Level 2 Fitness Instructor (Gym Based) Online


Dates: Start as soon as you book*

Exams and practical assessment completed remotely.


Gym Based Exercise

If you are looking to get started in the fitness industry and are not sure what to do, this course is a starting point.

You will have access to knowledgeable supportive tutors via phone, email, or zoom (appointments required). You have six months to complete the course.

Across the subjects below you will need to complete 3 worksheets (written questions). A case study where you design a program for a client based on the information you have collected. Two multiple-choice exams and a practical assessment (this is recorded and emailed in for assessing).
This is a great course to explore and understand the basics. You can always expand your knowledge further based on further qualifications after this too.
Covering subjects include

This course will develop students to a competent and confident level to plan and instruct gym exercise programs within a gym environment, covering subjects including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Kinesiology (how the body moves)
  • Warm-ups, dynamic stretching, cooldowns, and development stretching
  • Develop a key understanding of the programming principles
  • How to use functional and innovative gym equipment
  • The use of cardiovascular equipment and the promotion of physical activity
  • Introduction to core and functional training
  • Effective customer care and promotion of physical activity
  • How to maintain health, safety, and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and adults
Course Duration

You have 6 months to complete all the course work. 2 hours a day will mean you should complete all the theory in around 2 months on average, the practical takes you 1 hour to film.

Course Assessment
  • Two Multiple Choice Theory Exams
  • One, 1-hour Practical assessment (via recording)
  • Client interview and program
  • Three Worksheets



 Level 2 Certification in Fitness Instructing Gym Based Exercise (RQF)

Progression Routes after completing the course
  • Personal Trainer
  • Exercise Referral
Course Price Includes
  • Registration, assessments and Certificate
  • All gym instructor course tuition includes Zoom, email and telephone support
  • Fitness (gym) Instructor course manual (hard copy) and workbooks (online)
Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications are required. A reasonable level of fitness & experience of exercise class participation will give you an advantage. You must be 18+ years of age with writing and numeracy skills are also required for the presentation of the course work. You will need a computer and Microsoft word to complete the documents.


£550 (Discount if paying in full via website)  or over 12 months 0% interest (subject to terms with Tabeo) £650 – 12 payments of £54.16

*Other costs may be required if retaking the practical assessment (£50), theory work (£25), or expired 6-month duration (£100 for an extra month). If you pass everything first time there will be no extra costs.