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About the course

The qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a gym instructor. 

Entry requirements

An interest in joining the fitness industry as an exercise/fitness instructor.

How much does it cost?

The cost of this course is £360

This course is free if you meet any one of the following criteria:

Unemployed an in receipt of benefits

Earns less than £18,525

First full level 2 qualification (Aged 19-23 only)

Contact Us or call 01279 868100 to get the most up-to-date info on fees and the financial support that may be available.

Awarding Body

VTCT

Why study?

The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Gym-based Exercise is a VRQ aimed at learners aged 16+ who are either in a full-time level 2 education programme, a part time programme at a college or with a private training provider, and wish to pursue a career as an employed fitness instructor of gym-based exercise. The qualification is based on the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards for instructing gym based exercise.

Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals
  • Professional practice for exercise and fitness professionals
  • Exercise, fitness and lifestyle consultation and management
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise programmes

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology. They will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to prescreen clients and check their readiness to exercise, health and safety and induct individuals and small groups to gym equipment. They will also plan and instruct gym-based exercise programmes. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, their awareness of environmental sustainability and their commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working skills and research skills will also be developed.

Where will this course take me?

Level 3 Personal Trainers course

  • Personal trainer
  • Armed forces PTI
  • Exercise referral specialist
  • Exercise to music teacher
  • Mat-based Pilates instruction

Core modules

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals
  • Professional practice for exercise and fitness professionals
  • Exercise, fitness and lifestyle consultation and management
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise programmes

How will I be assessed?

  • External theory examinations
  • Internal Practical observations
  • Internal Portfolio of evidence

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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