Courses, Apprenticeships And Funding For Personal Trainers

ActiveIQ L2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Level 2 (Exercise to Music)


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 exercise to music.

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 group exercise to music session 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 Advanced Exercise to Music

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.

Course Dates

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

Course Code ETM0034
7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd September 2019

Assessment Date 5th, 6th October 2019

Livingston (near Edinburgh)
Course Code ETM0035
2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th November 2019

Assessment Date 30th Nov, 1st December 2019

Cumbernauld (near Glasgow)
Course Code ETM0036
7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd of March 2020

Assessment Date 4th and 5th of April 2020


(Please note from May 2020 Fitness Training Scotland will be delivering a new Exercise to Music qualification – Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Group Training)


Livingston (near Edinburgh)
Course Code ETM0037
2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th of May 2020

Assessment Date 30th an 31st of May 2020

Course Code ETM0038
6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st of June 2020

Assessment Date 4th and 5th of July 2020

Course Code ETM0039
8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd of August 2020

Assessment Date 5th and 6th of September 2020

Cumbernauld (near Glasgow)
Course Code ETM0040
5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th of September 2020

Assessment Date 3rd and 4th of October 2020

Livingston (near Edinburgh)
Course Code ETM0041
3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th of October 2020

Assessment Date 31st of October and 1st of November 2020

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