Certificate in Gym Instructing
This is an industry recognised qualification that allows the holder to work as a gym instructor and gain membership as a practitioner member to CIMSPA. If you want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor working in gyms, then this qualification is for you.
A career as a gym instructor is both fun and rewarding. You will be working with clients helping them to meet their health and fitness goals, as well as supervising the gym environment and giving professional information, advice and support to your customers.
In line with current Government advice, we have paused in-person training. When permitted we shall resume, as before, in a covid-secure way with small groups.
The next spaces available to book to attend the Gym Instructor course will be in April 2021. Please be aware that there is a chance that these dates may change due to restrictions. Students will be able to frontload their studies with all the theory aspects of the course in advance of attending, as follows:
Study level 2 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology and Fitness through eLearning and hard-copy manuals. In preparation for the exams, all our Theory Revision Days have moved online in a series of online workshops. You will be able to try out the online exam platform with mock exams and then take the multiple-choice live exam from home (free resits allowed).
Complete three worksheets and assignments covering the level 2 professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors, health & safety in the fitness environment and conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change. You can submit these by email for marking prior to attending course dates.
In readiness for the practical training course, you will be given access to online Study Support Area with additional resources and tasks to complete ahead of the face-to-face training. This will enable us to minimise the face-to-face contact time on-course, allowing more flexibility to work in a socially-distant way.
We will continue liaising with the leisure centre, awarding body and Department of Education over best way to deliver the face-to-face training in a Covid-secure manner which we will share with you in advance of attending.
Divided into theory units and practical units (see full details below).
Maximum of six months to achieve the qualification- but you can complete much quicker than this as theory work is studied for independently.
The study format is blended learning which is a combination of attendance for 5 days and independent learning through elearning and hard-copy manuals.
If you were planning to progress to the personal trainer certificate, why not consider our personal trainer extended diploma. This qualification incorporates both the gym instructor certificate and level 3 personal trainer certificate.
- Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness
- Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors
- Health and safety in the fitness environment
- Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change
- Planning and instructing gym-based exercise
‘Learners develop excellent fitness instructor and personal trainer practical skills. They demonstrate these to a high standard early in their course. Tutors set consistently high expectations that inspire learners to succeed. Many learners develop extensive skills very quickly, often with no previous experience of working in the fitness industry.’
Ofsted Inspection Report, 2019
- Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
- Entry requirements: Over 16, ideally regular gym user.
|1||Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Multiple choice exam|
|2||Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Worksheet & assignment submission, observed session|
|3||Health and safety in the fitness environment||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Worksheet & assignment submission|
|4||Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Worksheet & assignment submission, observed session|
|5||Planning and instructing gym-based exercise||Face-to-face training 5 days attendance||Session plans, observed session and evaluarion|
Apr 2021Gym Instructor, Maidstone Leisure Centre – 19,20,21,22,23 April 2021
Jun 2021Gym Instructor, Maidstone Leisure Centre – 14,15,16,17,18 June 2021
Sep 2021Gym Instructor, Maidstone Leisure Centre – 13,14,15,16,17 September 2021
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