1Course Overview

Active IQ Level 2 Award in Adapting Fitness Instruction for Adolescents - QCF

Course code: QCF405

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Kick-start your career as a fitness instructor, from home!

Active IQ are one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector and are recognised and regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA. They design qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways for the active leisure sector.

Open Study College is recognised by REPs (The Register of Exercise Professionals) as an endorsed provider of RQF qualifications. 

This Active IQ Level 2 Award provides an excellent knowledge base in adapting fitness instruction for adolescents, and is ideal for:

  • Students who want to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in fitness instruction for adolescents
  • Want to go onto further vocational training and placement opportunities
  • Those aspiring to become a fitness instructor

This Active IQ Level 2 course enables you to:

  • Gain an understanding of the physiological and psychological issues faced by adolescents and how they affect their ability to exercise 
  • Develop the knowledge in teaching safe and effective gym sessions to adolescents
  • Understand how to reflect the physical, mental and emotional development of adolescents when planning a fitness session
  • Gain 16 CPD points for REPs membership
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2Course Content
Qualification Accreditation Number: (QCF) 500/7244/4

Unit 1: Development of adolescents in relation to fitness instruction (R/600/2588)

  • Three stages of adolescence
  • Teenage obesity
  • Physiological changes and the effects of exercise in adolescents
  • Psychosocial challenges faced by adolescents
  • Nutritional needs of adolescents
  • Physical, mental and emotional development of adolescents when planning a fitness session 
  • Assessment - Worksheet

Unit 2: Principles of adapting gym instruction for adolescents (L/600/2590)

  • Gym instruction guidelines for adolescents
  • Suitability of exercises for adolescents
  • Gym equipment for the stages of adolescence
  • Teach safe and effective gym sessions to adolescents
  • Encourage adolescents to adopt an active healthy lifestyle
  • Assessment - Assignment (Session plan and worksheet questions)


3Other Information

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required, so you can complete all assessed work from home.

Course Duration

This course will take approximately 30 hours to complete. Students will receive a full year to complete the course, which is a lot more time than you will need. This allows you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted to you, so receiving your materials is hassle-free. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an Active IQ Level 2 Award in Adapting Fitness Instruction for Adolescents - QCF. This means that you will achieve a Level 2 qualification on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Your qualification is accredited by Active IQ, one of the UK's leading Ofqual approved awarding bodies in the health, fitness and active leisure sector. In addition, you will gain 16 CPD points for your REPs membership. 

REPs (The Register of Exercise Professionals) is the largest public independent register which provides regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet National Occupational Standards agreed by the health and fitness industry. Membership with REPs is valued and respected, enhancing employability, and is recognised in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Open Study College is endorsed by PD: Approval and our qualifications are recognised by REPs.


Your Questions Answered

What are the requirements needed to enrol onto this course?

Students must be 16 years or over to enrol on this course. It is also recommended that students have basic level communication skills. Learners must hold a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Physical Activity for Children or equivalent.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of the course?
  • Comprehensive study materials
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Accreditation
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

Open Study College, 6140 Knights Court, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7WY is a licensed credit broker, authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority (licence number 724179 with FCA).