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In partnership with cAmpus, we’re here to help you turn your interest in children’s fitness into a fun and rewarding career.

Over 20 years we’ve helped thousands of people, just like you, turn their passion for fitness and helping others into a fulfilling career.

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During our Children’s Fitness course you’ll learn anatomy and physiology, how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, how to teach fitness to kids, as well as the skills and knowledge to plan and deliver safe, effective exercise and physical activity for children aged 5 to 15 inclusive.

Start with access to:

  • all online course material
  • course videos
  • online worksheets

The content of our Level 2 Children’s Fitness course includes:

  • Anatomy & physiology for exercise & health
  • Principles of exercise, fitness & health
  • Supporting clients in exercise & physical activity
  • Health, safety & welfare in a fitness environment
  • Planning and instructing health-related exercise & physical activity for children
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The Exercise for Children course is supported by a Training and Assessment Pacakge (TAP). If your goal is to teach children’s fitness classes as a professional instructor, you need to successfully complete a TAP.

Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll have instant access to your course via our web-based Student Desktop and mobile app website.


You’ll complete the Children’s Fitness course as home study.

You will:

  • Complete as home study the online course material, online theory assessments, and portfolio.

  • Film the two practical assessments (for which you will need children between the ages of 5 and 15 inclusive).

  • Complete 10 hours of work experience where you observe a qualified children’s fitness instructor in a commercial fitness facility.

  • Send via our Help Desk evidence of your completed practicum/work experience using the documents provided in the online course material.

  • Submit via our Help Desk a video of your practical assessments along with a copy of your completed portfolio.
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TAP Prices

After you enrol on the Exercise for Children course, the sooner you purchase a TAP, the smaller the fee. To purchase a TAP, simply choose your preferred option.

Take advantage of our convenient payment options: pay in full up front and enjoy a prompt payment discount or pay the regular price with a payment plan.


Study Option

Regular Price From: £575 Offer Ends Thursday 8th December: £475

Finance available from £24 deposit & £11/month.

Prompt Payment From: £499 Offer Ends Thursday 8th December: £399


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You will achieve the relevant Focus Awards Level 2 Physical Activity for Children qualification upon successful completion of our Children’s Fitness course & associated TAp, the certificate for which will be issued by the awarding organisation.

Our Children’s Fitness course is also recognised by CIMSPA, and meets the criteria for official American College of Sports Medicine Approved Provider status◊.


You need to have a basic level of English and Maths to understand the Children’s Fitness course content.

There are no prerequisite qualifications for our Children’s Fitness course; however, if you already hold a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing qualification (either Gym or Exercise to Music), you may be eligible for exemptions from certain parts of the course. Please call us for more information on 0207 2929 140.


View the list of dates for the Live Virtual, optional training day and Live Virtual practial assessments here.