Certificate in Fitness Instructing // Level 2

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to enable learners to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness sessions. This qualification will provide entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals at Level 2 and will be achieved in the context of a gym environment.

Requirements to study

No fitness related qualifications are necessary. An interest in health and fitness is expected as well as a basic level of literacy.

Aims of the course

         To develop learner’s knowledge of anatomy and physiology and how it relates to exercise and fitness

         To develop learner’s ability to plan and deliver safe and effective gym sessions

         To provide learners with the knowledge to develop good customer service and the personal qualities required by the exercise and fitness industry

         To provide learners with an awareness of health and safety in an exercise and fitness environment

         To provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in the exercise and fitness industry

Field Trips

The course offers visits to local gyms and health clubs to allow candidates to experience the health and fitness industry. Guest speakers will come in to share their experiences and offer an insight into the health & fitness industry.


Assessment is through completion of workbooks, report writing, group work and a practical assessment.

Progression Opportunities:

      This qualification provides progression to Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness, for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in gym instruction

      Alternatively, it provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become personal trainers working with specialist populations as well as the general population

      Learners may also progress on to the Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Sports Massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside gym instructing in the health club environment

      Learners may also broaden their knowledgeand skills by progressing to Level 2 qualifications in Instructing Circuits, Exercise to Music and Aqua

Course detail
Start September
Level Level 2
Attendance Part-time
Duration 34 weeks
Campus Coast Road Campus