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Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Group Training


£695 Full Price or Payment Plan (includes non-refundable deposit)

This course is ideal for those who are interested in starting their career as a group training to music instructor. It is vital for a group trainer to have the knowledge and skills necessary to support customers in achieving their goals. The course is taught through blended learning which is a mixture of home study and six attendance days.  This qualification replaced the old Exercise to Music qualification as it has been updated with the current industry requirements for Group Training.

We recommend that you attend a range of fitness classes prior to your group training course. This will allow you to build a wider knowledge base before the course commences. Some of the classes we would recommend would be free-style aerobics, cardio classes to music, strength and/ or conditioning classes to music, for example, legs, bums and tums, Les Mills bodypump, body combat, etc.

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Full Price: £695 (includes non-refundable deposit)

Payment Plan:
£200 non-refundable deposit then 4 payments of £123.75

Extended Payment Plan:
£200 non-refundable deposit, then 12 payments of £41.25

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Home Study

Once the candidate completes the application process, they will get access to resources to help them prepare for the course and their assessments.


Manual– Candidates will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Group Training manual when booking and be asked to read through specific sections before the course delivery. The manual has end-of-section questions after each section. This helps the candidate check what knowledge they have retained and areas they may need to focus on.

Mock theory paper- Candidates will complete an e-mock paper to help with revision.

Coursework required before the course commences – There are worksheets that are required to be completed before the course starts. Candidates will receive guidance on this when booking.

In Person Delivery

Candidates will study some of the course through home study and six days of face-to-face delivery. The course content covers:

  • Principles of Anatomy, Physiology and Fitness
  • Professionalism for Group Training
  • Health and Safety in a Group Training Environment
  • Supporting Behaviour Change and Healthy Lifestyles
  • Planning and Instructing Group Training to music sessions
  • Understanding how music and choreography can be incorporated into group sessions

Course Dates

Location: Perth
Course Code: GT009
Delivery dates: 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of September 2024.
Online Theory Assessment Date: 28th of September 2024.
Assessment Dates: 5th and 6th of October 2024.


Candidates are assessed throughout the course by questions, assignments, and practical continuous assessment. The final assessments normally take place after the course, and they consist of:

Online Theory paper – The theory assessment is completed Online. The assessment is multiple-choice, with 50 questions, and the allocated time to complete it is 1 hour and 45 mins. The pass mark is 35/50.
A date is set for each course.

  • Theory paper title: Principles of anatomy, physiology, and fitness

Practical Assessment:

A practical day will be set so that the candidate can complete their summative assessment. From a planned session plan that is devised by the candidate on the course, the candidate will then deliver a group training session. Afterward, they will evaluate the session.

Entry Requirement

Experience in group training classes is highly recommended.

The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved, and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Progression Routes

This qualification provides progression to the following qualifications:

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing – then to Diploma in Personal Training.


On completion, candidates will be awarded an Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Group Training e-certificate. Active IQ is no longer offering hard-copy certificates.

Customer Testimonials

Over all, a great course, enjoyed it every day. Would definitely recommend this course to all my friends. Paul is very relaxed and knowledgeable.

Arkadiusz – Dundee 2018

Enjoyable course – feel like I have gained a lot of knowledge throughout. Good Instructor and an adequate help provided throughout.

Eilidh – Aberdeen November 2018