Gym Instructing, Certificate
This course is designed for people aged over 19 years and will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career as a gym instructor.
The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills that are needed to plan, deliver and supervise safe but effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.
You will have access to our state-of-the-art performance gym for the practical delivery of this study programme and you will be given specialist support from tutors and learner support advisors. This flexible course allows you complete parts of the qualification in your own time. The qualification is recognised and valued by employers and can help learners to increase their career opportunities and earning potential.
- Anatomy and physiology applicable to gym instructing
- Principles of exercise, fitness and health
- Health and safety in a fitness environment
- Customer care
- Communication skills for client consultations to support positive behaviour change
- Skills needed to plan and conduct exercise sessions with individuals and groups
- Legal and professional requirements for fitness instructing
- How to manage, evaluate and improve performance
- Nutritional needs of a variety of individuals
- Using food and nutrition information to plan a healthy diet
- Developing digital career skills
Coursework project, portfolio of evidence, practical assignments and multiple-choice examination.
Successful achievement of this qualification will provide entry to the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as an affiliate member (exercise and fitness). CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector.
You will be able to progress onto Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.
Preparing learners for the future is an integral part of everything we do at Weston College. Whether you want to bolster your employment prospects, upskill or change careers, our friendly careers staff are committed to helping students get on the right career path.
As an adult learner at Weston College, you will have access to our specialist, highly qualified careers advisors who are on hand to assist you with making those important decisions about careers and course choices. Whether you need support with developing your employability skills, or you are investigating your future options, we’ll be there to help you through the process.
You can also use our free-to-access Career Coach programme to provide yourself with a detailed careers assessment, which you can then talk through with one of our advisors, as well as the assessment directing you to certain courses that will help you on your career journey. As a Microsoft College all students and apprentices are given FREE access to LinkedIn Learning – an online educational platform that helps individuals discover and develop business, technology-related, and creatives skills through expert-led course videos.
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved our Level 1 Award in Exercise Studies qualification.
iAn interview is required for this course.
Most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees due to discounts we offer. Click on the icon(s) below to find out what you’ll need to pay.