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Gym Instructing Level 2 Certificate (RQF)

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Gym Instructing Level 2 Certificate (RQF)

Overview

By studying this qualification, you will gain the fundamental knowledge you need to work in a gym or run a group fitness class. Our course will teach you all about exercise and the human body and has been designed in an enjoyable and engaging way. Once completed, you will be a qualified Gym Instructor, taking your first step in the health and fitness industry.

You will learn about human anatomy and physiology from our dedicated team of industry leading personal trainers, providing you with a foundational knowledge to build upon. Then, you will learn how to plan and deliver gym programmes, as well as how to conduct client consultations. At the end of this course, you will be ready to begin a new career as a Gym Instructor, with the Leap Academy team offering continued support.

The main topics covered in the course include:

  • Physiology and human anatomy
  • How to plan and implement gym programmes
  • How to run client consultations
  • Client engagement and how to maximise their experience

The tabs above will provide you with further detail about the course contents and our team, as well as the potential career paths you can take. Alternatively, register your interest on the form to your right and we will send you the information you need.

As opposed to other training providers, our courses are developed and run by industry experts who are leading the way in their industry, setting us apart from our competitors. You will learn through a combination of written materials, course videos, and interactive learning elements, teaching you the information you need in an exciting and engaging way. Watch the video below to get a taste of the content you can expect.

 

Level 2 Gym Instructing Intro

BRADLEY SIMMONDS

Celebrity Personal Trainer + Business Owner

BRADLEY SIMMONDS

Celebrity Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Brad is a professional PT and coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal Training qualifications. He is one of the most successful and best known PTs in the UK with incredible experiences and knowledge to share. Read all about his career and story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 3: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner

TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Talilla is an online fitness instructor and coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. She has an extensive career in the fitness industry and has built her own online health and fitness club from scratch. Read more about her amazing journey below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology
JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


James is an online fitness coach and teaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. His online coaching has a strong emphasis on a 360 approach to health including mindset and nutrition based on his own personal journey. Read more about his story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 3: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
WES SANTOS

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

WES SANTOS

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Wes is a professional personal trainer who has launched two small-group PT gyms in south London. He coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal Training qualifications, bringing a huge wealth of personal experiences and knowledge to the courses. Read more about his story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 2: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management
HELOISE NANGLE

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

HELOISE NANGLE

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Heloise is a professional personal trainer who has launched three fitness studios in London. She coaches our L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal training qualifications bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Read more about her career and journey below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 3: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
  • Unit 4: Maximising the Customer Experience

Modules

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • The structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system 
  • The structure and function of the skeleton
  • Understanding the muscular system and its life-course
  • The energy systems of the human body
  • The role of the nervous system and the principles of muscle contraction 
  • The function of the digestive system
Unit 2: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management
  • The client consultation process in the gym environment
  • The role of health screening, fitness testing and risk stratification
  • Lifestyle and health promotion
  • Understand the prevention and management of common health conditions
  • Principles of behaviour change and exercise adherence
  • Be able to conduct consultations and assessments
Unit 3: Maximising the Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment
  • How to assess customer needs in a gym environment
  • The role of customer service in the gym environment
  • Communicating with customer and colleagues
  • Professional practice
  • Cleaning and waste management in the gym environment
Unit 4: Planning and delivering Gym Programmes
  • The components of fitness and programming variables
  • Understanding gym-based exercise training 
  • Planning and delivering gym-based training
  • Reviewing gym-based training

Entry Requirements

We welcome all learners, regardless of experience. In fact, as this is an entry level qualification, you don’t require any previous experience working in a gym or in the health and fitness sector. All we ask is for a passion to learn!

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

 

The course is assessed through a variety of methods, depending on the unit. We have outlined the assessment structure below:
 
The first unit is assessed through:
  • Multiple-choice theory exam (*You will be provided with a mock exam to help you prepare for the assessment)
Later units are assessed through a combination of:
  • Written assessments
  • Video submissions
  • Programme cards
  • Reflection documents
Please note that each assessment will be explained when you reach them during your studies.

Innovate Awarding

Innovate Awarding logo

Upon successful completion of our Gym Instructing course, you will be awarded with the Level 2 Certificate for Gym Instructing (RFQ), accredited by Innovate Awarding.

Innovate Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors – all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

To work in a gym or lead group fitness classes in the UK, you must have an accredited Level 2 Gym Instructing qualification.

Innovate Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors – all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

Career

Anyone who wants to embark on a career in the health and fitness industry will benefit from this course. It is a brilliant starting point, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to engage, educate, enable, and support clients in a gym environment.

You may decide to begin your career path working as a Gym Instructor getting accustomed with leading client consultations, interacting with clients on the gym floor, and planning and delivering gym programmes. Alternatively, you may want to teach group fitness classes at your local gym or online.

As this qualification is a great starting point, you can use the knowledge gained to progress on to further study, enrolling on one of our other related courses. This will give you the ability to assist clients in a wider sense. Most of our students choose to eventually complete their L3 Personal Training qualification so that they can take that next step forward and train clients on a one-to-one basis.

Gym Instructing Level 2 Certificate (RQF)

Overview

By studying this qualification, you will gain the fundamental knowledge you need to work in a gym or run a group fitness class. Our course will teach you all about exercise and the human body and has been designed in an enjoyable and engaging way. Once completed, you will be a qualified Gym Instructor, taking your first step in the health and fitness industry.

