Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling


The aim of this qualification is to train learners, who already have knowledge and skills in fitness instruction, to a professionally competent level to plan and deliver safe and effective group cycling sessions.

The Active IQ Award in Instructing Studio Cycling is at Level 2 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. It is also recognised by The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2, but does not provide access onto the Register. Entry onto the Register is gained via a recognised Level 2 fitness instructing qualification.

Entry Requirements

A suitable Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification e.g. Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. Some experience of studio cycling is useful.

Qualification Structure

This qualification comprises two units (4 Credits).

> Unit 1 Planning a Studio Cycling Session
R/503/0106 (2 Credits)

> Unit 2 Instructing a Studio Cycling Session
D/503/0108 (2 Credits)

Successful achievement of both units must be achieved for the full qualification.


Coursework, Practical Demonstration/Assignment.

Career Progression

This qualification provides progression to:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in delivering exercise sessions.
  • Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become personal trainers
  • Qualifications in related sectors, e.g. Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside fitness instructing in the ‘health club environment’ exercise.