NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Master key aspects of gym instructing, and discover how to help clients reach their full fitness potential!

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Overview

Do you have an interest in exercise, training or the fitness industry? Maybe you’re thinking about starting a brand-new career, and are looking for an effective way to widen your existing fitness knowledge? If so, then our Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing was made for you! Fully accredited by NCFE, it’s suitable for beginners without prior qualifications or training, and will help you develop the skills and confidence to work with clients to help them reach their full fitness potential.

Kickstart your career in personal training or gym instructing with this nationally recognised qualification

This course breaks down the basics you need to know before starting out. First, you’ll explore the key frameworks and systems that make up the human body. Then, you’ll go on to study the role of a gym instructor in detail – you’ll learn how to support the health and wellbeing of your clients by working on tailored fitness plans, discover safe exercise plans for all ability levels, and find out how to conduct health screenings to make sure you’re offering your clients the very best advice. After you’ve completed this course, you can progress to our NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training to enhance your skills and knowledge.

On this NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing course, you will:

  • Gain insight into anatomy and physiology and how it relates to exercise and fitness
  • Develop your ability to plan and deliver safe and effective gym-based exercise programmes
  • Discover how to conduct consultations and promote the health benefits of physical activity
  • Gain the knowledge and practical skills required to work as a gym instructor
  • Acquire awareness of health and safety in an exercise and fitness environment
  • Find out how to communicate effectively and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - Anatomy and physiology for exercise

In the opening unit, you’ll gain a detailed insight into the bodily systems and structures involved in exercise. You’ll study the circulatory, respiratory, and muscular, nervous, and digestive systems, along with how these systems can vary in different age groups.

Unit 2 - Maximising the customer experience in a gym environment

In unit two, you’ll take a look at how to interact well with customers in a gym environment. You’ll study effective communication techniques, how to incorporate feedback into your work performance, and gain an insight into national legislation and guidelines. You’ll also gain an understanding of how to undertake routine cleaning and maintenance in a gym environment.

Unit 3 - Supporting client health and wellbeing

Moving on, you’ll discover how to work with customers to understand their health complaints, and improve their general level of fitness in accordance with their abilities. You’ll examine the physical and mental benefits of physical activity, as well as how to effectively offer health and wellbeing advice. Finally, you’ll study motivational techniques, and goal setting.

Unit 4 - Conducting client consultations and gym inductions

In unit four, you’ll take a look at how to conduct client consultations, plan exercise programmes for your clients, and set professional boundaries. You’ll look at pre-exercise and health screening methods to ensure you’re offering the most appropriate advice, and how to introduce clients to the gym environment.

Unit 5 - Planning and reviewing gym-based exercise programmes

Moving on, you’ll discover how to plain and tailor safe and effective gym-based exercise programmes for your clients in line with their physical abilities. You’ll understand how to review your programmes to ensure success, and how to monitor exercise activity to check for over-exertion.

Unit 6 - Instructing and supervising gym-based exercise programmes

In the final unit, you’ll look at how to prepare for, deliver, and supervise gym-based exercise training programmes. You’ll learn appropriate warm-up methods, safe lifting techniques, how to encourage dynamic flexibility, and how clients should use exercise equipment such as treadmills and rowing machines. Finally, you’ll discover how you can continue your professional development as a gym instructor.

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Awarding Body

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NCFE is the leader in vocational and technical learning committed to powering a more intelligent education eco-system. We combine over 170 years of experience with deep insight into what is needed and what works.

From world-class qualifications and content to new assessment methodologies, from innovative technology platforms to partnership opportunities with our network of expert collaborators – NCFE galvanises the education sector to shape the most innovative solutions for individual learning needs.  In doing this, we’re working for a fairer education system for all learners to power inclusivity and choice.

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Course Outcome

At the end of this course, you’ll receive a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing from NCFE. These training courses have been designed specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. Read more about NCFE. 

This qualification is endorsed by CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity), meaning that after completion, you’ll be able to gain entry to their Exercise and Fitness Directory as an Affiliate Member.

How is this course assessed or examined?

As you study, you will submit coursework that will be marked by your tutor. You’ll also be required to attend an assessment day at the end of your course.

Entry requirements

We recommend that you have some experience of gym-based exercise, including free weights, and basic level communication and personal skills.

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Why choose one of Oxbridge’s sports and fitness courses?

Job and family ties, location, entry requirements, cost and time; none of these should be the reason you don’t train for your dream role.

We’re firm believers in getting paid to do what you love. That’s why our quality, award-winning course materials are designed to equip you with the expert skills and knowledge to pursue your goals, whatever you’ve set your sights on.

And with unlimited tutor support from experts at every stage of your journey, you’ll be ready to take on anything. Just think of us as your own personal cheerleaders.

Get in touch with our learning advisers for more help and advice on choosing the right course for you.

The benefits of studying a sports and fitness course online

If time restraints are preventing you from leaping into a new career, home learning may be the key. By opting for an online course, particularly one with us, you’ll experience the same quality of education as traditional schools but from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.

That means you won’t be held back by other students who don’t pick things up as quickly as you, and if you need more time to study a specific module, then that’s something you have complete control over.

What’s more, you’ll have access to one-to-one tutor support whenever you need it.

What jobs are there in sport?

If you thought the only job available to those with a sports and fitness-related qualification was as a personal trainer, you’re in for a surprise. While a career in gym instruction is varied and exciting, there are other avenues you can explore too.

If you dream of working with footballers or athletes, you could study sports psychology and learn not only what makes them tick but how to leverage their mentality to improve their physical performance.

Other pathways open to those with a qualification in sport include Sports therapists, choreographers, Health promotion specialists, Nutritionists, Fitness centre managers and Sports development officers.  However, some of these will require further study.

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