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GYM INSTRUCTOR & PERSONAL TRAINER COURSES 

Active IQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor & Level 3 Personal Trainer 
The aim of the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing 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. 
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 learner should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2. 
 
 
CAREER PROGRESSION 
 
This qualification provides progression to Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness, for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in gym instruction. 
Alternatively, it provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become personal trainers. 
Learners may also progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside gym instructing in the health club environment. 
Learners may also broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing to Level 2 qualifications in Instructing Circuits, Exercise to Music and Aqua. 
 

Active IQ Level 3 Personal Trainer 

WHAT YOU LEARN 
Further knowledge of anatomy and physiology applicable to personal training. 
Lifestyle and medical factors that affect wellbeing. 
Effective communication skills for client consultations to encourage healthy lifestyle behaviours and strategies for change. 
Skills to plan and conduct physical activity sessions with different types of clients  
Legal and professional requirements for personal training. 
How to set up and manage a personal training business on a self-employed basis if they wish to. 
How to manage, evaluate and improve own performance. 
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 learner should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2. 
 
CAREER PROGRESSION 
 
This qualification provides progression to Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness, for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in gym instruction. 
Alternatively, it provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become personal trainers. 
Learners may also progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside gym instructing in the health club environment. 
Learners may also broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing to Level 2 qualifications in Instructing Circuits, Exercise to Music and Aqua. 
 
For more information or to apply for one of our courses call 01158 248268 or fill out the application form: 
 
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