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Gym Instructor Courses

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Our Level 2 Gym Instructor courses are where hundreds of amazing fitness careers have begun. This qualification is nationally accredited and equips you with the skills and knowledge required to work with gym members to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. You don’t need any prior qualifications so this is perfect if you are just starting out or if you are looking to turn a passion for fitness into a new career path.

This course will fully prepare you for working on the gym floor. You will learn how to plan safe and effective gym-based exercise sessions, from warm-ups through to the use of a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines, free weights and body weight exercises. You will also cover aspects of health and safety and customer care so you’ll be ready to become an immediate asset to any employer.

Fitness Instructors are the public face of the gym environment, supporting members during their visit in a whole host of ways. If you are looking to become a Personal Trainer, our Gym Instructor courses are the entry requirement. This is where it all starts!

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Prefer to study full-time?

We also run this course as a full-time course.

Course Structure and Content

  • What Course Materials Will I Receive?

    You will receive a hard copy of our Gym Instructor Manual which is also accessible from our ‘virtual classroom’, a unique online learning portal which guides you, section by section, through your course. All the facts and information you require are clearly presented to make learning as easy and enjoyable as possible, there’s even a quiz at the end of each section to test yourself.

  • What Do Gym Instructor Courses 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 – including 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
    • Body weight training
    • Flexibility training
    • Principles of exercise programme design
    • Communication and teaching skills
    • Screening and risk factor identification
    • Promoting physical activity for a healthier lifestyle
    • Healthy pregnancy
    • Healthy older adult
    • Fitness for children 14+
    • Customer care – the do’s and dont’s
    • Health and safety in the workplace

    Using this qualification, participants will begin an exciting career in the gym sector – whether that’s as a personal trainer, fitness advisor, or in a supervisory role.

  • How Is The Level 2 Gym Instructor Course Delivered?

    Following booking, we will arrange an ‘initial contact’ telephone call with your support tutor. They will help you to plan your study, ensuring adequate time and preparation for your practical course days. Dates will be agreed for coursework deadlines and telephone appointments will be made to allow tutors to give you regular feedback on the work that you submit. They will also run through some revision questions to prepare and support you with the theoretical elements of the course (part-time option only).

    Attendance at one of our UK wide training centres will follow on from the home study element. This involves 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, whose primary focus is to successfully support and guide you through the qualification.

  • How Will I Be Assessed?

    Gym Instructor Courses are assessed in three different stages:

    1. 2 x multiple-choice theory examinations
    2. Home study work that can be completed online, or written
    3. Practical assessment – planning, teaching, evaluating a safe and effective exercise session
  • Want To Be A Personal Trainer?

    If you already know that you want to carry on to become a fully qualified Personal Trainer, you can save time and money by booking on our Personal Trainer course.

    This is a Level 3 qualification which will enable you to work within a health club environment or start your own personal trainer business. This qualification qualifies for Advanced Learner Loan funding, call our course advisers to check your eligibility.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Do I Become a Gym Instructor?

    Whether you want to gain experience on the gym floor as a fitness instructor, or you have career aspirations in becoming a fully qualified Personal Trainer, you need to make sure the course you are enrolling onto allows you to gain certification from an Ofqual approved Awarding Organisation. Our Level 2 Gym Instructor courses are awarded by Active IQ, who lead the way in fitness qualifications within the Active Leisure sector.

  • Do Gym Instructor Courses Require Previous Experience?

    There are no prerequisites for this course. The only official requirement to enrol on a Level 2 Gym Instructor course is that students are over the age of 16.

  • On Completion Of My Gym Instructor Course, What Will I Receive?

    Completing one of our Gym Instructor courses you will receive an Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise)

  • Is This Gym Instructor Qualification Recognised By REPs?

    Yes, this course is recognised by REPs and on completion you can gain entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals with 20 REPs points. REPs is an independent body set up to regulate fitness professionals operating within the industry and ensure that they meet agreed National Occupational Standards.

  • What Payment Options Are Available?

    You can either pay for your course fees in full with an early bird discount or you can choose to opt for a ‘pay as you study’ payment plan. We would just require a small deposit and then you can choose to pay for the course over 12, 24, 36 or 48 months period. To find out more on payment options please contact your Course Advisor free on 0800 999 6664.

  • How Long Will It Take Me To Complete The Gym Instructor Course?

    Part-time learning option: From start to finish it is possible to complete Gym Instructor Courses in 8 weeks, depending on previous experience and knowledge and available study time. This involves a combination of home study and 3 days attendance at your chosen venue.

    Full-time learning option: Our 5 day intensive Gym Instructor Courses can be completed in just one week.

Locations & Dates

Location Venue Module Start Date Book
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Gym Instructor 17/19 May 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Gym Instructor 26/28 July 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Gym Instructor 13/15 September 2019
Birmingham David Lloyd
Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B44 9ER, GB
Gym Instructor 22/24 November 2019
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Gym Instructor 02/04 August 2019
Cheshire Oaks David Lloyd
Stanney Lane, Cheshire Oaks, Cheshire, CH65 9JN, GB
Gym Instructor 01/03 November 2019
Crawley Nuffield Health Club
Harvester, Unit 3 Crawley Leisure Park, Ifield Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR, GB
Gym Instructor 12/14 July 2019
Crawley Nuffield Health Club
Harvester, Unit 3 Crawley Leisure Park, Ifield Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 8LR, GB
Gym Instructor 08/10 November 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Gym Instructor 10/12 May 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Gym Instructor 10/12 June 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Gym Instructor 26/28 July 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Gym Instructor 06/08 September 2019
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Gym Instructor 09/11 October 2019 (Midweek)
Trafford Park Manchester David Lloyd
Barton Embankment, Trafford Park Manchester, Greater Manchester, M17 8RH, GB
Gym Instructor 08/10 November 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Gym Instructor 29/31 March 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Gym Instructor 17/19 May 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Gym Instructor 26/28 July 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Gym Instructor 20/22 September 2019
Vauxhall South Bank Club
124-130 Wandsworth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 2LD, GB
Gym Instructor 22/24 November 2019
York Roko York
Stirling Road, York, York, YO30 4TU, GB
Gym Instructor 22/24 March 2019
York Roko York
Stirling Road, York, York, YO30 4TU, GB
Gym Instructor 14/16 June 2019
York Roko York
Stirling Road, York, York, YO30 4TU, GB
Gym Instructor 13/15 September 2019
York Roko York
Stirling Road, York, York, YO30 4TU, GB
Gym Instructor 15/17 November 2019

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