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Certificate in Gym Instructing – Level 2


Become a Gym Instructor with this CIMSPA endorsed Level 2 course where you will learn the fundamentals of gym instruction. This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a gym instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.

Learners will cover

To achieve the YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing, learners need to achieve 5 mandatory units.

Unit(s) Assessment(s)
Anatomy & physiology for exercise & fitness instructors
  • Multiple choice test
  • Assessment workbook
Providing a positive customer experience in the exercise environment
  • Assessment workbook
  • Observation of practical skills
Lifestyle management & health awareness
  • Assessment workbook
Gym-based programme planning and preparation
  • Portfolio of evidence (Learner assessment record)
Gym-based programme delivery and professional instruction
  • Portfolio of evidence (Learner assessment record)
  • Observation of practical skills


By completing this qualification, learners will meet industry requirements to become a Gym Instructor, as set out within the CIMSPA professional standard.


Entry Requirements

To have at least a recreational background in exercise, sports and a drive to help others realise their health and fitness goals. Minimum age 16.


Over six weekend workshops combined with pre-course material, blended learning, extensive non-contact support and assessments days.



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