Qualify as a Kids Fitness Instructor.
Prices from £450.

Springboard your career with this rewarding and much sought after qualification.

Kids fitness course

Kids Fitness Instructor Course.

Active kids sleep better, eat better, have stronger bones, and tend to feel generally better. As a Kids Fitness Instructor, you’ll be fully equipped with the tools needed to coach and motivate children from 5 – 16-years old.

You’ll acquire the skills and knowledge needed to plan, teach and evaluate a range of activities for children, whilst gaining a full understanding of any challenges you’ll face while teaching unsupervised groups of young people.


Gain a valuable introduction to customer service – with a particular focus on learning how to communicate with children.

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Learn about how exercise can benefit kids and how to plan and teach exciting sessions to ages 5 to 16.


Guide and help future generations to live active and healthy lifestyles.


Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Children)

Flexible Learning | Prices From £450.

Whether it’s a TV, laptop, mobile phone or a digital gaming device, children are now spending more than five hours a day in front of a screen. This means they spend less time being physically active.

This Kids Fitness Instructor Course is highly recommended for health and fitness professionals who’d like to work within child-friendly leisure centres, after school clubs, or non-teaching assistants who want to help promote fitness to children.

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Kids Fitness Instructor course structure

If this is your first Level 2 qualification, some of the work will be completed online through a range of interactive questions. The remainder will need to be handwritten and posted back to Focus Training’s head office.

Once you’ve received your home study pack, you will be contacted by a tutor to discuss a specific learning plan.

You will receive a hard copy manual containing all the facts and information you will need to refer to in order to complete the course.

If this is your first Level 2, you’ll be able to access the learning materials for this course in our virtual classroom. This is a unique online learning portal designed to prepare you for your theory exams.

All the facts and information you require will be presented to make learning as easy and enjoyable as possible, there’s even a quiz at the end of each section to test yourself.

After your home study has been completed, there are three practical course days that teach you the physical skills vital for passing the assessment. Tutors will help you with feedback on your performance and how it can be improved.

There are then ten weeks to submit a case study and video evidence that goes towards the final assessment. Your video assessment can be submitted either via DVD, USB stick or via e-mail/ file sharing e.g. dropbox.

What will the Kids Fitness Instructor course cover?

The curriculum is varied, informative, and will provide you with the skills to begin a career in fitness.

With in-depth analysis and understanding of health and fitness, you will gain a wealth of knowledge regarding the following topics:

  • Planning and delivering fun and engaging exercise sessions for children
  • Components of fitness and physical activity designed with children in mind
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of exercise, fitness, and health
  • Introduction to nutrition

From these units, you will acquire the skills to plan and evaluate fun exercise sessions for 5 to 16-year olds.

What certification will I receive?

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Children)

How is the Kids Fitness Instructor course assessed?

To gain the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Children), students will be assessed on the following:

  • Two theory exams
  • Home study
  • An exercise program to test your planning and delivery skills
  • Practical assessment

What are the requirements to enrol on the course?

This is an entry-level course. Get in touch with us to discuss your study plan.

Payment options

If you need help spreading the cost of the course, get in touch with the team on 0800 999 6664 we'll be able to discuss options with you.

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