Courses, Apprenticeships And Funding For Personal Trainers

Active IQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing Level 2 (GYM)


This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.

Throughout the course candidates will learn:

  • anatomy and physiology including:
    • the heart and circulatory system
    • the respiratory system
    • structure and function of the skeleton
    • musculoskeletal system
    • postural and core stability
    • the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • how to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • how to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed


REPs CPD Points: 20 points


  • multiple choice theory paper
  • practical examination
  • worksheets

Entry Requirements


Progression Routes

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Course Prices

ILA Funding is accepted on this course
Normal Rate – £495.00
Student Rate – £445.00

A £200 (non-refundable deposit) is required to secure a place on this course.

Our Gym Instructor and Personal Training package deal is only £1600.00 when booked together.

Course Dates

Applications must be made two weeks prior to the start of the advertised course dates.



Cumbernauld (near Glasgow)
Course Code GYM0184
11th, 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th January 2019

Assessment Date 2nd, 3rd February 2019

Course Code GYM0185
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th February 2019

Assessment Date 23rd, 24th February 2019

Course Code GYM0186
8th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th March 2019

Assessment Date 30th, 31st March 2019

Livingston (near Edinburgh)
Course Code GYM0187
5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th April 2019

Assessment Date 27th, 28th April 2019

Course Code GYM0188
7th, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th June 2019

Assessment Date 29th, 30th June 2019

Cumbernauld (near Glasgow)
Course Code GYM0189
5th, 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th July 2019

Assessment Date 27th, 28th July 2019

Course Code GYM0190
6th, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th September 2019

Assessment Date 28th, 29th September 2019

Livingston (near Edinburgh)
Course Code GYM0191
4th, 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th October 2019

Assessment Date 26th, 27th October 2019

Cumbernauld (near Glasgow)
Course Code GYM0192
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th November 2019

Assessment Date 23rd, 24th November 2019

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