Class details

Introduction
The Active IQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Aqua) is at level 2 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework. It also
provides access onto The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at levels 2 & 3

Entry Requirements
• Experience of water-based exercise classes 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

Qualification Outline
Target Learners:
• Adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as water-based fitness instructors
• Please note that 16 to 18 year-olds may need to be supervised in the workplace, once they have achieved
the qualification
Aim:
• To train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and
effective exercise classes in a water environment
Objectives:
• To develop the learner’s knowledge of anatomy and physiology and how it relates to exercise and fitness
• To develop the learner’s ability to plan and deliver safe and effective water-based exercise sessions
• To provide the learners with the knowledge to develop good customer service and the personal qualities required
by the exercise and fitness industry
• To provide learners with an awareness of health and safety in an exercise and fitness environment
• To provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in the exercise and fitness industry

Progression:
• This qualification provides progression to Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness, for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in group exercise to music instruction
• Alternatively, it provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Pilates or Personal Training for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become personal trainers working with specialist populations as well as the general population
• Learners may also progress on to the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside fitness instructing in the health club environment
• Learners may also broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing to Level 2 qualifications in instructing Circuits, Step and Aqua

Assessment
Coursework/Project.
Multiple Choice Examination.
Portfolio of Evidence.
Practical Demonstration/Assignment

Class Information

Price: €1,500
Time: 4 Weekends
TimeFrame: Saturday / Sunday 9am - 5pm
Certificate: Professional