Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym

This is a 12-week intensive course of theory and practical work aimed at those who wish to work as Gym Instructor Practitioner.


New College Lanarkshire, Motherwell
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This course is available on the New College Lanarkshire website.


This is a 12-week intensive course of theory and practical work aimed at those who wish to work as Gym Instructor Practitioner. The course will take place at our Motherwell Campus as an Outreach Centre for Active IQ, which is the pre-requisite qualification for candidates looking to advance on to Level 3 Personal Trainer.


You must be 18 years or older with communication skills at Level 5 and have a keen interest in Gym-based Fitness, Health and Exercise.

Important note:  All learners who apply for this course must submit a personal statement and include all qualification details within their application. 

  • Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
  • Planning Gym-Based Exercise
  • Instructing Gym-Based Exercise
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health, gained through independent study/distance learning of the mandatory units with support and guidance from the Course Tutor.

Successful achievement of the above mandatory units must be achieved for the full qualification.

Successful completion of this course allows you register with CIMSPA as a recognised gym instructor practitioner.

You may also move on to further study at the College or advancement on to Level 3 Personal Trainer.

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About New College Lanarkshire

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New College Lanarkshire is one of the largest colleges in Scotland and operates across Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire with campuses in Cumbernauld, Motherwell, Coatbridge, Kirkintilloch, Hamilton and Broadwood.

New College Lanarkshire has more than 10,000 students enrolled on a mix of full-time, part-time, evening and commercial courses.

Lanarkshire is a great place to live and work and at New College Lanarkshire we recognise the critical role that the College must play in achieving the social, economic and cultural aspirations of our area.

We contribute to the advancement of Lanarkshire through the outstanding learning opportunities that we provide and the high impact partnerships that we have within the public, business and third sectors.

We know that education can transform the lives of individuals and we understand that learning can make it a better world for us all. It is our absolute belief in the positive power of education that motivates and directs our fantastic members of staff in all that they do.

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