• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group19+
  • Duration16 weeks
  • Awarding bodyActive IQ


This course is divided into 5 units:

  • 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 exercise.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Due to the number of assessments you will be required to attend the course fully on a Friday from 9.30am - 2.30pm

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, however a general knowledge of the gym, customer service and some knowledge of how the body works is recommended.

The certificate in gym instructing has a range of assessments spread out across 5 units, these must all be achieved to fully complete the course successfully.

  • A 50 question multiple choice exam
  • A workbook comprising of 56 questions
  • Written Assignments
  • A session plan
  • 2 observations
  • A written evaluation.

Once the level 2 certificate has been achieved you are able to progress onto the following qualifications.

  • Level 3 diploma in personal training
  • Level 3 diploma in exercise referral
  • Level 3 diploma in sports massage
  • Certificate in circuits
  • Certificate in kettle bells
  • Certificate in studio cycling
  • Certificate in suspended movement


If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

Please enquire by the clicking the ‘enquire now button’ at the top of this website page or contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Sport & Leisure

Sports students will learn theoretical based study in the classroom, whilst taking part in a range of sport and fitness activities. Taught by specialist tutors and coaches, many of which are ex professionals in their field, you'll benefit from fantastic facilities including an AstroTurf pitch, a strength and conditioning suite and a physiology lab.

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Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.