Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness | Loughborough College

Level 2 Diploma in
Instructing Exercise and Fitness

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This course is designed for anyone who wants to kick-start their career as a fitness instructor or personal trainer but who has no previous exercise qualifications. You must regularly participate in some form of exercise yourself and have a keen interest in health, exercise, and fitness.

In addition, you will need to be highly self-motivated as the course can be very demanding both academically and physically.

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

 If necessary you will also have the opportunity to study for your English and Maths GCSE’s


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 D or above, including English 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.

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An 3.0% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.


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Key Facts


  • September 2018

Mode of Attendance:

  • Full Time (FT)



Course Duration:

1 Year

Programme Costs:

  • The fees for this course are currently being confirmed.

Please contact Student Recruitment for more information.

College Course Code:

  • 18/19TFG5361

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