Would you like to become a Gym Instructor?

If you’re passionate about health and fitness and inspiring others to get active, this course will give you the qualification and knowledge to plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym.

  • Age 16 or over
  • A gym-goer
  • Keen to develop your knowledge
  • A good communicator
  • Interested in working with people

During this course you will learn:

  • Principles of anatomy, physiology, and fitness
  • Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors
  • Health and safety in the fitness environment
  • Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercises
  • Blended learning course, including theory and practical assessments
  • Learn at home or face to face at one of our venues (The PEAK)
  • Coursework/Project
  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment

BOOK BY: Friday 28 July

AGE: 16 years+

COST: £500

DURATION: Approximately 12 weeks to assessment

GUIDED LEARNING HOURS: 20 hours excluding consultation and summative practical assessment

TOTAL QUALIFICATION TIME: 230 hours – on course learning with tutor, extra support where required, e-learning units and assessments, manual reading, completion of worksheets and LAP and assessments

Enrolment and course introductionAll learnersSunday 6 August9.30am-12.00pm


Session 1

Theory exam & work to do for sessions 2+3

All learnersFriday 1 September9.30am-12.00pmOnline
Session 2

Gym practical

All learnersSunday 17 September9.30am-3.30pmThe PEAK
Session 3

Gym practical including group induction assessments

All learnersSunday 24 September9.30am-3.30pmThe PEAK
Session 4

Consultation & practical assessment guidance

Individual overview with Tutor and Learner
TBC with learners
TBC with learners The PEAK
Consultation assessmentAfter LAP marked and approved TBC with learnersTBC with learnersOnline or face to face with learner and client
Summative practical assessment and self-evaluation After consultation completed and approved TBC with learnersTBC with learnersThe PEAK with client

You must complete and attend all 7 sessions above

• Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions

• Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Indoor Studio Cycling

• Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

For other career progression pathways, please visit Active IQ

If you are interested in this course, please click on Enquire Now above and complete our training form.

For any course enquiries, please email training@activestirling.org.uk

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are for people who are 16 or over, resident in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work.

You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further, or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are looking to progress in or change your job. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including, local colleges, universities, and private training providers.

To find out more or to apply, visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk

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