Free Fitness Instructor Diploma Course Guide
Fitness Instructor Diploma
Become an Advanced Fitness Instructor
Passionate about a career in fitness? Our Fitness Instructor Diploma course teaches advanced exercise techniques and supervisory skills.
You’ll gain a CIMSPA and REPs accredited Fitness Instructor qualification, the perfect springboard into 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.
Once complete you will be awarded our nationally recognised Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness.
Key Course Features
Fully endorsed level 2 Fitness Instructor diploma
Gain 10 CIMSPA CPD’s & join as a CIMSPA affiliate
Gain 20 REPS CPD’s & join at REPs level 2
Our advanced Fitness Instructor Diploma course
Qualify from 8 weeks
Flexible blended learning study format
What's special about our Fitness Instructor Diploma?
This advanced fitness 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 will gain an advanced Fitness Instructor qualification with full CIMSPA and REPs accreditation and you will be able to work as a level 2 Fitness Instructor. 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.
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.
Diploma in Fitness Instructing – Course Overview
Fitness Instructor Diploma - Course Fees
Pay in full
A 20% saving on course fees
Pay over 3 months
£291.00 per month
Total course fees £873.00
Pay over 6 months
£146.00 per month
Total course fees £876.00
Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Personal Training Package
Pay in full
Saves you 20%
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.
Fitness Instructor Diploma - FAQ’s
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 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 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 Professional.
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.