Diploma Level 2 Gym Instructing




1 year(s) Full Time

Start Date:


Summary & Entry Requirements

Course Includes

If you want to become an expert in fitness and gym instruction then this is the course for you. You will focus on the planning and programming of client based gym sessions, setting out nutrition and training goals as well as learning the fundamentals of lifestyle coaching. You will have a strong knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the human body and how injuries can impact on training.

Principal Qualification

Diploma Level 2 Exercise, Health and Fitness Instructing.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at 3-1 or above or a Level 1 Diploma in a related subject.

Facilities & Location

Course Facilities


All classrooms at the college are fitted out with modern and specialist equipment related to the area of study. They are also regularly upgraded to ensure they remain state of the art and provide inspirational places to learn and grow your knowledge.

Fitness Suite

Our fully air conditioned fitness suite and studio contains 17 stations with cardio and resistance machines, free weights and a stretching area. It is also home to DanceScene, a dance school offering lessons in a variety of disciplines and the venue for our regular spinning classes.

Trained fitness instructors and personal trainers are on hand to help you achieve your goals, while full-time sports students and those living in halls of residence are offered membership as part of their course or residency. Membership is offered at competitive rates to other students and staff at the college.

IT Facilities

Significant investment has been made in I.T. facilities over recent years, teaching is enhanced with IT in the majority of classrooms and a number of I.T. Suites operate throughout the different campuses utilising a mixture of PC’s, Laptops and Netbooks.  A cutting edge Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) system means that Students at all sites receive a consistent IT experience. 

Fast WiFi networks cover the majority of the campus, and students are enabled to bring their own devices for use during informal study periods. 

We run Microsoft Windows and Office 2010 with a range of specialist software to support each curriculum area.  Each student is provided with a College email address and a home area to store their files alongside this 24/7 access from home is available to the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where lesson notes, interactive study aids, and videos support and reinforce teaching from both the classroom and practical sessions.

John Ashby Sports Centre

Opened in 2000, this multi-purpose sports hall is used extensively for teaching purposes and is also available to hire commercially out of college hours. Clients that use the facility include Northampton Town FC, Kettering Town FC, Northampton Saints Rugby Club, Northampton Fencing Club and a number of other sports teams.

Sports catered for include badminton, basketball, volleyball, archery, fencing and karate, with all the associated equipment needed, while the hall is also used to host conferences and the annual college awards ceremony.

Learning Resource Centres

The college has learning resource centres at the main Moulton site, and the East Northants vocational skills academy. The Moulton LRC provides access for 240 people, including a designated IT area for our higher education students.

Each learning resource centre offers a range of services such as libraries, careers advice, learning support and study spaces, as well as access to resources including books, journals, newspapers, trade literature, online resources and DVDs.

Each centre also has a computer suite that provides access to network drives, the internet and Moodle, as well as hardware such as printers, copiers and scanners. Specialist software includes AutoCAD and packages for horse management, farm management, garden design, accounting, statistics and mind mapping.

For anyone requiring additional support, the learning resource centres at Moulton and at the vocational skills academies offer learning support, where needs can be discussed and arrangements put in place.

Pitsford Sports Centre

Opened in 2007, this indoor sports arena with both indoor and outdoor changing areas provides a comprehensive range of facilities.

The centre is home to a climbing wall, the 40 x 20-metre playing area has a specialist free weights facility used by the college academies and various professional clubs, while futsal, netball and fencing are well established activities. In fact, the centre has been used by the England futsal and hockey squads as a training base and is home to the Great Britain Para Fencing team, who host many of their training camps on site.

The Sports Centre is open seven days a week throughout the year and used by both students and a number of local sports clubs and associations.

Course Location

Moulton Campus
Moulton Campus

Moulton College is one of the longest established Colleges in the country. This history of providing education and training gives the campus a unique feel, combining tradition with the latest and most up to date resources.

Moulton now provides a wide range of courses specialising in the natural, built and recreational environment, which is not only spacious and attractive, but provides an ideal location in which to study.

The College is proud of its record since beoming an independent Further Education Corporation in 1992. The number of students has increased significantly, and the courses on offer now range from pre-entry through to degree and post-graduate level. Staffing breadth and expertise have increased, and the buildings and specialist resources are now amongst the best in Great Britain.

Moulton is situated close to major motorway networks and main railway lines, provising easy access from all parts of the country.

Study Progression & Careers

Progression Opportunities

Students generally progress onto a higher level of Sports Studies course, move into a job with training (such as an apprenticeship) or move into full time employment.

This Course

Diploma Level 2 Gym Instructing

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Further Information

Course Overview

Professional and vocational qualifications lead to accreditation, be it from an examining body, such as City & Guilds or Edexcel, or professional recognition, such as from Construction Skills or Lantra. The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) recognises vocational achievement through the attainment of credits for units of study and for whole qualifications. The smallest qualification is the Award, then the Certificate, and the largest is the Diploma, although there are other intermediate qualifications also available. The duration of study will typically reflect the size of the qualification.

Learning & Assessment Methods

Vocational and professional qualifications are taught through college based theory and practical lessons with further learning and understanding developed via directed self-study. Assessment consists of internally set coursework and assignments, although some professional and vocational qualifications may require the achievement of externally set assessments.