• Level: 2

Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (RQF)

(QRN – 601/5883/9)



Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (RQF) is aimed at those learners who work, or want to work, in the Exercise and Fitness sector.

The Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (RQF) offers learners the opportunity to achieve a qualification in fitness instructing via 4 pathways: Gym-based Exercise, Exercise to Music, Water-based Exercise, and Exercise and Physical Activity for Children.   Each pathway enables learners to develop their knowledge and understanding required when planning and instructing clients or groups of participants in physical activity.



Qualification Structure

Learners must achieve all 5 mandatory units (22 credits) and 2 optional units (minimum 15 credits) within a chosen pathway to achieve a total of 37 credits.



Learner Entry Requirements

  • The qualification is open to anyone who is capable of reaching the required standards.
  • The qualification 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) and application of number involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and numeracy at Levels 3 and 2 respectively.



Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training
  • Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness



Age Ranges

Learners should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake this qualification.



Geographical Coverage

This qualification is available in England and Northern Ireland.



Purpose Statement

You can download the Purpose Statement here

Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credit
Mandatory Units
Anatomy and physiology for exercise H/600/9013 2 41 6
Health safety and welfare in a fitness environment T/600/9016 2 16 2
Principles of exercise, fitness and health A/600/9017 2 28 4
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity M/600/9015 2 13 2
Optional Units – 1 of the following pathways must be achieved
Gym-Based exercise
Planning gymbased exercise F/600/9018 2 23 4
Instructing gymbased exercise A/600/9020 2 43 6
Exercise to Music        
Planning exercise to music sessions F/600/9021 2 24 4
Instructing group exercise to music J/600/9022 2 37 6
Water-based exercise        
Planning waterbased exercise L/600/9023 2 26 5
Instructing waterbased exercise R/600/9024 2 38 6
Exercise and Physical Activity for Children
Planning health related exercise and physical activity for children A/600/9048 2 23 3
Instructing health related exercise and physical activity to children T/600/9050 2 36 6

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