Level 2 Diploma in Teaching Exercise and Fitness | Loughborough College

Level 2 Diploma in
Teaching 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

Units include:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Instructing Exercise and Fitness
  • CYQ Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • CYQ Circuit Training
  • CYQ Exercise to Music
  • CYQ Group Indoor Cycling
  • Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Emergency First Aid


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 or above, including English or Maths.

Progression Opportunities

On completion, you will be qualified to work in a gym and teach a variety of group exercise classes. You may choose to work in a health club, gym, leisure centre, or even on a cruise liner as an instructor, delivering classes and designing gym programmes.

The course can also act as a progression route on to the CYQ Personal Trainer Award, 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.

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Key Facts



Course Duration:

1 Year

College Course Code:

  • 17/18TFG5361
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