The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (gym-based exercise) is the start of your new career in the health and fitness industry. Once qualified, you will have the necessary skills and knowledge to become a fitness instructor in a gym environment. Those that successfully complete the course are able to gain access to both the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory as an affiliated member, as well as the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Learners taking this qualification will study six units:
- Anatomy and physiology for exercise
- Maximising the customer experience in a gym environment
- Supporting client health and well-being
- Conducting client consultations and gym inductions
- Planning and reviewing gym-based exercise programmes
- Instructing and supervising gym-based exercise programmes
The course is delivered in a one-week intensive block, providing the opportunity to proceed into industry once completed. Once registered, you will receive online learning materials two weeks before the start of the programme, which must be completed prior to the delivery start date. The online learning materials will provide you with key underpinning knowledge preparing them for course delivery.
What do I need to join?
The L2 Fitness Instructor qualification does not have any minimum entry requirements. However, having basic knowledge and understanding of anatomy and physiology, fitness training and health and safety will give you an enhanced learning experience. You must be aged 16+ to complete this course. There is no upper age limit.
What can I do next?
Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification, you can progress further to undertake the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training, qualifying you to deliver 1-1 personal training sessions within industry. Entry requirement dependent, you are also able to complete an undergraduate foundation degree in Applied Conditioning, Exercise and Fitness.
What are my career options?
The qualification provides you with a comprehensive insight into the skills and knowledge you will require to not only work in the health and fitness sector, but with transferable skills that all employers would welcome. The choice of units offered across this Level 2 qualification gives you the opportunity to demonstrate a variety of transferable skills that employers are seeking, including communication, customer service and health and safety. Once you have successfully completed this qualification you will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2 and CIMPSPA. This will enhance your prospects for employment and help you apply your skills and talent in the fitness sector. Employees entering the sector as a qualified Fitness Instructor can expect to earn £14,000 - £30,000* *(Average yearly salary data taken from the NationalCareersService.Gov.uk)
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Course information last updated: Friday 10th July 2020 @ 8.41am (1 day ago)