Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

£98.75 / month and a £100.00 sign-up fee

£100 deposit with 3 month payment break then £98.75 for 4 months

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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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

Course Code GYM0196
3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th of April 2020

Assessment Date 25th and 26th of April 2020

Cumbernauld (near Glasgow)
Course Code GYM0197
8th, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th of May 2020

Assessment Date 30th and 31st of May 2020

Course Code GYM0198
3rd, 4th, 5th, 11th and 12th of July 2020

Assessment Date 25th and 26th of July 2020

Course Code GYM0199
7th, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th of August 2020

Assessment Date 29th and 30th of August 2020

Livingston (near Edinburgh)
Course Code GYM0200
4th, 5th, 6th, 12th and 13th of September 2020

Assessment Date 26th and 27th of September 2020

Course Code GYM0201
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th and 11th of October 2020

Assessment Date 24th and 25th of October 2020

Cumbernauld (near Glasgow)
Course Code GYM0202
6th, 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th of November 2020

Assessment Date 28th and 29th of November 2020

Course Code GYM0203
27th, 28th and 29th of November and the 5th and 6th of December 2020


  • 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.


ITA Funding is accepted for this course.


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