Kids Fitness Course

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Become a Kids Fitness Instructor

Love fitness and working with kids? This kids fitness course qualification will truly develop your talent so you’re ready to instruct classes for children within the 5 to 15 years age range.

You’ll qualify as a REPs recognised level 2 Kids Fitness Instructor and be able to run your very own classes or work in a school, holiday camp or kids sports related job setting.

Key Course Features

  • A Level 2 Kids Fitness Instructor qualification

  • You can join REPs at Level 2

  • Comes with 23 QCF credits

  • Qualify from 6 weeks

  • An industry recognised qualification

  • Comes with 20 CPD’s

Why choose our Kids Fitness Course?

This kids fitness course will provide you with the skills to plan and deliver safe exercise and programme design for children aged 5 to 15 years of varying fitness abilities.

Inactivity and obesity amongst children and young adults is rapidly increasing and you will look closely at how to support these growing markets together with sports talented kids.

Carefully designed to incorporate the very latest in exercise application our graduates gain a solid foundation in kids fitness from which they build a successful Kids Fitness Instructor career.

Our course graduates progress to run their own kids fitness boot camps, weekend multi-sport exercise classes, school holiday activity camps and assist schools with exercise for the less active.

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Kids Fitness Course – Overview

REPs Accredited Learning

Become a REPs recognised Level 2 Kids Fitness Instructor.

Industry Endorsed Qualification

This course is endorsed by Skills Active and REPs - so you're in expert hands.

Blended Learning

Complete 6 course modules and 1 practical day. Qualify from 6 weeks.

Flexible Payment Options

Save 20% on fees when you pay in full or spread the cost over 3 months.

Kids Fitness Instructor - Course Fees

Payment Method

Pay in full




A 20% saving on course fees

Payment Method

Pay over 3 months


£208.00 per month


Total course fees £624.00

Kids Fitness Course - Structure

Our kids fitness course is a great option for Fitness Professionals seeking to run one to one and group based kids fitness sessions. If you’re already a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer there is also the option to qualify by completing Modules 5 and 6 together with the course practical workshop enabling you to expand your skills and services by working with this growing market.




Anatomy and physiology for exercise


Acquire the key Fitness Instructor knowledge of how anatomy and physiology relates to exercise programming for healthy kids of different ages.




How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity


Gain the must have on-going customer service skills to support a wide range of age groups taking part in exercise and physical activity.




Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment


Gain the knowledge and understanding that Fitness Instructors need to maintain health, safety and welfare in a fitness setting, including the safeguarding of children.




Principles of exercise, fitness and health


Learn how to programme safe, effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity together with the importance of healthy eating.




Planning health related exercise and physical activity for children


Understand how to plan and prepare a range of different exercise programmes for healthy kids, both individuals and groups.




Instructing health related exercise and physical activity for children


Learn how to instruct, motivate and inspire children with physical activity building positive connections for their long term future.

Kids Fitness Course - FAQ’s

The most common questions we’re asked about our kids fitness instructor course are listed here. If your question isn’t covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Why choose this Kids Fitness Instructor course?

This specialist qualification is perfectly suited to those interested in working with children instructing exercise and fitness.

If you are just starting out you can complete the full course or if you have already completed your Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer course you can gain your certification by completing Modules 5 and 6 together with the course practical.

Course graduates are eligible for registration with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2.

Which kids fitness qualification will I achieve?

On successful completion of this course you will receive the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Physical Activity For Children (QCF) – 23 credits. In addition by successfully completing this qualification you will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2.

How is the Kids Fitness Instructor course assessed?

As part of your course you’ll compile your own portfolio of evidence to gain this kids fitness qualification. In addition you will attend a practical one day workshop where you will learn how to instruct health related exercise and physical activity for children. You can both study and complete your portfolio at a pace that’s right for you.

Do I need any existing skills or sports abilities?

No previous fitness or exercise qualification is required. However a keen interest in health and fitness is important when pursuing this career. It is likely that you will have a certain level of fitness, but our courses are about training you to become an accredited Kids Fitness Instructor and at no time will your fitness level determine your progress on any course.

What previous education is required?

No previous fitness or exercise qualification is required. However, an interest in working with children and enthusiasm for exercise is helpful when pursuing this career.

How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for this course is 16.

How long does the course take to finish?

Many of our students complete this course from 6 weeks, however there is no set time limit enabling you to study at your own pace with the peace of mind that you have a maximum of two years to become qualified.

Is there any expiry date?

No. You will always have this nationally recognised NCFE fitness qualification to hand.

If you aspire to teach and coach kids fitness this course is ideal. You will qualify with an industry accredited certification that will enable you to advance your career running individual and group based classes and exercise programmes.

Once you have completed your six easy to follow course modules and one day practical workshop you will be ready to work in kids fitness roles. There is also the potential to work with specialist groups including inactive kids and obese kids both of which are rapidly expanding sectors.

Many of our graduates set up their own kids fitness business running a range of exercise related classes and holiday camps. What’s more if you’re already a qualified Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer this is a great way to expand your services and grow your business.

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