The level 2 gym instructor course is our most popular qualification and is the starting point for a career in the fitness industry. The course will open many doors to employment and offer progression on to roles such as personal trainer and exercise specialist. Fitness instructors are the foundation of the fitness industry and as such they will always be required and subsequently represents a great career opportunity.
This level 2 fitness instructor course is offered as a Central YMCA (CYQ) qualification which is the internationally recognised gold standard. This Discovery course is designed with flexibility and ease of study in mind. This level 2 Gym (Fitness) Instructor course is offered either as blended learning (a combination of 4 weeks of home study and two full days of practical workshops) or as a full time intensive (8 days of tutor led attendance). Either option will provide entry level to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP’s) at level 2 and the qualification to work as a fitness instructor in the UK or overseas. This course also provides a full online learning experience, ensuring that your learning is accessible at any time. The interactive learning platform provides tutorials, videos, quizzes and practical demonstrations and will provide great benefits to students that prefer to learn using multiple mediums. All students will also receive a full set of hard copy manuals.
Gym/ Fitness Instructor Course Content:
This Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym Course) will develop students to a competent and confident level to plan and instruct gym exercise programmes within a gym environment, covering subjects including:
Warm ups, dynamic stretching, cool downs and developmental stretching
Develop a key understanding of the programming principles
How to use functional and innovative gym equipment
The use of cardiovascular equipment
Introduction to body weight training
Effective customer care
Promoting physical activity to the general public
Gym/ Fitness Instructor Course Format:
Part Time Option
Part Time (blended learning) gym (fitness) instructor course comprises 4-6 weeks of home study (distance learning) working for around 8 – 10 hours per week to achieve the 60 hours of home study required. All learning materials are despatched on point of enrolment and these will include: Gym Instructor Manual, Level 2 Mandatory Fitness Modules and a Gym Instructor work book. Our dedicated gym instructor student support team will then contact you to start your home study and they will continue to support you throughout your learning journey.
Venue dependant we have 2 part time formats.
Format 1 - Attendance is required for 3 consecutive days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) for tutorials and assessments. The first 2 days will involve working in small groups with an experienced Fitness Tutor, where the majority of time will be spent in a gym environment. The third day will be your practical assessment and you will be provided with a 2 hour slot when you will attend for the final time. For this session you will be required to bring along a friend or family member that will act as your subject for your practical assessment.
Format 2 - Attendance is required for 2 consecutive days (Saturday & Sunday) for tutorials and assessments. The third day will commence 1 week later (sometimes 2 weeks depending upon venue availability) on the saturday and will be your practical assessment where you will be provided with a 2 hour slot. For this session you will be required to bring along a friend or family member that will act as your subject for your practical assessment.
The part time gym (fitness) instructor course can be completed in around 4-6 weeks.