The aim of this qualification is to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes developing their skills knowledge to pursue a career in personal training. This is an Active IQ Diploma, which is a UK-based qualification that is internationally recognised.
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 also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.
REPS UAE Studio, Gold & Diamond Park, Dubai
*Gym location to be confirmed for practical days
Qualification Structure and Unit Content
Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
Unit 1: Anatomy and physiology for exercise (H/600/9013)
Unit 2: Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity (M/600/9015)
Unit 3: Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment (T/600/9016)
Unit 4: Principles of exercise, fitness and health (A/600/9017)
Unit 5: Planning gym-based exercise (F/600/9018)
Unit 6: Instructing gym-based exercise (A/600/9020)
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (QCF)
Unit 1: Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health (A/600/9051)
Unit 2: Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme (L/600/9054)
Unit 3: Programming personal training with clients (F/600/9052)
Unit 4: Delivering personal training sessions (J/600/9053)
Multiple Choice question paper
Coursework/ portfolio of evidence
Anatomy and Physiology
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15 May (evening course 6-9pm)
15,16, 22 and 23 September 2017 from 9-4pm
Level 2 (You can choose between the mid week or weekend option):
Weekend option: May 26, 27, June 2 and 3 from 9-4pm
Practical exam on June 8/9
Weekend option: 20, 21 & 27, 28 October 2017 from 9-4pm
Practical exam date to be announced
Level 3 (You can choose between the mid week or weekend option):
Weekend option: 10,16,17, 23 June from 9-4pm
Practical exam on 30th June
Weekend option: 17,18 & 24, 25 November from 9-4pm