Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym

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You can enrol onto this course, come to the college and our staff will be able to help you.
Qualification type: Certificate
Level: Level 2
Awarding body Active IQ
Academic year: 2017/2018
Start date Mon 11th Sept 2017; Tues 9th Jan and Thurs 15th Mar 2018; 12.30pm-5pm
Duration Other
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Part time
You can enrol onto this course, come to the college and our staff will be able to help you.

Course overview

The Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (QCF) will equip learners to prepare for employment in a specific occupational area. The aim is to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor.


To apply
To book on to this course, please complete this booking form  and return with payment, alternatively email LGower@darlington.ac.uk with the completed form.


Course costs

Costs shown are per course







Entry requirements

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



How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please complete the booking form via the link on the course overview section, and return to Lindsey Gower, Curriculum Support Assistant. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503050.


Studying and learning

There will be numerous methods of teaching and learning to ensure the course is diverse meeting the needs of all types of learners; ranging from seminar work, individual and group activities, interactive activities, and presentations with a lot of gym based study to cement the necessary skills.


How will I be assessed

You will be internally assessed via:

  • Coursework
  • Multiple choice examination
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration / assignment
Things you may need

You will not require any specialist equipment, however you will be expected to have suitable gym attire to train in. Shower facilities are available following practical based sessions.

You will need note pads and pens for note taking. It would be advisable to have a memory stick although most work can be accessed online.

What next

Further study:
You can progress straight into employment within the fitness industry as a gym/fitness instructor or progress to the Level 3 Personal Training Programme. There are a number of other qualifications to compliment the Level 2.

Learners have the opportunity to progress from the programme and with further study to become personal trainers either in health clubs or as a free-lance self-employed personal trainer.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

You can enrol onto this course, come to the college and our staff will be able to help you.

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If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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