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Start Dates

October 2022

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?

£360

Fully funded (Free) if:

  • The learner is unemployed
  • In receipt of benefits • Earns less than £18,525 
  • Harlow residents can claim £360 training voucher to cover the cost of this course

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?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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Claim your free £1000 training voucher

If you are 19+ and living or working in Harlow, you can claim a £1000 training voucher to contribute towards the cost of an eligible part-time course. 

Click here to request at Adult Information, Advice and Guidance Appointment to claim your training voucher.

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