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Fitness Instructing Level 2 Certificate is great if you want to get into a career working in a gym as a fitness instructor. Contains both practical and classroom learning to give you the skills to plan and teach gym and fitness sessions.

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What will I learn?

You will study the following units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise – Learn how the body’s skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems work.
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Fitness Environment.
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health – Learn how to train for strength, endurance and flexibility.
  • Supporting clients who take part in physical activity – Learn how to communicate effectively with clients and motivate them to maintain an exercise programme.
  • Plan and teach gym-based training sessions – Learn how to teach clients to use cardiovascular machines, resistance machines, body weight exercises and free weights (barbells and dumbbells).

How will I be assessed?

  • Two multiple choice theory exams.
  • Two worksheets.
  • Continuous assessment of your teaching.
  • A session plan.
  • A one hour final assessment of your teaching.

Entry Requirements

Open to those with a genuine interest in fitness and literacy skills at Grade 4 or equivalent.

What can I do next?

Employment in a gym/health club, progression to Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification