Active IQ Level 2 & 3 Certificate in Fitness Instruction & Personal Training (2 course package)

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Course Description

Qualification: Fitness Instruction Level 2 Certificate + Personal Training Level 3 Certificate

Awarding Body: Active IQ

Support: 24 months (12 months per course)

RQF Listed: Yes - 23 credit points (500/8756/3) & 36 credit points (500/8820/8)

Reps Recognised: Yes -20 CPD points per course

Ofqual Recognised: Yes

Estimated Study Time: 157 hours + 245 hours

 

PAYMENT DETAILS:

Paying in Full: £1189

Paying in Stages: Your first payment will be £489, then a direct debit will be set up for eight monthly payments of £100. Only available to students with a UK bank account. 

 

WHAT DO I LEARN?:

On this combined package you will become qualified as both a gym instructor and a personal fitness trainer. It is suitable for beginners and students without any prior qualifications in fitness training.

When you complete Level 2 you will be qualified to work in a gym or fitness centre. Upon completion of Level 3 you are fully qualified to run fitness classes, deliver one-to-one personal training sessions, offer nutrition advice and start your own business.

The course and qualification will allow you to:

  • Become a REPs qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Gain entry on to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2 and 3

*Please note you will be required to attend a 1 day practical assessment/exams at a gym in Birmingham for each level.

HOW IT WORKS:

Support is provided for up to 12 months for each course but it is entirely up to you how quickly you work through. The estimated study time is 157 hours for Level 2 and 245 hours for Level 3 so if you average around 5 hours a week study you would complete in 8-9 months as 12 months respectively.

The course is delivered through an online learning platform which includes a variety of visual, audio and text-based presentations.

Support is provided throughout the course via a tutor who can be emailed at any time should you come across anything you are unsure of. There is also a support team by telephone.

The Level 2 Certificate is split into six units. There are a variety of ways in which you are assessed including two multiple choice exams, a practical assessment, coursework and a portfolio.

Units 2,3 & 5 you will complete via E-Learning and submit your work to your tutor. If there are any areas for improvement or anything you have misunderstood you will be given feedback and the opportunity to re-submit. 

Unit 6 requires a formative assessment which is assessed via a video. Students are asked to film themselves instructing five exercises taken from their program cards in unit 5. Upon completion of these units you are ready for the assessment day.

The Level 3 Certificate is split into four units. There are a variety of ways in which you are assessed including two multiple choice exams, a practical assessment, coursework and a portfolio.

Units 1 & 2: Multiple choice question papers to be completed on the practical assessment day

Unit 3: A case study submitted via the e-portfolio at home

Unit 4: A practical session to be completed at a gym in Birmingham

ASSESSMENT DAY:

LEVEL 2

To attend an assessment day you must have submitted and passed your E-Learning, Units 2, 3 and 5 and your formative assessment.

Once you have passed these assessments you may book your exam/practical assessment. Simply call us whenever you are ready and we will provide you with the details for arranging this. The exam/practical sessions are run on a student demand basis with eight students taking the exam/practical sessions at a time. The practical component will take place at a venue in Birmingham.

On the assessment day you will complete the remaining mandatory units of your course:

  • Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology for exercise (multiple choice exam)
  • Unit 4 - Principles of exercise fitness and health (multiple choice exam)
  • Unit 6 - Practical assessment - Instructing a client through 11 exercises taken from your program cards in Unit 5

LEVEL 3

Once you have passed your assessments you may book your exam/practical assessment. Simply call us whenever you are ready and we will provide you with the details for arranging this. The exam/practical sessions are run on a student demand basis with eight students taking the exam/practical sessions at a time.

Your exam and practical assessment will take place at a gym in Birmingham. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Students must be 16 or over to enrol onto this course. A degree of physical fitness is required to complete the practical assessments. It is also recommended that you have some experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights and basic level communication skills.

You will need Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website. You will also need to ensure your computer is able to play sound as some of the videos include audio.

