Gym Instructing Courses

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructor

This qualification is considered as the foundation of all Fitness courses and is the ideal place to start if you’re looking at developing a career in fitness. The Level 2 Fitness Instructor course is REPs accredited and recognised throughout the UK. This qualification would allow you to secure a position as a Gym Instructor who’s roles and responsibilities would include: Providing gym inductions Updating gym programmes for club members Ensuring members use the equipment efficiently and safely Maintaining the health and safety of the club via equipment checks etc Engaging with customers and support customer retention strategies And many more…

Learners will cover:

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

  • anatomy and physiology (including: the skeletal system, muscular system, circulatory system, nervous system and energy systems)
  • how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • how to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • how to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed

The course is assessed by:

  • multiple choice theory paper/eAssessment
  • practical examination
  • worksheets

Funding Available


If you’ve been considering a change in career or the pursuit of a fitness career but the cost of the qualification has put you off, then why not contact us for information regarding 0% Payment Plans .

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The qualification is aimed at individuals who want to become fitness instructors. There are no pre requisites, however Fitness HQ strongly advise some experience in exercise and fitness along with a passion for working with people and helping them reach their goals.


Becoming a Gym Instructor is the first step in developing a career in fitness. With the fitness industry growing year upon year and out performing other sectors in terms of growth and employment opportunities, this is the perfect qualification to help you secure employment.

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