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Course Overview

Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspension Training

Qualification Overview

Suspension training is fantastic for functional training, fat loss programmes, hypertrophy and fitness gains. We will teach you the science behind Suspension training as well as how to apply it into your programmes.

Learn the biomechanics of using the Suspension Training System for your training, the benefits of Suspension training over other systems, and the foundation Suspension training drills. If you want to expand your Personal Training sessions, offer Specific Strength & Conditioning Programmes, want to Deliver Group Suspension Training Sessions – then THIS COURSE WILL DELIVER.

Qualification Purpose

The Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspension Training (RQF) is aimed at those learners qualified with a level 2 fitness qualification looking to be able to extend their knowledge and understanding of Suspension exercises.

The Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspension Training (RQF) provides learners with the knowledge of Suspension Training exercises, including the benefits and limitations.

Learner Entry Requirements

A learner must have previously completed a Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification, other than this we do not set any other entry requirements for the qualification.

Age Ranges

Entry is at the discretion of the centre however, learners should be at least 16 to undertake this qualification.

Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification can undertake the following qualifications:

  •  Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 National Award/Certificate/Diploma in Sport
  • Level 3 NVQ in Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise


As you’ve noticed, there are a whole bunch of online lessons for you to complete BEFORE you get to the live workshop and assessment days.

This is a self paced course so you can learn around your current commitments and lifestyle. Please however, do the work. Please don’t attempt to book a live workshop without completing all lessons on this system beforehand. There is vital information about how to progress through the course and not miss anything that you’ll need on the live days. We hope to maximise practice time on the live days rather than talk through the theory that you learn at home.

(Live Days)


Stuff to do before attending (yep, we use lay terms and say it how it is).  

  • Completion of ALL preceding online material
  • Review of Manuals
  • Completion of Theory Worksheets

The Live Day’s timetable looks like this:

09:30 Arrive

10:00 Theory and overview

10:30 Practical Session 1

11:30 Comfort Break

11:45 Practical Session 2

12:30 Lunch

13:15 Programme Design

14:00 Practical Session 3

15:00 Assessments

17:00 Workbook Completion

17:30 Consolidation & Course Close

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