1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing High Intensity Interval Training


The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing High Intensity Interval Training is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications and has been developed in partnership with the X-Treme Training Academy1

The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing High Intensity Interval Training is accredited at Level 2 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). For further information on the accredited status of the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing High Intensity Interval Training, and other 1st4sport qualifications, please visit the Register of Regulated Qualifications.

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.

If you are over 18 years of age and would like to develop the skills and knowledge to be able to deliver HIIT to groups of adults and/or children, then the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing High Intensity Interval Training is designed for you.

It forms part of a structured and progressive programme of qualifications, offering you access and involvement in supporting disenfranchised youths.

What can I use it for?

  • To gain paid or unpaid employment in the area of delivering HIIT to groups of adults and/or children
  • As part of the development of a credible CV for employment.
  • As CPD for individuals already working within the fitness industry

Your learning programme will develop your understanding of:

  • the role of the high intensity interval training instructor
  • the responsibilities of the high intensity interval training instructor
  • the responsibilities of the high intensity interval training instructor continued

and the skills to be able to:

  • plan a high intensity interval training session
  • deliver a high intensity interval training session
  • review and evaluate a high intensity interval training session

How will my learning programme be structured?

Learning programmes are usually designed by the recognised centre that delivers the qualification. They may, therefore, vary in length and format. Depending on your needs, delivery centres can offer intensive courses or a series of learning events over a period of weeks. Whatever the timescale, all learning programmes should include the following phases:

  • an induction to the qualification and your programme of learning and assessment
  • a learning programme which meets your needs, focusing on the theory and practice of using sport to tackle youth crime
  • a programme of assessment, spread throughout the course.

At the end of the programme, you will be provided with formal feedback on your performance and an action plan for your further development.

The 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Instructing High Intensity Interval Training assessment will require you to complete a series of written tasks contained within the learner portfolio and to plan, deliver and evaluate two HIIT sessions. The delivery of these sessions will be observed by the tutor/assessor.

Recognised centres offering this qualification determine their own fees and they will vary from centre to centre. The fees charged should entitle you to a programme of learning and assessment, registration and certification for the qualification, a 1st4sport Qualifications Learner Portfolio and an appropriate learning resource. For further information on the costs of courses, please contact a recognised centre.

Opportunities for funding may be available via a recognised centre, if you are eligible.