NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

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Awarded By  'NCFE' Awarded By 'NCFE'
Guided Learning Hour 157 Guided Learning Hours (157)
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Number of Modules 06 Number of Modules 06
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What Will I Learn?

A detailed understanding of the anatomy and physiology and how it relates to fitness and exercise
Learn to plan and deliver safe and effective gym sessions
Gain awareness of health and safety in a fitness environment
Understand why customer service is important in the fitness industry
More opportunities to progress to further qualifications

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) course is developed aiming those who expect to start a profession in the fitness industry. The learners get the benefit of necessary skills and knowledge to have an introductory comprehension over the subject. Achieving this qualification can immensely profit the learners since it makes them qualified as gym instructors or fitness instructors. It can prepare them for a great profession with a basic knowledge on self-discipline and other skills that can fortify them as a professional.

This course is a video based one and consists of learning methods such as providing a practical demonstration as well as theoretical explanations. This method vouches to make the learning experience to be comfortable for the learners and more effective. Furthermore, since they are guided through video based lessons, they get the opportunity to learn while feeling like they are actually experience a real classroom. The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) course not only helps them with industry knowledge but also facilitates to have a unique learning experience.

This course is designed to educate the learner about the frameworks and important systems of the human anatomy. It also provides profound knowledge on the role and the responsibilities of a fitness instructor. Through this understanding, the learners get the opportunity to learn how to appropriately deal with the clients and how to be an assistant to effectively contribute for the betterment of their health. NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) course also encourages the learners to be a unique professional in the field and tap on numerous career opportunities.

Refer to the “curriculum” section at the end of this course page to view several FREE VIEW tutorials of this course.

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Why You Should Consider Taking this Course at Global Edulink?

Globally accredited NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing course is brought to the learners by Global Edulink. We ensure that the learners get a unique learning experience through the video tutorials that are provided to them which include highly interactive sessions. These tutorials not only ensure that the learners acquire necessary knowledge, but also get the opportunity of studying the procedures through visual mode to experience a more sophisticated and effective learning method.

Since we give priority to the advancement of their knowledge and skills, we are bound to facilitate everything required to confirm a top notch education service. We vouch our learners an exclusive learning experience by paying close attention to each of their unique requirements and coming up with solutions every time. We provide them with state-of-the-art facilities using the latest technology.

Who is this qualification for?

  • Those who are looking for occupation in the fitness instructing sector
  • Who are seeking recognition for prior experience
  • Who are looking to progress skills and knowledge in the sector

Prerequisites to take this Course

  • Learners must be over the age of 16 years and have a basic understanding of Math, English Language and ICT.
  • Learners with the Level 1 qualification may find it helpful
  • About the Tutor
  • Why NCFE?
  • Course Description
  • Method of Assessment
  • Certification
  • Prospective Careers
  • What’s Next for You?
  • Building on Your Qualification

Gareth Morris is a professional instructor with over 8 years of experience as a Fitness/Personal Instructor and Trainer, 5 years as a Sport Science Lecturer and 2 years as Nutritionist. He is qualified in the health and fitness field, with a PGdip in Performance Nutrition, BSc. Honours in Sport Performance, and MSc. Degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, and has worked as an Anti-Doping Advisor in the United Kingdom. He’s currently employed as a Health Coach & Nutritionist and has 5 years of solid experience in this profession. With extensive expertise in the industry, Gareth Morris has a passion for health, fitness and nutrition, and wants to share his knowledge and skills to fully support his clients and help make a difference in their lifestyle.

NCFE is a National Awarding Organisation passionate about designing, developing, and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools, and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

The qualification received by the learners who take this course get the opportunity to focus on understanding everything about being a fitness instructor for kids in the recreation sector. It delivers extensive and thorough understanding of the subject and it includes the fundamentals that help the learners to improve skills and knowledge. It also offers various chances to achieve adequate practical and methodological proficiencies.

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Planning Gym Based Exercise
  • Instructing Gym Based Exercise
Course Highlights (additional information)
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 230
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 157
  • Level: 2
  • Credit Value: 23
  • Qualification Number (QN): 500/8513/X

The learners who take the “NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing” course get their proficiency assessed internally and they will be quality assured externally. A portfolio of evidence needs to be piled up by each learner which is developed through proper assessment tasks that validate the accomplishment of every learning outcome related to each study unit. These tasks must vouch for the learner’s proficiency of reacting to real –life situations that are encountered during their occupation.

In order to get certified the learners need to successfully complete all the six mandatory study units. They get assessed through orally, written questions and assignments, how they pile records of recommendations that can be directed to the responsible entities and through recording the way they communicate with the clients.

