Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Aqua

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course you gain the following qualification:


  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Aqua

The Benefits

This qualification allows you to teach water based classes , use your own chosen music and be creative with choreography. You can register with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 2 instructor.

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Want to qualify as a Level 2 Aqua Instructor?

Level 2 Aqua Instructor

This qualification comprises of 6 mandatory units:

Unit 1- Anatomy and physiology for exercise

Unit 2- Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

Unit 3 – Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

Unit 4 – Principles of exercise, fitness and health

Unit 5 – Planning group an Aqua class

Unit 6 – Instructing an Aqua class

Successful achievement of all six units must be achieved for the full qualification.

Are there any Prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for the course.

How do I book?

Stage 1. You can either complete the contact form by clicking here  ,or you can scroll down the page and click on the book course which will open up a new page. Once we have received your contact information we will email the enrolment documents to complete.

You can also telephone and we will start the process by emailing you the documents.


Stage 2. Once we have received all documents and payment you will receive the resources for the course. This will take approximately a week to process. If you would like to use our interest free payment plan please ask as details will then be emailed to you.

Stage 3. You can start learning once you have received all resources. You will  be guided how to start and what is required. You will be provided with your tutor contact details.

Stage 4. You will be emailed the course schedule which will give you the venue address and requirements.

We are happy to answer any questions you have so please do ask smile

Total Qualification Time

230-250 hours

This is an estimate of the total amount of time this qualification will take to achieve.

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Blended Learning  

              Blended learning consits of remote learning and face to face learning. You can start studying at home once enrolled!

As we are in an unsettled climate presently with COVID 19 you can book and get units completed with remote tutor delivery and support 

You can then book onto the face to face training days and assessment days smile  from a selection of dates that will be emailed to you.

Contact us with any questions or just for a chat.

Blended Learning  

Some units will be delivered as E-Learning and some units in a classroom. You will be supported by your tutor during your learning journey. The days are spaced to ensure enough time for your to study and prepare. You will be provided with all your course resources and revision aids.This is a great way to learn as you are working to set dates in a set time frame. You will meet new friends and be able to share your experiences in a confidential environment.

Choose the start date below for the classroom days were you will study with a tutor.

Contact us with any questions or just for a chat.

Blended Learning Course Stages

Stage 1 –Once you have enrolled onto the course you will be provided with your learning resources.

Stage 2 – You will receive your hard copy manuals and your login details for the elearning modules. The schedule for your classroom training days will be emailed to you. This process can take up to 5 working days to process. You will also be provided with your tutor details who will contact you.

Stage 3 –You can start working through the elearning and study where you feel comfortable. Using the hard copy manuals will allow you to make notes as you work. You will have 300 days to complete your elearning modules.

Stage 4– You will attend the scheduled training days where the tutor will guide you through all the skills you require to complete your assessments.

Stage 5 When you are ready we will provide you with a list of assessment dates for the theory papers. You can then choose the dates you wish to attend from the list. Your practical assessments will be arranged on the course

Stage 6 – Once all units have passed and your work has been through our quality assurance process your certificate will be requested from the awarding body. Once we receive your certificate we will post to you.

Stage 7 – Once you are qualified you can apply for job as an Aqua instructor.

We look forward to supporting you through your learning.

Dates for Blended Classroom Learning

Choose the course you wish to attend.


You attend all  training days and the assessment day.

  • Sunday 19th April 2020
  • Sunday 26th April  2020
  • Assessment date is arranged on the course


You attend all  training days and the assessment day.

  • Sunday 10th May 2020
  • Sunday 17th May 2020
  • Assessment date is arranged on the course


You attend all  training days and the assessment day.

  • Sunday 5th July 2020
  • Sunday 12th July 2020
  • Assessment date is arranged on the course


You attend all  training days and the assessment day.

  • Sunday 20th September 2020
  • Sunday 27th September 2020
  • Assessment date is arranged on the course


You attend all  training days and the assessment day.

  • Sunday 8th November 2020
  • Sunday 15th November 2020
  • Assessment date is arranged on the course

Blended Learning Cost

Regular Course Cost £499.00 

0% payment plans available on request.

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How will I be assessed?

To achieve the qualification you must complete and pass the following:

  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Worksheets
  • Client interview
  • Planned written class plan and session plans
  • Practical Observation and Evaluation

N.B. You must attend an assessment day to sit the theory paper.

For the practical you are required to teach a class consisting of 5 – 12 participants. You are required to bring along class participants for your practical assessment if attending a face-to-face practical assessment. You may submit your practical assessment by DVD. Guidelines for this are given on request of DVD submission.

Is there a charge for re taking a part of my assessment?

There will be a £50.00 charge for all practical reassessments. Theory papers are free.

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Awarding body / REPs CPD

SMART Qualifications is an approved training provider for YMCA Awards and Active IQ. On achieving the assessment process and the quality assurance process is completed your nationally recognised certificate will be processed. On certification you can gain entry to the Registered Exercise Professional (REPs) register at Level 2 and is worth 20 Continual Development Points (CPD)




This course is for all who are 16+ and are wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as an Aqua instructor. This qualification allows you to teach water based classes, use your own chosen music and be creative with choreography.



Once qualified this qualification will allow you to move onto the Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity. This will allow you to give advice and design plans for your class participants.


0% Payment plans available

Spread the cost with 0% financing. Credit subject to application and status.

Interested In the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Aqua?

Call us for a chat 0800 0433 600

Having recently qualified as an ETM instructor, I wanted to achieve further qualifications. I chose Smart Qualifications to do the Award in Step and Aqua Aerobics. Both courses were delivered professionally by fantastic instructors.  Within 4 weeks I had qualified in both. Smart Qualifications make learning fun which makes you at ease.  Help was always on hand if needed. I would highly recommend Smart Qualifications.


Paula Lincolnshire

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