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Fitness Instructing

Course Code: GYM

Level: 2
Subject area: Sport & Leisure
Awarding body: QCF
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Evening
Duration: 25 weeks
When you'll study: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6.00pm - 9.00pm

About the course

Do you want to train for a job as a fitness instructor? Have you ever wondered if there is a way to become a qualified fitness instructor? This evening fitness training course at City College Plymouth is perfect for you. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction for gym-based exercise.

What you'll learn

This qualification comprises four mandatory units:

  • anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • know 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.

Plus there are two additional units:

  • planning gym-based exercise
  • instructing gym-based exercise.
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however you might find it helpful to have already achieved a level 1 qualification.


Assessment is by completion of an internally assessed portfolio.

What's next?

On successful completion of this qualification you will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2. You may also choose to study fitness at a higher level or further your studies with another sport course at City College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.


Course Code: GYM

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
This course is not usually available to this age group. Please contact or phone reception on 01752 305 300 for advice.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.