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Children’s fitness


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This comprehensive OFQUAL approved course, delivered 100% online in the UK and around the world, teaches the key skills required for the modern Children's Fitness Instructor. Learn session planning, exercise guidelines, anatomy & physiology and the legalities of kid's fitness. A Level 2 Fitness Instructing or Coaching qualification is required to enroll, however if you do not hold this we also have discounted bundle packages. Please call us on 0800 677 1175.

Our graduates are working in some of the biggest gyms globally

Industry Leading Kid’s Fitness course

The Fitness Circle have 26 years’ experience in qualifying Personal Trainers and fitness professionals. Enrolling onto our CIMSPA endorsed course means you’ll be working with a serviced-focused, experienced provider that continue to keep up with the latest sports science research.

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Program learning outcomes and content

  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Physical Activity for Children

    This qualification is designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, prepare and deliver safe and effective physical activity sessions for children aged 5 – 11 years and 11- 15 years. Learners are also given an understanding of the legal and professional requirements, including safeguarding when leading physical activity sessions for children.

    • Legal and safety considerations
    • Anatomy & Physiology
    • Exercise guidelines
    • Planning and Delivering sessions
    • Reflective practice
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The Fitness Circle support team & materials

With a personal tutor on hand to help you learn with us, we ensure that you are not alone during your studies.

Tutors with industry experience

Our tutors are dedicated, knowledgeable and best of all,
have personal training experience.

Industry-leading learning materials

  • Online video lectures and practical training videos
  • Premium learner manuals
  • Dedicated support tutor
  • Simplified study guide that is easy to follow
  • Customisable templates for case studies
  • Mock paper practice
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Experience Class

  • Way 2 Fitness Work

    ”The support and the knowledge given allowed me to start working in the industry straight way. I have and will continue to recommend their services to anyone looking to get qualified.”

    Way 2 Work 

    Basketball Coach & PT

  • Nuna’s Nutritionist

    “I chose the The Fitness Circle because I could study the whole course online, in my own timeframe, which worked well with my schedule. It was a great experience.”

    Nuna’s Nutrition


  • Helle Hammonds Celebrity Personal Trainer

    “I qualified as a PT with The Fitness Circle over 10 years ago and will still recommend them to this day.”

    Helle Hammonds

    Celebrity Personal Trainer

  • Tom ‘Kong’ Watson Personal Trainer

    “The Fitness Circle will teach you everything you need to know to get you started in a career in Personal Training”

    Tom ‘Kong’ Watson

    Former MMA Champion



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Why Choose Our Kids Fitness Instructor Course?

For many health and fitness professionals, the ability to help others succeed and reach their goals is the best part of the job. With obesity levels continuing to rise, encouraging young people to exercise is more important now than ever.

If you enjoy working with children and would like to educate and coach them on health-related exercise, our course will give you everything you need to become a successful kids fitness instructor.

Learn How to Make Exercise Fun

The days of playing out in the street are long gone, and today, most kids prefer to sit in front of the TV or their games console. Parents struggle to get their children active, leading to early obesity and causing health problems later in life.

Part of your job will be to encourage children to exercise and teach them that it can be fun. You’ll receive access to coaching techniques and learn how to understand the common issues children face through our course.

Inspire Children

Exercise is so much more than something we do to keep us healthy; it’s a form of confidence-building. Starting a workout requires motivation, but there’s a sense of achievement when you finish that workout, a powerful message for young people.

So many people are amazed at what they can achieve through exercise, and you can inspire young people to strive for more in life and not be afraid to push themselves, both physically and academically.

Instigate Change

We live in a diverse country with many different cultures. Exercise comes in many forms, including team sports which encourages people to work together. Young people learn how to understand and appreciate a range of lifestyles, religions, and cultures, creating a better society.

How Will Our Course Help Your Fitness Career?

When you study with The Fitness Circle, you receive access to one of the best online learning courses so you can teach practical exercise courses for young people. As a leading training provider, we offer a range of courses, and many of our students go on to work at some of the UK’s largest health centres.

Manage School Clubs

School clubs run after education hours and during the holidays, so parents can continue with their jobs while knowing their children are safe. Studying with us means you gain valuable knowledge of the principles of exercise, fitness and wellbeing – which you can use to plan and deliver safe activities for children.

Work With Young Athletes

Some children show an immediate aptitude for a particular sport and rely on fitness trainers to get them to the proper physical condition to compete. Understanding how to train and coach young children can open up many opportunities to become a specialist trainer.

Open Your Own Business

Whether it’s offering training and fitness classes to children or visiting schools to teach young people about the importance of exercise, there are plenty of opportunities to start your own business. The fitness industry is competitive, but there’s a gap for people who specialise in instructing health-related exercise for children.

Gain a Fitness Qualification

If you’re interested in a career as a youth support worker, or community engagement officer, a qualification in fitness instruction can help you learn to support clients and plan exercise and physical activity for children from low-income families.

Our Home Study Courses Will Help You Build a Better Professional Future

Not everyone is cut out to be a personal trainer or fitness coach. It takes a lot of time, dedication and commitment to exercise and physical activity if you want to succeed. Our courses cover everything from exercise, fitness and health to programme design and delivering fun exercise courses for children.

You’ll learn about health, safety and welfare in the gym and outside, as well as nutrition and diet. If you’d like to learn more about our online courses, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

A career as a youth exercise and fitness instructor is incredibly rewarding, and our courses can be completed online, so they don’t interfere with your working hours.

Upon successful completion, you can gain employment and share your knowledge with kids. If you’re ready for a rewarding career and excellent prospects, book your place today.

Course Overview

The Certificate in Children’s Fitness is an entry level qualification for anybody who wants to work with kids in a fitness environment. The Kid’s Instructor course provides you with the skills to deliver fun & safe fitness based activity to children ages five to sixteen, giving you access to a whole new market.

This course consists of the Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Children’s Fitness. You must already be holding a fitness instructing qualification to enroll onto this course, discounted packages are available if you do not have one.

Take the first step towards your brand new career.


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