Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Aqua)

Qualification aim: To equip the learner with the knowledge and practical skills required to plan, deliver, manage and evaluate safe and effective classes in a water environment.
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Qualification Structure and Unit Content

This qualification comprises six mandatory units which must be completed for the full qualification:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Planning water-based exercise
  • Instructing water-based exercise


None. However if you hold a QCF Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing you may be exempt from some units. Experience of water-based exercise classes is highly recommended


The assessment includes worksheets, theory papers, planning and practical examination. There are two theory papers for the A&P and Principles of Fitness elements if you do not hold these.

Course Format

Three days including the practical assessment. There is some home study to complete all paperwork. The course is also available 'in-house' for a minimum of 8 instructors.

Course Cost

Aqua element only (need a QCF L2 fitness qualification): £325
All units (Note: theory is delivered via online learning): £550

Course Venues, Dates, Times
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