Level 2 Award in Instructing Water Based Exercise - Aqua Aerobics (Active IQ)

Increase your skills as an instructor with this aqua aerobics course. This course will teach you how to adapt exercises for a water based environment as an Aqua Instructor.

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Aqua instructor course overview

This is a blended learning course, which means you will have days with your tutor and peers, there is also an element of home study, preparation and revision along with tutor and centre support. Practice and session planning is required to be carried out in your own time in between the training days and leading up to assessment. Practical assessment is usually with your peers on the last day of your training

There is a great demand for aqua aerobics instructors in the fitness industry, and for personal trainers who can adapt to a water-based environment. If you are looking to increase your skills as an instructor and to gain more knowledge, this aqua aerobics qualification will teach you how to adapt exercises in the water.


Colets Health & Fitness Club

St. Nicholas Rd, Thames Ditton KT7 0PW

Entry requirements

In order to take this aqua instructor qualification you must be 18 yrs or over and you should already have a level 2 fitness instructors qualification or a level 2 swim teachers qualification, for example:

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Group Training
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing


  • Level 2 Swimming Teaching qualification

In addition:

  • Some experience of water-based exercise / aqua training is useful.
  • The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication.

Aim / Objectives

The purpose of this aqua aerobics instructor course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, prepare and deliver safe and effective group water-based exercise sessions. Learners are given an understanding of the principles of instructing water-based exercise, how the properties of water effect exercise and the additional health and safety requirements for delivering sessions in a water-based environment.

What you will learn

  • How to plan a safe and effective water based session
  • How to instruct a safe and effective water based session with music
  • How to evaluate a safe and effective session
  • How to adapt water based exercises


  • Worksheet
  • Practical assessment including planning, teaching and evaluating a water-based exercise class

What to do now

  • Register for this aqua instructor course and fill in the online application/attendee information form, making your deposit or full payment to receive confirmation of booking.
  • You will attend your aqua aerobics training days which includes your practical assessment.

What you will achieve

  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Water-based Exercise
  • CPD Points and Certificate


£ 349

The price includes

  • Registration with the awarding body, Certificate, Course manual and Learner Assessment Portfolio, Initial assessment, training days with tutor as stated.
  • Support from the centre and tutor on course and via email, WhatsApp group and / or Zoom from the start right through to assessment and beyond.
  • A login to our website to access all course materials including handouts, PowerPoints and any additional resources to accommodate your learning.

Upcoming aqua instructor course dates

Saturday 7th & 14th September 2024

10.00 - 18.00

Assessment on second day

All at

Colets Health & Fitness Club

St. Nicholas Rd, Thames Ditton KT7 0PW

And if you need any more help deciding about this course, why not have a look at our blog article 5 Reasons You Should Take An Aqua Instructor Course.

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Level 2 Award in Instructing Water Based Exercise – Aqua Aerobics (Active IQ)