Level 2 Health, Exercise and Fitness Instruction

Start Date

Thu Sep 10 2020

Day / Time



1 year


Academy for Sport

Level 2 Health, Exercise and Fitness Instruction

This course will prepare you for a career within the fitness industry and give them the relevant skills and qualifications that make you job ready for the health and fitness sector.  You will find relevant work experience within the industry to aid your job prospects after completing the course. 

This course is a pre requisite for the level 3 Personal training Health and Performance course, which will again provide you with the tools to make a successful career in Personal training.

You will follow a study programme which includes tutorials, academy, career days, and personal social development and depending on GCSE results Maths and English, all running alongside the main programme of course. 

All students on the course will complete a relevant and meaningful placement of 30 hours within the industry which will allow you to become more work ready and get them ahead in the jobs market.

Course content

This course will prepare you for work in the health and fitness industry. You will study:

  • Anatomy and physiology covering the heart and circulatory system, the respiratory system, structure and function of the skeleton, musculoskeletal system, postural and core stability, the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • How to communicate with clients effectively and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • Employment law, industry-specific legislation and procedures that apply to their jobs
  • The subsectors that make up the active leisure and learning sector
  • An understanding of the principles of customer service
  • An understanding of the benefits of a balanced diet and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle
  • How to plan and prepare group exercise sessions
  • How to programme a variety of safe and effective exercise sessions for a range of clients
  • How to instruct a variety of exercise sessions

You will also study:

  • Level 2 Instructing Circuits
  • Level 2 Instructing Kettlebells
  • Planning and designing health and fitness activity for children
  • Deliver a health and fitness activity for children
  • English and maths

As part of your study programme with us, you will also study English and maths if you don't already have a grade 4 or above in either of these subjects. The final part of your study programme is a fitness industry work placement.

Sport academies

You’ll have the opportunity to join one of our nine sport academies, where you will get:

  • Up to 9 hours of professional training each week, access to competitions and specialist
    sport academy coaches
  • Free access to physiotherapy assessments and treatment
  • The opportunity to compete in local, national and international competitions
  • A personalised training and development programme
  • Access to some of the best facilities in the country with two 11-a-side 4G football pitches, sports science and medicine facilities, a performance lab, an aerobics studio and a superb 83m long athletics hall.

If you prefer not to join a sports academy you will become a member of our fitness academy group which takes part in and leads fitness activities at the Academy for Sport.

What about after the course?
  • Leisure and Sports Managers
  • Sports Players
  • Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials
  • Fitness Instructors
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Entry level

Academy for Sport