Awarding Body: ACTIVE IQ
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: April 2023

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