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Active IQ Level 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness

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

Level 2


Ofqual Accreditation Number 603/6348/4


The Level 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness provides learners with a broad base of knowledge and skills to work in a variety of customer-facing roles within the active leisure industry. This includes the knowledge and skills required to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

During the qualification learners will cover:

  • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness.
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment.
  • The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle.
  • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions.
  • Professionalism for fitness instructing. 
  • Personal and professional development.
  • Delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Employment rights and responsibilities.
  • Skills for entering employment.
  • Skills for employment interviews.


There are no specific entry requirements.

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.


Learners must complete the nine mandatory units and a minimum of 12 optional units including the minimum requirements for two of the pathways.

  • Coursework/Project.
  • Multiple Choice Examination.
  • Portfolio of Evidence.
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

£198 Registration / Certification fee.
Manual and eManual fees vary depending on units chosen. Call 01480 467950 for more information.

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