The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

The aim of this Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing 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 as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor.

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction 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 learner should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Qualification Overview

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

The qualification will provide entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2 and can be achieved in the context of Gym, Exercise to music, Water-based Exercise and Physical Activity for Children.

To achieve the qualification learners must complete 4 mandatory units from the mandatory group (14 credits) and one optional pairing in the context of either Gym, Exercise to Music, Water-based Exercise or Exercise and Physical Activity for Children. The total credit value of the qualification is 23 credits.

Qualification Structure

This qualification comprises of 6 mandatory units (24 credits).

Assessment

Coursework, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence

Career Progression

  • This qualification provides progression to Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness, for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in gym instruction.
  • Alternatively, it provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become personal trainers.
  • Learners may also progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside gym instructing in the health club environment.
  • Learners may also broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing to Level 2 qualifications in Instructing Circuits, Exercise to Music and Aqua.

Mandatory Course Units:

  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health (Level 2, 4 credits)
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise (Level 2, 6 credits)
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (Level 2, 2 credits)
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (Level 2, 2 credits)

Optional Pairing – Gym

  • Instructing gym-based exercise (Level 2, 6 credits)
  • Planning gym-based exercise (Level 2, 4 credits)

Optional Pairing – Exercise to Music

  • Planning group exercise to music sessions (Level 2, 4 credits)
  • Instructing group exercise to music (Level 2, 6 credits)

Optional Pairing – Water-Based Exercise

  • Planning water-based exercise (Level 2, 5 credits)
  • Instructing water-based exercise (Level 2, 6 credits)

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (QCF)

£499

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