Qualify as a Gym Instructor with our
Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
Qualify as a Gym Instructor with our
Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
From: £125.00 / month for 5 months
Start your journey to becoming a recognised Fitness Professional with our Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing course.
Start your journey to becoming a fitness professional…
…with the Level 2 Gym Instructor course.
This course will enable you to work in a gym environment as a Gym Instructor, and is the required pre-requisite qualification to allow you to enrol onto the Level 3 Personal Trainer course.
Note: If you want to qualify as a Personal Trainer, you can get both this level 2 course and the level 3 course in our Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training qualification.
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Upon enrolment you can access our extensive online learning platform and attend our excellent Gym Instructing practical workshops in a working gym environment.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Your online student account will host the theory content of your course, all delivered as bitesize video lessons.
• An introduction to nutrition
• Programming and exercise delivery
• Anatomy & Physiology
• and even a full exercise and coaching library
Along with hosting your course content, this online platform will become a point of reference for you when it is often needed the most – when you are working with your clients as a Gym Instructor.
To go alongside your online learning platform, you will be able to complete your learning by attending our esteemed practical workshops – these can be done around your online study.
By completing your online content (which includes your online assessments) and attending our practical workshops (which will show you how to complete your case study portfolio), you will be qualified as an industry recognised Gym Instructor.
Qualify as a Personal Trainer now or later…
If you are looking to become a Personal Trainer, this Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing course is the pre-requisite needed to enrol onto the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training course.
You can complete this course first, and then progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training at a later date. Or you can enrol on to the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training course now which has all of the Level 2 content and Level 3 content combined – it also works out slightly cheaper.
Our Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing course includes everything you need to become an industry recognised Gym Instructor.
But to take this a step further, we will also give you the tools and resources needed to help you become a knowledgable and confident Gym Instructor who has all the resources necessary to help and support you throughout your career.
As soon as you enrol, you are given immediate access to our online learning platform, and you will be contacted by your course support tutor to get you up and running.
Your online content includes all of the theory content for your Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing course, along with further resources and even the ‘at-home’ assessments required for your course.
To complete your learning, we will offer you attendance on our practical workshops. These are delivered by experienced and leading Personal Trainers, who run their own personal training business – allowing you to learn from someone who has extensive experience and knowledge of the industry and working with clients.
What happens once you are qualified?
As you are working through your studies, your course support tutor will encourage you to prepare for your career as a gym instructor after you are qualified by starting to build the foundations of your future personal training business (if this a the route you are looking to take). This is not a requirement, but for those who do this they often complete their qualification with a business platform and paying clients ready to go.
Once you are fully qualified we will work with you to ensure you know where to start as a gym instructor. From making connections with local gyms to understanding what your pathways are for future career development.
We understand fully that a lot of your questions will come after you are qualified, whether you need business advice or help with training your clients. That is why we are always at hand to help and offer guidance as you look to develop and grow your business – the support does not stop after you are qualified.
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For a full breakdown of the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing course structure and timeline to completion, along with how you can start building your business:
Your online learning platform
As soon as you enrol onto this course, you will be given access to your online learning platform. This allows you to start your learning journey straight away from home, and it is fully supported by your own dedicated support tutor who will guide you every step of the way.
Your tutor will be in touch as soon as you enrol and will be at hand to support you through your studies, answer any questions, and give clarity on any part of the course. We can even offer regular accountability calls if it helps. Every individual learns in different ways, therefore we are at hand to help and guide you through every step of your learning in a way that best suits you.
Your online learning platform hosts all of the necessary theory units for your Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing course – including An introduction to nutrition, Anatomy & Physiology, Programming, Exercise delivery, and much more… It even contains reference lessons from your practical workshops and a fully stacked Exercise & Coaching Library.
This online platform will be a point of reference for you throughout your career – which is often when you will need to reference these lessons the most. You will receive lifelong access to this information.
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For a further breakdown of the online content, a complete overview of required assessments and to get a good idea of a timeline to completion:
Delivered by leading fitness professionals
Our practical workshops are delivered by leading fitness professionals, ensuring that you learn from those who have experience and can pass on their own knowledge of how to build your business and grow your client base – and importantly how to apply the practical skills to a range of different clients.
There are two days in total for your Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing course, and these are delivered at excellent ‘working-gym’ facilities in a variety of different locations in the UK.
These practical workshops complete the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing course content alongside your online work.
On these workshops you will learn how to coach and instruct exercise to others, as well as how to apply advanced training methods and variables to a range of different clients with different needs and goals.
Re-cap these workshops when you need to
A valuable part to this course is the ability for our students to be able to recap what is taught on these workshops whenever they want to, and they can do that by going back to their online student learning platform.
All of the content we cover on these workshops has been added into our online classroom style lessons to allow you to re-learn and refresh whenever you need to. We have even created an extensive ‘Exercise and Coaching Library’ to help you moving forwards into the industry.
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For a full insight into what is taught on each of our practical workshops, when the next set of course dates will be and how you can reference these workshops even after you are qualified by using your online learning platform:
ASSESSMENTS & ACCREDITATIONS
It is important when enrolling on to a course that you have a clear timeline to completion and an understanding of what you need to do to pass.
As soon as you enrol, your course support tutor will arrange an Assessment Plan call with you so that they can talk you through each unit of the course and how they are assessed. This will essentially be your timeline to completion and will set you some motivation with your studies and targets to aim for.
