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HFE's gym instructor teaches you how to use basic resistance machines
HFE's gym instructor teaches you how to use basic resistance machines
HFE's gym instructor teaches you how to use basic resistance machines

Level 2 Gym Instructor Course

Kickstart your career and become a fully qualified fitness instructor

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Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

£545.00

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  • Pay in full

    Total payable £517.75 5% discount £27.25
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £75 and 5 x £74 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £545

This is the industry's most popular entry-level qualification and a must-have if you want to advance to Level 3 and become a personal trainer.

  • Course type

    Blended learning

  • Time to qualify

    6-8 weeks

  • Entry requirements

    No entry requirements

  • Accreditations

    YMCA Awards are HFE's awarding body HFE's fitness courses and qualifications are endorsed by CIMSPA

Learn More About Becoming a Gym Instructor

Intro

Gyms, leisure centres and health clubs are vibrant and fast-paced places to work. Every client that walks through the door is different and for a fitness instructor, no two days are ever going to be the same.

Many see becoming a gym instructor as a stepping stone to advancing to personal training, and while it is an entry requirement for that course, it’s an incredibly rewarding job in its own right. Day to day, gym instructors find themselves performing inductions for new members, maintaining exercise equipment, giving diet advice, planning sessions, ensuring the environment is clean and tidy at all times, and much more.

Our Level 2 Gym Instructor course is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by REPs and CIMSPA, which means the door is open to use this qualification internationally. Delivered via blended learning, this flexible approach combines home study with unlimited phone and email support, bespoke learning resources, and practical attendance at one of our nationwide venues.

Looking for more? Well, that’s what we’re all about. Why not have a look at our personal trainer career guides and articles.

What You'll Learn

From theory to practical, you’ll learn exactly what it takes to become a leading gym instructor. Below is a selection of the topics you’ll encounter on course:

  • Consultation Skills

  • Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology

  • Resistance Training Concepts

  • Cardiovascular Training Concepts

  • Planning Fitness Training Programmes

  • Teaching and Instructing Exercise and Fitness

Plus, you’ll also gain vital knowledge of effective warm-up and cool-down methods, bodyweight and free weight exercise techniques, all-important health and safety, and much more.

How You'll be Assessed

We’ve split the course into multiple components which will challenge you and assess you in a range of exciting theoretical and practical ways.

Regardless of your learning style and speed, you’ll receive as much support as you need in order to pass.

  • Workbooks

    Anatomy and Physiology; Lifestyle Management and Health Awareness; and Providing a Positive Customer Experience

  • Lesson Plans

    Outline your understanding of planning gym-based exercise for different populations

  • Worksheet

    Demonstrate your knowledge of planning and preparing gym-based exercise

  • Theory Exam

    The Anatomy and Physiology exam has a 70% pass mark

  • Consultation

    Perform a consultation on a fellow student

  • Practical Assessments

    Take part in both an individual and group assessment

Entry Requirements

Every fitness professional has to start somewhere and as this is an entry-level course, there are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites.

What will help you get off to flying start however is some experience of using cardiovascular and resistance equipment, as well as free weights, in your local gym.

Timetable

Before your first practical course weekend, we recommend 6-8 weeks of home study (based on an hour a day).

That will give you plenty of time to read through your Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology and Level 2 Gym Instructor manuals and use LES (the Learner Engagement System) to complete the various workbooks.

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  • Weekend 1

    You'll hit the gym floor and learn the basics of becoming an instructor in a range of engaging and practical ways

  • Weekend 2

    Put all your learning into practice with your theory exam and practical assessments

For a full gym instructor study guide and course timetable, call our Careers team on 0800 612 4067 or send us an email with the button above.

Upgrade Your Gym Qualification

Take your qualification further by combining it with personal training and you'll save money and benefit from exclusive extras like videos, career support and job opportunities.

  • Essentials

    £1595.00

    Brand new to personal training? This is the perfect starting point

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £1515.25 5% discount £79.75
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £225 and 5 x £224 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1595
    • 12 month payment plan

      1 x £113 and 11 x £112 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1595
    • Military approved

      Enhanced Learning Credits Resettlement Contact our Careers Team for more information
  • Premium

    £1995.00

    The step up. Combine Essentials with advanced techniques

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • Business Skills and Digital Marketing
    • Advanced Trainer Module
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £1895.25 5% discount £99.75
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £295 and 5 x £290 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1995
    • 12 month payment plan

      1 x £150 and 11 x £145 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1995
  • Master

    £2795.00

    Go all in. Become a fully qualified, Level 4 personal trainer

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    Courses

    • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training
      • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
      • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
    • Advanced Trainer Module
    • Business Skills and Digital Marketing
    • Level 3 Exercise Referral Diploma
    • Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes Certificate
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    Payment Options

    • Pay in full

      Total payable £2655.25 5% discount £139.75
    • 6 month payment plan

      1 x £425 and 5 x £424 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £2795
    • 12 month payment plan

      1 x £213 and 11 x £212 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £2795
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    All learning resources were received within a short time following payment. The support from my personal tutor was amazing, always at the end of a phone or email if I was in need. Helping break down anything I wasn't sure of until it started to make sense.

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