Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits


Workshop Options: Weekday (ran every 16 weeks)

Workshop Length: 2 days (09:00 to 16:30)

Location: Batley, West Yorkshire

Expected Course Length: 4 weeks

Accredited Achievement: Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits

Circuits are one of the most popular and long-standing groups exercise classes. Regularly accessed by thousands of people every week in the UK it is an opportunity for fitness professionals to increase earning potential and work in a social and motivating atmosphere.

The Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits is for those wishing to become qualified to deliver group exercise sessions in a circuit format in a health club environment.

The Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 2.

Course Details

How Do I Start?

When you enrol on the Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits you will receive your joining instructions via email giving you access to your learning resources.

The resources are divided into unit order providing you with the relevant manuals, worksheets, and documents required to help you complete your learning and prepare for your workshop/assessment days.

Pre-workshop Learning

There are two units for the Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits:

  • Unit 1: Planning a circuit training session worksheet
  • Unit 2: Planning, Instructing and evaluating a circuit class

It is recommended that you complete and email your Unit 1 knowledge based worksheet to us before you attend the workshop.

The submission of any work is not final and can be amended once marked by one of the CMS team and feedback was given. However, we insist that all work submitted is fully completed to a high level prior to submission.

You are expected to complete your documents for Unit 2 during and after your attendance on workshop day 1 and submit them on day 2. They include:

  • Session plan
  • Circuit layout
  • Circuits Card(s)
Workshop Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
Day 1 Introduction & Screening Circuit Format & Exercise Selection Circuit Format & Exercise Selection Practice Delivery
Day 2 Summative Assessment Summative Assessment Summative Assessment Summative Assessment

You will receive:

  • A PDF Manual for each unit downloaded via our Virtual Learning Environment
  • Tutor support via phone and e-mail
  • 2 workshop days
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Learners enrolled on the Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits must:

Hold a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (GYM) qualification or equivalent.

Some experience of circuit training is useful.

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

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Course Cost:


Payment Options:

This course must be paid for in full at the time of booking.

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The Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits requires the achievement of the below units through completion of the required assessments.

Unit 1: Planning a Circuit Training Session


Unit 2: Instructing a Circuit Training Session

Session Plan,

Practical Assessment & Self Evaluation

Your practical assessment involves you delivering your circuit layout under assessor observation. Please note students may be required to bring their own participant(s) to the assessment day.

You will have the opportunity to practice your delivery during the first workshop day and all documents and components of the assessment will be explained to you by your workshop tutor.

Please Note:

Students may be required to bring 2 participants to their assessment day.

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Completion of the Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits is not a pre-requiste for any additonal courses.

Other courses available include:

Level 2 Award in Kettlebells
Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling
Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes
Level 3 Award in Prescribing Nutrition for Physical Activity
Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage
Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain
Level 4 Certificate in Physical Activity and Weight Management for Obese and Diabetic Clients

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