Level 2

Certificate in Gym Instructing

Course Overview

This qualification is the perfect way to start your career in the fitness industry!

Our Gym Instructor course is awarded by Active IQ and CIMSPA endorsed. It is also REPS recognised meaning your qualification can be used on both a national and international scale. Successful completion of this qualification will enable you to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor.

No entry requirements

12 Weeks

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Entry Requirements

This is an entry level course and no previous requirements or experience necessary. However, you must be aged 16 or over to enrol on this course. Not essential but recommended prior to the start of the course would be experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights.

The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary.

There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Course Content

Our course can be delivered either face to face in our own gym giving you the confidence and experience to work in a gym-based environment from the very start. Or, you can choose to complete your course fully online, at your own pace. You will be provided with manuals, an e-learning platform and full tutor support whichever method you choose.

Modules covered in this course are:

Theory Modules:

• Principles of Anatomy, Physiology and Fitness
• Professionalism and Customer Care for Fitness Instructors
• Health and Safety in the Fitness Environment

Practical modules:

• Conducting Client Consultations to Support Positive Behaviour Change
• Planning and Instructing Gym-Based Exercise

Course duration and assessment

Whilst you can work at your own pace towards this qualification we aim to deliver and assess our L2 Gym Instructor course within a 12-14 week timeframe, including theory and practical assessments. However, should you have any specialist learning requirements or wish to extend your learning timeframe, then we are happy to assist with this and suggest you contact us to discuss.

When you complete this course online your practical assessments will be completed via video submission and sent to us for assessment. At the start of your course, you will be sent information regarding video assessment guidance and requirements if you are completing the course online.

If you are completing your practical assessments in-house, your assessment dates will be discussed and arranged with you at the start of your course.

Assessments will be a combination of written coursework, multiple choice theory examinations and practical assessments.

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