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York College

Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.


One year course

What will I study?

This course offers an enjoyable blend of practical activities and theoretical study that prepares students for progression onto the advanced level courses.

To be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, students are required to successfully complete the following modules:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Planning gym-based exercise
  • Instructing gym-based exercise

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all learning outcomes of the units as detailed in this qualification specification. This is a competence portfolio based qualification.

What could it lead to?

On completing this course you will have an industry recognised qualification enabling you to start to work as a fitness instructor immediately. At the end of this qualification you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions via the context of gym-based exercise. Once you successfully complete this qualification, you will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2. You may progress onto an advanced level qualification in Sport/Sport and Exercise Science or take up employment in the sport and leisure industry.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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