Level 2 Certificate in Group Training (Active IQ)

Learn the practical skills to plan and teach a safe and effective group exercise class to music.

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. You are also required to bring at least 1 participant to the summative practical assessment.

You will learn the practical skills to plan and teach a safe and effective group exercise class to music. This will include aerobics, high intensity interval training, body conditioning or circuit training and relaxation and recovery.

A successful group exercise Instructor needs to have excellent communication skills, love people and have a passion for fitness and encouraging others that just shines. Life as a group exercise instructor is rewarding, and allows you to have fun, be creative and work in an exciting environment that suits you

For many people, exercising in a group situation is the best way to keep fit and healthy. Running the class is just as much fun as attending one. You can work as a freelance instructor in the community and a Health Club or Leisure Centre. Becoming a group training instructor is usually a stepping stone to other careers in the health and fitness industry. You can add other qualifications such as Aqua, Gym instructor, Pre Post-natal instructor and much more.


Colets Health & Fitness, St. Nicholas Rd, Thames Ditton KT7 0PW

Entry requirements

You must be 16 years or older. You do not need any previous experience to be a Group Exercise Instructor, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Aim / Objectives

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective group training sessions.

What you will learn

During the qualification learners will cover:

  • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition, and how they relate to exercise and fitness
  • Health and safety in the group training environment
  • The skills to support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle
  • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective group training sessions
  • Professionalism for group training
  • Personal and professional development
  • Delivering exceptional customer service


  • An invigilated multiple-choice theory paper (Principles of Anatomy, Physiology and Fitness)
  • Worksheets
  • Session Planning
  • Summative practical assessment

What to do now

  • Complete an online application form, making your deposit or full payment
  • You will be assigned a tutor with regular contact via email or telephone
  • Your training resources will be sent to you in the post
  • You will attend your training days and then prepare for a practical assessment day also returning for your multiple choice theory paper assessments

What you will achieve

  • Active IQ Certificate in Group Training
  • CPD Points and Certificates


£ 660

*** Get your discount by using the discount code CGT61 to take the course cost from 660 to 599 ***

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.
  • Mock theory papers.
  • A login to our website to access all course materials including handouts, PowerPoints and any additional resources to accommodate your learning.

Upcoming dates

Course 1 - 2nd/3rd & 16th/17th March.
Assessment - 13th/14th April

Course 2 – 7th/8th & 21st/22nd September.
Assessment – 19th/20th October

*** Get your discount by paying upfront. Use the discount code CGT61 to take the course cost from 660 to 599 ***