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Active IQ launches new Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells (QCF)

Active IQ, the awarding organisation of choice for the active leisure sector, has announced the launch of its Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells (QCF). Bolstering the wide range of qualifications that it already offers to industry professionals, the new award has been available since the 1st January 2012.

  • Developed to train students who already have knowledge and skills in fitness instruction, the qualification is targeted at all Level 2 and 3 qualified fitness instructors who want to broaden their professional abilities
  • The course will teach students to plan and deliver safe and effective kettlebell exercises and training sessions to a professionally competent level
  • The qualification is made up of the following units:
  • Planning a Kettlebell Exercise Session
  • Instructing a Kettlebell Exercise Session
  • Assessment is in the form of course work, a portfolio of evidence, plus a practical demonstration


Suzy Gunn, Executive Director of Active IQ, comments,

We know that fitness professionals are constantly looking for new ways to develop their careers and broaden their industry knowledge and skills. We also know that it is extremely important for Active IQ to stay abreast of the latest health and fitness industry innovations and research. The Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells (QCF) has been designed to help add an extra dimension to a fitness professional’s offering.

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Active IQ launches the first Level 5 management and leadership qualification

Active IQ, the awarding organisation of choice in the active leisure sector, has launched an industry-defining suite of qualifications that includes the first ever Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership. With the active leisure industry continuing to expand at a steady rate, it’s estimated that every year, a staggering 400,000 new managers and […]

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