Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)


£495 full price / £200 non-refundable deposit

This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.

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Course Candidates will Learn

  • anatomy and physiology including:
    • the heart and circulatory system
    • the respiratory system
    • structure and function of the skeleton
    • musculoskeletal system
    • postural and core stability
    • the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • how to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • how to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed

Course Dates

Course Code GYM0190
6th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th September 2019

Assessment Date 28th, 29th September 2019

Course Code GYM0190A
6th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th September 2019

Assessment Date 28th, 29th September 2019

Livingston (near Edinburgh)
Course Code GYM0191
4th, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th October 2019

Assessment Date 26th, 27th October 2019

Cumbernauld (near Glasgow)
Course Code GYM0192
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th November 2019

Assessment Date 23rd, 24th November 2019

Course Code GYM0193
10th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th of January 2020

Assessment Date 1st and 2nd of February 2020

Course Code GYM0194
7th, 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th of February 2020

Assessment Date 29th of February and 1st of March 2020

Livingston (near Edinburgh)
Course Code GYM0195
6th, 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th of March 2020

Assessment Date 28th and 29th of March 2020


(Please note from April 2020 Fitness Training Scotland will be delivering a new Gym Instructor qualification – Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing)


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

Assessment Date 19th and 20th of December 2020


  • multiple choice theory paper
  • practical examination
  • worksheets

Entry Requirement

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REPs CPD Points: 20 points

Progression Routes

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training


ITA Funding is accepted for this course.


I can confirm 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.

The content within the eLearning is not different to the content within your manual, the eLearning, however, is laid out to break down each unit within the qualification and quiz yourself to let yourself know if you are getting the answers correct.

Active IQ has advised that you would require a laptop or computer to access your eLearning account as an iPad or mobile phone would not have the full capability to perform all the functions within the eLearning.

Please note the price will increase from £35.00 to £70.00 for the GYM and ETM course when purchasing after your booking has been processed.

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