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Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

The fitness instructing qualification provides the knowledge and skills to enable learners to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective sessions. This qualification will provide entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2.

Entry requirements

This qualification is open to all:

  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore some physical fitness is necessary
  • There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication
  • Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended.

Target Learners

  • Adults wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors.

Content

  • 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 – Planning gym-based exercise
  • Unit 6 – Instructing gym-based exercise

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration / Assignment