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L2 ACTIVEIQ CERTIFICATE IN GYM INSTRUCTING
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L2 ACTIVEIQ CERTIFICATE IN GYM INSTRUCTING

Target audience 

Adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors.

Entry requirements 

Some experience of gym-based exercises, 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
Course content 
  • Reflect on and develop own practice in providing exercise and physical activity
  • Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation
  • Work with clients to help them to adhere to exercise and physical activity
  • Plan and prepare gym-based exercise
  • Instruct and supervise gym-based exercise
Teaching & Learning 

A combination of practical activities, seminars and theory sessions.

Assessment criteria 
  • Client interview
  • Worksheet
  • Theory papers
Progression 

This qualification provides progression to Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness, for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in gym instruction.
Alternatively, it provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become personal trainers working with specialist populations as well as the general population.
Learners may also progress on to the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside gym instructing in the health club environment.
Learners may also broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing to Level 2 qualifications in Instructing Circuits, Exercise to Music and Aqua.

Other information 

Students must make every effort to attend all sessions, those with work or family commitments should be aware of the need to attend all classes for the duration of the course.

Courses

Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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