Level 2 Diploma inInstructing Exercise and Fitness

International Students

Looking for our International Website? Click on the link below to go there.

International Website

A must-have qualification for anyone interested in becoming a fitness instructor.

This course is designed for anyone who wants to kick-start their career as a fitness instructor or personal trainer. It covers a range of practical and vocational topics, preparing you for a role in fitness and exercise instruction.

Successful students may progress on to the Level 3 YMCA Certificate in Personal Training, eventually allowing you to work as a personal trainer either on a freelance basis, or for a club or franchise.

Course Content

  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based exercise)
  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Training sessions
  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Award in Instructing Group Indoor Cycling sessions
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Relevant industry work placement


You'll have opportunities to gain further qualifications and will complete a mandatory work experience placement in the College's on-site Radmoor Fitness Centre, alongside learning a range of disciplines to prepare you for working in the exercise and fitness industry.

Entry Requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English Language or Maths.

Progression Opportunities

On completion, you will be qualified to work in a gym as a level 2 instructor and teach a variety of group exercise classes. You may choose to work in a health club, gym or leisure centre, delivering classes, designing gym programmes and delivering inductions to clients.

The course can also act (depending on performance) as a progression route on to the YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, eventually allowing you to work as a Personal Trainer either on a freelance basis or for a club or franchise.


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.

Open Days - Register your interest

We will let you know when future dates become available


Key Facts



Course Duration:

1 Year

College Course Code:

  • 20/21TFG5361
This start date has passed. Please contact us for more information.

My Shortlist

  • There are currently no courses in your shortlist - have a look around and if you find a course that interests you, add it to your shortlist