Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) or (ETM)

The Active IQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing (GYM) is at level 2 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework. It also provides access onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2.

  • To develop learner’s knowledge of anatomy and physiology and how it relates to exercise and fitness
  • To develop learner’s ability to plan and deliver safe and effective gym sessions
  • To provide learners with the knowledge to develop good customer service and the personal qualities required by the exercise and fitness industry
  • To provide learners with an awareness of health and safety in an exercise and fitness environment.
  • To provide learners with the opportunity to progress to further qualifications in the exercise and fitness industry.
Guided learning hours: 157 Notional learning hours: 230 Credit: 24
  •  Minimum credit to be achieved at the level of the qualification: 24
  • You would still need to complete 2 theory exams and 2 practical sessions in a gym.
  • You will also have one of our Tutors who be mentoring you from time to time.
  • Requirements other than the award of credit which needs to be met before the qualification is awarded: None
  • Exemptions: None

Entry Requirements:

  • Some experience of gym-based exercises, including free weights, is highly recommended
  • The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of 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 pitched at level 2.

Target Learners:

  • Adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors
  • Please note that 16 to 18 year-olds may need to be supervised in the workplace, once they have achieved the qualification

The course is available both lecture based or online.


2 theory exams and 2 practical sessions


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