Sport: Fitness Instructing (Gym) Level 2 Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course will run again in September 2021. Exact start date is to be confirmed and will be delivered on a Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6.00pm-9.00pm and will run for 11 weeks.

Entry requirements

Potential candidates will be required to undertake an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

You will achieve

Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.


Course overview

This qualification is for you if you wish to gain more knowledge of health-related exercise. The qualification is relevant to you if you want to know more about your own health and fitness, are interested in a career in the fitness industry, enjoy practical-based learning or if you work in a fitness-related job and need more knowledge of health-related fitness.

Course content

The course will be delivered through both theoretical and practical workshops. A variety of flexible delivery strategies will be used to accommodate each individual’s learning style. You are also required to study at home.

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise (skeleton, joints, muscles, heart, blood vessels, respiratory system and nutrition for exercise)
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in the Fitness Environment
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
  • Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Planning Gym- Based Exercise
  • Instructing Gym- Based Exercise

Assessment is in the form of coursework, a portfolio of evidence, a practical assessment, worksheets plus two multiple choice theory examinations.

You will be expected to wear suitable gym wear for all of your sessions. You will also require writing materials, ring-binders and paper/stationery to help you with your studies.

Honeywell Sports Campus
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

This certificate enables candidates to gain employment in the sports and active leisure industry. Candidates may also progress onto

Active IQ Sports Massage Level 3 or Active IQ Personal Training Level 3.


How much does the course cost?

Course fees: £362.

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Sport: Fitness Instructing (Gym) Level 2 Part-time

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