NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing


  • Adults (Part-time)
  • 8 hours per week


The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing is perfect for those passionate about health, well-being, and helping others achieve their fitness goals. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast eager to formalise your skills or you’re starting a new career path, this course is your springboard to success. 

This is an evening course - 8 hours a week, taught across 2 evening.

Course objectives:

Upon completion, you will gain the essential knowledge and skills to work competently as a gym instructor within the sport and physical activity sector. This qualification not only prepares you for employment but also paves the way for further qualifications in personal training and specialist fitness coaching.

What will you study:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise: Understand the human body and how it responds to exercise.
  • Customer Experience Management: Learn to maximize customer engagement and retention in a gym setting.
  • Health and Safety: Equip yourself with the knowledge to maintain a safe workout environment.
  • Client Consultations and Gym Inductions: Develop the skills to conduct professional consultations and inductions.
  • Exercise Programming: Learn to design and adapt exercise programs that cater to various fitness levels and client needs.

Career prospects:

With this certification, you can advance to become a personal trainer, take up roles such as a fitness instructor, or manage your own gym. The course also opens doors to roles in leisure and sports coaching, with potential for continued learning in areas like sports therapy and nutrition.

What qualification do I get on completing this course?

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Is there additional work required by the student?

You will be assessed through practical and written coursework assignments.

What are the expected employment areas with this course?

Fitness Instructor/Personal Trainer

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Entry Requirements

4 GCSE's at Grade 3 or above.