Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (RQF)

Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (RQF)

(QRN – 601/4885/8)


Qualification Overview

The Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (RQF) aims to provide the learner with the skills, knowledge, and competence required to gain a qualification in the workplace that relates to their role as a fitness instructor. The Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (RQF) is a competency based qualification for gym instructors. This qualification is aimed at those instructors who wish to progress their career in the fitness industry by proving their competency at Level 2.

Qualification Structure

Learners must achieve all 5 mandatory units (22 credits) and 1 pathway chosen from the options below (minimum 15 credits).

Learner Entry Requirements

  • The qualification is open to anyone who is capable of reaching the required standards.
  • The qualification requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is necessary.
  • There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading, and writing) and application of number involved, so learners should have basic skills in communication and numeracy at Levels 3 and 2 respectively.

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre; however, learners should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake the qualification

Geographical Coverage

This qualification has been accredited for use in England and Northern Ireland.

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click here.

Unit Title Unit Ref Level GLH Credit
Mandatory Units
Anatomy and physiology for exercise H/600/9013 2 41 6
Work with clients to help them to adhere to exercise and physical activity A/601/7361 2 25 4
Reflect on and develop own practice in providing exercise and physical activity F/601/7362 2 23 4
Principles of exercise, fitness and health A/600/9017 2 28 4
Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation D/601/4484 2 30 4
Optional Units – 1 of the following pathways must be achieved
Gym-Based exercise
Plan and prepare gm-based exercise J/601/7363   2 43 9
Instruct and supervise gym-based exercise L/601/7364 2 43 8
Exercise to Music
Plan and prepare group exercise to music R/601/7365   2 33 8
Instruct group exercise to music Y/601/7366   2 43 8
Water-based exercise
Plan and prepare water-based exercise D/601/7367   2 35 8
Instruct water-based exercise H/601/7368 2 41 8
Exercise and Physical Activity for Children
Plan and prepare health related exercise and physical activity for children K/601/7369   2 55 8
Instruct health related exercise and physical activity to children D/601/7370 2 40 7

Sports, Leisure and Recreation