Course: Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Study Level

Level 2

Course Code

Active IQ Level 2 in Gym Instructing


Lowestoft Campus


7 weeks



The aim of this Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing qualification is to train you to a professionally competent level, enabling you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment as a qualified personal trainer.

During the qualification you will learn; anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness, health and safety in the fitness environment, the skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment, skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions, professionalism for fitness instructing, personal and professional development and how to deliver exceptional customer service.

You will be taught by current industry professionals in our very own brand new fitness suite. To support your learning you will also be given access to an online e-learning platform and course manual.

Throughout the course you will complete 50 hours of training, spread mostly over evening sessions, but with full days in February half term and the Easter holidays. The course is due to start in February 2021 – full course dates available on request.

The cost of this course is £600. We are able to offer payment breakdowns as long as the full cost of the course is paid prior to the course starting.


Experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights, is highly recommended.

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.


You will be assessed by coursework/project, multiple choice examination, portfolio of evidence and practical demonstration/assignment.


This qualification leads on to a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and it also allows those who achieve the qualification to work in the industry as a qualified personal trainer.

You can complete the Level 3 Diploma at East Coast College.

START HERE with East Coast College.

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