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Level 2 Certificate Gym/Fitness Instructor

With this course, you'll develop knowledge of working and managing a leisure facility like a gym, whilst gaining work experience in a real, work environment.

At St Helens College, you'll be undergoing training yourself, and learning about anatomy and physiology, how to lead fitness sessions and plan an effective training programme for a client.

This provides a valuable insight into working in the leisure industry and will set you on the track for your future career.

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, observations, 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.

English and maths forms an important part of your future, ensuring you achieve the best success in your chosen career. But don't worry, if you haven't got the desired grades, we will still have a course available for you.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2017), 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 click here.

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 Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training, leading onto the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, which could then take you on to university to study a sports and fitness related degree.

Ref: Mike Stephens