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Level 2 Gym Instructor Course

Your starting point within the fitness industry and from where you can continue to develop your career as a personal trainer.


Transcend Awards Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing (+2 more)

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London, Leeds, Birmingham, Portsmouth, and Manchester (+ over 40 more)

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Course Overview

Unlike other Level 2 courses to become a gym instructor, our course is more similar to a Level 3 Personal Trainer course which means if or when you choose to undertake the higher qualification you are well prepared.

This course is a standalone qualification in itself, enabling you to work as a Gym based Instructor, and is also an essential element of the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course qualification. As such it is included within all of our other personal training courses.

The Level 2 Gym Instructor course (sometimes referred to as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course) is your starting point within the fitness industry and from where you can continue to develop your career as a personal trainer. The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing provides you with foundation level theoretical and practical knowledge to work in a gym or in a fitness environment. This underpinning knowledge is the pre-cursor to the Level 3 Personal Training qualification.

Ideally suited for those with a passion for health and fitness, this course is nationally accredited and once qualified, you will become a gym instructor, also known as a fitness instructor and can gain employment in a gymnasium or fitness centre in the UK or internationally.

The Level 2 Gym Instructor course is worth 20 CIMSPA CPD points.

Awarding Bodies:

This newly updated (2020) Level 2 fitness instructing course qualification is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and was one of the first to meet the CIMSPA Professional Standard for Gym Instructor.

Entry requirements

Students must be over the age of 16 and we recommend they attend a gym regularly

Included Qualifications:
  • Transcend Awards Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • Functional Training
  • Circuit Training Instructor

Included Training

You will learn all the essential knowledge and skills to enable you to confidently plan, instruct and evaluate successful one-to-one gym programmes.

  • Warm-ups, dynamic spinal mobility, cool-downs and developmental stretching
  • Key programming principles
  • How to use functional and innovative gym equipment
  • How to use cardiovascular equipment
  • An introduction to body weight training
  • How to promote physical activity to the general public
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What you'll learn

Anatomy and Physiology

This is the starting point for all fitness professionals, understanding the theory of anatomy and physiology and what happens to the body when we exercise.This course gives a fundamental understanding of exercise benefits, programme design and good working practice, including health and safety considerations. It is foundational knowledge for everyone embarking on a career in the fitness industry

Level 2 Gym Instructor

This course prepares students to plan and instruct exercise sessions and basic programmes in a gym. Students will learn the principles of exercise prescription and how to teach clients to safely use a variety of equipment.

Functional Training

This module will provide you with the skills and knowledge they need to safely and effectively instruct clients in key functional movement patterns and training principles, with range of equipment found in health club and leisure centre facilities, as well as minimal equipment and bodyweight.

Circuit Training Instructor

This module covers the safe and effective delivery of group activity prescription (e.g. circuit classes, small group training or boot camps)

Formative assessment is completed at the workshop where teaching practice is observed while students deliver a circuit class

Learning & Assessment

This course is delivered in a blended learning format, i.e. digital e-learning online course content to support the theoretical elements and practical, tutor-led workshops to hone your practical abilities.

As well as workshops manuals, there is a high volume of resources available for learners across our e-learning, student zone and social media platforms to provide a varied learning experience.

Assessment Methods
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Assessment
  • Online Multiple Choice


Training & Study
50% 50%
Online Training Practical Workshops
50% 50%
Online Assessment Practical Assessment

Fitness Instructor Careers

Level 2 Gym Instructor Course of Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course is the very first step into the fitness industry and it allows you to start working and progress onto the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course.

Completing this course will enable you to register as a "Sport and Physical Activity Practitioner" in the category of Gym Instructor/ Fitness Instructor.

Career Support

As you are joining the forever industry, you'll be pleased to know that you will receive lifetime support from our specialists and advisors. Once you train with Future Fit, you become part of the family where our aim is to help you succeed in as many ways as we can.

Useful resources

Gym or Fitness Instructor

You will be qualified to start working as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor

  • Inductions; carrying out ‘how to’ sessions for new members
  • Basic/initial generic exercise programmes
  • Basic fitness testing
  • Class teaching (qualification dependent – our Level 2 course includes Circuit Training so you could deliver group classes).
  • Gym maintenance - cleaning of equipment and facilities, opening or closing the facility.

Fees & Funding Options

Our genuine commitment to your career success is why we don’t offer “one size fits all” pricing options. To find out the price for this course, download our price guide or speak to our careers advisors on who will go through the costs involved. Here are a few options when it comes to funding your course.


Pay in full

Pay the full ammount for your training in one whole lump sum, nice and simple.


0% finance*

Put down a deposit and then spread the cost of your training with 0% finance*


Deposit & balance

Put down a deposit and then pay the remaining balance in one lump sum at a later date.


Pay as you learn

Put down a deposit and then pay for the rest of your training in monthly payments.

Course Dates & Locations

We have over 40 venues across England, Scotland and Wales, including venues in London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Manchester.

To find a Gym Instructor Course near you, download the price guide and speak to one of our experience careers advisors.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are your qualifications internationally recognised?

Yes! Our Level 3 Personal Trainer Course and Level 4 Elite Personal Trainer Course qualifications are recognised by employers internationally and students can also work abroad with REPs and EREPs recognition.

ICREPs is a partnership between the various registration bodies which means qualifications gained in those countries are transferable and recognised: UK, Ireland, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, UAE, Canada.

Does Future Fit Training offer guaranteed interviews once I qualify?

Yes. We provide guaranteed interviews through some of the top fitness companies once you qualify.

Many give guaranteed interviews for available positions as fitness instructors, studio-based instructors and personal trainers on completion.

Do you give me support for my online programmes?

Yes, our extensive Tutor Support team are on hand by phone, email and Facebook to answer any questions that you may have about your training to ensure you are always fully supported and on track.

Do you need insurance as a gym instructor?

You most likely won't need your own insurance if you are employed by a gym or fitness centre. however as insurance is faily low cost taking out your own insurance might be useful. For more information about what to get covered in your gym instructor insurance, be sure to download a copy of our How to Become a Fitness Instructor guide.

What does a Gym Instructor do?

A gym instructor will spend a lot of their time circulating the gym, making sure that members are having a good experience. They will also usually be responsible for leading several exercise classes depending on their skill set and level of personal training qualification.

A typical day might involve

  • helping to open the gym and get it ready before members arrive
  • greeting members as they arrive
  • chatting with members
  • delivering a couple of classes
  • helping to ensure that the gym stays neat and tidy
  • delivering gym inductions, (which involve showing members around the gym and teaching them how to use the equipment safely)