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Gym Instructors Level 2 Certificate

The course is designed for anyone who fulfils the following criteria: - Those already working in the Fitness Industry but who have no relevant qualifications. - Those wishing to change careers. - Exercise & Fitness enthusiasts who want to become Instructors. - Those adults wishing to obtain a vocational qualification as a Fitness Instructor.

Entry Requirements

Subject to interview

Course Content

The course will cover:
– How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
– How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
– How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
– The skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed.

How will I be taught?

A mix of theory and practice, workshops, assignments and practical sessions will be used throughout the course.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be via two multi-choice theory papers. Students will also have to plan, teach and evaluate a 1 hour fitness session, including teaching cardio-vascular machines, free and fixed resistance training, a warm up, cool down and pre and post stretching. Throughout the course, there will be ongoing practical assessment and there will also be some worksheet assignments.

Will I need any extra equipment?


What qualifications will I get?

Active IQ L2 Gym Instructor CV & Resistance Training

What will it allow me to do in the future?

This qualification is sufficient to provide entry into a career in the Exercise & Fitness industry or you can continue training to work as a Personal Trainer within health clubs, leisure centres or working with professional sports teams.

Personal Trainer Level 3

Course Information

This course information is accurate at the time of printing but is subject to change.

If you would like further advice or guidance, please contact Admissions on 02392 797910 or email admissions@southdowns.ac.uk.

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