Level 2 Gym Instructor course is the perfect steppingstone into the fitness industry and is the first step in becoming a personal trainer!

In this course you will learn how to execute safe and effective exercises in a gym environment.

Power Academy is partnered with Active IQ, one of the largest awarding organisations in the UK. This course is also fully recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). You will be a qualified Gym Instructor upon completion. To be able to work as a Personal Trainer, you will need to take the Level 3 Personal Trainer course. We also offer a combination of both courses.

Once you’ve completed your Level 2 qualification, you have the option to progress to completing your ‘Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training’ which focuses on equipping students with the core skills required to work as an unsupervised personal trainer covering nutirition and health, advanced anatomy and physiology and business skills required to set up your own practice. This allows you to go above and beyond the basic exercise planning and instruction, enabling you to positively influence every clients overall wellbeing through enthusiastic and high level bespoke training and nutritional advice.

Level 2 – Gym Instructor Qualification
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Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualification requirements of this course, but we do ask that you have a basic knowledge of the health and fitness industry and lead a healthy lifestyle in order to be a good role model for your clients.

Students should also have a good level of communication and presenting skills as there are elements of this in the course.

You must be 16 years of age or older.

Unrivalled Career Support

Join hundreds of our personal training graduates working with leading UK and international gym brands

Guaranteed Interviews

Power Academy guarantee post-course interviews with leading gym brands, securing your dream personal trainer job after graduation.

Professional Guidance

Free CV analysis, 1-to-1 interview preparation, marketing resources & business start-up training equip you for ongoing success.

In House

All facilities on one site so gain your level 2 qualifications in as little as 3 weeks.

One Personal Trainer Career. Unlimited Possibilites.

We’ve developed an extensive portfolio of courses, delivering world-class training to ensure you have a long-lasting career.

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Your relationship with Power Academy doesn’t end upon completing your personal trainer qualifications. We support our graduates every step of the way in finding a job that’s suitable.

Our careers team will assist you with CV writing and 1-1 prep for interviews to find a job that suits your skill level. We also give you marketing resources and business start-up training to equip you for ongoing success.

You can either be a self-employed personal trainer or employed by a gym. By completing the Level 2 course it allows you to expand your knowledge even further by going on to complete a Level 3 PT course or take any additional Continued Professional Development (CPD) topics in areas such as Lower Back Pain Management, Meal Planning and Obesity and Diabetes. By doing these courses you set yourself apart from other fitness instructors.

As a self-employed trainer, you will have a lot more freedom on how you want to do things, such as how you want to manage your clients and how you want to brand and promote yourself. As an employed trainer, although you may have less free reign, you will have stability with your salary and it will be easier to start getting clients. Both are respectable routes to go down, it just depends which would work better for you. Another option would be to start working at a gym, build a reputation and name for yourself, maintain a good number of clients and then branch out to become self-employed.

Power Academy guarantee post-course interviews with leading gyms, securing your dream personal trainer job.

Enrol today and begin your career as a personal trainer!

Course Breakdown

In this Gym Instructor course, you will learn:

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness
  • Health and Safety in the fitness environment
  • The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle
  • Personal and professional development
  • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions

We offer the most up to date modules to ensure our students have the best possible knowledge to take into their new career. Our experienced and highly qualified tutors are on hand for any help or questions you have, so you can be confident you will have support every step of the way.

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Success Stories

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James Jordan - Pure Gym
The service and support from the team is fantastic. They are very helpful and their finance option really helped me make the switch in my career. Want to thank the team for such a professional service.

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John Jason - Virgin Active
Power Academy provide an invaluable service and quality of training. The tutors are highly experienced and knowledgeable, sharing pearls of wisdom throughout the workshops.

Fabulous course, great support, thoroughly enjoyed it

Jack Payen - David Lloyd
Very well presented with clear and precise content. I decided to study with them to offer my martial arts clients a broader choice of activities.

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