Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (GYM) | Loughborough College

Level 2 Certificate in
Fitness Instructing (GYM)

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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 bones and joints, muscles and muscle actions, cardio-respiratory systems, energy systems and components of fitness
  • Planning and teaching cardiovascular and resistance machines, and free weight exercises.

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 a multiple choice theory paper, written 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 plus assessment
  • Alternate weekend course taught over 4 weekends plus assessment
  • Distance learning plus workshop sessions / assessment (please note all distance learning students must speak to a tutor prior to enrolling on this course)

Entry Requirements

Over 18 with an interest in gym instruction.

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the CYQ Gym Instructor course, students can progress onto the following programmes

  • CYQ Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • AIQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Nutritional Advice for Weight Management and Common Clinical Conditions


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Key Facts


  • Various

Mode of Attendance:

  • Part Time Day Only (PT)



Course Duration:

6 - 10 Weeks

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 16/17TYG6680

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