Course Information


Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Active iQ
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Monday|Wednesday
Time: 17:00–22:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 16
Hours per Week: 10
Total Hours: 160
Fee: 320
Reduced Fee: £200.00
Places Available: 7
Course Coordinator: Wayne.Lyons@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 13 September 2021
Day: Monday|Tuesday
Time: 17:00–22:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 16
Hours per Week: 10
Total Hours: 160
Fee: 320
Reduced Fee: £200.00
Places Available: 5
Course Coordinator: Brendan.McDevitt@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 14 September 2021
Day: Tuesday|Thursday
Time: 17:00–22:00
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 16
Hours per Week: 10
Total Hours: 160
Fee: 320
Reduced Fee: £200.00
Places Available: 2
Course Coordinator: donna.meade@swc.ac.uk

Description

The aim of this qualification is 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. Skills Focus funding available towards course fees for eligible employers to up skill staff or for self-employed students. Please ask for further details.

Additional Information

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.
  • Course Content

    Learners will cover a range of units which will include: Anatomy and Physiology, Health, Safety and Welfare in fitness environments , Plan and Prepare gymbased programme, etc.

    Core Modules

  • 1) Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness
  • 2) Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors
  • 3) Health and safety in the fitness environment
  • 4) Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change
  • 5) Planning and instructing gym-based exercise
  • Optional Modules

    All modules are mandatory

    Assessment Method

  • Coursework
  • Multiple choice theory paper/Assessment
  • Practical examination
  • Worksheets
  • Progression Opportunities

    On completion of this qualification candidates may progress into employment or to the following qualifications:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspended Movement Training.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Group Exercise).
  • 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.