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Level 2 courses as a gym instructor and exercise instructor or Level 3 courses in personal training and yoga teaching.
About this course

The Level 2 Gym Instructing Certificate will provide you with the best possible foundation to start your career within the fitness industry.

Our gym instructing course is delivered with face-to-face training to give you the confidence and practical experience of communicating, motivating and interacting with customers. We believe that training you in a gym environment will give you the right experience and provide you with the qualification you need to get employed.

This course has been developed to meet the latest industry standards. It's CIMSPA accredited and is internationally recognised.


  • This course is delivered full-time (weekdays) or part-time (weekends)
  • Learn how to deliver basic health assessment techniques such as blood pressure and BMI tests
  • Gain the tools to develop and plan gym programmes to a wide range of customers
  • Learn the skills needed to deliver one-to-one consultations and group inductions

This course will qualify you to work in any gym across the UK.

Offer and payment options

  • 0% finance available - spread the cost with interest free monthly payments
  • Get 10% on our full-time classroom route when you pay in full at least 2 months before the start date

If you are thinking of becoming a personal trainer we have two personal training courses that combine this Gym Instructing course with the Level 3 Diploma.

Upcoming dates









Start date
Saturday 16 Jan 21
Practical Module (Classroom)
Course dates
16 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
23 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
30 Jan 2021 - 30 Jan 2021
Start date
Saturday 8 May 21
Practical Module (Classroom)
Course dates
08 May 2021 - 09 May 2021
15 May 2021 - 16 May 2021
22 May 2021 - 22 May 2021

Milton Keynes






Start date
Saturday 24 Apr 21
Practical Module (Classroom)
Course dates
24 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
01 May 2021 - 02 May 2021
08 May 2021 - 08 May 2021
Course details

The course is delivered full-time or part-time at our locations around the UK.

Full-time / Weekdays

  • 9 days face-to-face tuition
  • 1 day practical assessment

Part-time  / Weekends

  • 4 days face-to-face tuition
  • eLearning home study
  • 1 day practical assessment

eLearning home study is supported by our Learning Support team who will provide you with revision plans, training tips and ongoing support throughout the Anatomy and Physiology and Healthy Eating modules. You will also get access to our eLearning portal as soon as you book your place.

What you will learn

Theory modules

  • Anatomy and Physiology (Level 2)
  • Healthy Eating

Practical modules

  • Level 2 Gym Instructing

Develop your gym knowledge to provide a positive customer experience

  • Learn how to deliver basic health assessment techniques such as blood pressure and BMI tests
  • Develop and plan gym programmes to a wide range of customers (including 13-18 year olds and older adults)
  • Learn how to maintain health, safety and customer welfare

Develop your communication skills

  • Learn how to communicate with customers effectively and motivate them to follow their programmes
  • Promote wellness and exercise
  • Learn the skills needed to deliver one-to-one consultations and group inductions

Develop your knowledge of the body with anatomy and physiology modules

  • Understand the heart and circulatory, respiratory and digestive system
  • Understand the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise

How you will be assessed

A combination of practical and written assessment methods including:

  • Practical assessments
  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Worksheets

What you qualify with

This combined course is accredited and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and will give you a total of:

  • 10 CIMSPA points

The certificate you will receive is:

  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Who can do this course

  • Anyone over 16
  • Must have experience using cardiovascular equipment as well as fixed and free weights within a gym environment
How to book

Call us on 0203 944 2533 (Local rate) to book your course or fill out our request a call back form.

Payment options

We accept debit or credit cards over the phone or in person at our London head office. Our office is open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can either pay the full amount or by setting up an interest free direct debit in three monthly installments.

Financial support

Adult Education Budget (AEB)

You may be able to fund all or part of your course with help from the Adult Education Budget. This fund is designed to help you gain the skills and learning you need in order to be successful in the fitness industry. 

Speak to our Course Advisors to find out more.

Special offer

*Terms and conditions apply. The full offer discount listed only applies when you pay in full at the time of booking. This offer cannot be used with any other discount.

Early payment discount

Save 10% on course fees when you book and pay the classroom/face-to-face course in full - two or more months in advance of the course start.

Open evenings

Come along and meet member our course advisor team to one of our free open evenings, which run throughout the year.

Find out more on:

  • The different training routes available to you
  • The training and support you'll receive whilst studying
  • Career paths once you're qualified
  • Continuing professional development

You'll also get the opportunity to see the course venue, course manuals and meet other students.

It's free to book, so just call our Course Sales Advisors on 0844 346 0036 to reserve your place today.