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'Level 2' Certificate in Fitness Instructing

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BECOME A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

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    Start your journey to becoming a recognised Fitness Professional with the Online Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

    The qualification will enable you to work within a gym environment as a Fitness Instructor – plus it’s the first step to becoming a Personal Trainer.
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    Start learning today

    The content for the Level 2 Course is delivered online meaning you can start learning as soon as you enrol. We know how busy your life can be juggling work, kids and a social life so the course is designed for you to learn in your own time at your own pace – with full support from our course tutors.
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13 lessons packed with content

Independent and guided learning

Video Library

A whole host of videos tailored to your learning journey

In person classes

Classes and events to help you apply your learning

What is our Online Personal Trainer course all about? - Personal Training Academy

Independant study

Lots of opportunities for personal study and developing knowledge

The Benefits of Stretching, Foam Rolling and Mobility - Personal Training Academy

Fully Accredited

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is governed by City & Guilds and is industry recognised

Hi, I'm ash


Hi, I’m Ashley Hough, CEO of Performance Training Academy, the South West’s premier personal training qualification provider.
As an experienced personal trainer, I know that becoming a successful PT, living the life your dream and enjoying the freedom as your own boss does not finish when the qualification stops.

As an experienced personal trainer I know success doesn’t stop when you get qualified. To become a successful PT so you can live the life you dream of and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss, you need to understand how to run and manage your own business. No other course offers this business growth support.

Our ethos is simple: to provide you with the best accredited training available and teach you exactly how to grow a lucrative and successful personal training business so you can enjoy the freedom of working for yourself.


As soon as you start your course, you’ll be able to access all the online content via our website and app.
During this time we'll cover:

What makes a successful Personal Trainer - Part One - Personal Training Academy


Anatomy and Physiology

What makes a successful Personal Trainer - Part One - Personal Training Academy

Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health

An Introduction to Nutrition

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What People Are Saying...

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The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through

Ashley is a fantastic teacher. He is friendly, Very knowledgable and down to earth which makes the training a lot more enjoyable. 
The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through. Every practical day was great fun and I learnt a lot. I enjoyed meeting the same group of people each time and building lasting friendships. The theory for the course is perfect as you can do it in your own time in and around busy lifestyles which is perfect for some like me with work commitments and 3 children. I continued to finish my level 2 and started my level 3 straight after and I have just competently completed my final exam all thanks to Ashley @ Performance Training Academy!

Melissa Lang

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I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course

My education with Performance Training Academy was direct and efficient, I conducted my learning on a blended learning basis. I learnt the theory part of the course with one to one help from the course tutor, and I joined a small group to carry out our practical education. It enabled the delivery of the course content to suit my needs.

I successfully achieved my qualification within my needed time scale, learning and retaining more information then I thought I would, as I usually struggle in class-based environments, so with this, I was really impressed and thankful.

I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course. Their deliverance of the content will keep you engaged and interested throughout the course, they also provide ongoing support after you have completed and begin your career as a Personal Trainer.

I am now working as a recognised Personal Trainer out of a gym in Dubai.

Joe Hafner

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Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course

Before starting the course I had no previous coaching or teaching experience. I was a regular gym goer myself but had no base learning in how to instruct. I have always enjoyed working with people and being social, I am a qualified hairdresser as well and have always liked to build relationships and work on self-improvement and care. I wanted to be a Personal Trainer because I became passionate about exercise and enjoyed learning new methods and wanted to share that with the wider world.

The course was a fantastic way to get a feel for the gym environment as it was based in a working gym. My tutor Stuart and Ash who runs Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course. It’s a very friendly and relaxed environment with a professional feel – which is exactly what they emphasise you convey to your clients.

Now I have qualified I plan on setting up all of my social media bases and working on my fitness personality through these and start to gain clients. I will be working for myself and then eventually look into potentially relocating and working from a gym. I will also be using Ash and Stu in the future for any programme queries or business advice!

Lily Burks

Your content will include:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
  • An Introduction to Nutrition
  • Free Weight Lifts – Including the ‘Big 5 Lifts’: Squats, Deadlifts, Overhead Presses, Cleans, and Lunges
  • Resistance Machines
  • Cardiovascular Machines
  • Body Weight Exercises
  • Warm up and Cool Down – Including Mobility, Flexibility, and Foam Rolling
Accredited by:

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is governed by City & Guilds and is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, meaning you can work as a Fitness Instructor almost anywhere in the world.

Upon completion of our qualifications, you’ll also be able to gain membership with the standardising body for the Health and Fitness Industry, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

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FAQ

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

How do i enrol?

How do i access the online content?

What does the online content cover?

What will i learn on the practical workshops?

Do I need to be fit and experienced to do any of these courses?

Do i need any prior knowledge?

how will i be ASSESSED? 

What happened when I am qualified?

Do you accept funding? 

Further questions? 

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