Certificate in Gym Instructing

Certificate in Gym Instructing

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Certificate in Gym Instructing

Assessment Requirements 

Portfolio of Evidence, Multiple Choice Examination

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by Innovate Awarding External Quality Advisors (EQAs).

Aims and Objectives of the Qualification 

The objective of this qualification is to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to engage, facilitate, educate and support clients in the gym environment. Focusing on key areas such as: understanding anatomy and physiology elements for exercise, maximising the clients experience within an exercise environment whilst encouraging clients to establish a healthier lifestyle and to understand the importance of physical activity. 

Entry Guidance

This qualification is suitable for those who work, or wish to work within the active leisure sector. Some experience of gym-based exercises would be beneficial.

Progression Opportunities

This RQF qualification is designed for individuals aged 16 over who want to complete an industry-recognised qualification and pursue a career within an exercise environment. This qualification outlines the role and scope of a Gym Instructor and the essential knowledge and skills that are needed to meet the requirements of an Affiliate membership with CIMSPA.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment within a gym or leisure environment.

On completion of this qualifications, learners can develop their knowledge and skills further with additional qualifications such as:


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