Level 2 Certificate in Gym/Fitness Instructor

With this course, you will develop essential knowledge of working and managing a leisure facility such as a gym, while gaining work experience in the industry.

Alongside developing your own physical fitness, you will learn everything about anatomy and physiology, how to successfully lead fitness sessions and how to plan an effective training programme for a client.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Supporting clients
  • Health and safety
  • Fitness principles
  • Planning
  • Instructing

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of multiple choice examinations, practical observations, written and oral questions, assignment work, short tests, work experience and work books.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have four GCSEs at grade 3 (equivalent to grade D) or above, including English and maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2020), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated financial support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to launch a successful career within the fitness industry as a Gym Instructor.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress on to the level 3 Certificate in Activity Leadership (Sports Coaching), leading on to the level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity. From this, you could progress on to university to study a sports and fitness related degree.

Ref: Mike Stephens

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“My course has helped me to build my physical abilities while developing my knowledge of sports massage and anatomy.”

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

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