Online Level 2 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Gym Based Exercise

Course Description

The Level 2 Certificate in Planning and Delivering Gym Based Exercise replaces the original Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification. This course is recognised by CIMSPA and 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

What will you study?

As part of the course, you will study the following units:

  • Principles of health and wellbeing for exercise, fitness and health
  • Anatomy physiology and kinesiology for exercise and health
  • Know how to support clients lifestyle management and enhance client
    motivation for exercise and physical activity (R/617/8590)
  • Principles of professional practice and health and safety in a fitness environment (Y/617/8591)
  • Planning professional practice with effective consultations and
    assessments for gym based exercise sessions (D/617/8592)
  • Instructing professional practice and effective exercise supervision in gym-based exercise sessions (H/617/8593)

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

How You’re Assessed

You’ll be assessed by a learner achievement portfolio including:

  • worksheets/assignments
  • a programme card
  • completion of a detailed exercise plan
  • delivery of an exercise session with a client (practical exam)
  • self-evaluation of performance

How It Works

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.

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Course Cost

Cost: £350

  • 10% discount applied for payment made in full via the website.
  • 0% payment plans available with no credit checks. Please contact us for more details.
  • Price is all inclusive and there are no additional costs required to complete your qualification or obtain your certificates.

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