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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.


Course Breakdown

Once signed up, An email will be sent with your online login details, Its thats easy! 

You will need to attend at least 2 contact days to review your progress with your home learning tutor as well as complete your theory and practical assessments within one of our 5 Xercise4Less Academies across the UK

Once you’ve passed all assessments (paperwork, theory and practical assessments), you will hold the same Active IQ Level 2 Gym Instructor qualifications as learners who have taken the full time and weekend courses.

The tutor will have to mark your work and agree before hand you are ready for an exam or assessment prior to attending.

Please note: Assessment and exams days maybe subject to change dependent on tutor availability. These will vary from a weekend date or a midweek date.

Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

No, not your standard science lesson! Learn how the body moves and what muscles need to be targeted, what happens to your bones/joints/hormones when exercising and how we age! Find out why some people are better at sprinting and others long distance. Even how the nervous system can be developed - all training related!

Unit 2 - Supporting Clients

Learn how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity. This topic covers client interaction and learning how to approach every individual, from the timid newbie to the ripped gym hero!

Unit 3 - Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment

Here you will be taken through the essential practices of health and safety on the gym floor in order to prevent client accident or injury. Ensure your client leaves happy. This unit will have you clued up and acting like a true professional on the gym floor.

Unit 4 - Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health

Learn how to adapt exercises to broaden your client potential, how to define different types of fitness, and importantly how to ensure your clients get results.

Unit 5 - Planning Gym Based Exercise

Yes, it’s alright knowing what exercise does what but do you know how to put these into a safe and effective exercise programme specific to your client?

Learn the importance of cardiovascular training, how to train this via different forms and how to avoid the boredom. Understand the breakdown of reps, sets and rests; why we train how we do, and learn industry standard terminology.

Unit 6 - Instructing Gym Based Exercise

This unit is all about ensuring that you have a spot-on technique to pass on to your clients! Practice what you preach and you’re set for success.

Extra Information

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will take place through worksheets, multiple-choice exam papers and case studies, as well as practical assessments. All theory and practical assessments will take place within your closest PTQualifications academy.

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