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Diploma in Exercise and Fitness Instruction - Gym-based Exercise

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism

What will you be working towards?

Code NFC00126
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 2


If you already have some sporting experience, this Level 2 course will help you specialise in the world of training and fitness. If you're interested in working in gyms, cruise ships, leisure centres or other venues then this is the perfect course for you. Throughout the course you will lead groups and fitness sessions at beginner and intermediate level. You'll learn new leadership skills, planning, organising and delivering different sessions to groups. Included in the programme is basic first aid skills and how to deal with emergency scenarios. The programme also helps you to build experience working with clients in the gym and writing training programmes.


Units you may study include: Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment Principles of exercise, fitness and health Planning gym-based exercise Instructing gym-based exercise Customer service and client support in health and fitness Leading induction to gym equipment Leading group-based activities in a gym-based environment Social media marketing in health and fitness Products and technology in health and fitness Planning a circuit training session Instructing a circuit training session Employability skills

How will it be delivered?

50% Assessment - Practical 30% Assessment - Exam 20% Assessment - synoptic Apprenticeship Option

Entry requirements

Ideally at least 4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 or grade A*-D or a Level 1 qualification, but this is subject to discussion at your interview. If you haven't already achieved a GCSE grade 5 or grade C in English or Maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.

Your next steps...

After completing your course you could progress on to study a Level 3 Diploma in Sport or Level 3 NVQ in Personal Training. Alternatively, you could progress straight into employment in the sport industry including an apprenticeship. Studying sport could lead to a career as a sports coach, youth leader, sport instructor, personal trainer, PE teacher, sports masseur, physiotherapist, sport scientist or many other opportunities.


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