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Certificate in Fitness Instructing Gym (Evening)

This qualification is perfect for anyone who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise. It is fundamental for progression to Personal Trainer or Level 3 Exercise Referral.

On successful completion, you will be fully qualified to work as fitness instructor.

Units covered in this programme include:
– Anatomy and physiology for exercise
– Knowing how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
– Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
– Principles of exercise, fitness and health
– Planning gym based exercise
– Instructing gym Based exercise

This course is made up of blended learning units, so you can expect to do a total of approximately 20 hours of home study. The blended learning should be carried out before the practical elements commence. The practical element of this course will be delivered both in the classroom and a practical gym space and will be supported with an online google classroom.

The course will last for 14 weeks – until March, and the assessments will be carried out from April to June.

Apply for this course

29/09/2021 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB111
Level : Level 2
Duration : 14 Weeks

Cost : Total Fee £439

North Devon campus Apply
29/09/2021 : Mid Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTT215
Level : Level 2
Duration : 1 Year

Cost : Total Fee £409

Mid Devon campus Apply
28/09/2022 : Mid Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTT215
Level : Level 2
Duration : 1 Year

Cost : * Total Fee £410

Mid Devon campus Apply

Course details


There are a range of assessments which include worksheets, a multiple choice examination and practical observations of teaching.

Entry Requirements

There are no pre-requisites attached to this course, but you should have a keen interest in attending gym sessions and an ability to study for an anatomy and physiology multiple choice exam paper.


This course is a pre-requisite for Level 3 Personal Trainer. There are also other Level 2 courses you can do, once you have achieved the Gym Instructor qualification.

Facilities and resources

The course will be taught in a variety of learning environments. These will include the fitness studio and our well-resourced gym. There will be a requirement to purchase manuals for some modules; these will enable you to focus the right knowledge on your practical development and assessment.


Q: Do I need to be super fit to attend the course?

A: No, however you should be a regular gym participant.

Q: Will I be too old to do the course?

A: Some of the best students have been mature students; life experience enhances the skills of the fitness professional.

Q: What do I wear for the course?

A: Sportswear with sports trainers are sufficient for the course. College polo shirts can be purchased.

Apply for this course

Staring Date : 29/09/2021
Course Code : PTB111 North Devon campus, Mid Devon campus Apply
Staring Date : 29/09/2021
Course Code : PTT215 North Devon campus, Mid Devon campus Apply
Staring Date : 28/09/2022
Course Code : PTT215 North Devon campus, Mid Devon campus Apply

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