Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing


£495 Full Price or Payment Plan

This Level 2 Certificate has been designed for individuals who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to work and/or seek employment as a gym instructor. You’ll be equipped with the skills to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes to a range of clients.

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£100 deposit then 4 payments of £98.75

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Course Candidates will Learn

Candidates will study some of the course through home study as well as five days of face to face delivery, the course content covers:

  • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness. (Home study)
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment.
  • The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle.
  • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions.
  • Professionalism for fitness instructing.
  • Personal and professional development.
  • Delivering exceptional customer service

Course Dates

Cumbernauld GYM0205
5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th February 2021
Assessment Date: 27th, 28th February 2021

Perth GYM0206
5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th March 2021
Assessment Date: 27th, 28th March 2021

Aberdeen GYM0207
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th April 2021
Assessment Date: 24th, 25th April 2021

Livingston GYM0208
7th, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th May 2021
Assessment Date: 29th, 30th May 2021

Inverness GYM0209
4th, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th June 2021
Assessment Date: 26th, 27th June 2021

Cumbernauld GYM0211
6th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th August 2021
Assessment Date: 28th, 29th August 2021

Dundee GYM0212
3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th September2021
Assessment Date: 25th, 26th September 2021

Aberdeen GYM0213
8th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th October 2021
Assessment Date: 30th, 31st October 2021

Livingston GYM0214
5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th November 2021
Assessment Date: 27th, 28th November 2021


  • Coursework/Project.
  • Multiple Choice Examination.
  • Portfolio of Evidence.
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment

Entry Requirement

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

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

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


REPs CPD Points: 20 points

Progression Routes

This qualification provides progression to the following qualifications:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Supporting Pre and Postnatal Clients with Exercise and Nutrition.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Exercise and Health.


The eLearning tool is not a mandatory studying resource. It is designed to offer a different learning style from the manual as some of our learners prefer visual and interactive learning as they struggle to study from the book alone.

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