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Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) (QCF)

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This is a blended learning course which allows students the flexibility to study theory elements online at a time convenient to them using comprehensive E-resources. There will be four days of face-to-face workshops covering the practical components.

Dates and times

All sessions on this four-day course run from 9am-5pm. The examination date will be an additional day and once agreed you will be notified by email.

  • Monday 16th - Thursday 19th November 2020
  • Monday 22nd - Thursday 25th February 2021
  • Monday 24th - Thursday 27th May 2021


The full cost is £795. The deposit cost is £150.


Whilst enrolled on the Level 2 Fitness Instructor course you will develop your knowledge and skills needed to plan and instruct gym-based exercise programmes for adults. You will also learn how to effectively support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity, through the following modular components:

  • E-Learning
    • Anatomy and physiology for exercise 
    • Principles of exercise, fitness and health 
    • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

You will be given access to the E-learning resources before your taught sessions so you can study these before the practical sessions which will take place on our campus in Twickenham.

  • Taught session
    • Exercise and physical activity client support
    • Gym-based exercise planning
    • Gym-based exercise instructing

These sessions are delivered over four days on our campus in Twickenham. You will also revise the topics you learnt via the E-learning resources.

The course is assessed via...

  • Practical exam
  • Theory examinations
  • Portfolio of evidence


This course has elements of E-learning combined with taught sessions.    We understand that our student's learning styles and needs are different and offer E-learning to allow greater flexibility.  Upon enrolment, and a minimum of 4 weeks before the taught sessions, students are given access to our interactive online course materials.  This will allow students to study at a time and a pace to suit them.  

To enrol on this course you must be 18-years-old or over. It is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A*-C however exemptions may be made for adult returners with relevant experience.


Upon successful completion of all units set by the external body, Active IQ, you will be awarded the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) QCF.

This course is a prerequisite for the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training qualification and allows students to join REPS as a Level 2 practitioner.