YMCA Certificate in Fitness Instructing Level 2 (GYM) – Distance Learning

This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise.

Throughout this distance learning course candidates will learn:

  • anatomy and physiology including:
  • 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.
  • how to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • how to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups.


The home study program is ideal for those individuals who are looking for a flexible and convenient learning model that can be completed at the candidate’s own pace. The program provides an interactive e-learning platform along with hard copy study materials that systematically prepares students for the certification exam. Expert instructors are readily available to provide assistance throughout your course.

Program Benefits:

Self-paced learning allows you to move at your own speed

Ideal study program for the busy adult – study anywhere, anytime

Instructor supported learning means all your questions are answered

Study using your preferred method of online or hard copy materials


REPs CPD Points: 20 points


  • multiple choice theory paper
  • practical examination
  • worksheets

Entry Requirements


Progression Routes

Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Course Price

£680 £450

A £100 (non-refundable deposit) is required to secure a place on this course.

Our Gym Instructor and Personal Training package deal  for Distance Learning is only £1400.00 when booked together.

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