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.
As well as providing an excellent knowledge base in fitness instruction, this Active IQ Level 2 Certificate course is ideal for:
This Active IQ accredited Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction course enables you to:
This course is assessed by a variety of methods, including 2 multiple-choice examinations, a practical assessment, coursework and a portfolio.Unit 6 formative assessment is assessed via a video. Students are asked to film themselves instructing 5 exercises taken from their program cards in unit 5.
On the assessment day you will complete the remaining mandatory units of your course. Units 1, 4 and 6.
Once you have passed your assessments, you may book your exam/practical assessment. Simply call us whenever you're ready and we'll provide you with the details for arranging this. The exam/practical sessions are run on a student demand basis, with 8 students taking the exam/practical sessions at a time. The practical component will take place at venues in the West Midlands (Birmingham and Burton-on-Trent).
To attend an assessment day you must have submitted and passed your E-learning, Units 2, 3, 5 and your formative assessment.
This course will take approximately 157 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.
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. 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!
You will need Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. You will also need to ensure your computer is able to play sound as some of the videos include audio.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive an ActiveIQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction. This means that you will achieve a Level 2 qualification on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In addition, you will earn 20 CPD point for REPs membership.
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.
Students must be 16 or over to enrol on this course and a degree of physical fitness is necessary to complete the practical assessments. It is also recommended that you have some experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights, and basic level communication skills.
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.
Once you have passed your Learner Achievement Portfolio, you may book to confirm your attendance. Simply email your tutor who will advise you on assessment dates. Alternatively call us whenever you're ready and we'll provide you with the details for arranging this. The practical sessions are run on a student demand basis, with 8 students taking the practical sessions at a time.
No. Everything you need is included in the price!
We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.
For further information please contact us.
I like that I can do all my work from home and the online learning facilities are easy to use and extremely effective. I like that I can study around my busy schedule.