Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing


The aim of this qualification is to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

  • Study Online
  • Regular 1-1 Support
  • First Step into the Fitness Industry

The Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing will develop learners’ knowledge and skills in gym instruction
to enable them to pursue a career as a gym instructor. This qualification will provide a combination of knowledge
and skills to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes to a range of clients.

Units covered in this qualification include:

  • Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness
  • Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment
  • Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise

Entry Requirements

  • There are no specific entry requirements
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary
  • There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2

Qualification Structure

The course uses a blended learning approach of in class delivery and home study to maximise the learning of the student. Face to face tuition from our excellent tutors will be provided on a number of days throughout the duration of the course and this will be backed up by our manuals and e-learning platform to assist with your home study.   Please contact us for more information on the course and qualification structure.


Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment

Career Progression

This qualification provides progression to:

  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and Business Skills for Fitness Professionals
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Active IQ Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Exercise and Fitness

It also allows learners to broaden their knowledge to:

  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells
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