Level 2 in Fitness Instructing – Gym Based Exercise

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Course Description

The Future Step Level 2 Gym Instructor course will give you the skills and experience you need to confidently start you journey as a qualified fitness professional.

This is starting point within the industry and allows you to access the Level 3 Personal Training Diploma on completion. Gaining this qualification will allow you to gain employment in a gym or fitness centre and qualifies you to join REPS.

You will learn all the essential knowledge and skills to enable you to confidently plan, instruct and evaluate successful one-to-one gym programmes. It also provides the underpinning knowledge and skills in preparation for your career as a personal trainer.

By the end of the fitness instructor course you will:

Become a REPs accredited Level 2 Gym Instructor

Know how to instruct and coach safe and effective exercises

Have the skills necessary to become a fitness professional

Gain an internationally recognised qualification

What will you study?

As part of the course you will study:

  • The heart and circulatory system
  • The respiratory system
  • Structure and function of the skeleton
  • Musculoskeletal system
  • Postural and core stability
  • The nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • 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 key 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
  • multiple choice tests
  • a programme card
  • four detailed exercise plans
  • delivery of an exercise session with a client
  • self-evaluation of performance
  • a practical exam

Study Options


Students can choose to study their Level 2 Gym Instructor course completely online. Making use of a series of interactive online learning resources, e-books and PDFs, online lectures, and training manuals, only a single practical assessment requires in-person attendance.

As online learning is self-paced, students can take as little or a long as they wish to complete the programme. All online gym instructor students are supported by personal tutors, who are themselves expert fitness instructors and gym instructors, available to reach by phone or email.

Part Time

Part-time provides a blended learning experience, combining in-person tuition with online study. This is one of the most popular options for many students as it perfectly balances learning from home and attending regular practical workshops.

These workshops are entirely practically focused, running from all of our locations and restricted to small groups, ensuring you get the absolute maximum out of each day spent training. Combined with the opportunity to then study and revise online at your own pace, many students choose this option to fit their studies around their existing work, family and life commitments.

Full Time

The full-time gym instructor course is 2 weeks of intensive study where you will learn in a classroom setting from 9am-5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Only our most experienced tutors teach our full-time courses and you will study in groups no more than 12 to maximise your learning experience. Keeping the full-time course engaging and practically based, you will be on the gym floor everyday as well as learning in our designated classroom area.

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Course Cost

Cost: £1099 Full time classroom study. Qualify in just 2 weeks. *£549.50 for first-time students with our 50% discount offer (See Homepage for details)

Location: South East London

Dates: Next courses running in March 2020. Classroom learning delivered over 10 days (Mon – Fri) including all practical assessments. Please register your interest on our Contact Us page, for more information.

Cost: £825 Mixture of online and classroom-based learning. *£412.50 for first-time students with our 50% discount offer (See Homepage for details)

Location: South East London

Dates: Next course running March 2020. 5 days classroom delivered learning, including all assessments, blended with home-based study to cover the remaining

course content. Please register your interest on our Contact Us page, for more information.

Cost: £500. *£250 for first-time students with our 50% discount offer (See Homepage for details)

Comprehensive resources package and unlimited tutor support provided.

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