Course overview

Gym Instructor Level 2 for adults City of Bristol College

This is an intense ten-week course over two days per week which will equip you with the knowledge, skills and qualifications you need to work as a gym-based fitness instructor in a variety of settings in the UK and throughout the world.

Dates and applications

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Gym Instructor Level 2 for adults SBSA and Construction Centre
Course Code
03/10/2022 - 17/01/2023
1 years
Mon & Tues
Hours per week
Start Time
SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £1025. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMP0018D01-1 03/10/2022 - 17/01/2023 1 years Mon & Tues 12.00 09:15 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £1025. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over.

If you enjoy exercising at the gym, but you want to be the one instructing other people how to use the equipment to build and maintain fitness, this course could be your first step towards achieving your ambition.

What you'll learn

You will learn how to plan, deliver and monitor personal fitness programmes and how these affect the body.

You will learn relevant aspects of anatomy and physiology including about the structure and function of the skeleton, the heart and circulatory system, the respiratory system, the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise, and about postural and core stability.

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you need either GCSE English Language at grade 3 (D) or Functional Skills English at Level 1.

A good level of personal fitness would be an advantage.

You will need to have an understanding of using a gym and be participating at a gym or in some form of group exercise or water-based exercise.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Our approach to training is to provide a relaxed atmosphere in which to encourage maximal retention of information. Our trainers are committed to providing the best possible delivery and support for you. They are experienced fitness professionals who relate theory to relevant and practical situations.

All of your teachers will be qualified instructors, personal trainers or gym managers, so you will benefit from their professional knowledge and industry expertise.

Your time will be split between the classroom and the gym, where you will put your learning into practice developing and evaluating fitness programmes.

You will be continuously assessed through a mix of coursework, practical work and written tests, with a multiple-choice online exam at the end of the course.

Future career and study opportunities

You could seek employment in a gym or you could extend your learning and career opportunities by joining a higher-level course, for example to become a Personal Trainer.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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