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What is the Level 2 Gym Instructor Course?

The Level 2 Gym Instructor course (sometimes reffered 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.

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

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.

Blended Learning

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

CIMSPA Accredited

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.

Expert Guides & Resources

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.

Entry point to working in the Fitness Industry

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

Course Specifics

The level 2 Gym Instructor Course covers:

  • 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

Over 40 venues across the UK

We offer more practical courses around the country and course dates throughout the year than any other provider, giving you more choice and flexibility to build a training programme to suit your needs.

To find your nearest training location take a look at our list of locations or call our friendly Career Advisers on 01329 829444 or 0800 4581388 to find out earliest course dates.

Level 2 Gym Instructor Course

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Spread the payments over a number of months to suit your budget. Deposit starting from only £175 


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We make it easy and affordable for you to achieve your dream career without compromising on the quality of your learning experience or even more importantly, your future career. Don't be fooled by companies offering cheaper, diluted training which you might live to regret.

At Future Fit we offer a high-quality training experience with lots of face-to-face practical workshops, first class student support services and real-life assessments that will prepare you for a long and successful career in the fitness industry.

If you are unable to pay for your training upfront, simply tell us how much you can afford each month and we’ll look to find a payment plan which is tailored to suit your needs.


Anatomy and Physiology

The starting point for all budding fitness professionals is the study of the theory of anatomy and physiology, and the principles of exercise, welfare and health.

Level 2 Gym Instructor

This is the very first step into the fitness industry and it allows you to start working as a Fitness or Gym Instructor and progress to the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course.

What is the difference between Fitness or Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer?

There are a variety of roles and job titles within the fitness industry, and if can be difficult to figure out exactly which role is right for you. We've outlined a few key features of each role below and written an article which talks about the differences between becoming a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer.

Become a Fitness Instructor

Level 2 Gym Instructor - This is the very first step into the fitness industry and it allows you to start the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course.

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 programming
  • Basic fitness testing
  • Class teaching (qualification dependent – our L2 course includes Circuit Training so you could deliver group classes).
  • Gym maintenance - cleaning of equipment and facilities, opening or closing the facility.

Become a Personal Trainer

Level 3 Personal Trainer - This is the industry level standard qualification you'll need start working as a salaried or freelance Personal Trainer.

As a qualified Personal Trainer you will be able to:

  • Advanced, specific exercise programming; tailored for individuals and their specific needs.
  • Nutritional Advice; creating bespoke meal plans for your clients.
  • Work one-to-one (or with small groups) in order to provide a much higher level of support to help an individual reach their goals, and create a more valuable experience in doing so.
  • Able to charge their own rates, dependent on contract stipulations.

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More FAQ's
Are your qualifications internationally recognised?

Yes! Our Level 3 Complete Personal Training Diploma and Level 4 Total Immersion Diploma 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.

Who awards this personal trainer diploma course?

The qualification you’ll receive at the end of your course will be awarded by Transcend. Transcend Awards are proud to be recognised by Ofqual as a regulated and industry specialist awarding organisation. Our courses are also fully CIMSPA approved.

Future Fit Training were the CPD launch partners with CIMSPA. Being CIMSPA certified means you will work in a respected industry, where standards are regulated, and your qualifications are valued.

I have a sports science/dance degree can I miss out any elements?

You may have some advantages when studying our personal training course if you have a sports science or dance degree.

Contact our Career Advisers on the numbers at the top of this page and we can discuss your prior qualifications.

Is the level 3 personal trainer course online?

Our level 3 personal trainer course is made up of the following:

Unlike other providers, our training isn’t merely a collection of online videos. Our carefully designed courses are presented in an engaging, interactive format (including videos and graphics). The course is customised for each student based on their circumstances, time commitments and career goals.