Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing INFO ONLY - Performance Training Academy

Level 2 Certificate in
Gym Instructing £550

Start your journey to becoming an industry recognised fitness professional with the Level 2 Gym Instructor course.

This course will enable you to work in a gym environment as a Gym Instructor, and is the required pre-requisite qualification to allow you to enrol onto the Level 3 Personal Trainer course.

Become a Gym Instructor

This course will give you everything you need to become an industry recognised Gym Instructor.

Note: If you want to become a Personal Trainer, you can continue your studies by enroling onto the Level 3 Personal Trainer course once you have completed your Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification.


Watch our explainer video for this course:

If you want to become a Gym Instructor, you can enrol today and start your studies immediately with our online learning platform.

If you are looking to become a Personal Trainer, you must complete this Level 2 course first, and then progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training at a later date.

How does it work?

You can start your studies as soon as you enrol, by getting immediate access to our award nominated online learning platform.

Your online student account will host the theory content of your course, all delivered as bitesize video lessons. Units include:

• Lifestyle and health awareness

• Programming and Delivering Gym-Based Exercise

• Anatomy & Physiology

• Professionalism and supporting clients

• and even a full exercise and coaching library

Along with hosting your course content, this online platform will become a point of reference for you when you start working in the industry




Complete your studies

To complete your qualification, and to cover the  practical skills required for your assessment, you will attend live workshops with your tutor

Our professional tutors are all current fitness professionals, working in the industry. This means you can learn from people who are experienced in the industry - who can pass on this invaluable knowledge to you.



Course Overview

The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing will give you the qualification required to work in a gym environment as a Gym Instructor. It is also the course that must be completed to grant you access to the Level 3 Personal Trainer course 

Course structure:

As soon as you enrol, you are given immediate access to our online learning platform and will be contacted by your support tutor to get you up and running. The online content includes all of the theory content, resources and assessments required for your course.

To complete your learning, you will attend practical workshops. These are delivered in working gym environments by experienced fitness professionals. You will learn all the practical skills that are required to teach and instruct exercise to others in a gym environment.


What happens once you are qualified?

Once you have completed this Level 2 course, you are then industry recognised and will be able to seek employment in a gym environment.

When you have achieved your Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing, you are then able to enrol onto the Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training course.  We recommend that you take some time to embed your Level 2 skills before progressing to Level 3




Your online learning platform

As soon as you enrol onto this course, you will be given access to our online learning platform. This allows you to start your learning journey straight away from home, and you will also have your own personal tutor who will guide you every step of the way.

Your tutor will be in touch as soon as you enrol and will be at hand to support you through your studies, answer any questions, and give clarity on any part of the course. We can even offer regular accountability calls if it helps. Every individual learns in different ways, therefore we are at hand to help and guide you through every step of your learning in a way that suits you. 

Ongoing support

Support throughout your studies is of utmost importance to successful course completion, but support when you are building your fitness business and working with paying clients is when support and advice is often needed the most - we take pride in wanting to see all of our students thrive and grow in the industry so the more you stay in touch once you are qualified and take us up on our offer of support the better it is for us.

Your online learning platform doesn't just contain the necessary units to complete the theory side of the course, it also hosts important resources, practical workshop lessons for re-capping and tools to serve you through your studies and forwards into your career as a gym instructor, you will have lifelong access to this content.

We even have a comprehensive exercise and coaching library for you to reference throughout the course and even after you are qualified when you are instructing clients in a gym environment.




Practical workshops

Our practical workshops are delivered by fitness professionals, ensuring that you learn from those who have necessary industry experience and can pass on their own knowledge of how to confidently and professionally instruct exercise to others in a gym environment. 

The practical workshops complete the course content along with the online work. The practical content is delivered at  'working-gym' facilities.





It is important when enrolling on to a course that you have a clear timeline to completion and an understanding of what you need to do to pass.

As soon as you enrol, your course support tutor will arrange a call with you so that they can talk you through your assessment plan. This will essentially be your timeline to completion and will set you some motivation with your studies and targets to aim for.

Online assessments

Once you complete a unit online, it can be assessed immediately, allowing you to do the assessment whilst the knowledge is fresh and to save you hanging around for an exam. Our online end-of-unit assessments can all be done from the comfort of your own home when you are ready to do so. Your support tutor will be at hand to help with any revision and to get everything organised for you.

The  Anatomy & Physiology Unit will be assessed using a multiple choice exam - this is taken under exam conditions and completed from your home. It is an excellent set up that allows you to complete a unit before moving onto the next subject. 

And finally some units will be passed by completing  your course portfolio e.g. a case study and online worksheets. 

Practical assessments

To showcase your skills and knowledge, you will build up a course portfolio and case study.

This is where you will train volunteer "clients", analysing and educating them on their training, lifestyle and activity habits. You course support tutor will be at hand to help with this every step of the way, this stage of your learning reflects who you are as an individual and it builds up your experience, knowledge and confidence in training a client.

You will complete the course by submitting a filmed assessment of you training your client in a gym environment. (It may be possible to do this via live observation - please ask your tutor about htis option)

This filmed assessments are done in your own time and in your own environment, giving a real relaxed sense to the assessment, allowing you to truly be yourself and to also document your transition from study to being a fully qualified Gym Instructor.


YMCA Approved Centre

Accredited by:

The Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing is accredited by YMCA Awards and is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, meaning you can work as a Gym Instructor anywhere around the globe

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

Price £550 (or three monthly instalments of £200)

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