Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym Based

The recognised entry-level qualification for starting your career in health and fitness

Are you looking to start a career in the fitness industry? Perhaps you want to work in a gym or become a Personal Trainer? Then you’ll need your Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing to achieve your goal.

Our friendly trainers are available to answer any questions you may have about this course, just use the form at the bottom of this page.

Current scheduled dates:

Intensive course: 8th – 12th July – Registration deadline 16th June

We also have a Level 3 Personal Trainer course scheduled in August so you can go on to be fully qualified as a PT by the end of the Summer!

Course details

Our Level 2 Gym Instructor course is aimed at anyone with a passion for fitness looking to start a career working within a health and fitness facility.

As a Gym Instructor, you will play a vital role wherever you work, with the opportunity to kick-start a change in someone’s health and well-being. You will often be the first impression for a new member for instance, or act as a role model for younger people.

Your role will be extremely varied, and no two days are the same! You could be setting client programmes, or demonstrating safe and effective exercise techniques. But the role involves so much more than this, which is where Train Together equips you with everything you need to reach your full potential as a Gym Instructor.

Alongside expert training, you are given the added bonus of being able to work alongside your tutors, assessors and the staff at the Train Together Functional Fitness Studio in Lancaster. You can practice your technique and teaching skills with the help and guidance of our professional personal trainers, as well as covering any questions you may have about your course content.

Through training with us, you can gain real-world feedback from our own gym clients, which is invaluable work experience.

The Gym Instructor qualification is only the beginning of your career. This course forms the basis of your training and is required if you wish to achieve Level 3 Personal Trainer status. You can incorporate this training with your Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification at a greatly reduced price if you train for both courses at Train Together.

If you are all set to sign up for your course, head over to our shop and let’s get you started.

This Gym Instructor Course includes 6 Units:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Planning Gym-based exercise
  • Instructing Gym-based exercise

The Gym Instructor qualification consists of a 6-day tuition-led course, spread over 3 weekends, (Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm) which are 4 weeks apart. A 5-day intensive option is also available for this course.

You will have free use of our fitness studio facilities for the duration of your course, ideal for practice or asking your tutors for advice in between teaching sessions.

If you can’t attend the gym between your learning weekends, you can contact your tutors by phone or email at any point and they will get back to you within 12 hours.

The course content will be covered during your 6 days’ tuition, but you will be expected to have worked through the relevant units in the manuals provided before attending your learning sessions.

Our eLearning facility allows you to learn from the comfort of your own home, attempting mock exams and getting a full insight into the amazing world of exercise and fitness.

Find out more about the course from previous participants by watching the video below.

There are two multiple choice examinations.

You will also be continuously assessed on practical elements during the course with a final practical assessment on the last day.

The only mandatory criteria is that you must be aged 16 or over at commencement of the course.

You will find it beneficial to have a reasonable level of fitness and to have good written and communication skills due to the nature of the assessments and examinations.

This Level 2 qualification is accredited and recognised as an ActiveiQ qualification, worth 20 CPD points with the Register of Exercise Professionals.

Once complete, you will be able to register with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Gym Instructor.

Do I receive a Certificate if successful?

Yes, you will be issued with a Level 2 Fitness Instructing – Gym Based Exercise Certificate.

The cost of this course is £525.

Registration requires a £100 non-refundable deposit, with the rest of the balance due in the 4thweek of your course.

We have one intensive 5-day course coming up:

8th – 12th July – Registration deadline 16th June


What Our Customers Say

“They were friendly and approachable. Explained the material clearly and went out of their way to help me in difficult/stressful times. The facility is a great place. Nothing but positive feelings. Would recommend to anyone. Great course, very good value for money.”

– Aaron




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Level 2 Intensive Gym Instructor Course 2019
Level 2 Intensive Gym Instructor Course 2019 @ Train Together Functional Fitness Studio
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