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Level 2 Diploma in Health Fitness and Exercise Instruction

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course you gain the following qualification:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Health Fitness and Exercise Instruction



The Benefits

The qualifications allow you to start with a broad studio based package when entering the fitness industry.  You can choose your package from the units given which make up the diploma. Choose the ones which inspire you and that will set you on your new chosen path. You can register with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 2 instructor.

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Want to gain a Diploma in Health Fitness and Exercise Instruction?

Level 2 Diploma in Health Fitness and Exercise Instruction

This qualification comprises of a number of units.

The first 11 units are mandatory units:

  • Unit 1- Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Unit 2- Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Unit 3 – Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Unit 4 – Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Unit 5 – Understanding employment rights and responsibilities
  • Unit 6 – Understanding the active leisure and learning sector
  • Unit 7 – Understanding the employing organisation
  • Unit 8 – Developing Self
  • Unit 9 – Principles of customer service
  • Unit 10 -Food groups and digestion
  • Unit 11 – Diet and nutrition for healthy living

Optional Unit group 1 – A minimum of 15 credits is required from this level 2 group

  • Walk Leading – 4 credits
  • Circuits – 10 credits
  • Indoor Cycling – 6 credits
  • Suspension training – 4 credits
  • Kettlebells – 4 credits
  • Studio resistance – 2 credits
  • Step – 2 credits
  • Health related fitness and activity for Children – 9 credits

Optional Unit group 2 – A minimum of 9 credits is required from this level 2 group:

  • Gym based Exercise – 10 credits
  • Exercise to Music (ETM) – 10 credits
  • Water based Exercise (Aqua) – 10 credits
  • Health related fitness and activity for Children – 9 credits

Successful achievement units and credits must be achieved for the full qualification.

Are there any Prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for the course.

How will I be assessed?

To achieve the qualification you will complete a variety of assessments methods here are examples but not limited to:

  • multiple choice theory papers
  • Worksheets
  • Client interviews
  • Planned written class plans and session plans
  • Practical Observations and Evaluations

N.B. You must attend an assessment days to sit the multiple choice theory papers

Is there a charge for re taking a part of my assessment?

There will be no charge for all practical first reassessments. Theory papers are free.

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Total Qualification Time

590 hours

This is an estimate of the total amount of time this qualification will take to achieve.

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Level 2 Diploma in Health Fitness and Exercise Instruction

The first 4 units will be delivered as E-Learning then move on classroom based learning.  You can start this course once enrolled. All dates can be obtained by contacting the office. You can contact by using our free phone number or by using our contact page – click here – Contact page 

The days are spaced to ensure enough time for your to study and prepare. You will be provided with all your course resources and revision aids.This is a great way to learn as you are working to set dates in a set time frame. You will meet new friends and be able to share your experiences in a confidential environment.

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Level 2 Diploma in Health Fitness and Exercise Instruction

Price £999.00 

N.B Please note this price will cover the minimum required units. Any choice above the minimum requirements will incur additional cost depending on course selection. 

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This course can be started at any time once you have enrolled. You start with Elearning. You will then discuss the classroom dates with our staff and we will book you onto your chosen units.

Choose which of the following from optional unit group 2 you would like to study. If you click on the below  optional group 2 pathways the course dates can be found on their page.

Optional unit group 2 choices:

For all other unit dates please contact the office.

Awarding body / REPs CPD

SMART Qualifications is an approved training provider for YMCA Awards and Active IQ. On achieving the assessment process and the quality assurance process is completed your nationally recognised certificate will be processed. On certification you can gain entry to the Registered Exercise Professional (REPs) register at Level 2 and is worth 20 Continual Development Points (CPD)


Level 2 Diploma in Health Fitness and Exercise Instruction

This course is for all who are 16+ and are wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry. This qualification allows you to instruct in a gym, studio based classes from aerobics. step and studio resistance training, kettlebells, suspension training ( depending on your chosen units).



Once qualified this qualification will allow you to move onto the Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity. This will allow you to give advice and design plans for your class participants.


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Interested In the Level 2 Diploma in Health Fitness and Exercise Instruction Course?

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I am so glad I found Suzanna and smart qualifications .I found the e-learning course very simple and easy to follow , with enough information and training for me to complete both my courses .Suzanna my tutor was always on hand to help whenever I needed it and was more than happy to meet and discuss any problems I had .The ETM practical training days were invaluable and although tiring , were great fun .

Thanks to smart qualifications I am now employed in the leisure and fitness industry and am now going on to hopefully complete a les mills training course , I would highly recommend anyone in the fitness world to do their training with SQ , they really are a great little company with a personal touch …. One word … awesome ?


The Studio Resistance Course is really good, it was easy to follow and the practical class was great.  I love Bodypump classes so found the resistance class to be quite similar to it, at least both working towards the same muscle groups.


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