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Fitness Instructor Level 2 Diploma

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Qualification type


Course code



Level 2


1 year


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

New and returning learners:

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Get a solid introduction to working in the sport and leisure industry with the Fitness Instructor Level 2 Diploma.

This course prepares you for future employment in places such as leisure centres, fitness studios and retail sports outlets or for progression to our Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science.

What I'll learn

This course provides you with a high quality, industry-recognised qualification that is also recognised on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). It is suitable for those who wish to enter the exercise and fitness industry as a gym instructor and want to work towards becoming a Personal Trainer.

You will learn a range of units that cover:

  • how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • anatomy and physiology for exercise

Upon successful completion of this course, you will gain a nationally recognised Level 2 Fitness Instructors qualification. You will be able to assess clients, devise a personalised training programme and deliver a training session confidently.


How I'll learn

The course involves a mixture of theoretical and practically based work.


How I'll be assessed

Assessment is through a mixture of practical assessments, portfolio evidence and short answer examinations.


Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English language and maths, or achievement on a Level 1 Foundation Pathway, including Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 1.

Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment.

All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  1. Register for our online service and verify your account
  2. Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.