SYLLABUS

FITNESS INSTRUCTION LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

  • Structure and function of the circulatory system
  • Structure and function of the respiratory system
  • Structure and function of the skeleton
  • Joints in the skeleton
  • Muscular system
  • Life-course of the musculoskeletal system and its implications for special populations exercise
  • Energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • Nervous system and its relation to exercise

Unit 2: Know how to support clients who take part in Exercise and Physical Activity

  • Form effective working relationships with clients
  • Address barriers to exercise/physical activity that clients experience
  • Support clients to adhere to exercise/physical activity
  • Provide on-going customer service to clients

Unit 3: Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment

  • Emergency procedures in a fitness environment
  • Health and safety requirements in a fitness environment
  • Control risks in a fitness environment
  • Safeguard children and vulnerable adults

Unit 4: Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health

  • Effects of exercise on the body
  • Components of fitness
  • Apply the principles and variables of fitness to an exercise programme
  • Exercise contraindications and key safety guidelines for special populations
  • Safely monitor exercise intensity
  • Health benefits of physical activity
  • Importance of healthy eating

Unit 5: Preparing for Gym-Based Exercise

  • Collect client information to play gym-based exercise
  • Use client information to plan gym-based exercise
  • Plan gym-based exercise with clients
  • Collect and use client information to plan a gym-based exercise programme
  • Plan a safe and effective gym-based exercise programme with clients

Unit 6: Instructing Gym-Based Exercise

  • How to provide gym-based exercise
  • Prepare self and equipment for gym-based exercise
  • Prepare clients for gym-based exercise
  • Instruct gym-based exercise
  • Supervise clients undertaking gym-based exercise
  • Bring a gym-based exercise session to an end
  • Reflect on providing gym-based exercise
  • Support clients taking part in gym-based exercise

PERSONAL TRAINER LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health

  • Heart and circulatory system and its relation to exercise and health
  • Musculoskeletal system and its relation to exercise
  • Postural and core stability
  • Nervous system and its relation to exercise
  • Endocrine system and its relation to exercise and health

Unit 2: Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme

  • Principles of nutrition
  • Key guidelines in relation to nutrition
  • Nationally recommended practice in relation to providing nutritional advice
  • Relationship between nutrition and physical activity
  • Collect information relation to nutrition
  • How to use nutritional information
  • Principles of nutritional goal setting with clients
  • Collect and analyse nutritional information
  • Apply the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme

Unit 3: Programming Personal Training with Clients

  • How to prepare personal training programmes
  • Importance of long term behaviour change for personal training
  • Principles of collecting information to plan a personal training programme
  • How to screen clients prior to a personal training programme
  • How to identify personal training goals with clients
  • How to plan a personal training programme with clients
  • Adapt a personal training programme with clients
  • Collect information about clients
  • Able to agree goals with clients
  • Plan a personal training programme with clients
  • Manage a personal training programme
  • Review progress with clients
  • Adapt a personal training programme with clients

Unit 4: Delivering Personal Training Sessions

  • How to instruct exercise during personal training sessions
  • How to adapt exercise to meet client needs during personal training sessions
  • How to review personal training sessions with clients
  • Plan and prepare personal training sessions
  • Prepare clients for personal training sessions
  • Instruct and adapt planned exercises
  • Bring exercise sessions to an end
  • Reflect on providing personal training sessions

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course successful learners will receive an Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction and an Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. This means that you will achieve a Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications on the Regulated Qualification Framework.

Your qualification is accredited by Active IQ one of the UK's leading Ofqual approved awarding bodies in the health, fitness and active leisure sector. In addition you will gain 20 CPD points for your REPs membership.

These qualifications will provide level 2 and 3 entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). This will enable you to obtain public liability insurance to practise as a Gym Instructor and Personal Fitness Trainer.

REPs (The Register of Exercise Professionals) is the largest public independent register which provides regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet National Occupational Standards agreed by the health and fitness industry. Membership with REPs is valued and respected, enhancing employability and is recognised in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Once you have completed this course you will be offered a guaranteed place on a recruitment day at your nearest SWEAT Union gym. The possible locations are:

  • Walsall
  • Denton
  • Chelmsford
  • Glasgow SkyPark
  • Sheffield

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Active IQ Level 2 & 3 Certificate in Fitness Instruction & Personal Training (2 course package)
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