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Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

If you are looking to embark on a career within the fitness industry then this is the course for you! Our Level 2 Gym Instructor Course (also known as Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course) will provide you with all the fundamental skills you need to become a knowledgable and top class Gym Instructor.

This course is designed for those who are looking to work within the gym or fitness environment and will teach you the essential knowledge and skills to instruct and evaluate gym programmes and advise members and clients of exercises they can add to their programmes.


This course will qualify you for employment within the UK or Internationally, or allow you to progress to the Level 3 Personal Training Course in order to further your career in the industry. 

Entry Requirements: None

Course Length: 3 Weeks 

Course Type: Blended Online and In-Person Learning

Accreditation: REPS, CIMPSA

The Fitness Industry is booming and ever-growing in the UK, and with approximately 7,200 gyms nationwide with over 10 million members all looking for fitness guidance,  it's clear to see why becoming a Gym Instructor is a desirable profession. 


 Our fully accredited and industry recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor Course is an intensive 3 week course. This is made up of 3 once a week in-person sessions which last for 6 hours a time, alongside self-learning and study at home in order to work towards your certification. 

We give you all the tools you need to meet industry standards by developing your knowledge and skills to work confidently and with expertise in the gym and fitness environment. By the end of this course you will be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe but effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

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You'll need to have more than just the basic knowledge of what machines work what part of the body and how to use the machines. You'll also need to know things from anatomy and physiology of the human body to how to plan and instruct a safe exercise plan. In our course you will cover:

  • Principles of anatomy, physiology 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.


To qualify with your Level 2 Gym Instructor certificate you will be required to undertake a selection of assessments. These are a variation of theory and practical assessments which you will be prepared for during your lessons and home-learning and study. Our tutors will be available outside of in-person lessons to contact for additional support and guidance throughout the course and assessments. The assessments are as followed:

  • Multiple choice theory exam on anatomy and physiology - (70% pass required)

  • Multiple choice theory exam on principles of health and fitness - (70% pass required)

  • Practical assessment on delivering a gym-based induction - (pass required)

You will also complete a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your understanding of everything you have learned which will be completed on a continuous basis throughout the duration of the course.


  • 20 REPS points and entry to REPS Level 2 Status

  • 10 CIMPSA Points

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing  (regulated by Ofqual).



The fee for this course is £995 which includes absolutely everything. There are no hidden registration or certification fees and you will receive free unlimited re-sits for your examinations.

There are multiple options for ways to pay including:

  • Pay in Full - pay in one bulk lump sum 

  • Pay monthly - pay a deposit to secure your space and choose whether you want to spread the cost of your course over 3, 6 or 9 months.*

Full payment must be made by the end date of the course for certificates to be released, failure to pay in full by the certification dates will result in a delay in your certificate being issued.

You can view the payment options on this course by clicking the button 'View Courses' at the top of this page.


Once you have successfully completed our course and gained your Level 2 Certification in Gym Instructing then you have a huge range of path choices that you can take to either go into the world of work or further develop your career. All of these can increase your earning potential and further your career.

You will now be able to work in a gym or health club environment as a Gym Instructor (or Fitness Instructor). This role will commonly see you undertake a huge range of responsibilities such as leading gym inductions for both individuals and groups, maintaining the gym equipment to a high standard, engaging with clients and members, and much more!

If you wish to expand your career even further, then the most common route to take upon completition of this course is to advance onto the Level 3 Personal Training course. Completion of this course will allow you to begin working as a dedicated Personal Trainer within gyms or other fitness and health clubs with your own clients to help them work towards their individual goals on a 1 to 1 or even small group basis.

If you already know you want to become a Personal Trainer then our Level 3 Diploma in  Personal Training covers both the Level 2 Gym Instructor award and Level 3 Personal Training award.

Other Routes of Progression:

Other routes which people who take this course include: 

Level 3 Sports Massage which covers everything you need to know to become a fully qualified and industry recognised Sports Massage Therapist.

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