Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym-Based Exercise

Entry requirements

Candidates must be 16 years old or over. There are no other entry requirements; however, it is recommended that you have some experience of exercising within the Gym environment, using Free Weights and Cardiovascular Machines.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for those who wish to become a Gym Instructor in a private health club, leisure centre, or gain the first step on their career ladder towards becoming a Personal Trainer. 

Course content & Structure

Anatomy and Physiology

Principles of Exercise, Health and Fitness

Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment

Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity

Planning Gym Sessions

Instructing Gym Sessions


2 weekends

home study and pre-course tasks required

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Additional information 

  • Tutors have extensive experience and are actively working in the Health and Fitness industry. 
  • Students are encouraged to dedicate time to their learning, prior to and during their studies.
  • For the practical assessment students are required to bring a 'body' on their practical assessment date


  • Multiple choice theory paper
  • Practical examination
  • Worksheets

Register of Exercise Professionals


Progression Routes

Course Dates




Elearning Gym Instructor Course

  • Learn at home at your own pace
  • Personal tutor support
  • Comprehensive Elearning package
  • Price just £545 all in!
Swindon, Wiltshire 30th September, 1st, 7th, 8th October 2017
Dawlish, South Devon 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th November 2017
Swindon, Wiltshire 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th January 2018
Swindon, Wiltshire 21st, 22nd April & 5th, 6th May 2018


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Course Times




Wiltshire, London, South Devon, Somerset



£545.00 for current Level 2 Fitness Instructors

Price includes registration, certification, assessments and manuals

Booking Information

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