Study Type
Full Time
Study Level
Level 2
Start Date:
36 weeks

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Entry requirements

View The Isle of Wight College's standard entry requirements for full-time college courses (depending on the level of the course to be studied).

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3/D or above including Maths and English language.
Who the course is for
The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing is a qualification that enables you to work in a professional Gym-based environment It covers the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to be a competent Gym Instructor, in order to be able to work with new clients, assess, plan, deliver and review exercise programmes. Additionally equipping learners with the necessary instructing skills to carry out inductions and provide a high standard of customer service. This qualification is aimed at people who have a strong desire to work in the Fitness Industry within a Gym-based environment, as an Instructor.
What the interview will involve

You will be sent a career plan prior to your interview date to complete and bring along with you on the day. The interview is a two-way process which will give you the opportunity to discuss the course and suitability with the subject tutor.

What you will learn

You will undertake a number of units covering core knowledge and skills competencies in a variety of topics essential to working as a Gym Instructor. Topics will include:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Maximising the customer experience in a gym environment
  • Supporting client health and wellbeing
  • Conducting client consultations and gym inductions
  • Planning and reviewing gym-based exercise programmes
  • Instructing and supervising gym-based exercise programmes
How you will learn
You will undertake learning and assessment in a range of environments and methods. Examples would include classroom and ICT based learning, practical participation and demonstrations of competence within a Gym setting and other environments such as exercise studios, sports halls and outdoor exercise.
This qualification allows you to learn, develop and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment and/or career progression in a Gym-based organisation. Upon successful completion, you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training or Sports Science.

There may be a cost for purchasing equipment or uniform for this course. Find out about financial support available.

Qualifications you will get
Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

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