Level 2
Certificate in Gym Instructing

Price: £595.00
Number of Sessions: 10 sessions
E-learning is available on this course.
10 CIMSPA CPD Points

About the course

This qualification aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment. During the qualification learners will cover:

  • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness.
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment.
  • The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle.
  • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions.
  • Professionalism for fitness instructing.
  • Personal and professional development.
  • Delivering exceptional customer service.


You will be


    • Aged 16+ (note 16-18 year olds may need to be supervised in the workplace after qualifying.
    • Wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym fitness instructors
    • Wishing to progress to personal training
    • Empathetic to the abilities and goals of others
    • Able to work independently and enthusiastically
    • Motivating and energetic

What you will learn

Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness

Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors

Health and safety in the fitness environment

Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change

Planning and instructing gym-based exercise

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to do this qualification.  However, as this is a practical based course a level of general fitness and willingness to participate practically is essential and some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

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

Assessment Methods

  • Theory paper
  • Worksheets
  • Assignments
  • Session plan
  • Summative observations
  • Modular summative observations
  • Self-evaluation


This qualification is recognised as an approved qualification for entry as an affiliate member of CIMPSA. Learners who successfully complete this programme will be equipped to work as a gym-based fitness instructor in a variety of contexts throughout the sport and active leisure industry.

The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing provides progression opportunities to the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Award in Designing Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Programmes
  • Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults
  • Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Disabled Clients

and other related Level 2 and/or Level 3 qualification

  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuits
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspended Movement Training
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Group Exercise)
  • Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Exercise and Health


Course Dates

Upcoming training course dates/locations.

Date Venue
20th July 2024 - 5th October 2024
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Move Strong
Unit 22b,
Oak Rd
North Shields
NE29 8SF
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