Become a Gym Instructor
Prices From £550.

Unlock your career potential with our Level 2 Gym Instructor Course.

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Gym Instructor Course.

Develop the skills and knowledge required to work with gym members with this nationally accredited qualification. You don’t need any prior qualifications and we’re here to support you at every step. This makes our Gym Instructor course a great starting point for your career in fitness.


Take your first step into a career in fitness with our Level 2 Gym Instructor. The perfect introduction into working in a gym and the fitness industry.

Advancing your career

This level 2 qualification opens the door to our Level 3 qualifications. The perfect starting point for anyone who wants to go on and become a Personal Trainer.

Recognised Qualification

This active IQ Level 2 Gym Instructor Qualification is recognised throughout the industry. ELCAS Armed Forces Funding is available.


Level 2 Gym Instructor course

Full & Part-Time Options | Prices From £550

Learn how to plan safe and effective gym-based exercise sessions and be the face of the gym floor with our Gym Instructor qualification. This is a great starting point for anyone wanting to springboard their career and train as a Fitness Instructor.

Gym Instructor Courses

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Level 2 Gym Instructor course structure

This course is available as both full and part-time options. If you study part-time you'll complete online learning using our student portal with the support of a Telephone Support Tutor. You'll then attend a mix of practical workshops and theory re-cap sessions to prepare you for your assessments. The courses are led by highly experienced and qualified tutors. Their job is to successfully support and guide you through the qualification.

What will the Level 2 Gym Instructor cover?

Our introductory Gym Instructor courses give beginners the skills and knowledge needed to provide effective fitness training. Your tutor will help you plan and deliver your own gym sessions, using up-to-date methods of programming and instructing skills.

The nature of this course is that participants will acquire an in-depth knowledge of health and fitness. This will include first-hand experience of using gym equipment, as well as:

  • How to warm up / cool down

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • Free weight exercising techniques

  • Cardiovascular conditioning

  • Resistance machine exercise techniques

  • Bodyweight training

  • Flexibility training

  • Principles of exercise programme design

  • Communication and teaching skills

  • Screening and risk factor identification

  • Promoting physical activity for a healthier lifestyle

  • Functional exercise

  • Group inductions

  • Healthy pregnancy

  • Healthy older adult

  • Fitness for children 14+

  • Customer care – the do’s and don'ts

  • Health and safety in the workplace

Both full and part-time options are available. Get in touch with our team to discuss your needs.

What certification will I receive?

  • An Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

How is the course assessed?

To pass the Gym Instructor course you’ll need to successfully complete the following:

  • One multiple choice theory examination
  • Practical assessments on client consultation, planning, teaching, evaluating a safe and effective exercise session, and group inductions
  • Home study work

Payment Options

Take a look at our payment options. If you are looking to become a Personal Trainer then take a look at our Diploma Course. It includes Level 2 Gym Instructor and can be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan.

Need some help or advice?

Our course advisers Kirsty and Matt are on hand to talk you through all our course and funding options.
Give them a call on 0800 999 6664 or complete the form and they'll get back to you shortly.

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Course Review.
Student Case Study
Gym Instructor Course Graduate

“ Lee was great, very friendly and has great knowledge of what he is teaching; keeping us interested and focused the whole time. ”

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