Fitness Instructor Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: S107
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Validated by: ACTIVEIQ

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills required by those who wish to pursue a career as a fitness instructor. This qualification gives learners the opportunity to gain an accredited qualification which provides the essential knowledge, skills and personal qualities required for an occupation in the Health and Fitness sector. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There are also elements of communication (discussion, presentation, reading and writing) involved and learners should have the basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

What will I study?

You will complete the following units

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness
  • Supporting clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health and safety for exercise and fitness
  • Principles of exercise and fitness
  • Gym-based exercise planning
  • Gym-based exercise instruction
Entry Requirements

Entry criteria includes 3 GCSE Grade D’s , a successful interview and induction. This will include an assessment day and completion of set tasks and activities.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through work booklets, observations and multiple choice examinations.

What can I do next?

This qualification provides progression to the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal  Training.

Your Study Programme

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Career Options

Fitness Instructor

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 38-40 hours per week

If you are keen on health and fitness and enjoy meeting different people, this could be ideal for you.

To be a fitness instructor, you could complete a recognised qualification before starting work. Or you could start as an assistant instructor and complete on the job training.

To become a fitness instructor, you will need to be outgoing and friendly. You’ll also need to motivate and inspire people.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Sports Coach

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 30-40 hours per week

Sports coaches teach sports skills to individuals and teams of all sporting abilities. They teach everyone from beginners to international professionals. They help people to reach their full potential and take part safely in their chosen sport. If you love sports and want to help people perform at their highest level, this could be the career for you. To become a sports coach, you will need to have a coaching qualification that is recognised by the governing body for your sport. As a sports coach, you will need to be able to plan and deliver training sessions. You will also need to inspire confidence and motivate your students. You will need determination, patience, and a supportive approach towards those you coach.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire

Sports Development Officer

  • £
    + starting salary
  • 35-40 hours per week

Sports development officers organise sports based projects and training to encourage people to take part in sport and to have a healthier lifestyle. Their aim is to make it easier for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy sport. If you are enthusiastic about sport and you have great communication and leadership skills, then this could be the role for you. You will also need strong organisational skills and the ability to manage projects and budgets. To get into this work you’ll need to have knowledge and experience of how to encourage people to take up sport. Many sports development officers also have a degree or equivalent, in sports development or sports coaching. If you are able to show that you have relevant experience, you may not need a degree. You can often get experience by volunteering for local sports projects.

Job Opportunites in Lancashire