Leads to your NVQ diploma in instructing exercise and fitness
Gain your Level 2 Gym Instructor Qualification
Kick start your career with a Fitness Instructor NVQ
If you’re looking to qualify from 8 weeks our advanced Fitness Instructor course develops you into a level 2 Fitness Professional in your own right. You will gain a CIMSPA and REPs recognised gym qualification ready to work in a gym or leisure centre in a Fitness Instructor role. This qualification also comes with 10 CIMSPA CPDs and 20 REPs CPD’s enabling you to demonstrate the professional standard and quality of your training.
This advanced level 2 nvq in fitness instructing will develop 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 advanced Fitness Instructor level typically choose to progress onto our Level 3 Personal Training courses fast-tracking their career progression.
Our CIMSPA and REPs recognised fitness instructor diploma enables you to work in a level 2 gym role. This nvq course involves 7 theory modules, work based observations and a practical workshop day. All wrapped up in our great value, exclusive study package.
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Advanced Gym Qualifications
Why a NVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course?
Are you passionate about a career in fitness? Would you like to work in a gym helping others improve their fitness? Do you like the idea of supervising others and advancing your career with an NVQ diploma qualification? If so, fitness instructing is a popular start point into a career in the sport and leisure industry.
Our advanced fitness instructor course leads to an industry recognised nvq qualification. You will learn the need to know theory and practical skills to truly stand out in a gym role and become a key member of the gym team. It is designed to develop your knowledge of anatomy and physiology, the principles of fitness, client induction, assessment and management, health and safety and supervisory skills. This course also develops your practical talents in programme design, exercise selection and coaching so you are ready to work as a gym instructor.
You will gain a CIMSPA and REPs industry recognised NVQ level 2 Fitness Instructor Diploma, the perfect springboard into your new career.
The Fitness Instructor performs an important and essential role in the gym. This qualification develops your gym instructing skills so you are able to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of client exercise sessions independently, both one to one and in small groups.
You will learn how to design client specific exercise programmes drawing on your own expertise, research and by seeking the input of other Fitness Professionals. By the end of your course you will have gained the essential knowledge to confidently work on the gym floor assisting members with day to day advice, carrying out inductions and ensuring the gym is a safe, motivational and fun place to be. Here you will combine your passion for fitness and expertise to make a real difference to peoples lives making sure they maximise the value from their gym membership.
Is this course for me?
This internationally and industry recognised course is suited to those seeking an advanced level 2 gym instructor qualification.
The course comes with CIMSPA recognition which means once qualified you can choose to become a CIMSPA affiliate. What’s more this course is also REPs recognised enabling you to join the REPs register as a level 2 Fitness Professional. If you’re looking to qualify from 8 weeks our advanced Fitness Instructor course teaches you all the must know theory and practical knowledge together with additional instruction and supervision skills that will give you a real edge.
Once your course is booked we simply arrange your enrolment and course welcome and you’re ready to start. When qualifying with us here at the Academy of Fitness Professionals there’s also the peace of mind that course materials, tutor support, workbooks, assessments and certification fees are all included as standard.
At the end of your studies you will gain a CIMSPA and REPs recognised NVQ Level 2 Fitness Instructor Diploma – the perfect springboard into your new career.
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It’s the person that makes a great gym instructor
If you’re a fitness enthusiast with the energy and raw talent to have a successful fitness career then our employer and industry recognised training will set you on the right path to success. Our advanced gym qualifications 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.
Fitness Instructor Diploma - Course Fees
Fitness Instructor NVQ
This course suits students planning to work as a Gym 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. Once qualified you will gain the level 2 diploma in instructing exercise and fitness and are ready to work in a fitness job as a CIMSPA and REPs recognised gym instructor.
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.
NVQ Fitness Instructor - Course Delivery
This level 2 fitness NVQ course is for students who have access to a work based gym setting to complete their studies.
The course contains both theory and practical aspects.
For the theory you complete 7 modules gathering work based evidence to answer the questions in your course workbook.
For the practical you develop your skills in the workplace under the guidance of your line manager and also attend a one day practical workshop.
This course comes with full tutor support by phone or email. Sometimes it’s handy to be able to ask a question, check you’re on the right lines with an answer, or just have a friendly chat. Whatever it may be, your course tutor is available to lend a hand.
There are no exams involved in gaining this qualification.
Once everything is complete you will receive your level 2 diploma in instructing exercise and fitness (NVQ).
How to get started?
It’s easy to book your place. You can pay by debit or credit card online, or call Customer Services on 0845 270 1990. We can also invoice your employer if they are sponsoring your course for you.
Choose from our pay in full payment options which save you 20% on your course fees, or spread the cost with our flexible payments.
Once your booking is processed we will register you as a student with the Academy of Fitness Professionals and arrange your course welcome and enrolment.
You can then access your course materials and start studying your gym instructor qualification.
Advanced Fitness Instructor FAQ’s
The most common questions we’re asked about our Fitness Instructor NVQ 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 CIMSPA and REPs level 2 qualification to start your new career:-
- Gain employment as a Gym Instructor or Fitness Instructor
- Join CIMSPA and REPs as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor
- Obtain professional recognition of your skills and expertise
- Develop your talent ready to progress to a Personal Training 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 Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness and will be awarded 10 CIMSPA and 20 REPs CPD’s. In addition by successfully completing this qualification you will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at level 2 and join CIMSPA as an affiliate member.
How is the 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.