Fitness Instructor Diploma

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Become an Advanced Fitness Instructor

Passionate about fitness? Our Fitness Instructor Diploma course teaches advanced Fitness Instructor techniques and supervisory skills. The perfect springboard to your new career.

This course provides the ideal route to becoming a Level 2 Fitness Instructor working in a gym setting. You will learn the need to know theory and practical skills to truly stand out in your new role and rapidly become a key member of the gym team.

Key Course Features

  • An advanced Level 2 Diploma course

  • Comes with 20 CPD’s

  • You can join REPs at Level 2

  • A fully industry accredited qualification

  • Qualify from 6 weeks

  • Blended learning

What's special about our Fitness Instructor Diploma?

This advanced course develops your skills and knowledge in human anatomy and physiology, client interaction and state of the art motivational techniques so that you can deliver the very best gym based service. At the same time you’ll acquire the practical skills to design and deliver exceptional exercise programmes for gym members helping them achieve their fitness goals.

Most graduates at the diploma level seek fast-track gym based roles and typically choose to progress onto our Level 3 Personal Training courses.

Is this Fitness Instructor Course right for me? You gain an advanced Fitness Instructor qualification which comes with 20 CPD’s and you can join REPs at level 2. You’ll become an accomplished Fitness Instructor with supervisory skills to match.

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Diploma in Fitness Instructing – Course Overview

REPs Accredited Learning

Become a REPs recognised Level 2 Fitness Instructor with 20 CPDs.

Industry Endorsed Qualification

This course is endorsed by Skills Active and REPs - so you're in expert hands.

Blended Learning

Complete 7 course modules and 2 practical days. Qualify from 6 weeks.

Flexible Payment Options

Save 20% on fees when you pay in full or spread the cost over 3 or 6 months.

Fitness Instructor Diploma - Course Fees

Payment Method

Pay in full




A 20% saving on course fees

Payment Method

Pay over 3 months


£291.00 per month


Total course fees £873.00

Payment Method

Pay over 6 months


£146.00 per month


Total course fees £876.00

Level 2 & 3 Certificate in Personal Training Package

Payment Method

Pay in full




Saves you 20% compared to separate Level 2 & Level 3 fees

Fitness Instructor Diploma - Course Structure

This course suits students planning to become a Fitness Instructor who are also keen to take on supervisory responsibility. You will graduate with the skills, self-confidence and knowledge to plan, deliver and evaluate exercise programmes for gym members and offer on the job guidance and support. You will study seven easy to follow modules within our Fitness Instructor Diploma qualification. Once qualified you’ll be ready to work in a Fitness job as a level 2 REPs accredited instructor. This qualification is a great spring board onto one of our Level 3 Personal Training courses.




Anatomy and physiology for exercise


Understand the key anatomy and physiology that underpins becoming a successful Fitness Instructor and how this applies to exercise programming for your clients and gym members.




Work with clients to help them to adhere to exercise and physical activity


Learn how to apply customer service and motivational techniques to support a wide range of clients with exercise adherence and accomplishing their fitness goals.




Reflect on and develop own practice in providing exercise and physical activity


Learn the art of reflective practice and how this two way process can help you advance your career as a recognised Fitness Professional.




Principles of exercise, fitness and health


Build your knowledge of programming safe, effective exercise for different client groups, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy nutrition.




Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation


Gain the knowledge and understanding of how to both advocate and promote health, safety and welfare in a fitness setting, so key to the day to day Fitness Instructor job role.




Plan and prepare gym-based exercise


Learn exercise related techniques enabling you to plan and prepare a gym based exercise programmes for healthy adults, both individual and groups.




Instruct and supervise gym-based exercise


Develop your gym based skills and talents with exercise instruction and supervision ready for Fitness Instructing in the workplace.


The most common questions we’re asked about our Fitness Instructor Diploma course are listed here. If your question isn’t covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Why choose our Fitness Instructor Diploma Course?

If you are keen to work in the fitness and leisure sector then this industry accredited course gives you an advanced REPs level 2 qualification to start your new career:-

  • Gain employment as a Gym Instructor or Fitness Instructor
  • Join REPs as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor
  • Obtain professional recognition of your skills and expertise
  • Develop your talent ready to progress to a Personal Trianing Diploma course

As you progress you will build your own portfolio showcasing your learning ready for the workplace.

Which fitness qualification will I achieve?

You will gain the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exericse and Fitness and will be awarded 39 credits. In addition by successfully completing this qualification you will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2.

How is the Fitness Instructor Diploma course assessed?

As part of your course you’ll compile your own portfolio evidencing your learning and practical experience. In addition you will attend a practical workshop where you will learn how to instruct gym based exercise. You can study and complete your portfolio at a pace that’s right for you working with your personal tutor every step of the way.

Do I need any existing skills or sports abilities?

No previous fitness or exercise qualification is required. However a keen interest in health and fitness is important when pursuing this career. It is likely that you will have a certain level of fitness, but our courses are about training you to be an excellent Fitness Instructor and at no time will your fitness level determine your progress on any course.

What previous education is required?

No previous fitness or exercise qualifications are required. It is helpful if you have an English and Maths GCSE or equivalent and are comfortable using the internet and Microsoft word.

How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for this course is 16.

How long does the course take to finish?

Many of our students complete this course in 8-12 weeks. However there is no set time limit enabling you to study at your own pace. In total you have two years to complete your course.

Is there any expiry date?

No. Once you have received your certificate you will always have this Fitness Instructor Diploma qualification to hand.

We believe it’s the person that makes a great Fitness Instructor. Our Diploma will equip you with the industry knowledge, skills and confidence so you’re ready to work with your very own clients both one to one and in small groups.

You will be learning from qualified expert Personal Trainers who practice at a senior level within the fitness sector enabling you to benefit from their expertise throughout your study. What’s more your course tutor will oversee your progress and be on hand to support your learning journey every step of the way.

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