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Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (QCF)

This qualification is delivered by the Academy of Performance Coaching (part of SportBU) and will provide entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 2.

SportBU is a training provider for nationally recognised Active IQ qualifications for health and fitness. Active IQ provide the qualifications delivered by the top training providers in the country so utilise your connection with Bournemouth University and receive the same course at a fraction of the cost.

The blended learning programme allows you to complete most of your theoretical study in your own time (you will need access to a computer with the internet) with attendance at Bournemouth University for practical workshops and exams.

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Key information

Next start date:

View the 2020/21 Course Calendar above (Right)


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


4 Days plus 2 Assessment Days


Register of Exercise Professionals

Entry requirements:

This qualification is open to all but a degree of physical fitness is necessary, as well as an understanding of the importance of good communication skills. Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

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Course details

Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing provides the knowledge and skills to enable you to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective gym sessions.

This course will include the following units:

  • Unit 1 – Anatomy and physiology for exercise (H/600/9013)
  • Unit 2 – Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (M/600/9015)
  • Unit 3 – Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016)
  • Unit 4 – Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017)
  • Unit 5 – Planning gym-based exercise (F/600/9018)
  • Unit 6 – Instructing gym-based exercise (A/600/9020).

Your assessment will include:

  • Coursework portfolio
  • Multiple choice examinations
  • Practical assessment.

Course Details:

Delivery Types: Part-time & Intensive available

Course: Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (QCF)

Cost: BU: £450 ; Community: £500

APC Calendar 2020/21

Academy of Performance Coaching Calendar 2020/21 (130kb)

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To book on the course, please complete our online form.

For all course and booking enquiries, please email APC enquiries or call +44(0)1202 965012.

Additional information

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