Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Exercise to Music

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course you gain the following qualification:


  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Exercise to Music


The Benefits

This qualification allows you to teach studio based classes from aerobics to body conditioning, use your own chosen music and be creative with choreography. You can register with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 2 instructor.

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Want to qualify as a Level 2 ETM Instructor?

Level 2 ETM Instructor

This qualification comprises of 6 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 – Planning group exercise to music sessions

Unit 6 – Instructing group exercise to music sessions

Successful achievement of all six units must be achieved for the full qualification.

Are there any Prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for this course however you need to be able to hear the beat of the music and work with music.

How will I be assessed?

To achieve this qualification you must complete and pass the following:

  • 2 multiple choice theory papers
  • Worksheets
  • Client interview
  • Planned written class plan
  • Practical Observation and Evaluation

N.B. You must attend an assessment day and you are required to bring along at least 2 participants for the practical assessment day.

For the assessments of the multiple choice theory papers and your practical assessment you are required to book onto assessment days from the dates provided, Theory paper dates and practical assessment dates. These need to be booked 2 weeks in advance as papers are supplied by the awarding body.Your tutor will guide you on booking your assessments.

Is there a charge for retaking a part of my assessment?

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

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Total Qualification TIme

230-250 hours

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

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Where is the course held?

The course is held in our new premises SMART Qualifications 99 Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5BA

Where can I practice?

We can help!

You can come and practice in the studio at our new premises SMART Qualifications 99 Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5BA

ETM Course

Blended learning course – The first 4 units will be delivered as E-Learning. You will be given a designate tutor to support you through your learning journey. You will then attend the classroom course dates for the specific  units and assessment days where you will take your multiple choice theory papers and practical assessment.  Blended learning is the way forward as it allows you to study in your own time and still have the support of a tutor via email, phone and in a classroom.

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.

When you enrol onto our ETM course you can practice in our  studio at our new premises  You can attend classes which will support your learning plus we will give you the opportunity to gain experience as an ETM instructor. Please contact us for more information.

Level 2 ETM Instructor

Group Price £450.00

1 to 1 individual learning Price £650.00

Choose whether you want to attend the general group course or use the 1 to 1 individual learning option.

  • 0% payment plans available on request.

  • Includes all resources, training days and assessment day.

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Weekend Learning

Peterborough –  Venue is SMART Qualifications 99 Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5BA

You must attend the following  days:

  • Sunday 20th January 2019
  • Sunday 3rd February 2019
  • Sunday 24th February 2019
  • Assessment dates will be organised and agreed on the course

The above dates are not for the 1 to 1 learning.



We offer 1 to 1 ETM course as individual  learning where you will work with a tutor on an individual basis. This can be weekdays or weekends, we agree dates and times to help fit in around your days. So if you want to qualify with in a short space of time or cannot make the classroom group days, we can help.

The course cost for 1 to 1 individual learning is £650.00 please contact for more information. 

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)


Exercise to Music Course

This course is for all who are 16+ and are wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a studio Exercise to Music instructor. This qualification allows you to teach studio based classes from aerobics to body conditioning, use your own chosen music and be creative with choreography.



Once qualified this qualification will allow you to move onto the Level 3 GP referral course. This will allow you to give advice and design plans for your class participants.


0% Payment plans available

Spread the cost with 0% financing. Credit subject to application and status.

Interested In the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Exercise to Music course?

Call us for a chat 0800 0433 600

I have just passed my level 2 ETM course with Smart Qualifications. I thoroughly enjoyed the course.  I’ve met some great people. Suzanna was an amazing tutor and always there for any extra support needed. In fact I enjoyed it so much I am now taking part in the Level 2 Gym instruction course, Which is being run by Helen who is also fantastic and so helpful.

If anyone is looking to enter into the fitness industry I would recommend Smart Qualifications 100 %.


I have just recently completed an exercise to music instructor course led by Suzanna. I was quite nervous about starting the course but as soon as I met Suzanna she soon put me and the other learners at ease. I found the practical days covered all the necessary requirements in great detail, and with all the knowledge and expertise Suzanna has I certainly felt I was in the best possible hands. The group size was small which I prefered as it was more personal and felt more one to one, once the practical learning days were complete I had a period of time to compose a routine for my assessment. I struggled with some elements and began to loose a confidence in myself. Suzanna was so kind and patient with me, she went above and beyond her tutor role to assist me and encourage me. I was always asking her lots of questions and with a prompt response, nothing was ever too much trouble and there was absolutely no pressure to complete the course until I was ready. I can’t possibly imagine any other provider would come anywhere near close to giving the personal touch they offer. I can’t recommend smart qualifications highly enough.


The courses are challenging and learning new things is always great. Mark & Suzanna were always on the end of the phone helping and the classroom dates were fun and it was lovely meeting new people 🙂 I hope to do more in the future!

April - Holbeach

After deciding that I wanted to become a fitness instructor I spent months plucking up the courage to find out how to do it. I saw an advert for Smart Qualifications on FB and sent them a message.
I received a lovely warm and friendly phone call about 5 mins later, arranged a visit to see Suzanna, booked my ETM course and have had an absolutely fantastic few months training. I recently qualified as a fitness instructor, kettlebell instructor and am currently doing my Gym level 2 and can honestly say it is the best thing I have ever done! My only regret is I didn’t start sooner! The support received is excellent and Suzanna and Helen are superb tutors. I just have to decide which course to book on next!!!


Fantastic. I cannot recommend Smart Qualifications enough. It’s worth saying that over the past year I’ve seen 6 friends go through an ETM course with different providers and every single one of them had some sort of issue with them. I have not had a single problem with Smart Qualifications and everything has been better than what I’ve seen those 6 friends go through. Suzanna was always approachable, helpful and knowledgeable! Here you have someone that actually knows what they’re teaching and, more importantly, cares! The course was structured clearly and was flexible to our requirements. There was a small group (3) of us on the training days, which meant the training was focused and you felt like you had a strong support function not just from Suzanna, but from those you trained with. All in all, if you’re looking for an ETM course to do, for the price currently offered, you’d be hard pressed to go wrong with Suzanna and Smart Qualifications. I’m confident that the other courses are of a similar standard of service and I’ll definitely be looking to them for further training as my career progresses. Thank you, Suzanna!!!


Level 2 gym and level 2 ETM

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 ?

Cindy - Peterborough

I’ve found both courses I have completed well organised and have felt well informed and supported throughout. The content is thorough and delivered brilliantly, I feel very confident using what I have learned and am looking forward to putting it to use.

Robyn - Peterborough


I took the Exercise To Music Course with Smart Qualifications. It was a very enjoyable and interesting course; Suzanna Brazier made it fun and interactive. The online learning part was easy and educational and together with the face to face training days it all slotted together perfectly. Suzanna was always on hand if I had a query and would either phone me back or email promptly and would quickly sort out any questions that I had.

 I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Smart Qualifications to anyone.”

Debbie - Sleaford

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