- Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor
Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor
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This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to enable learners to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective sessions. This qualification will provide entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 2 and can be achieved in the context of gym, exercise to music, water-based exercise and physical activity for children.Entry requirements
This qualification is open to all:
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.
Qualification structure and credit Value
- P1 - Gym based pathway - Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.
- P2 - Exercise to Music pathway - experience of studio-based exercise classes is highly recommended.
- P3 - Water based exercise pathway - experience of water-based exercise classes is highly recommended.
- P4 - Exercise and Physical Activity for Children
- It is recommended that learners undergo a DBS check prior to commencement of the training. Learners can be employed before the DBS check is complete provided the organisation is satisfied, on the basis of other checks, that it is safe to do so; however, organisations cannot let anyone have unsupervised access to children until they have a satisfactory DBS check
The learner must achieve 4 mandatory units from group M and one optional pairing in the context of either Gym, Exercise to Music, Water based Exercise or Exercise and Physical Activity for Children.
The total credit value of the qualification is 23 credits.Mandatory Units
- Unit 1 - Anatomy and physiology for exercise (H/600/9013) – this unit is worth 6 credits
- Unit 2 - Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (M/600/9015) – this unit is worth 2 credits
- Unit 3 - Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016) – this unit is worth 2 credits
- Unit 4 - Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017) – this unit is worth 4 credits
- P1 - Gym-based (Credit Value required: Minimum 10, Maximum 10)
- Unit 5 - Planning gym-based exercise (F/600/9018) this unit is worth 4 credits
- Unit 6 - Instructing gym-based exercise (A/600/9020) – this unit is worth 6 credits
Career options once qualified
- Multiple Choice Examination
- Portfolio of Evidence
- Practical Demonstration / Assignment
- Work full-time or part-time as a gym instructor within a health and fitness club
- Become a gym supervisor or fitness manager within a health and fitness club
- Deliver popular group classes (by taking CPD modules) including Circuit Training, Keiser Cycle or Core Stability
- Build towards becoming a personal trainer by completing the remaining personal trainer modules
- Specialise in working with older adults or prenatal and post-natal women