Once you complete a unit online, it can be assessed immediately, allowing you to do the assessment whilst the knowledge is fresh and to save you hanging around for an exam. Our online end-of-unit assessments can all be done from the comfort of your own home when you are ready to do so. Your support tutor will be at hand to help with any revision and to get everything organised for you.
To showcase the knowledge you have learnt from the practical workshops and the online content, as well as allowing you to show us how you will want to be acknowledged as a Gym Instructor and a potentially future Personal Trainer, you will build up a body of work by completing a course portfolio and working with a case study client.
This body of work will essentially be based on your training of an individual as an active client – analysing and educating them on their training and lifestyle habits.
Your course support tutor will be at hand to help with this every step of the way, this stage of your learning reflects who you are as an individual and it builds up your experience, knowledge and confidence in training a client.
As well as documenting a clients journey through their training and promotion of a healthy & active lifestyle, you will complete the course by submitting to us a filmed assessment of you training your client in a gym environment.
This filmed assessment is again done in your own time and in your own environment, giving a real relaxed sense to the assessment, allowing you to truly be yourself and to also document your transition from study to being a fully qualified Personal Trainer.
Note: We can also arrange ‘in-person’ assessments.
The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing qualification is governed by YMCA Awards and is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, meaning you can work as a personal trainer anywhere in the world.
Upon completion of our qualifications, you’ll also be able to gain membership with the standardising body for the Health and Fitness Industry – CIMSPA (previously REPS – The Register of Exercise Professionals).
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For a full overview of the assessments and what is required to pass them:
SUPPORT AND HELP
Support throughout your studies is of upmost importance to successful course completion, but support when you are working in the health and fitness industry and with paying clients is when support and advice is often needed the most – we take pride in wanting to see all of our students thrive and grow in the industry so the more you stay in touch once you are qualified and take us up on our offer of support the better it is for us.
If you would like to discuss our course structure in more detail, and the options available to you once you are qualified – simply click here to get in touch and we will be more than happy to answer your questions and discuss everything further with you.
For a full overview of units covered, and everything you will have as part of your educational package for this course, you can click here to download our Prospectus.
DOWNLOAD OUR PROSPECTUS
For a complete breakdown of our course, you can download our prospectus.
Included in our prospectus:
Course overview – timeline to completion
Online learning platform overview
Practical workshop structure
Assessments & Accreditations
What happens when I enrol?
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SIGN UP?
- Pay in full price – £550
- Instalments – 5 payments of £125 (Total price – £625)
What will happen when you book your course?
As soon as you book your course, using either the pay in full or instalment option, you will receive a receipt of payment and also your log in details for your online learning platform – so that you can get onto your course content straight away.
Within 24 hours your course support tutor will be in touch with you to show you the first steps of your study and to arrange an onboarding phone-call to allow us to make sure you have a full understanding of how to get started and what you will be working through.
But you can get started before this point, the course content gives a full explanation of each step of your learning journey.
Take the complete journey..?
An industry recognised Personal Trainer must hold both the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training qualifications. This Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing course essentially teaches the fundamental coaching skills that all Personal Trainers must have good knowledge of.
The learning experience flows a lot better for our students when you are able to complete your Level 2 qualification and then immediately add the advanced training methods and subject knowledge of the Level 3 course.
Our Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training course does just that – combining both Level 2 and Level 3 content into one excellent course… it even works out a little cheaper for you as well (saving up to £280).
For more information click here to see more details about our Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training course.
Still have questions? About our course, or what you can do with the qualification once you are qualified?
We are more than happy to discuss the learning process to getting you fully qualified and to answer any questions that you may have.
Simply click here to contact us, and we will be in touch within 24 hours to answer your questions and arrange a call where needed.
We look forward to working with you through your studies and supporting you with your fitness business as an industry recognised Personal Trainer.
For further information and to discuss our course further with a member of the team – please click here
What Our Students Are Saying
The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through. Every practical day was great fun and I learnt a lot. I enjoyed meeting the same group of people each time and building lasting friendships. The theory for the course is perfect as you can do it in your own time in and around busy lifestyles which is perfect for some like me with work commitments and 3 children. I continued to finish my level 2 and started my level 3 straight after and I have just completed my final exam all thanks to Ash and the team at Performance Training Academy!
It enabled the delivery of the course content to suit my needs. I successfully achieved my qualification within my needed time scale, learning and retaining more information then I thought I would, as I usually struggle in class-based environments, so with this learning platform I was really impressed and thankful.
I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course. Their deliverance of the content will keep you engaged and interested throughout the course, they also provide ongoing support after you have completed and begin your career as a Personal Trainer. I am now working as a recognised Personal Trainer out of a gym in Dubai.
I wanted to be a Personal Trainer because I became passionate about exercise and enjoyed learning new methods and wanted to share that with the wider world. The course was a fantastic way to get a feel for the gym environment as it was based in a working gym. My tutor’s at Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course. It’s a very friendly and relaxed environment with a professional feel – which is exactly what they emphasise you convey to your clients.
Now I have qualified I plan on setting up all of my social media bases and working on my fitness personality through these and start to gain clients. I will be working for myself and then eventually look into potentially relocating and working from a gym. I will also be using Ash in the future for any programme queries or business advice!
Take a quick look at our Prospectus
Download the Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing Prospectus to give you a full overview of our Personal Training course. See how it is structured, assessed, and importantly what you can do once you are fully qualified.