Course Type: Part Time

L2 Award in Instructing Circuits

Become a Circuit Training Instructor for free. 

This course is funded by the European Social Fund and is completely free of charge*.

The next course takes place 14th and 15th July, 9am-4pm

Entry Requirements
A suitable Level 2 Fitness Instructing qualification e.g. Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical
fitness is necessary. There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and learners should have basic skills in communication pitched at level 2.

Target learners:
Adults (aged 16+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as a circuit training instructor.
Fitness instructors who wish to widen their skills by offering group circuit training sessions. Please note that 16 to 18 year-olds may need to be supervised in the workplace, once they have achieved the qualification.

To train learners, who already have knowledge and skills in gym or exercise to music instruction, to a professionally competent level to plan and deliver safe and effective circuit training sessions. To broaden the skills of gym or exercise to music instructors to include instructing group sessions in circuit training sessions.

To develop learner’s ability to plan and deliver safe and effective circuit training sessions.

The Level 2 Award in Instructing circuit training is new to Gateshead College and is aimed at fitness instructors who want to upskill their knowledge and become a circuit training instructor. All learners will be required to provide a copy of their Level 2 Fitness Instructor certificate before the start of the course.


This qualification provides progression to the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness.
Learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in delivering exercise sessions.
Alternatively, it provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Personal Training for learners who wish to
further their knowledge and skills, personal trainers working with specialist populations as well
as the general population. Learners may also progress on to qualifications in related sectors, like sports massage, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice sports massage alongside gym instructing and circuit training in the health club environment. 


*Disclaimer - to be eligible for free training you must be over 16 years old, live in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland or County Durham and have the right to live and work in the UK. Documentation evidence is required at enrollment in order to access this free programme. 

Part of the Go>Grow programme, this course is completely FREE thanks to funding from the European Social Fund. You are entitled to this funding if you are a Northumberland, County Durham and Tyne and Wear resident, over 16 years old and have the right to live and work in the UK