Become a Gym Instructor
This BRAND NEW Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification is mapped to the new CIMSPA professional standards. It is the entry level qualification for anyone wishing to obtain employment as a gym-based fitness instructor.
This course is necessary in order to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training qualification or you can access the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training with no pre-requisite qualification. This qualification also awards 10 CIMSPA points and 20 REPs points.
What will I learn on the Fitness Instructor (Gym) course?
What will I be able to do by the end of the course?
Show understanding of anatomy & physiology and how it relates to exercise and fitness;
Present yourself in a professional manner, provide excellent customer service and demonstrate effective communication skills.
Provide a positive customer experience to ensure exercise equipment meets health and safety requirements;
Promote a healthy and active lifestyle which includes the important of healthy eating and offering behaviour change strategies to support clients to adopt behaviours that will help prevent a range of health conditions;
Plan and prepare gym-based exercise programmes for a range of clients within the scope of practice, which includes demonstrating effective communication to engage and fully support clients;
Professionally and safely deliver an effective gym-based exercise session to a range of clients within scope of practice.
What are the qualification units and how are each assessed?
Unit 1 - Anatomy & physiology for exercise and fitness instructors - assessed via a multiple choice theory exam and digital assessment workbook;
Unit 2 - Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise environment - assessed via a digital assessment workbook and observation (video submission);
Unit 3 - Lifestyle and health awareness management - assessed via a digital assessment workbook;
Unit 4 - Gym-based programme delivery and preparation - assessed via a gym programme card, observation (video submission), case study and worksheet questions;
Unit 5 - Gym-based programme delivery and professional instruction - assessed via two observations (video submission)
What can I progress on to after this course?
What topics are covered during the course?
Anatomy & physiology to include the circulatory system, respiratory system, anatomical terminology, the skeletal system, joints, the muscular system, digestive system, energy systems, implications for special populations and the nervous system.
Study & Assessment Options
This qualification is offered as an ONLINE course.
You can start studying straight away.
This ONLINE course includes online elearning for all units plus video submission for assessments. It is possible to sit your theory exams in your workplace should you not be able to attend one of our assessment centre in Telford, Shropshire.
All students have up to 12 months to complete and pass all assessments in order to achieve the qualification.
What course materials and support will I receive?
Online Learning Course
Online elearning for all units,
Electronic assessment paperwork for all units,
Link to further presentations and mock exams.
Access to a personal tutor.
Access to our study support Facebook group.
Ability to complete exams online from home - for more information, please read our E-Proctored exam guidance.
Ability to sit theory exams at our centre in Telford on a date to suit you using our book an assessment form (updated every month).
Full guidance on how to film and submit video assessments