Gym Instructing Certificate Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This cousewill develop your knowledge and skill in gym instruction to enableyou to pursue a career as a gym instructor. The qualification provides you witha combination of knowledge and skills to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes to a range of clients.

During the qualification learners will cover the following:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Health and safety in a fitness environment
  • Customer care
  • Planning and instructing gym based exercise sessions with individuals and groups

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a combination of multiple choice exams a practical demonstrations and assignment. You will also create a portfolio of evidence during the course.

Progression Options

On successful completion you could continue your studies by starting the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training, Exercise Referral or  Sports Massage Therapy, or progress to an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Exercise & Fitness.

Course Summary

Course Title Gym Instructing Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

While there are no other specific entry requirements, but an element of
communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) is involved, and you
should have basic skills in communication pitched at Level 2.

The course requires physical exertion, and individual participation is
essential, therefore a degree of physical fitness is

Attendance Requirements You attend College one evening a week with assessments on a weekend.
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This course has taught me a lot of useful skills like being organised to help prioritise my workload and meet deadlines and communicating effectively which is essential when coaching sports.

Alicia Dias

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