Level 2 Certificate Gym/Fitness Instructor (Learning for Life)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This qualification is one of the most popular entry-level qualifications in the industry. It's ideally suited for those with a passion for health and fitness, who are looking for an exciting career change or career progression.

Gyms, leisure centres and health clubs are vibrant and fast-paced places to work, and they require motivated and knowledgeable professionals to teach exercise to their members.

During the course 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 and fitness industry and will set you on the track for your future career. The course also forms the first stage in achieving the highly desirable personal trainer status. This is the prerequisite qualification for entry onto the level 3 Personal Trainer programme.

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

The course will start in February and will take 18 weeks to complete.

What will I study?

The course covers a wide-range of theory and practical elements of the role, and is delivered in an engaging and interactive way.

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 workbooks.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

No previous qualifications are required. However, a keen interest and some experience in gym based fitness and exercise is essential.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of this course is £650. This can be paid in interest-free instalments if required. To find out more about financial support and 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. Being a gym instructor means that no two days are the same. It's an incredibly varied role that could have you doing anything from performing inductions for members, maintaining exercise equipment, giving diet advice, and planning sessions.

Alternatively, you may choose to progress onto our level 3 Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: Mike Stephens