Once you complete the course, you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. It will give you the opportunity to work as a recognised professional Fitness Instructor in Gym Base Exercises.

Once you qualify for the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, you will gain an accredited qualification that will demonstrate your expertise in the fitness industry. You can enjoy a rewarding career pathway by gaining employment in gyms and leisure centres. With this qualification, you will be eligible for a wide array of benefits, incentives, and exciting prospects. Given below are job titles you can compete for, along with the average UK salary per annum according to

  • Fitness Instructor - £36,000 (Approximately)

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge to give your career a kick-start in the fitness industry. You will gain the expertise to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness sessions in a gym setting, water-based exercise, exercise to music, and exercise for children. As a Fitness Instructor, you will be able to offer guidance and recommendation based on the current goals and programmes of your clients ensuring there is natural exercise progression and other exercises that can help their fitness journey.

Learners who achieve the Level 2 qualification could progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. Sprint your way into a full-time Personal Trainer’s role and make a name for yourself in the health and industry. You will learn to build a client base by marketing your business through promotion. Delivering what you set out to do will grow your clientele. The Level 3 Personal Training Certificate will validate your skills enabling you to take private clients and lead gym classes. You will learn to adapt to being around people with different fitness goals, needs, and personalities.

Key Features

Gain an Accredited UK Qualification
Access to Excellent Quality Study Materials
Personalised Learning Experience
Support by Phone, Live Chat, and Email
Eligible for TOTUM Discount Card
UK Register of Learning Providers Reg No : 10053842

Course Curriculum

Getting Started
Introduction FREE 00:01:00
Qualification Specification
Awarding Body Registration
Module 1 - Supporting Clients [A/600/9051]
Unit 1.1 – Know How to Support Your Client FREE 00:17:00
Unit 1.2 – Barriers and Motives for Exercise FREE 00:24:00
Unit 1.3 – Supporting Clients Lecture Notes
Module 01 – Supporting Clients Assignment Brief
Module 2 - Health and Safety [T/600/9016]
Unit 2.1 – Understanding Emergency Procedures in a Fitness Environment FREE 00:25:00
Unit 2.2 – Legal and Regulatory Requirements FREE 00:14:00
Unit 2.3 – Health and Safety Lecture Notes
Module 2 – Health and Safety Assignment Brief
Module 3 - Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health [A/600/9017]
Unit 3.1 – Components of Fitness 00:15:00
Unit 3.2 – Factors Influencing Health and Fitness 00:37:00
Unit 3.3 – Exercise and the Skeletal System 00:05:00
Unit 3.4 – Cardiovascular Fitness 00:18:00
Unit 3.5 – Muscular Strength 00:22:00
Unit 3.6 – Flexibility 00:12:00
Unit 3.7 – Motor Skills 00:10:00
Unit 3.8 – Nutrition 00:22:00
Unit 3.9 – Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health Lecture Notes
Module 03 – Assignment Brief
Module 4 - Anatomy and Physiology [H/600/9013]
Unit 4.1 – Anatomy and Physiology For Exercise 00:27:00
Unit 4.2 – Muscles and Muscle Actions 00:31:00
Unit 4.3 – The Circulatory System 00:06:00
Unit 4.4 – The Respiratory System 00:07:00
Unit 4.5 – The Energy System 00:08:00
Unit 4.6 – The Nervous System 00:04:00
Unit 4.7 – The Endocrine system 00:22:00
Unit 4.8 – Anatomy and Physiology Lecture Notes
Module 4 – Anatomy and Physiology Assignment Brief
Module 5 - Planning Gym Based Exercise [F/600/9018]
Unit 5.1 – Programming or Planning Gym Based Exercise 00:24:00
Unit 5.2 – Planning Gym Based Exercise Lecture Notes
Module 5 – Planning Gym Based Exercise Assignment Brief
Module 6 - Instructing Gym Based Exercise [A/600/9020]
Unit 6.1 – Delivery of Gym Based Exercise 00:19:00
Unit 6.2 – Instructing Gym Based Exercise Lecture Notes
Module 6 – Instructing Gym Based Exercise Assignment Brief
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Harvard Referencing Guide
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    Tyler Newman

    June 14, 2021

    Thank you for this course.

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    Marcus Scott

    May 09, 2021

    Amazing course, which helped to transform me and those whom I coach!

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    Alexander Patel

    April 14, 2021
    Exciting course

    Curriculum addresses all the necessary quintessential for beginning one’s fitness instruction centre or gym.

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    Ralphie Newman

    February 05, 2021
    Interesting course

    The instructor delivers the course interactively

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    Ronnie Perry

    January 30, 2021
    Excellent coaching

    delivered by a professional instructor

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