Level 2 Certificate In Instructing Gym Based Exercise

Level 2 Certificate In Instructing Gym Based Exercise


The Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate course is your  foundation to formulating a successful and exciting career in the fitness industry and  give you international accreditation to work in gyms across the world as a fitness instructor.



Throughout this qualification, you will develop your knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to pre-screen clients and check their readiness to exercise, health and safety and induct individuals and small groups to gym equipment. You will also learn to plan and instruct gym-based exercise programmes for clients and develop your communication and customer service skills in preparation for employment.

Learners who achieve this qualification are eligible to become a fitness instructor and register to become a member of the chartered institute for the management of sport and physical activity (CIMSPA). As a fitness instructor, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

  • Commercial gyms
  • Public leisure centres
  • Private health and fitness clubs
  • Armed forces
  • HM prison service
  • Cruise liners

Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Gym-based Exercise is made up of 4 mandatory units

    • Unit 1 Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals (theory)
    • Unit 2 Professional practice for exercise and fitness professionals (practical/ workbook)
    • Unit 3 Exercise, fitness and lifestyle consultation and management (theory and practical)
    • Unit 4 Planning and instructing gym based exercise programmes (practical observation and portfolio)

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For Learners to be awarded  this qualification, learners must successfully complete:

  • External Multiple-Choice theory examination x2
  • Practical Observation x 3
  • Portfolio of evidence


  • Pass/ Fail    Re-takes permissible

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  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification
  • You must be over 16 years of age

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