CYQ Level 2 Certificate in
Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise)

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This qualification is designed to provide individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to teach cardiovascular and resistance training in health and fitness clubs or leisure centres.

Course Content

The course covers:

  • The theory of skeletal system, muscular system, cardio-respiratory systems, energy systems and components of fitness.
  • Planning and teaching cardiovascular and resistance machines, free weight exercises and body weight training.
A comprehensive theory and practical manual, as well as DVD's, are used to assist students with the course. Assessment comes in the form of two multiple choice theory papers, written exercise plans and practical observations.


Throughout the year this course is delivered in a number of different ways to suit the needs of all individuals:

  • Two weeks intensive course taught from Monday to Friday plus one weekend for assessment (this course also involves some home study)
  • Weekend course taught over 4 alternate weekends plus assessment (this course also involves some home study)

The course costs £420.

Entry Requirements

Over 18 with an interest in gym instruction.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the CYQ Gym Instructor course, graduates will hold an accredited qualification, allowing them to work in a variety of sporting environments throughout the country, or progress onto the CYQ Level 3 Personal Trainer Programme.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts



Course Duration:

2 - 4 weeks

College Course Code:

  • 19/20TYG6680
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