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!
Dawlish, South Devon 25th, 26th November, 2nd, 3rd December 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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