Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (Active IQ)

This course is a pre-requisite for anyone who wants to become a Personal Trainer

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Course overview

This is a blended learning course, which means you will have days with your tutor and peers, some online and some face to face. 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 a participant to the summative practical assessment.

The role of a Gym Instructor will include:

  • Providing clients with guidance, counselling, and direction on all aspects of fitness
  • Designing basic gym programmes for club members
  • Showing club members how to use the equipment
  • Maintenance of equipment

To become a Personal Trainer you will need to complete this course first.

What you will learn

  • How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients.
  • The skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group.
  • Level 2 Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise and Fitness Instructors
  • Providing a Positive Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment
  • Lifestyle and health Awareness Management


  • Multiple Choice theory paper
  • Worksheets/Knowledge Questions
  • Practical observed assessment

What to do now

  • Complete an online application form by clicking on the course dates. Make your deposit or full payment
  • Your training resources will be sent to you in the post
  • You will attend your training days and then return for your assessments

What you will achieve

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • CPD Points and Certificate


£ 599

You can choose to pay the full price upfront, or a deposit followed by the balance  x weeks before the course starts.

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.
  • Access to our host centre Nuffield Leatherhead at off peak times to practice your teaching skills leading up to assessment.

Upcoming dates

    • More course dates coming soon for our blended learning gym instructors course.

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    Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (Active IQ)