Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Course Content

This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

The course will cover: Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition, Health and Safety, Client & Group inductions in a gym-based environment, supporting exercise adherence and healthy lifestyles, Planning, Instructing and Supervising safe and effective exercise/physical activity sessions, Professionalism for fitness instructing, Personal and Professional Development and Customer Service.

Course dates are as follows.

Four workshop days: 11th &12th December & 15th & 22nd January 2022 

Assessment days: 19th & 20th February 2022

Entry Requirements

Students must be registered with Active IQ for this course before the start date therefore candidates should register as far in advance for the course as possible. This qualification is open to all. 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 candidates should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Method of Assessment

Internally assessed which includes coursework; One multiple-choice examination; Portfolio of evidence; Practical observations.

Future Prospects

Learners can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and other related Level 2 qualifications, for example: Award in Instructing Circuits and the Award in Instructing Kettlebells.


Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Evening/Weekends

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    10 Dec 2022

  • 09.30am-5.00pm

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    20 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Sport & Fitness

  • Course Fee


  • Fee stated is per academic year.  All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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