Fitness Instructing Certificate Level 2

This qualification is designed to provide the knowledge, understanding and practical skills needed to work as a Gym Instructor in the sport and physical activity sector. This qualification is a prerequisite for Level 3 Personal Training qualifications which is also available to study as a follow on course.

It is ideal for those whom are:

  • Seeking employment in the sector seeking access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)
  • Seeking recognition for previous experience seeking to develop skills and knowledge in the sector.
  • Aged 18+




Level 2

Course Type


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Options Course Code Starts Ends Days From To Standard Fee Overseas Fee
enquire 4273110 22/02/22 23/03/22 Tuesday + Wednesday 09:00 17:00 £435 £884

What will I study?

Learn the skills required to instruct and lead in a Fitness/Gym based environment. You will learn the basics of anatomy and physiology, how to plan, conduct and evaluate a fitness gym induction session as well as how to deal with clients.

The following units are studied:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Maximising the customer experience in a gym environment
  • Supporting client health and well-being
  • Conducting client consultations and gym inductions
  • Planning and reviewing gym-based exercise programmes
  • Instructing and supervising gym-based exercise programmes

How will I be assessed?

There will be continual assessment throughout the course through a combination of portfolio work and practical assessments.

What qualification will I achieve?

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym Based Instruction)

What can I do after completing this course?

The course will enable you to register on to the REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) at Level 2 and gain entry to employment within the fitness industry.

Upon completion options for further study include:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 2 Awards for Instructing Core Group Exercise (Cycling, Kettlebell Training, Circuit Training, Suspension Training)
  • Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity suite
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in Community Settings
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sport
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy Apprenticeship in Personal Training.

As well as employment opportunities within the leisure industry that include; Lifeguard, Membership/Sales Consultant, Leisure Industry, Sales Assistant,
Sports Coach, Nutritionist, Gym Manager/Owner.

Some of these employment opportunities may require additional study.

Are there any extra costs?

You will need to purchase a Gym Instructor polo/t-shirt.

Additional Info

There will be continual assessment throughout the course. the course is a 1 day (full day course) which allows for students to work alongside whilst they study.

Progression onto Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training is not automatic and requires completion of Level 2, excellent attendance and studentship.