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Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness (QCF)

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The Level 2 ACTIVE IQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) is designed for learners who are preparing for future employment in the health and fitness industry.


This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to enable learners to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective gym or studio sessions. This qualification will provide entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 2 and can be achieved in the context of gym or exercise to music.

The learner must achieve 4 mandatory units and two units from the Gym-based pathway. The total credit value of the qualification is 23 credits.

Mandatory Units

  • Unit 1 - Anatomy and physiology for exercise (H/600/9013) – this unit is worth 6 credits
  • Unit 2 - Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (M/600/9015) – this unit is worth 2 credits
  • Unit 3 - Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016) – this unit is worth 2 credits
  • Unit 4 - Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017) – this unit is worth 4 credits

Gym-based pathway

P1 - Gym-based (Credit Value required: Minimum 10, Maximum 10)

  • Unit 5 - Planning gym-based exercise (F/600/9018) this unit is worth 4 credits
  • Unit 6 - Instructing gym-based exercise (A/600/9020) – this unit is worth 6 credits


Teaching is a variety of lectures and practical workshops

Entry Requirements


Interview Process

Career advice and guidance available for professional tutors in the Health & Fitness Industry.

Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

Internally assessed: • Coursework • Multiple Choice Examination • Portfolio of Evidence • Practical Demonstration / Assignment

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, Level 2 Certificate in Exercise to Music

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (day)
  • Start Date: 19 February 2018; 16 July 2018
  • Hours per week:
  • Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Time: 9.00 am
  • End Time: 5.00 pm
  • Duration: 2 Full weeks
  • Course Fees: £650. the fee will be confirmed at enrolment Full Cost Recovery Courses do not attract any funding and therefore the full cost of the fees are payable by the student irrespective of their circumstances.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Business Development
  • Department Manager: Grant Soames


  • Level: Level 2
  • Qualification Name: Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
  • Awarding Body: Active IQ

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