Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course

The Level 2 Fitness Instructor course provides a foundation for a career in the fitness industry.

Online study

Unrivalled Support

Level 2

Fully Accredited

BECOME A LEVEL 2 GYM INSTRUCTOR with our online course

Our Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course is the base level qualification you will need if you are wanting to work in the fitness industry, providing the essentials for you to become a skilled Level 2 Gym Instructor. Delivered online, you’ll work with your tutor to master your coaching skills to give you ultimate confidence in the gym. 

SUMMIT will be with you every step of the way and we pride ourselves on giving the highest level of support to our students, to ensure you have a truly great experience as you progress through your course, and beyond. 

Once you graduate as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor, you will receive an internationally recognised and accredited qualification by REPs and CIMSPA; you’ll then be able to progress onto our Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training, where you can become a certified Personal Trainer. Your qualification will start the same day you enrol and you are given access to a wide range of helpful learning resources to help you complete the course. These include:

  • E-Books
  • Electronic portfolio
  • Interactive learning and quizzes
  • Online Lectures
  • Videos for guidance and demonstration

If you want to get your fitness career off to a flying start, why not book a discovery call with us to see how we can help to take your fitness career to new heights.

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Summit Fitness' Online Level 2 Gym Instructor Course is the entry-level qualification into the industry and is a fantastic way to become qualified from the comfort of your own home, and at your own pace. We specialise in online fitness and personal training courses for people who prefer to learn remotely and flexibly, with the highest standard of support and guidance you'd receive in a classroom environment. 

Course Length 

The course is designed around your personal circumstances, but we generally recommend around 6-8 weeks for this course.

Entry Requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this course. However, you need to have a genuine interest in health and fitness. 

  • Unit 1 - Principles of Anatomy & Physiology
  • Unit 2 - Supporting Clients
  • Unit 3 - Health & Safety in the Fitness Environment
  • Unit 4 - Planning Gym-Based Exercise
  • Unit 5 - Instructing & Delivering Gym-Based Exercise
  • Unit 6 - Principles of Health, Wellbeing & Nutrition for Exercise

Gym instructors provide valuable technical input to the general public within the fitness environment, so your knowledge and understanding of how the body reacts to exercise and how to deal with customers and deliver great fitness sessions must be strong. 

Our online Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course has been created to help you support your clients' goals and guide them through positive behaviour change whilst also ensuring the health and safety of clients and gym members.

The type of content that will be covered in your course includes:


A basic understanding of anatomy and physiology in relation to exercise is the essential foundation of knowledge for all fitness professionals. Exercise affects all body systems. Thus, understanding the benefits of exercise and its demands on the body will help with the programming of safe and effective training. 


Food is fuel, and the Level 2 Fitness Instructor Course is designed to give you the essential nutrition knowledge for leading a healthy lifestyle. In this section, you'll look at the importance of healthy eating and hydration, including the dietary role of critical nutrients, benefits of a nutrient-rich diet, key principles for fat loss, and risks of poor nutrition. 


Guiding clients through their personal programming is a vital skill for personal trainers. In this course, we will cover a range of techniques to use to ensure your clients stay motivated. This will include ideas on setting appropriate goals for them and how to guide them through their programme effectively.


Customer care is paramount when working in the fitness environment, and there are professional codes of conduct that an exercise professional must abide by. In this section, we take a closer look at collecting physical and non-physical client information to help your clients achieve their goals. 

To gain your Online Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification, you will be required to complete online knowledge checks (via quizzes after each individual topic area), assignment and practical assessment.

As you progress through the course and each of the units, you will need to complete observed practical assessments. If you live in the North Wales area, you can complete this in person with one of our assessors present. However, our students are spread far and wide, so you might prefer to complete your assessments from home or your local gym. All you'd need to do is video record your session on your phone or tablet and send it to us for marking.

Assessment Summary

The following assessments must be completed to qualify as a Level 2 Gym/Fitness Instructor:

  • Multiple-choice knowledge check quizzes after each topic area - 80% pass mark required
  • Client consultation - observed practical Assessment on client screening, smart goals and giving professional advice - pass required.
  • Observed practical Assessment on delivering a customised personal training programme – pass required
  • Coursework on various topic areas within qualification portfolio - pass required.

You will receive maximum support and assistance from our experienced and friendly personal tutors to ensure your assessments are stress-free and a great success.

After graduating from this course, you'll be a fully qualified Level 2 Gym Instructor with the skills and knowledge to enter the fitness industry with confidence. 

We're proud of the support we give to our students; just because you've graduated doesn't mean that your relationship with Summit Fitness has to end. As a Summit Fitness graduate, our dedicated team provide assistance, encouragement and advice on how to further your skills and continue your education.

You'll also have access to our private Facebook group where you can share business ideas, ask questions, and connect in a community with like-minded fitness professionals who are also running their own business. 

Whilst we can't guarantee interviews, many of our graduates have gone on to become elite personal trainers, online coaches, fitness influencers and best of all, successful business owners. We're proud to offer our students the very best support in the fitness industry and take this part of our role very seriously.

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Level 2 Fitness Instructor FAQs

How do I know I can trust summit with my training?

We are a pioneering company that value our students to give them a genuinely fantastic experience. Check out our Trustpilot and Google Reviews from our wealth of satisfied graduates. 

What support do I receive while I study?

We are industry leaders in providing support to our students and take this aspect of your course very seriously. You’ll have the opportunity to check in with your tutor regularly via phone call, video call, email or whatsapp. You’ll also be able to drop into our weekly support sessions via zoom. 

Are summit courses accredited? 

Yes, absolutely. We are proud to partner with Focus Awards, who are governed by Ofqual, so you can be sure that your course is fully accredited. 

Can I pay for my course monthly?

Yes, absolutely. We offer a range of payment options. Speak to one of our advisors for more details. 

Are there any pre-course requirements?

No. You don’t have to have any prior qualifications to get started as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor. 

What study modes does summit provide for the level 2 gym instructor course?

SUMMIT specialises in online delivery of fitness qualifications through our online learning platform, using SUMMIT’s expertly crafted educational videos, online lessons, quizzes, online resources, and more. You’re able to complete your course from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet access. 

I have a physical disability, can I still do a course?

Absolutely! As specialists in online fitness qualifications, you’re able to complete the entire course from your own home. Submit us an enquiry detailing your disability, and we can assess your suitability to undertake the course.

Do I have to be really technical with computers to complete the course?

Absolutely not. A basic understanding of how to use a computer is all that is required. Of course, we’re also on hand to help with any technical issues too. 

when can i start my course?

You can start your course almost immediately; once we’ve sorted the payment side of things you’ll usually have access to your course within the hour, so you can dive straight in. 


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Why book a discovery call?

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