Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Children

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course you gain the following qualification:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Children



The Benefits

Once qualified, this qualification enables you to register with Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 2 Instructor. Teach fitness to children aged 5-15 years of age. If you are a gym instructor this will allow you to teach children in a gym environment. Work in schools, clubs and outside having fun creating a fitter younger community.

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Want to qualify as a Level 2 Children’s Fitness Instructor?

Level 2 Fitness Instructor for Children

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 health related exercise and physical activity for children

Unit 6 – Instructing health related exercise and physical activity to children

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

It is recommended that where possible you undergo a CRB check prior to commencement of the training. There are no pre-requisites for this course but there is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and you should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Are there any Prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for the course.

How will I be assessed?

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

For this qualification you will need to work with either an individual child or group of children aged between either 5 – 11 or 11 – 15 who take part in physical activity sessions. You will need to collect personal information from the participant, ascertain their goals and plan and instruct a Level 2 Activity Session appropriate for the age and ability of the individual or group.

  • 2 multiple choice theory papers – you need to attend an assessment venue to sit the papers.

  • Worksheets

  • PAR-Q forms

  • Activity Session Plans x 2

  • Practical Observation and Evaluation – submitted via DVD

    N.B. You will instruct for your observation assessment a group of children consisting of a minimum 5 and a maximum of 12 participants, with appropriate adult / child supervision ratio.

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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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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Where is the course held?

The course is held in our new premises SMART Qualifications 99 Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5BA

Level 2 Fitness Instructor for Children

Blended learning allows you to study at your own pace in your own environment. You are able to study anytime of day and for the amount of time that suits and fits in and around your life commitments. You can book onto a training day where you will cover how to instruct fitness to children.

Choose a date from below.

Venue – The course is held in our new premises SMART Qualifications 99 Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5BA

Choose a date from the list:

Sunday 14th October 2018  

You will have to attend an assessment day(s) to sit your theory papers.

Your practical assessment will be submitted via DVD . A face to face  practical assessment can be arranged however this will include additional costs. Please contact us for more information for practical assessments. 

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Course Costs

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 Price £550.00

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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)



Fitness for Children Course

This course is for adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry teaching fitness to children ages 5 to 15 years of age. This qualification would allow you to run fitness for children after school activities, in school activities and children’s fitness party activities.


Specialise in an area for Children

Once qualified you may wish to specialise in Pilates for Children or Yoga for Children. To achieve this you would need to qualify as a Pilates or / and Yoga instructor, so why not join one of our courses.


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Interested In the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Children Course?

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“ I undertook several modules of my course through another provider, but added the additional units to become qualified in Childrens Fitness with Smart Qualifications.  The difference between to two providers was poles apart.  Smart Qualifications provided an extremely professional, efficient and friendly service with easy to use study materials.  My whole experience with Smart Qualifications has been excellent and I would not hesitate in undertaking another course with Smart Qualifications in the future.

Emma - Staffordshire

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