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Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Water-based Exercise

EFA funded provision for 16-19 year olds, and Adult Education Budget funding available

Level 2

Ofqual Accreditation Number 603/6754/4


The Level 2 Award in instructing Water-based Exercise is designed to provide learners the knowledge and skills needed to plan, prepare and deliver safe but effective group water-based exercise sessions. Learners are taught the principles of instructing water-based exercise and how the properties of water can effect exercise, as well as the additional health and safety requirements that are required for delivering sessions in a water-based environment.


Learners must hold a suitable Level 2 fitness instructing qualification, for example:

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing. 
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Group Training. 
  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. 

Some experience of water-based exercise is useful.


Learners must complete the one mandatory unit.

  • Coursework.
  • Practical Demonstration/ Assignment.

£27.50 Registration / Certification fee
Manual fee
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This qualification provides progression onto:

  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling.
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. 
  • Apprenticeships within the active leisure sector. 


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