Level 2 Sports course in Boston | Nacro Education

Sport Level 2 (Gym Instructing)

Course code: C001336

Course overview

If you have ever thought about being a Fitness Instructor or a Personal Trainer then why not take a sport and fitness course at Nacro Education? You will learn all about the physical side of these jobs, such as how the body works and how injuries happen.

We’ll also show you what it means to be your own boss, so you’ve got the confidence to start your own business or apply for a job in a gym.

What will I learn?

This qualification aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment. During the qualification learners will cover:

• Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness
• Health and safety in the fitness environment
• The skills to conduct client and group inductions in a gym-based environment and support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle.
• The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective exercise and physical activity sessions
• Professionalism for fitness instructing
• Personal and professional development
• Delivering exceptional customer service


Learners must complete the five mandatory 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


You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, practical observations and a multiple-choice examination.

Work experience

You will have the chance to do at least two weeks of relevant work experience to support your studies, gain experience and potentially develop contacts with future employers. Our team will help you secure a work placement and will provide you with everything required for you to attend your placement.

Enrichment opportunities

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities on offer throughout the year, including trips and external visits.

Career and progression

This qualification provides progression to:

Employment as a Gym/Fitness Instructor
Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training.

What makes our Get Set! courses different?

Each Get Set! course at Nacro Boston Education Centre is designed to accelerate your learning and enable you to identify and make progress towards your aspirations. We combine vocational learning with essential English and mathematics qualifications, enriching experiences and workplace encounters to equip you for career success.

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Our Sport Level 2 (Gym Instructing) course at Boston has been crafted to enable you to:

  • Develop industry-specific skills through hands on vocational training.
  • Improve your English, maths, and digital literacy to strengthen your foundations for work and life*.
  • Participate in a range of work experience and employment opportunities to gain insight and additional knowledge.
  • Gain vital skills for the workplace including communication, problem solving, teamworking, interview practice and CV writing.
  • Participate in a range of activities, opportunities, team collaboration challenges and educational site visits that enable personal development through real experiences.

*GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths are only required if you haven’t already gained a level 4 or above.

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