ACTIVE IQ - Award in Instructing Studio Cycling - Level 2
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Sport, Leisure and Tourism
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Level 2 Central Fitness, Victoria Yard See below See below Mon 18:00-21:00 £125 None

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

This Indoor Cycling Instructor (Spinning) course is offered to existing gym instructors, aerobics instructor and personal trainers who wish to improve their knowledge and skills to enable them to deliver group indoor cycling sessions. It is also relevant for those already running such sessions without a current certificate. Indoor cycling (often referred to as spinning) is a popular and highly enjoyable flexible exercise system that is open to most people irrespective of age, ability or fitness level.
The beauty of Indoor cycling is that it can be enjoyed by almost all people. Spinning can be used as a highly motivational group activity where endurance programmes and high intensity workouts can lead to great results. On the other hand, indoor cycling may be used for gentle rehabilitation work in a group setting to enable people of all abilities to work together and to realise the benefits and social aspect of group workouts and this approach also works well in a weight management and obesity setting. In summary, having a REPs certificate in Indoor Cycling (Spinning) will significantly enhance your repertoire of exercise options.

Course dates (3 week course):

  • 02-Dec-19 - 16-Dec-19
  • 18-May-20 - 08-Jun-20

To find out more:

Telephone: 01392 400500  Email:

What topics will I study?

The course will develop students into a competent and confident instructor that’s able to plan and instruct indoor cycling based group sessions.
The course covers subjects including:

  • How to plan, teach and evaluate a safe and effective group indoor cycling session.
  • Appropriate health and safety considerations related to setting up an indoor cycling class.
  • Programming principles for personal trainers (including special populations and different environments).
  • Indoor Cycling approaches and techniques.
  • How to set up an indoor cycling class and effective use of music.

What are the entry requirements?

A REPS recognised Level 2 Fitness Instructor/Exercise to Music/Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification. A copy of your current Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification/certificate will be needed.

What facilities are there?

Central fitness (college gym) – including a purpose built spinning studio.

What can the course lead on to?

Progression on to roles such as personal trainer and exercise specialist.

Are there any additional costs?


What do our students think?

A great short course, I loved the active learning.”

It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

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