Level 2

Gym Instructing


2 weeks


Rush Green Campus


May 2022


Adult 19+



Thinking about a career in the health and fitness industry, either as a gym instructor or personal trainer?

Knowing how to look after your own health and the health of others is important, and there is a growing demand for fitness coaches and personal trainers.

Whether you want to help people focus on their health and fitness goals or support them to prevent injuries, this two-week course can help you take that next step towards a fulfilling career.

Real work experience

We’re working in partnership with leading fitness provider, DW Fitness, to provide this qualification. As part of the course, you’ll complete work experience in one of their local fitness clubs so you’ll have the chance to put your learning into practice.

On successful completion of the course, you’ll be guaranteed an interview for a role at DW Fitness, which could be a great opportunity to get your career in the fitness industry started.

Hear from Ryan, a personal trainer, about how you can get started.

On this course you'll learn about:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • the customer experience in a gym environment
  • how to support client health and wellbeing
  • how to conduct gym inductions
  • instructing and supervising exercise programmes

You’ll also learn about healthy eating and the role of food in maintaining good health. You’ll increase your confidence in planning and achieving a healthy diet and understand how dietary requirements change throughout life. You’ll also learn about food labelling and what the information from food labels really means.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. You’ll just need to show a keen interest in health, fitness and nutrition.

On completion of this course, you’ll be awarded a Level 2 qualification in Gym Instructing and can gain employment anywhere in the world as a direct entrant to the fitness industry - Barking, Belgium or Bali!

Alternatively, you can progress to the Level 3 in Personal Training apprenticeship as part of a technical occupation with an employer. There is a huge demand at present within the industry as the long term impact of COVID increases obesity within adults and children.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.