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Level 2 / Gym Instructor - DISTANCE LEARNING

Who is this course for?

This course is for candidates who wish to become qualified gym instructor but are unable to commit to attending a regular session in one of our centres. It provides an alternative structure using online learning from Active IQ Academy. Your study will still be supported by a dedicated tutor who will monitor your progress throughout the course.

This package is for:

  • Learners who are self motivated who want flexible learning, anytime / anywhere.
  • For learners those who cannot commit to a regular attended session (shift work. child care, location etc.)
  • Students who would like to pace their own learning. Speed it up and fast track through the course content, or take your time
  • Learners who want to start now rather than wait for the next course to start.

There are theory exams with this course which will take place in SUNDERLAND (SR3 1PD)

Course Content

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 Structure

The whole of this course is delivered by distance learning using the Active IQ Academy and supported by handbooks, workbook's and a dedicated tutor contact.


Theory - Two of the theory units are assessed by an externally set multiple choice exams. There are 50 questions on exam one and 32 on exam two, you must get at least 70% on each to pass. You will receive you result within 24 hours of taking the exam. Please note, you must come to one of our centres for these two theory exams, they cannot be taken remotely.

The remaining two theory units are assessed by an externally set worksheets; you complete the answers throughout the course and submit to your tutor for assessment.

Practical – You are required to plan a session within the course guidelines, and complete a gym programme card. You will be asked to bring a participant into the training venue who will act as your client to provide your practical evidence or if you prefer, can you can record your session and submit this evidence by DVD. A trained assessor will monitor your performance against set criteria that you will have become familiar with during the course. Following a short evaluation, you will receive your result.

Additional Information

Course costs include handbook, eLearning access, certificate and all assessment materials. This course enables you to register on REP's at Level 2.

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How do I register?
Use our online registration form. Alternatively, call our office on 0191 4190891 and we can get you signed up.


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