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Gym & Fitness

Gym & Fitness Programme

Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing Qualification

This qualification aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

During the qualification learners will cover:

• Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness.

• Health and safety in the fitness environment.

• The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle.

• The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions.

• Professionalism for fitness instructing.

• Personal and professional development.

• Delivering exceptional customer service.

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


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Entry Level 3 Award in the Principles of Health and Fitness

The Active IQ Award in the Principles of Health and Fitness is a ‘life-skills’ qualification at entry level 3

During the qualification learners will cover:

• The importance of exercise and activity to personal, social and mental health and wellbeing

• How to monitor and develop personal training, exercise and activity programmes in and out of school

Entry Requirements:

• No specific previous experience required

• This qualification is open to all

• A basic level of numeracy and literacy is required

• Inspirational for learners across Key Stage 3 and upwards

• Cross curricular and themed approaches to learning

• Clear learning links through PE, Science, Food Technology and PHSE

• Focus on Personal, learning and thinking skills

• Covers Every Child Matters

• Embraces Personalised Learning


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For more info email the
Sports Academy Coordinator
Stevland Angus:
or the
Sports Enrichment Coordinator
Steven Marshall:
NOTICESUpdated: 13th August 2020





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Students need to regularly check their college email for further updates.

Applications for September 2020 remain open.