• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group19+
  • Duration16 weeks
  • Awarding bodyActive IQ


This qualification for students who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • The Heart and Circulatory System
  • The Respiratory System
  • Structure and Function of the Skeleton
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Postural and Core Stability
  • The Nervous and Energy Systems and their Relation to Exercise
  • How to Maintain Health, Safety and Welfare in a Variety of Fitness Environments, including the Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults
  • How to Programme Safe and Effective Exercise for a Range of Clients, the Health Benefits of Physical Activity and the Importance of Healthy Eating
  • How to Communicate with Clients Effectively, and Motivate Clients to Adhere to an Exercise Programme
  • The Skills and Knowledge Required to Plan and Prepare a Gym-Based Exercise Programme with Apparently Healthy Adults - Both Individuals and Groups

Friday, 9:00am- 1.30pm.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

You will be assessed through worksheets, practical examinations, practical demonstratios and assignments.

You can progress onto the Level 3 Personal Training course.


If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

Please enquire by the clicking the ‘enquire now button’ at the top of this website page or contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Sport & Leisure

Sports students will learn theoretical based study in the classroom, whilst taking part in a range of sport and fitness activities. Taught by specialist tutors and coaches, many of which are ex professionals in their field, you'll benefit from fantastic facilities including an AstroTurf pitch, a strength and conditioning suite and a physiology lab.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.