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Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Official REPs recognised Active IQ qualification

Course Code

QCF418

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This combined ActiveIQ-accredited course is designed for those wishing to become both a qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Fitness Trainer.

  • Discover all you need to know to become a qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Gain entry on to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Levels 2 and 3
  • Study the theory course at home
  • Receive 3 days of practical training at a gym in Birmingham
This course is only available to study online.
Course overview

Become a REPs recognised Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer!

This combined ActiveIQ-accredited course is designed for those wishing to become both a qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer. It is suitable for beginners and students without any prior qualifications in fitness training.

Once you have completed the Level 2 qualification, you are fully qualified to work in a gym or fitness centre. On completion of the Level 3 qualification, you are fully qualified to run fitness classes, deliver one-to-one personal training sessions, offer nutrition advice and even start your own business.

You will have 2 years to complete the course so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be handed in by email. You will also have a personal tutor who offers you support every step of the way.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your success!

Course Duration

Up to 2 years.

Study Hours

Approximately 660 hours.

Course Outcome

You receive the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing qualification and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. You will be a fully qualified gym instructor and personal trainer.

Entry Requirements

Recommended that students have experience of gym based exercises.

Assessment

Exams, practical and video assessments. Coursework.

Course content

Qualification codes

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing – 603/2692/X

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training – 603/0895/3

Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

Extra info

Course Duration

You will have up to 2 years to complete both courses. This is plenty of time to study in as much or little time as you need. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need.

The Level 2 course will take you approximately 230 hours to complete and the Level 3 course will take you approximately 430 hours. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

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!

Assessment

Level 2 Certificate

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 on for 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.

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.

Level 3 Course

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 on for 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.

On your assessment day, you will be assessed on:

  • Programme delivery
  • Group induction

Multiple-choice Examinations
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.

Paper 1

Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise, Health and Fitness Level 3 F/615/4012

There are 40 questions within this paper. To achieve a Pass you will need to score 28 out of 40 marks.

Paper 2

The Principles of Nutrition and their Application to Exercise and Health Level 3 J/615/4013

There are 40 questions within this paper. To achieve a Pass you will need to score 28 out of 40 marks.

Course Outcome

Once you have passed your theory and practical elements to your courses, you will receive your  Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training qualification. These are fully recognised by REPs.

This qualification enables you to become a fully qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer.

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 the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). REPs is an independent public register which provides regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet National Occupational Standards agreed by the health and fitness industry. This will enable you to obtain public liability insurance to practise as a Gym Instructor.
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.

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