The Level 2 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Gym Based Exercise replaces the original Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification. This CIMSPA endorsed course will give you the skills and experience you need to start your journey as a qualified fitness & gym professional.
You will learn all the essential knowledge and skills to enable you to plan, instruct and evaluate successful one-to-one gym programmes and prescribe effective physical activity for your clients. The course also provides the underpinning knowledge and skills in preparation for your career as a personal trainer.
Please see the ‘How it Works’ section below for full details on course structure and completion.
By the end of the gym fitness instructor course you will:
Be ready to apply for CIMSPA membership
Become an internationally recognised fitness & gym professional
Have the skills necessary to support others in their fitness journey
Know how to safely and effectively use a wide range of fitness equipment
As part of the course, you will study the following units:
By the end of this course you will acquire the the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients, and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and essential safety guidelines are observed.
Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended. 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.
You’ll be assessed by a learner achievement portfolio including:
The Level 2 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Gym Based Exercise is completely online.
Initial Appointment with your Tutor – Once you have purchased the course your allocated tutor will be in touch to arrange an initial consultation where they will discuss the course requirements and resources and answer any questions that you have.
Access to Study Materials – Learners will then have access to an interactive Elearning platform that contains all the required learning in a range of formats including videos, interactive tasks and guided reading.
You will also receive a 200 page digital course manual to support your study plus access to online lectures and webinars delivered to offer additional support in areas such as getting started on your course to successfully completing your practical assessment.
Final Assessment – The practical assessment that concludes the course can be completed in learners’ own fitness environment with a client of their choice. The session is then recorded and submitted to learners tutor for assessment. Alternatively, learners can attend a live practical assessment day subject to availability and location.
Completing Your Course – As online learning is self-paced, students can take as little or as long as they wish to complete the programme. Future Step Education does not place any deadline on course completion. All online gym instructor learners are supported by a personal tutor from start to finish who are themselves CIMSPA registered, expert fitness professionals, available to reach by phone, Zoom or email whenever needed.
I am so happy I made the choice to learn with Future Step. From the very start I got a feel for the company, they were the most friendly and down to earth to deal with when it came to registration and getting started. I was assigned a tutor, Theo who has become such a positive and dependable role model as a sports professional.
All aspects of the learning in terms of how long I wanted to take and which webinars I felt I needed to attend was super flexible.
I have to say about my tutor Theo that he was always there when I had questions either about the industry, the learning materials or being a gym instructor in general. He really is someone who knows his stuff having been in the industry for years and years and not only that, he is very humble, personable and encouraging.
You won’t regret it.
Joanna Newsom – Level 2 Gym Instructors Course