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Active IQ Level 2 Gym Instructor

  • Fee
    16-18 Free  /  19+ £1,896*
  • Duration of course 1 year – 36 weeks
  • Course type Full-time
  • This course is suitable for 16-18; Adults

Course content

Areas of study include:

·       Anatomy and physiology

·       Planning gym-based exercise

·      Instructing gym-based exercise

·       Health and safety

·       Circuit training

·  Kettlebells

·       Suspended movement training

What have students who have taken this course in the past progressed to?

·       Level 3 personal training qualification

·       Employment as a gym instructor

How will I learn?

Combination of both theory and practical work

How will I be assessed?

Continuous ongoing assessment takes place through the course to develop a portfolio of evidence

Types of assessment include:

·       Practical

·       Role play

·       Group work

·       Professional discussion

·       Presentation

·       Written report

·       Multiple-choice tests

How much time should I be expected to spend on assignments, projects, field trips etc.?

2 – 5 hours per week of independent learning

Which awarding body is the course validation by?

Active IQ

What qualifications or skills do I need to show I have before I can enrol?

All GCSE grades obtained

Minimum achievement of 4 GCSE qualifications at grade D or 3, including English and Maths (or Level 1 Functional Skills)

Expected prior knowledge


Interested in working towards employment as a gym instructor or personal trainer

English level

Level 1 (GCSE grade D or 3, Functional Skill)

Mathematics level

Level 1 (GCSE grade D or 3, Functional Skill)

Equipment and other costs

All students are required to wear practical kit at all times​

For further information please call 020 7258 2721, email or come to one of our Open Days.


* Fee information

Fees shown are set against the current year (August 2017 to July 2018) and are subject to change when Government funding changes are announced.

All our full time further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are free if you are 16-18 years old and meet UK residency requirements. Depending on your circumstances, you may also be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as free school meals and travel.

If you are  enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances.