Part Time Gym Instructor Course
Full Time Gym Instructor Course
UK AND INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED GYM INSTRUCTOR COURSES
What qualifications will I receive?
Once you complete your gym instructor course, you will be awarded a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym Based Exercises. It is a YMCA Awards qualification, accredited by Skills Active -recognised in all UK as well as internationally.
You will also be able to register with REPs at Level 2 and hence, gain 20 REPs points.
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 goers are safe using the gym machines at all times.
The Gym Instructor Course is definitely a first stepping stone and most newly qualified students go on to further development and study further to become personal trainers.
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:
Four weeks of home study, followed by two days of course attendance and one day of assessment. You can also choose to spread your home study for a longer period of time.Part-time Weekday:
This involves a minimum of four weeks of home study followed by two days required attendance during the week and one day of practical assessment.Full-time:
This is a total of eight days of study (Monday to Friday schedule, with study hours from 9am to 4:30pm).
This course is made of six units:
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Principles of Exercise and Health
- Maintaining Health, Safety and Welfare in Fitness Environments
- Programming Safe and Effective Exercises
- Instructing Safe and Effective Exercises
- Supporting Your Client to Adhere to Exercise
While studying gym instructor courses with Discovery Learning, you will have full access to our online interactive study platform that includes video tutorials, images, manuals, mock exam questions as well as other learning tools to aid you. You will also benefit from our Student Support team who are here to help via phone, email or Skype.
Your assessment will be as follows:
- 1 x 60-minute multiple choice examination (Anatomy & Physiology)
- 1 x 60-minute multiple choice examination (Principles of Exercise & Fitness)
- 1 x continuous practical assessment
- 1 x practical exam
- 4 x worksheets
Availability and locations
For dates, be sure to check our website or give or friendly course advisers a call on 0208 543 1017.
This course is available on a Part-Time Weekend basis at all locations and on a Part-Time Weekday basis in: West London, Bournemouth, Birmingham and Manchester.
WE RUN THIS COURSE IN FOUR DIFFERENT FORMATS
THIS IS HOW THEY COMPARE
|Features||Part Time Weekend Course||Part Time Weekday Course||Full Time Course|
|YMCA Level 2 Gym|
|Attendance||Weekends||Weekdays||Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 16:30|
|Duration||1 weekend + assesments||2 weekdays + assesments||8 days|
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WHAT DID STUDENTS SAY ABOUT OUR GYM INSTRUCTOR COURSE?
Very enjoyable and informative course. A great course for those starting in the fitness industry. Excellent instruction and support
A great course due in part to a small class but mainly due to a competent instructor who made even the more academic areas enjoyable. Great fun, I would recommend it to anyone.
The course was very well taught – engaging and informative. The level of detail was great and enriched both my own training and my ability to train others. It was challenging but achievable thanks to resources made available and the way course was delivered. I would highly recommend it.
Great teaching, friendly, addressed all needs and very happy.
My instructor Tom was helpful, knowledgeable and made the learning process easy and enjoyable. The course content was broken down well in the full time course and I felt very prepared when it came to my assessments. I would recommend this course to anyone interested and passionate about fitness.
The course was very informative. Tom, our instructor, brought the academic to life with his experience as a PT instructor. Thoroughly enjoyable but challenging. I’m now looking forward to the PT course.