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

Based on 1 Review


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
  • Active IQ Accredited qualification
  • Part Time Weekend courses to work around your life

This internationally recognised qualification will allow you to work as a gym 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.

Share this:

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 4 days of face to face teaching. These days will be used to consolidate the learning from e-learning and will mainly focus 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 Gym Instructing

Active IQ

Entry Requirements
Students must be over 16 years of age to enrol on the course. 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, rep, 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.

Book Now

Venue: York Sports Centre Athletics Pavilion, University of York - Heslington West, James Way, North Yorkshire, YO10 5NA

Day 1: Saturday 14 September 2024 10:00-18:00
Day 2: Sunday 15 September 2024 10:00-18:00
Day 3: Saturday 28 September 2024 10:00-18:00
Day 4: Sunday 29 September 2024 10:00-18:00
Day 5: Saturday 19 October 2024 10:00-18:00

Total Days: 5 Days

Note: Bookings close on Thursday 12 September 2024

Myles Lawman

Saturday 23 March 2024

Enjoyed it a lot! Covered some of the material from my degree and Paul taught it really well, a lot of it sank in better than my degree! Looking forward to the PT course!

Sign in to Add a Review

Student will be assessed by:

  • 1 multiple choice theory exam
  • 1 coursework booklet (LAP) including a client 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!

Does your business, leisure club, university, college or workplace need training?

If you have at least 6 students that require training we can come to you or you can come to us! Get in touch to have a discussion and receive a competitive quote.

Organisations we have worked with:

Get in touch

Have you considered..

Level 3 and Level 4 Massage Package


Sports massage is a rewarding and interesting career. Work for a professional team or club or set up a private business or clinic. Our course teaches you everything you need to know and we have experienced tutors (sports therapists, doctors and masseurs) to hand to supervise and provide support.

Take your sports massage career further and learn to assess injuries and provide treatments.

Learn all about injuries from our therapist and medical team who work regularly with professional teams and NHS patients.

Diploma in Sports Massage Level 3


Sports massage is a rewarding and interesting career. Work for a professional team or club or set up a private business or clinic. Our course teaches you everything you need to know and we have experienced tutors (sports therapists, doctors and masseurs) to hand to supervise and provide support.

Step Instructor


This course is for anyone who wants to teach step classes. This course has been developed and taught by our experienced studio master instructors. Learn to teach one of the oldest and most popular studio classes!

Muscle Physiology


Tutor, Jordan Curry, has an MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology and a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science and teaches at College and University level.

This CPD course will give you an overview of muscle physiology. By the end of the course you will be able to understand the structure of skeletal muscle; understand the process of the proposed sliding filament theory, the structure of a sarcomere and why calcium is vital in skeletal muscle contraction; understand the types of adaptations that can occur in skeletal muscle due to chronic exercise; and understand the responses that can occur to skeletal muscle due to acute exercise.

At the end of the course you will receive access to a certificate which you can download and print as evidence of your CPD.