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Level 2 Instructing Exercise and Fitness

This qualification will provide learners with a combination of knowledge and skills to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes to a range of clients in a Gym environment.

Professional Qualification

Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness

This Framework includes the following components

  • Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure
  • Level 2 Diploma
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Essential Skills Level 1 - Application of Number and Communication (Can be Except with Prior Achievement)


Typically, 15 months

Typical job roles
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Coach
  • Gym Instructing
  • Fitness Instructing

Role profile

This qualification aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment. During the qualification learners will cover:

  • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness.
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment.
  • The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle.
  • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions.
  • Professionalism for fitness instructing.
  • Personal and professional development.
  • Delivering exceptional customer service
Delivery model: How are apprenticeships delivered?

Each learner is different, which is why we use a range of delivery options – face-to-face support, online learning – within our programmes.

  • Apprentices are supported by a Training Advisor
  • Apprentices complete work projects, applying learning to their role
  • Expert tutor supports development of skills and knowledge
  • Learning and progress is managed and tracked online

How do I get involved?

If you would like any more information please get in touch by phone, email or fill out our short contact form.

E-Mail our friendly Apprenticeships Team to find out more.

Phone 01492 543431 to speak to our Apprenticeships Team and find out more.