1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing High Intensity Interval Training

Qualification Number 603/0181/8
Guided Learning Hours (Total Qualification Time) 16 (19)
SFA/LAD Funding Code 603/0181/8
Entry age: 18
Qualification Operational Start Date 01/08/2016
Qualification Review Date 31/12/2019
Certification End Date 31/12/2019
Qualification Specification Download
Qualification Purpose Statement Download

This qualification is equivalent to Level 3 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF)*.

To find out how to apply to deliver this qualification see the How to Apply section. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre.

Developed in partnership with X-Treme Training Academy1, the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing High Intensity Interval Training is designed to provide learners aged 18 and over with the skills and knowledge required to safely plan, deliver and evaluate High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) sessions. Through completion of the qualification, learners are introduced to X-Treme music and develop an understanding of how to apply it to high intensity interval training. Learners will gain the understanding to provide safe and effective training classes to a range of individuals including children and adults.


* Please note there may be exceptions to the above. Further information about the EQF can be found on the EQF Portal.
1 The X-Treme Training Academy specialise in High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to the sport and leisure industry using XTREME training. X-Treme Training Academy support fitness clubs, improve performance, provide unique training music and provide business opportunities to the community, such as sports club venues, village halls, pub function rooms, scout huts, schools, colleges and universities can provide opportunities to generate an income for you and the venue

Learners are required to:

  • be appropriately identified
  • be at least 18 years of age
  • hold a level 2 qualification or above within the fitness industry or a recognised equivalent
  • be able to communicate effectively in English

The qualification is divided into the following units:

Unit Title Unit Reference No. GLH Level
Understand High Intensity Interval Training H/615/0910 8 2
Provide High Intensity Interval Interval Training using X-Treme music D/615/0906 8 2

Unlike many other awarding organisations, which just supply you with the basic qualification standards, we go that extra mile to support you by providing:

  • full and comprehensive Learner Portfolio, which include a full set of structured learning and assessment tasks to help you deliver and assess the qualification
  • delivery, assessment and internal quality assurance guidance, which includes a delivery model, sample answers to support you when assessing your learners and internal quality assurance tools and templates
  • online qualification administration, enabling you to process learners quickly and effectively, and making the records we hold on your learners accessible to you at the click of a mouse.

For recognised centres and tutors, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • generic administrative guidance and tools for recognised centres
  • Qualification Specification outlining the requirements of delivering and assessing the qualification
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing High Intensity Interval Training Delivery, Assessment and Quality Assurance Approach
  • internal assessment tools.

For learners, the qualification is supported by the following resources:

  • 1st4sport LLevel 2 Award in Instructing High Intensity Interval Training Learner Portfolio
  • internal assessment tools.

Fees are charged per learner and provide registration and certification for the qualification, as well as a 1st4sport Learner Pack, learning resources and certificate. There are no costs involved in applying or becoming a 1st4sport recognised centre. Further information on fees is available from your qualification application form.

To apply for qualification approval for this qualification, please email [email protected]

This qualification sits on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Further information about the benefits of the framework can be found by visiting the Ofqual website.

All learners being registered for RQF qualifications are required to have a Unique Learner Number (ULN) issued by the Learner Register. To be approved to offer this RQF qualification, you will need to demonstrate that you can access and verify learners’ ULNs with the Learner Register. For more information about this process, please visit the Learning Records Service website.