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Course Overview:

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) is aimed at those learners looking to gain entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to a professionally competent level enabling them to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions unsupervised via the context of gym-based exercise

Course Structure:

In order to achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) learners must complete 6 mandatory units.


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 and learners should have basic skills in communication at level 2

Employment Opportunities:

On successfully achieving this qualification learners could potentially gain employment as a

  • Fitness Instructor/gym instructor

  • Recreation assistant

  • Exercise instructor

  • Leisure centre assistant

Progression Routes:

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification could undertake the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ in sport, Recreation and Allied Occupations

  • Level 2 NVQ in Instructing Exercise and Fitness

  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

  • Level 3 National Award/Certificate/Diploma in Sport

  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness – Instructing Exercise and Fitness

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