Certificate in Gym Instruction - NCFE Level 2

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Start date: 05/09/2021

Gym Instructing Level 2 is designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and practical skills needed to work as a Gym Instructor in the sport and physical activity sector. This qualification is a pre-requisite for a Level 3 Personal Training qualifications.

The qualification aims to:
• focus on the role and scope of a Gym Instructor
• offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
• provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills.

The course will run over 25 weeks; one 3-hour session per week. It is expected that learners will complete at least 55 hours of home study.

Upon the successful completion of the course learners will gain the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, just a commitment to your studies. However, a basic assessment of literacy, numeracy and health and safety aspects of this qualification will be undertaken to ensure suitability.

Course Activities

Assessment will be via internal assessment and an externally quality assured, portfolio of evidence including workbooks and observations of gym-based practice.

The ratio of practical to theory work is approximately 2:1 to allow you time to learn the theoretical elements that underpin the practical application, and give you sufficient practical experience to be able to progress straight into the real working environment.

Modules studied on this course include:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise

  • Maximising the customer experience in a gym environment

  • Supporting client health and well-being

  • Conducting client consultations and gym inductions

  • Planning and reviewing gym-based exercise programmes

  • Instructing and supervising gym-based exercise programmes

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of this course you could progress on to further courses including:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

  • Level 2 Awards for Instructing Core Group Exercise (Cycling, Kettlebell Training, Circuit Training,Suspension Training)

  • Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity suite

  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

  • Level 3 Diploma in Increasing Participation in Sport and Active Leisure in Community Settings

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sport

  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

  • Apprenticeship in Personal Training.

On successful completion of this qualification you could progress into employment or self-employment as a Gym Instructor. Other potential roles at this level could include:

  • Lifeguard

  • Membership Sales Consultant

  • Leisure Industry Sales Assistant

  • Sports Coach

  • Nutritionist

  • Gym Manager/Owner


If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email advice@lmc.ac.uk

Course code: B36018-A1A