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This course will enable you to achieve an industry recognised Active IQ qualification. The course is delivered over 6 weeks and includes aspects of blended learning to support completion. This will mean that, in addition to 100% attendance at College, you will also be expected to study at home. 

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary and experience of physical activity sessions is highly recommended

Career Destinations

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·         Teach classes

What can I do next?

This qualification provides progression on to:


•      Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness, for

•      learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in instructing physical activity and exercise to children

•      Learners may also progress on to the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside fitness 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

-       Step/Aqua

What will I be doing?

The course consists of:


•      Developing learners' knowledge of anatomy and physiology and how it relates to exercise and fitness and children's development.


•      Developing learners' ability to plan and deliver safe and effective physical activity sessions for children


•      Developing learner's knowledge of health and safety, child protection and building relationships in a fitness environment

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through


·         Practical assessments


·         Completion of a case study


·         Completion of a portfolio.

  • Coursework/Project.
  • Written multiple choice examination.
  • Portfolio of Evidence.
  • Practical Demonstratiossignment

Entry requirements?

There are no specific pre-requisite qualifications, but there is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

You should proactively lead a healthy lifestyle to be a good role model for your clients and demonstrate the advantages of a balanced lifestyle.

It is recommended that learners undergo a DBS check prior to commencement of the training.

Note: Learners can be employed before the DBS check is complete provided the organisation is satisfied, on the basis of other checks, that it is safe to do so; however, organisations cannot let anyone have unsupervised access to children until they have a satisfactory DBS check.

What do I need to bring?

You will need to wear suitable clothing for the practical sessions and will require a pen for the classroom based activities.  A manual and portfolio will be provided


Fee Information

The fee for this course is £650.00

For further advice, please contact our Information Centre on 01992 411411 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

These fees are indicative of the 2019-20 costs and may be subject to change


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