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Active IQ Level 2 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science

Course Code: C2569
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
09 Jun 19

This exciting, innovative one-year programme will provide students the opportunity to gain both a vocational fitness industry qualification at level 2 whilst improving their academic achievement to the equivalent of 4/5 GCSEs Grade A – C. Successful applicants will cover a wide range of subjects including anatomy & physiology for fitness, planning training programmes, working in the leisure industry, instructing group exercise and sport and exercise science.   

As a qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor you will be qualified to work in the fitness industry or alternatively progress to Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training, Extended Diploma in Sport, Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure), Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science or join the Level 3 Boxing, Football or Rugby Academies.  

Students on this Level 2 course may also have the opportunity to train with the Belfast Met Football or Rugby Academies (fees may apply).

Students will also be given the opportunity to complete essential skills literacy and numeracy as well as develop important employability skills.  There is also a mandatory requirement for learners to have access to employer engagement and work experience which will be facilitated and supported by the academic staff.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Successful students can progress onto the Active IQ level 3 diploma in exercise referral as well as the BTEC Level 3 Extended diploma in sport or A-levels.  Students can also progress into employment within the fitness and leisure industry as a personal fitness instructor, group exercise instructor or leisure attendant.  

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College's admissions criteria which  are outlined at

All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.

All students will be required to participate in the physical activity requirements of the course.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Contact: Department Secretary, tel: 028 90265332 or email: [email protected]