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Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (RQF)

This qualification is delivered by the Academy of Performance Coaching (part of SportBU). Upon successful completion you will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing. The qualification is awarded through ActiveIQ who are endorsed by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity).

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 in our state of the art facilities.

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Key information

Next start date:

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Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


5 Days plus 1 Assessment Days

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 Gym 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 – Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness (A/616/7499)
  • Unit 2 – Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors (K/616/7501)
  • Unit 3 – Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (M/616/7502)
  • Unit 4 – Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change (A/616/7504)
  • Unit 5 – Planning and instructing gym-based exercise (F/616/7505)

Your assessment will include:

  • Coursework portfolio
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Practical assessments

Course Details:

Delivery Types: Part-time & Intensive available

Course: Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (RQF)

Cost: BU: £495 ; Community: £595

APC Calendar 2022

Course Calendar 2020/21 (pdf 130kb)

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

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