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Sale! Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

CIMSPA recognised Active IQ qualification

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Do you want to start your journey to becoming a gym instructor? Then this Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing could be perfect for you.

  • Become a CIMSPA recognised gym instructor on completion.
  • Understand all you need to know to become a qualified gym instructor.
  • Attend a practical assessment day at a gym in Birmingham.
  • Study your theory knowledge at home, at your own pace.
This course is only available to study online.

Save £1529 when you buy this course as a package

Course overview

This Active IQ Level 2 Certificate provides an excellent knowledge base for gym instruction and students will achieve a nationally recognised qualification in gym instruction. This course is suitable for beginners who have no prior qualifications in fitness training.

If you’re looking to help people go through potentially life-changing transformations using your support and guidance, then this course could be the one for you.

During this course, you will explore the skeletal system and the effects of exercise, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating, planning a safe and effective gym-based exercise session, and much more.

Through distance learning, you can study this course from the comfort of your own home, allowing you to study around other life commitments.

Enrol today and start your journey to becoming a fitness instructor!

What next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you could enrol on another one of our fitness and sports courses and enhance your skills and knowledge even further. You will be one step closer to being a gym instructor, but here are a few job roles that use the knowledge learnt during the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing:

  • Gym instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness instructor
  • Wellness coach
  • Gym manager or supervisor
  • Group fitness instructor

Course Duration

Up to 1 year.

Study Hours

Approximately 230 hours.

Course Outcome

You receive the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing qualification. Enables you to become qualified gym instructor.

Entry Requirements

Recommended that students have experience of gym based exercises.


Exam, practical and video assessment. Coursework.

Course content

Qualification code 603/2692/X.

Extra info

Course requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course but it is highly recommended that students have experience with gym-based exercises including free weights. It is also important to have a degree of physical fitness.


This course is assessed by a variety of methods, including a multiple-choice examination, practical assessment, video assessment, and coursework.

Once you have passed all theory units and assessments, you will be able to book your practical assessment. The practical sessions are run throughout the year and will take place at a venue in Birmingham. You must make sure you are able to travel to Birmingham in order to attend your practical assessment. Available dates will be subject to a waiting list.

On your assessment day, you will be assessed on:

  • Programme delivery
  • Group induction

Multiple-choice Examination
Your multiple choice exam will be completed online at home the day before you attend your practical assessment, therefore access to a PC will be required.

Principles of anatomy, physiology, and fitness Level 2 A/616/7499

There are 50 questions within this paper. To achieve a Pass you will need to score 35 out of 50 marks.

Course duration

You will have up to one year to complete your course, but you can study in as much or as little time as you like. The only time limit will be the practical assessment day as you will need to ensure all your theory work is complete before you book on to this.

The theory side of the course requires around 230 hours of study time.

Study method

You will study this course online, which will enable you to learn when and where you want, as long as you have access to an internet connection you are able to study.

You will receive access to an online learning platform including a variety of visual, audio, and text-based presentations. You will also have a personal tutor to support you through your course, so help is only a click away!

Course outcome

Once you have passed your theory and practical elements to your course, you will receive your Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing qualification. This is fully recognised by CIMSPA.

This qualification enables you to become a fully qualified Gym instructor.

Awarding body

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.
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. This qualification will provide level 2 entry onto CIMSPA.

CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) are a professional development organisation from the United Kingdom. They work to enhance professional standards and skills in the industry by providing training, education, and qualifications to individuals working in various roles within the sector.

As a chartered institute, CIMSPA is recognised for its role in setting professional standards and supporting the career development in sport and physical activity. It strives to ensure that practitioners in the sector have the necessary knowledge, skills, and qualifications to provide high-quality services to the public.


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