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Key details

Attendance Part-time
Duration 2 days
Code PHL2ICS
Awarding Body Active IQ
Level Level 2
Start Date 18/10/2021

Course overview

This two day course is planned to run on 4 proposed dates during the academic year (w/c 18/10/2021 – w/c 13/12/2021, w/c 14/2/2022 – w/c 4/4/2022).

To train learners, who already have knowledge and skills in gym or exercise to music instruction, to a professionally competent level to plan and deliver safe and effective circuit training sessions. This will broaden the skills and improve the employability of a gym or exercise to music instructors to include instructing group sessions in circuit training sessions.

What you'll study

Course content will include a mix of both practical and theoretical elements covering the following areas:-

  • Methods of Circuit Training
  • Role of a Circuit Training Instructor
  • Using Music in Circuit training sessions
  • Safe and effective planning and instructing of circuit sessions
  • Safety Considerations when Instructing circuit sessions
  • Communication skills in circuit sessions

The Active IQ Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions is at level 2 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. It is also recognised by The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2, but does not provide access onto the Register.

Entry onto the Register is gained via a recognised level 2 fitness qualification.

  • Course content will include a mix of both practical and theoretical elements covering the following areas:-

    • Methods of Circuit Training
    • Role of a Circuit Training Instructor
    • Using Music in Circuit training sessions
    • Safe and effective planning and instructing of circuit sessions
    • Safety Considerations when Instructing circuit sessions
    • Communication skills in circuit sessions
  • The Active IQ Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions is at level 2 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. It is also recognised by The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2, but does not provide access onto the Register.

    Entry onto the Register is gained via a recognised level 2 fitness qualification.

Assessment

Assessed evidence to complete the qualification includes:-

  • Written Worksheet
  • Written Session Plan – introduction - circuit cards – circuit layout
  • Observed Practical Instructed Session
  • Written Session Self-Evaluation

Entry requirements

  • A suitable Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification e.g. Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym/ Exercise To Music)
  • Some experience of circuit training is useful
  • 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.

Next steps

This qualification provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training and can also provide progression to other related sectors e.g. Sports Massage. Both progression pathways are available to study at Bradford College. Other Level 2 specific qualifications offered at Bradford College such as ACTIVE IQ Level 2 Instructing Studio Cycling and ACTIVE IQ L2 Instructing Circuits.

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Tuition fees

£146 which includes £27.50 registration / certification fee and £17 qualification manual fee.

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