Core Fitness Education - Fitness Qualifications & Courses | Courses | Certificate in Fitness Instructing

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Group booking discounts available for bookings of 6 or more.

6 Months Interest Free Credit Available

An initial payment of £247 followed by 6 monthly payments of £50.00

  • Written and delivered by our UK leading team of experts
  • Lifetime free mentorship and support
  • Evidence based courses
  • Internationally recognised
  • REPs and Active IQ Accredited qualification
  • Gain your REPs Circuits Instructor qualification too
  • Part Time Weekend courses to work around your life

This internationally recognised qualification will allow you to work as a fitness instructor. The course has been designed by some of the UK's leading fitness industry professionals, so start an exciting new career in the fitness industry with us. You will also gain a circuits instructor certificate on completion.

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This course is designed, written and delivered by a team of sports scientists, academics, specialist instructors, educationalists and experienced personal trainers.

All students study the anatomy, physiology and other theory modules as e-learning. This is done through a variety of interactive videos and resources. Students work at their own pace and have their educational supervisors for constant support throughout.

Students are expected to then attend 2 weekends of face to face teaching. The weekends will be used to consolidate the learning from e-learning and focuses mainly on the practical aspects of the course.

Students will cover the following key areas:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise Programming
  • Health and Safety
  • Supporting Clients
  • Delivering and Coaching
  • Exercise programmes
  • Circuit Training
  • Communication skills


  • AIQ Level 2 Certificate in FItness Instructing- Gym
  • REPs Certificate in Circuit Training Instructing

REPs 20 Points and Active IQ

Entry Requirements
Students must be over 16 years of age. There are no other entry requirements.

You will be supported throughout the course by your dedicated educational supervisor.

You will also have support from your course tutor and the whole core team and other students via our exclusive private facebook group. The online learning will also serve to support you.

Our educational supervisors are passionate and friendly and you will find yourself more than likely keeping in touch with most of the core team! On completion of your course we have a dedicated graduate forum to support you as you develop your career.

In this short module we discuss how to get the most out of the course and what you need to do! The module is split into 3 shorter lessons:

  • The Course and Assessment
  • Roles of a Fitness Instructor
  • Study Skills

Here you will learn all the key anatomy and physiology you need to be a fitness instructor. Our team of doctors teach you this challenging area in an easy to learn fashion. The module is split into the following smaller lessons:

  • Heart and Lungs
  • Nervous System
  • Muscles
  • Bones and Joints
  • Energy Systems

This module looks at what happens to the body when we exercise. It is broken down into the following areas:

  • Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Flexibility
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance
  • Motor Fitness
  • Nutrition for Exercise and Health

In this module we look at the key health and safety laws you are expected to know and adhere to. We also look at risk assessments and everything else you need to successfully work in the industry.

In this important module we discuss the science behind retaining clients, getting new clients and communication skills and models. This aspect makes our course very unique and our students arguable more successful!

In this module, students learn all the key gym exercises, the muscles and joints they work, key technique and injury prevention points. Here we also use the latest research to discuss, sets, reps, rest, heart rate, intensity, workout models and much more!

In this module we look at the art of coaching. We want our students to be fantastic coaches, who can coach clients to great results, whatever the goal. Here we look at the key methods and models for coaching.

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Venue: David Lloyd, Raich Carter Way, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU7 3DB

Day 1: Saturday 12 January 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 2: Sunday 13 January 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 3: Saturday 26 January 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 4: Sunday 27 January 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 5: Sunday 10 February 2019 10:00-18:00

Total Days: 5 Days

Note: Bookings close on Saturday 05 January 2019

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Venue: York Sport, Lakeside Way, Heslington, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5FG

Day 1: Saturday 02 February 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 2: Sunday 03 February 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 3: Saturday 16 February 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 4: Sunday 17 February 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 5: Sunday 03 March 2019 10:00-18:00

Total Days: 5 Days

Note: Bookings close on Friday 25 January 2019

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Venue: David Lloyd, Raich Carter Way, Hull, East Yorkshire, HU7 4HS

Day 1: Saturday 13 April 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 2: Sunday 14 April 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 3: Saturday 27 April 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 4: Sunday 28 April 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 5: Sunday 12 May 2019 10:00-18:00

Total Days: 5 Days

Note: Bookings close on Tuesday 02 April 2019

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Venue: David Lloyd, St John's Playing Field, Hull Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 3LG

Day 1: Friday 12 July 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 2: Saturday 13 July 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 3: Sunday 14 July 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 4: Monday 15 July 2019 10:00-18:00
Day 5: Sunday 28 July 2019 10:00-18:00

Total Days: 5 Days

Note: Bookings close on Sunday 02 June 2019

matthew dalton

Wednesday 28 June 2017

I really enjoyed this course haven't been in education for a long time since school which was 9 years ago and I also have dyslexia I was given amazing support by Jo she went well out of her way to help me. I highly recommend this course to anybody who has a interest in fitness even if your a beginner as you learn so much on the course there is lots of practical in the gym which really helps. I enjoyed the theory parts of the course was a good challenge I recommend putting in the studying as it's really worth it. I look forward to many more courses.

Michael Boddy

Thursday 15 December 2016

This is the second course i have done with CORE. Thankyou for all the support as always! Loved the course!

Michelle Denton

Monday 05 December 2016

eing dyslexic, I was worried about studyin again. I sat down with Jo my supervisor and we made a plan. There was lots of support material, I had a book, online lectures, infographics and one to one support. Ann Marie acted as my reader for the exams too! Im glad to say with all the support I passed my exams!

Tom Wilson

Thursday 10 November 2016

My manager had studied with CORE, so my gym recommended the course- really good course!


Tuesday 01 November 2016

Really enjoyed the course- thankyou!

Mick Ramsden

Wednesday 12 October 2016

Fantastic course with a personal touch. THe after care was great and my circuits classes are goign really well!


Tuesday 04 October 2016

Was good- will be booking PT soon.

Jess McKenna

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Emma was brill. She made learning the anatomy so easy.

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Student will be assessed by:

  • 2 Multiple Choice exams
  • 1 coursework including programme
  • 1 Practical Exam

To support you in your exam preparation we have developed exclusive mock exam questions, just for our students and a range of other resources including podcasts, revision videos and more!

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