You will learn about human anatomy and physiology from our dedicated team of industry leading personal trainers, providing you with a foundational knowledge to build upon. Then, you will learn how to plan and deliver gym programmes, as well as how to conduct client consultations. At the end of this course, you will be ready to begin a new career as a Gym Instructor, with the Leap Academy team offering continued support.

The main topics covered in the course include:

  • Physiology and human anatomy
  • How to plan and implement gym programmes
  • How to run client consultations
  • Client engagement and how to maximise their experience

The tabs above will provide you with further detail about the course contents and our team, as well as the potential career paths you can take. Alternatively, register your interest on the form to your right and we will send you the information you need.

As opposed to other training providers, our courses are developed and run by industry experts who are leading the way in their industry, setting us apart from our competitors. You will learn through a combination of written materials, course videos, and interactive learning elements, teaching you the information you need in an exciting and engaging way. Watch the video below to get a taste of the content you can expect.

 

Level 2 Gym Instructing Intro

Team

BRADLEY SIMMONDS

Celebrity Personal Trainer + Business Owner

BRADLEY SIMMONDS

Celebrity Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Brad is a professional PT and coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal Training qualifications. He is one of the most successful and best known PTs in the UK with incredible experiences and knowledge to share. Read all about his career and story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 3: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner

TALILLA HENCHOZ

Online Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Talilla is an online fitness instructor and coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. She has an extensive career in the fitness industry and has built her own online health and fitness club from scratch. Read more about her amazing journey below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 1: Anatomy & Physiology
JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

JAMES MIDDLETON

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


James is an online fitness coach and teaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing, L3 Personal Training and L4 Advanced Sports Nutrition qualifications. His online coaching has a strong emphasis on a 360 approach to health including mindset and nutrition based on his own personal journey. Read more about his story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 3: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
WES SANTOS

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

WES SANTOS

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Wes is a professional personal trainer who has launched two small-group PT gyms in south London. He coaches the LEAP Academy L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal Training qualifications, bringing a huge wealth of personal experiences and knowledge to the courses. Read more about his story below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 2: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management
HELOISE NANGLE

Personal Trainer + Business Owner

HELOISE NANGLE

Personal Trainer + Business Owner


Heloise is a professional personal trainer who has launched three fitness studios in London. She coaches our L2 Gym Instructing and L3 Personal training qualifications bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience. Read more about her career and journey below:


MODULES:
  • Unit 3: Planning and Delivering Gym Programmes
  • Unit 4: Maximising the Customer Experience

Modules

Unit 1: Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • The structure and function of the cardiorespiratory system 
  • The structure and function of the skeleton
  • Understanding the muscular system and its life-course
  • The energy systems of the human body
  • The role of the nervous system and the principles of muscle contraction 
  • The function of the digestive system
Unit 2: Client Consultations and Lifestyle Management
  • The client consultation process in the gym environment
  • The role of health screening, fitness testing and risk stratification
  • Lifestyle and health promotion
  • Understand the prevention and management of common health conditions
  • Principles of behaviour change and exercise adherence
  • Be able to conduct consultations and assessments
Unit 3: Maximising the Customer Experience in the Exercise Environment
  • How to assess customer needs in a gym environment
  • The role of customer service in the gym environment
  • Communicating with customer and colleagues
  • Professional practice
  • Cleaning and waste management in the gym environment
Unit 4: Planning and delivering Gym Programmes
  • The components of fitness and programming variables
  • Understanding gym-based exercise training 
  • Planning and delivering gym-based training
  • Reviewing gym-based training

Entry Requirements

We welcome all learners, regardless of experience. In fact, as this is an entry level qualification, you don’t require any previous experience working in a gym or in the health and fitness sector. All we ask is for a passion to learn!

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

 

Assessment

The course is assessed through a variety of methods, depending on the unit. We have outlined the assessment structure below:
 
The first unit is assessed through:
  • Multiple-choice theory exam (*You will be provided with a mock exam to help you prepare for the assessment)
Later units are assessed through a combination of:
  • Written assessments
  • Video submissions
  • Programme cards
  • Reflection documents
Please note that each assessment will be explained when you reach them during your studies.

Qualifications

Innovate Awarding

Innovate Awarding logo

Upon successful completion of our Gym Instructing course, you will be awarded with the Level 2 Certificate for Gym Instructing (RFQ), accredited by Innovate Awarding.

Innovate Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors – all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

To work in a gym or lead group fitness classes in the UK, you must have an accredited Level 2 Gym Instructing qualification.

Innovate Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors – all on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

Career

Anyone who wants to embark on a career in the health and fitness industry will benefit from this course. It is a brilliant starting point, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to engage, educate, enable, and support clients in a gym environment.

You may decide to begin your career path working as a Gym Instructor getting accustomed with leading client consultations, interacting with clients on the gym floor, and planning and delivering gym programmes. Alternatively, you may want to teach group fitness classes at your local gym or online.

As this qualification is a great starting point, you can use the knowledge gained to progress on to further study, enrolling on one of our other related courses. This will give you the ability to assist clients in a wider sense. Most of our students choose to eventually complete their L3 Personal Training qualification so that they can take that next step forward and train clients on a one-to-one basis.

INSTATE FITNESS

Instate Fitness is a leading small-group PT gym chain operating in London. Founded by Wes Santos, they currently have two gyms in Surrey and Wandsworth and employ over 10 personal trainers. Known for their strong community and 360 approach to nutrition and fitness, Instate will teach you valuable knowledge directly from trainers who are on the gym floor day-to-day.

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