Active IQ Level 2 Gym Instructor


  • 16-18, Adults


Course content

Areas of study includes:

  • 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

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

Active IQ Level 2

Where have students gone to after completing this course?

Active IQ Level 3 Personal Trainer

Is there additional work required by the student?

2 – 5 hours per week of independent learning.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Gym Instructor

Entry Requirements

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



Financial Support for 16-18 Year-olds and Continuing Learners aged 19

The Education Funding Authority has allocated money to colleges to support students who are on low incomes or the dependent of parents on a low income, and need support towards their course-related costs or essential living costs or are facing financial difficulty.

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For further information on financial support for Looked after Children, Care Leavers and estranged young people, click here