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Gym Instructor Courses

  • Gym Instructor

  • Level 2


The Level 2 Gym Instructor Course is aimed at those who want to start their career in the fitness industry and by doing so, their first steps after gaining their qualification will be getting acquainted with the gym floor and helping new members become familiar with all the exercise equipment. The newly qualified gym instructors would also design and set new gym programmes for clients as well as making sure that gym members are safe using the gym machines at all times.

The Gym Instructor Course is definitely a stepping stone and most newly qualified students go on to further development by studying to become a personal trainer.

Because this qualification is aimed at those just starting out, previous fitness qualifications are not necessary, but we do require a good command of English (written and spoken), good communication skills and last but not least, determination.


You can choose to study either part-time or full-time. Here’s an overview of these two formats:

Part-time Weekend:
Our part-time weekend option does require you to do pre-reading which is followed by 2 weekends of course attendance (W1: Saturday/Sunday; W2: Saturday)

This option means Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm in a total of 8 days.

Please call our friendly course advisers for more information on possible ways to study part-time.


This course is made of six units:

Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology

Unit 2: How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity.

Unit 3: Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environments

Unit 4: Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health

Unit 5: Planning gym based exercise

Unit 6: Instructing gym based exercise


While studying with Discovery Learning, you will have full access to our online learning platform that includes video tutorials, images, manuals and mock exam papers. You will also benefit from our Student Support team who are here to help via phone or email.

Your assessment will be as follows:

- 1 x 105 minute multiple choice examination (Anatomy & Physiology)

- 1 x 90-minute multiple choice examination (Principles of Exercise & Fitness)

- 1 x mock practical assessment

- 1 x practical assessment

- 4 x units of written coursework

What certificates will I receive?

Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym).

Booking Options

From £539

Full time and Part time courses available

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I’ve just completed my strength training and sports conditioning and I wanted to compliment the course leader on a very informative and enjoyable course.

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The Discovery Learning experience doesn’t necessarily have to stop once you finish your course. We can help you find employment, recommend trustworthy third parties for your business or we can assist with getting interviews.

We are always one phone call or email away if you need any further assistance with the development of your new fitness industry career.

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