Certificate in Fitness Instructing

Level 2, Q-XTRA

Course Summary

The Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) will develop your ability to deliver safe and effective personal training sessions. After studying this course at Barton Peveril you will be able to prescribe exercise programmes to a range of clients, in the real world environment.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSEs to include a minimum Grade 4 in Science and a Merit in Cambridge National Sport Level 2 or BTEC First in Sport Level 2 (if taken)



  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Supporting Clients
  • Health, Safety and Welfare
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
  • Planning and Instructing Gym Based Exercise

Why choose this course?

  • Dedicated facilities including multi-gym, sports hall and large playing fields
  • Specialist coaching and teaching with industry accredited aspects to the course
  • Elite sports programmes

Where might it lead?

This course leads on to the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football and can employment in Football Coaching roles.


This course has a mixture of:

  • Two Multiple Choice Exams
  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • Practical Assessment


Serene Wong

"There are so many great college trips which are offered to students, I went with the Art department to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition which was a fantastic experience and really inspirational to my own work."

Read more about Serene and some of our other students.