Level 2 Certificate Fitness Instructing (Gym)

Start date(s):
11 Sep 2017
17 weeks
Level 2
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Study Mode:
Part Time
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Awarded by:
Active IQ (Active International Qualifications)
Framwellgate Moor Campus
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This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective group exercise to music sessions.

This qualification will provide entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 2 and is achieved in the context of gym.
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You will have access to excellent training facilities, physical resources and industry standard fitness testing equipment.

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The course consists of a two main elements:
  1. A practical element which will be delivered onsite by a fully qualified and experienced member of the sports team.
  2. A theoretical element which will be delivered via distance learning. For this you will receive all of the resources you need as well as online tutor support. You will need to have access to a computer and the internet to do this.


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Knowing how to support clients
  • Health and Safety in fitness
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Planning gym based exercise
  • Instructing gym based exercise
  • Producing a portfolio of evidence
  • Risk assessment safety planning documents
  • Session evaluation
  • Direct observation of candidate instructing a gym session
  • Standardised worksheet.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week



*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will complete a 1hr theory paper consisting of 25 multiple choice questions, plus a 1hr 45 minute theory paper consisting of fifty multiple choice questions.

Maths and English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, do not worry, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will have the opportunity to re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills. These qualifications will help you enhance your maths and English skills and can be taken at levels between Entry Level 1 up to and including Level 2. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.

Meet our students

Mathew Cahill

Mathew Cahil

Mathew Cahil becomes a qualified Fitness Instructor after completing a level 2 course at New College Durham and a level 3 course in Personal Training Qualification at Sunderland University.

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Refund Policy 17-18

View our refund policy for 2017/18 for further and higher education programmes and full cost courses.



No funding is available as this is a Full Cost Course.
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Fees and funding

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Interview Instructions

You will be invited into college for an informal interview.

Entry Criteria

No formal qualifications are needed but a keen interest in exercise, fitness and dance would be favourable.