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Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course

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Accredited by Focus Awards, Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate


Online content with face-to-face-assessment


5 days with pre-study

Entry Requirements



If you’re looking to turn your passion for fitness into an enriching new career, our Level 2 Fitness Instructor course is the first step to becoming a personal trainer. This course will equip you with the foundation knowledge and skills you need to become a successful gym instructor.

Providing you with the crucial expertise required to create and deliver 1:1 programmes, this course is ideal if you wish to work in a gym or health club environment. Once qualified, you will be able to gain employment in a UK or international fitness provider, and will be able to progress to our Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification. The awarding body for this qualification is Focus Awards.



There are no entry requirements to complete this qualification. The Level 2 Fitness Instructor course is aimed at anyone wishing to work within a gym or fitness environment. This is an essential qualification for those wishing to progress onto the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course. 

Learning Outcomes

Our Level 2 Fitness Instructor course help you to develop an understanding of the human anatomy and physiology. This will enable you to create and deliver gym-based programmes for groups and individuals. You’ll learn important  client interaction skills  to help you provide a motivational and supportive service to your clients. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Develop an understanding of how the heart and circulatory system works, how the respiratory system works and how the digestive system works. This provides you with the necessary foundation for planning safe and effective gym programmes.
  • You’ll learn how to engage and train a range of clients from all different backgrounds to keep them motivated and reach their targets.
  • Understand how to plan and create a safe fitness environment for clients to train in, as well as emergency procedures to follow.
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the principles of exercise, including activities to warm up, stimulate cardiovascular output, bodyweight and free-weight training and resistance training. You’ll also learn how to effectively include them in an engaging and varied training plan.
  • How to effectively tailor a training programme to your individual client’s needs and goals.
  • Your learning will be applied to the real-world of fitness: we discuss business theory as well as employability traits health clubs and gyms are looking for.

Course Structure

How you'll be assessed on our fitness course

The first five units have assessment worksheets and the final unit is assessed with a practical demonstration. To complete worksheets, you will research training concepts relating to each unit, providing you with taste of what working in the fitness industry is like.

The final practical assessment is assessor lead and features a range of different gym-based exercise tasks to demonstrate. Whether you choose to study face-to-face at our training centre or whether you choose to study online, you will be supported by T2’s tutors through your studies and assessments.

Course Structure

How you'll learn with T2 Fitness Education

We aim to meet the needs of our students and offer many different ways to study to suit your personal circumstances. For our in-person courses, you will attend our training head quarters at Blunsdon Fitness in Swindon. Conveniently located just off the A419, with great links to the M4 and M5, it offers a state of the art gym and fitness centre to give you the very best start to your studies and fitness career. 

Full Time

Our most popular study option is our intensive course.  As soon as you enrol, you will gain access to e-learning to begin your pre-course study. You will then attend five days delivered from Monday to Friday at T2HQ. This blend of digital and practical learning prepares you for the world of fitness today. 

We limit our groups to no more than 14 people meaning that you get an intense learning experience. With real-time feedback from our expert tutors, your days will be split between studying theory in classrooms before applying what you’ve learnt on the gym floor. The final day of your course is a live practical assessment where you will find out immediately whether you’ve passed your qualification.

Part Time

With the same blend of prior study before attending a live course, this option spreads your contact days over weekends, making it suitable for balancing any weekday commitments you may have. As with the full-time option, the final day of your course is a live practical assessment where you will find out immediately whether you’ve passed your qualification.

Online Study

If study entirely at your own pace in your own time is a better solution for you, take a look at our online course. While you may be distance learning, you’re not doing so alone. All students as assigned a dedicated expert tutor who provides support by email or phone throughout their course.


If the choices above aren’t quite the perfect fit, we can find a solution that suits you. We have provided Blended Online courses, where your distance learning is supplemented with live webinars, the chance to virtually work with other students and joining a Training Centre course for a final assessment day. We’re here to make our courses work for you. If you’re looking for a bespoke study option, please email info@t2fitness.co.uk.

Career & Progression

Careers and progression: what you can expect after completing your course with T2 Fitness Education
Employment Opportunities

Once you gain your Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, you are ready to take your first steps in an exciting new fitness career. Awarded by Focus Awards, your qualification is industry recognised and will enable you to gain employment at a health club or gym setting. 

Ongoing Support

While our courses contain practical information to prepare you for the industry, once you complete your studies with us you also become part of the T2 Community. That means you receive ongoing support to help you succeed in your new career. Whether its career advice, CV advice or helping your network and prepare for interviews, we do everything we can to help you launch your new career.

You won’t find empty promises with us – guaranteed interviews aren’t doing the favour you might think they are. Instead, you’ll have access to a vast network of fitness professionals, gyms and health clubs to network with and carve new opportunities from, and we can help guide this for you.


Beginner: CPD

Stand out from the crowd and combine your personal trainer qualifications with advanced training techniques offered in our CPD range. Our CPD courses increase your employability prospects as well are yous trainer tool-kit, enabling you to provide interesting and varied training programmes for your clients.

Advanced: Level 3 Personal Trainer

While the Level 2 Certificate is the industry’s most popular entry-level qualification, it’s often seen as the gateway to Level 3. For those who know they want to become a fully-qualified PT, they can combine the courses in our Personal Training Diploma to save money and enhance your knowledge and skills gained from Level 2.

View our career bundles for special offers or speak to our team for a bespoke career package to suit you: info@t2fitness.co.uk

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Course Dates

Join us on our next training courses to gain your Level 2 certificate in Fitness Instructing, being held at our Swindon Head Courses and Wantage in Oxford.

Bootcamp Instructor Training, CPD Course by T2 Fitness Education
Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course

Your PT journey starts here! Join us for this essential Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course

Wantage, Oxford
17-21 June
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Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course

Your PT journey starts here! Join us for this essential Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course

Blunsdon Fitness, Swindon
1-5 July

About Your Fitness Instructor

Stu is the founder of T2. In 2008, after 7 years experience as a personal trainer, he decided to branch into the education side of the industry and in 2011, T2 Fitness Education was born. Alongside running T2 Fitness Education and training elite athlete clients, Stu is also the syllabus creator for many of our courses which are accredited by various industry bodies.

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What will I achieve by completing Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course?

This Focus Awards qualification provides learners with the skills and knowledge to safely and competently plan and deliver effective fitness instruction sessions and gym-based exercises to groups and individuals. Most gyms require this as a minimum and it is a required qualification to advance onto completing the Level 3 Personal Trainer Course

This course is delivered as a week long, intensive course. You’ll work face-to-face with our supportive and highly experienced tutors to gain confidence, knowledge and encouragement. This is to prepare you for an assessment on the final day of this course. 

We predominantly run our Level 2 Fitness Instructor course from our Head Quarters at Blunsdon Fitness+ every month. However, we also provide this course at our other locations including Wantage (Oxford), Reading, London and Gloucester. You can find out more by taking a look at Where to Train. You’ll also find all of our scheduled courses for the entire year over on our Course Calendar. If you don’t see a scheduled course at your preferred location and date please contact us or consider studying our Level 2 Fitness Instructor Online Course

At T2 Fitness we’re really passionate about empowering our learners. Not only do we deliver exceptional training, but as a boutique training provider we provide genuine career-long support to each and every one of our learners, helping them to reach their full potential. We recently achieved “Enhancing” Status by CIMSPA which is the highest assurance of quality that an education provider can achieve. Train with us and join our supportive Fitness Family!  

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We’ve trained over 2000 fitness professionals since 2011, and we continue to provide career support and Continued Professional Development (CPD) course options. 

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