Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling

If you’ve been thinking of adding indoor cycling to your skillset…

and want to train locally with instructors who regularly teach these classes…

You are in the right place!

Established in 2005, The EnergyWise Academy has a reputation for training inspirational instructors who not only qualify with confidence, but who go on to have a long lasting, successful career in the fitness industry.

The EnergyWise Academy Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling training course has been mapped 100% to the National Occupational Standards – NOS. This qualification is open to fitness instructors who hold a Level 2 qualification in gym instructing, group training or exercise to music.

Instructors who add the Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling qualification to their skillset show commitment, professionalism and a willingness to progress in their career. This course is accredited by the Awarding Organisation Active IQ who are ultimately answerable to Ofqual.

There is one mandatory unit within this qualification, which must be successfully completed to pass this course.

This unit is: Planning and instructing studio cycling sessions (A/615/3444). This unit is covered in 14 guided learning hours, which are split over two days of training and written assignments. More details below.


At The EnergyWise Academy we are quietly confident that our reputation is growing as a centre of excellence for training inspirational instructors.

Who is this for?

This qualification is for anyone already working in the fitness industry with a suitable Level 2 industry qualification, such as Gym Instructing, Group Training, Exercise to Music or equivalent.

Some experience of studio cycling is also useful.

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

What’s involved in the training?

This qualification is delivered over two days which are a mixture of theory and practical learning. You will be taught the training methods and riding techniques, class structure, adaptations and progressions, as well as planning to assess and minimise risk. Overall you will learn how to successfully plan and teach Indoor Cycling classes. Assessments are via course work and a practical demonstration.

Where is this course delivered?

This qualification is delivered from the Queen Margaret University Sports Centre just outside Edinburgh, and is tutored by our team members there who are not only qualified and experienced tutors, but also actively teaching Indoor Cycling classes regularly.

When is the next course?

Tuesday 7th June 10am-4pm

Wednesday 8th June 10am-4pm

Both days must be attended

How much does it cost?

The full course fee is £250, a deposit of £50 secures your space. Discount is offered when booking 5+ learners.

Why we are different

We aren’t interested in just churning out certificates. Our courses are designed to really support you through your learning journey, to ensure you finish as a successful, confident, capable instructor with some experience to set you on the path to success.

Our full qualifications are delivered face-to-face, which gives you the space and time to gain the initial experience of teaching your chosen discipline and still have tutor and peer support before going out on your own.

98% of our students already have classes/clients lined up to train upon completion of their course. We want you to succeed in your career and help you as much as we can.


From Our students

We pride ourselves on supporting our students right through their learning journey, giving them all the tools needed for success.

It was an emotional journey, I learned so much and my back improved drastically. After that first course I was teaching 2 Pilates classes, that was over 3 years ago.

I now teach 14 classes a week and can safely say I have a successful business of my own.

- Yvonne Rodger

I have done the Level 3 mat Pilates qualification at The EnergyWise Academy and it was really, really enjoyable, not like a normal course! A superb location, friendly small group, well taught, relaxed but non-intimidating and self-gratifying experience.

The team are welcoming, encouraging, and approachable and have incredible teaching technique!

- Moyra Millar

The friendly, welcoming and supportive approach made the whole course much more enjoyable, interesting and fun.

Fiona’s belief and attitude was a great reminder of the importance of delivering safe classes to the public of all fitness levels, shapes & sizes.

- Petra Durnan

During the course I started my own practice classes and within weeks I began to receive very positive feedback from the class participants on how they now noticed their core was engaging and improvements in their posture.

A year down the line I am now a fully qualified Level 3 Mat Pilates Instructor and Pre and Post Natal as well.  So many doors have opened for me. I have four classes a week and the participants are loving it. All of the benefits from the classes now carry on to their daily life.

- Sharon Ferrie

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