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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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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COURSE TYPE

Blended Learning

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LOCATIONS

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

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ACCREDITATION

CIMSPA Endorsed

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Course Overview

Our Level 2 Gym Instructor course is a fundamental foundation for which to build a successful career within the fitness industry. 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.

Ideally suited for learners who have a genuine passion for wellness and want to build their future in fitness with a level of learning above industry standard, this underpinning knowledge is the pre-cursor to the Level 3 Personal Training qualification. You will be taught both online and in-person by tutors who have years of expertise within the industry.

This course operates as a stand-alone qualification, enabling you to work as a Gym and fitness facility-based instructor. However, as this is the basis of all our Level 3 and 4 qualifications, it is included in all of our higher-level courses. Unlike other Level 2 Gym Instructor Courses, our Course is mapped to show a clear progression either to higher levels of learning or into a career.

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.

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

Included Training

The learning on the Level 2 Gym Instructor course is developed and updated by our experts in their field to deliver you the most future-proofed and comprehensive training available.

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

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.

Learning & Assessment


On this Level 2 Course, you will be taught through our blended learning format; gaining the essential knowledge to underpin your practical training at home and developing teaching skills in a tutor-led professional environment..

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

Breakdown

Training & Study
50% 50%
Online Training Practical Workshops
Assessment
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 or as a Gym Instructor.

We create and test courses with our industry connections specifically to provide you with the skills they're looking for. We are also partnered with industry leaders such as David Lloyd, GLL, and GM Active to give our students a head-start with their careers.

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

We are committed to providing the wellness industry with the highest qualified fitness professionals possible. When you qualify with Future Fit, you will receive lifetime support from our specialists and advisors, as well as tools and resources through our Career Toolkit:

  • Guaranteed interviews
  • Resources
  • Insights and industry tips

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)
  • 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.


01

Pay in full

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

02

0% finance*

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

03

Deposit & balance

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

04

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)