Level 2 Certificate in Teaching ETM - Performance Training Academy

Level 2 Certificate in
Teaching Exercise to Music


This course will give you the skills and knowledge to lead group exercise to music sessions.


Become a Studio Instructor

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to become an Exercise to Music instructor

Note: If you already have a Level 2 qualificatioin such as L2 Gym Instructor, talk to us about how you can use this against the ETM course

You can enrol today and start your studies immediately using our online learning platform.

You can then attend our live sessions where we will cover all the teaching and choreography skills you will need in the industry

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, along with other supporting resources:



Etm Class

Complete your studies

To complete your learning, and to cover the all important practical skills, you will be able to attend live workshops.

These workshops are delivered by current fitness professionals, ensuring you learn from those working with their own client base and passing on industry relevant knowledge to benefit you as a Studio ETM instructor.

If you would like to discuss our course structure in more detail, and the options available to you once you are qualified - you can click on the 'Book consultation' button at the top of this page. 



Course Overview

The Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Group Exercise to Music (Freestyle) qualification will give you everything that you need to become an industry recognised Studio Instructor. 

This course will equip you with a range of skills and the knowledge to design your own chorepgraphed classes in a range of formats.


Course structure:

As soon as you enrol, you are given immediate access to our online learning platform and will be contacted by your course 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, we have practical workshops delivered by fitness professionals - allowing you to learn from their experience and knowledge of the industry.

What happens once you are qualified?

As you are working through your studies, your tutor will encourage you to start building the foundations for your business. 

This ensures you can put your new skills into practice straight away, and get a return on the investment you have made in your education. 




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.

Your tutor will be available to support you through your studies, answer any questions, and give clarity on any part of the course. We can also offer regular accountability calls if it helps. 




Practical workshops

Our practical workshops are delivered by experienced fitness professionals, ensuring that you learn from those who work in the industry.  

There wil be a minimum of 2 weekends, and the practical workshops are delivered in hand-picked studio locations.

During these workshops you will learn how to design your classes and create choreography using a variety of methods. You will practice your delivery and enhance your teaching skills. 




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 your assessments.

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

Unit worksheets can be completed online and you can also take any theory exams from the comfort of your own home (and at a time to suit you)

Practical assessment

You will have plenty of time to practice during the live weekends. Then you will take time to refine your skills, complete your plans and get everything ready for the final exam. Your tutor will be on hand to support you through this.

Then, when you are ready, you will be able to film your final exam class for assessment.

It may also be possible to arrange for a live assessment (NB subject to availability and any additional fees).


YMCA Approved Centre

Accredited by:

YMCA Awards is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide.

Upon successful completion of your qualification, you’ll also be eligible to become a member of  CIMSPA (previously REPS - The Register of Exercise Professionals).

Cost and Venue

The Level 2 ETM course costs just £599.

This fee includes registration with the industry-leading YMCA Awards.

PLUS lifetime access to your online content, supporting course materials

PLUS online and live workshops.

Our 2021 course is open for bookings NOW. You can start your online learning and then jump onto our live weekend sessions:

25th + 26th September
2nd + 3rd October
23rd + 24th October.

All live sessions will be held at the Good Vibes Studio, Marsh Barton, Exeter.

What Our Students Are Saying

Melissa Lang

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!

Joe Hafner

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.

Lily Burks

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!

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