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This qualification aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions via the context of gym-based exercise, as well as providing learners with the knowledge and skills required to pursue a career in the Active Leisure Sector.

This course is a combination of the following qualifications:

  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction

Students will hone their skills within our new purpose built SHC Fitness Gym.

Course Content

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction is a competency based qualification designed to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work as a fitness instructor in sport and active leisure industry.

You will cover units such as:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
  • Plan and prepare gym based exercise
  • Instruct and supervise gym based exercise

There will be a range of assessments method to suite all learning styles.

The Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations section of this course will see students cover a range of units such as:

  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Customer care and diversity
  • Effective teamwork
  • The requirements for health and safety
  • Handling and Maintaining Equipment in Active Leisure
  • Swimming pool water testing
  • Know how to provide an active leisure facility reception service

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs grade 3 and above, including Maths and English.



  • Personal Trainer
  • PE teacher
  • Health Trainer
  • Leisure Centre Assistant
  • Gym Instructor