Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing  – Gym

What Qualifications do I get?

With this course you gain the following qualification:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym


The Benefits

This qualification is recognised as your gateway in to the professional fitness industry. Once qualified  you can apply to work as a gym instructor and register with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) as a Level 2 Instructor

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Level 2 Gym 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 – Preparing for gym-based exercise

Unit 6 – Instructing gym-based exercise

Successful achievement of all six units 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 must complete and pass the following:

  • 2 multiple choice theory papers
  • Worksheets
  • Client interview
  • Planned written programme for a client
  • Practical Observation and Evaluation

N.B. You must attend an assessment day and you are required to bring along your own client / participant 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 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

230-250 hours

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

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Blended Learning GYM 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 gym 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.

We will email you a list of training and assesment day dates so you can schedule your learning to meet your needs. 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 can choose a date that suits you! During the classroom days you will meet new friends and be able to share your experiences in a confidential environment.

Level 2 Gym Blended learning Classroom Course Dates for units 5 & 6

 Peterborough – Course:

  • Sunday 4th November 2018
  • Saturday 10th November
  • Saturday 17th November
  • Assessment dates are chosen from our assessment date list. Please contact us for these.

If you need to spead the dates out more please contact us for this option as we can help you with this.

Blended Learning Course Cost 

Price £450.00

  • 0% payment plans available on request.
  • All fees are included in the above price. There are no hidden extra costs.
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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)



Gym Instructor Course

This course is for adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a gym-based fitness instructor. This is your first step to being a personal trainer.


Personal Trainer

Once qualified as a level 2 gym instructor  the next step is the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.


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

Interested In the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym Course?

Call us for a chat 0800 0433 600

I have recently finished the level 2 gym instructor course and I can honestly say that I’m very pleased with the course as a whole. The material was easy to follow and informative. The staff which I interacted with, Suzanna and Mark were friendly, knowledgeable and always had time to assist me with any queries. I would recommend this company to anyone looking to gain a professional qualification in the fitness industry.


ETM & GYM – 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

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

Whilst studying for a higher education course I was able to par take in two Smart Qualifications, level 2 gym instructor and level 3 personal trainer, with Suzanna as my tutor. When doing these courses it was flexible and easy to work in with my other commitments with allowing me to set my own deadlines but as well as being strongly guided and instructor.

I found the courses really interesting and usefully as all the material is really detailed and I can now relate back and keep a good understanding when I have clients. Suzanna adapted around how I learn and gave me constant assistance when needed on any of the part I didn’t understand.”

Jake – Stamford

 “I cannot recommend Smart Qualifications highly enough! I completed the Level 2 Fitness Instructor course in only 2 months by taking the distance learning option. It was great for me as I was able to learn at my own pace and in my own time. I loved the Level 2 course so much I decided to start the Level 3 Personal Training course as soon as I had finished the Level 2. Suzanna was an absolute star, always available whenever I had a question (frequently!!). She also met me at a time and place that suited me to do the assessment papers. This meant that I could carry on working full time while doing the courses. The courses are detailed enough that you feel confident to train people straight away but you don’t feel bombarded by too much info. I completed the Level 3 in 3 months and 2 weeks into Personal Training I already have 5 clients!!

Tracy – Peterborough

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