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Exercise & Fitness (Gym Instructor) — Level 2 Diploma

Health and Social Care|Sports

Course ID: 172660

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • This is a Level 2 course studied over1 year.
  • It is open to applicants of all ages.
  • This is one of our most popular courses and is an introduction to the vibrant, fast-paced exercise and fitness industry.
  • If you're highly motivated and have a passion for health and fitness, this is the course for you.
  • It is also for anyone looking to change career.
  • Completion of this course is the first stage in achieving your personal trainer status.

What to expect from the course

You will cover a range of interesting topics including:

- Anatomy and Physiology (muscles, bones, heart)
- Principles of Exercise (how you would train different people)
- Plan and Prepare Gym-based Exercise
- Work with clients to help them adhere to exercise and physical activity
- Instruct and Supervise Gym-based Exercise

You can expect to be assessed in many different ways, giving you a real insight into the exercise and fitness industry.


Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise & Fitness

Why study with us?

Why Liv Coll
As a student at the City of Liverpool College you will benefit from an aspirational educational experience, passionate motivational teachers who are subject experts and receive full tutor support.
As part of your college course you will be involved in Work experience, enrichment activities and have sessions with lead industry guest speakers.
Your tutors will work closely with the progress support team to ensure you have every opportunity to reach your full potential.
You will be stretched and challenged to develop the lasted industry professional skills so you stand out from the crowd when applying for employment.
All of this from City Centre based sites.

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

A gym instructor's role is incredibly diverse and includes a range of customer-focused tasks, such as processing memberships and inductions, designing fitness programmes to suit your clientelle needs, taking fitness classes, maintaining gym equipment and providing fitness advice.

On completion of this course, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to launch a successful career as a gym instructor within the fitness industry, which includes the following:

• Local Authority Leisure Centres
• Sport Centres
• Private Health Clubs
• Cruise Liners
• Sport Clubs.

Example careers

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

The following is a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry onto the course.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (previously D) or above including Maths and English Language and a relevant subject qualification OR a minimum of Level 1 course in this subject at merit or above and English and Maths at Level 1.
An interest in the topic and good attitude to learning are important to enable you to achieve success on this course.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £21,225 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for24/25 is 994.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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