Learn new skills.
Look here for your qualification.

Fitness Instructing
(Gym-Based Exercise) (RQF)

The Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) (RQF) is
aimed at those learners looking to gain entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals
(REPS) as a Level 2 Fitness Instructor

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the skills and knowledge to a professionally competent
level enabling them to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions unsupervised
via the context of gym-based exercise.

Qualification Structure

In order to achieve the Focus Awards Level 2
Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based
Exercise) learners must complete the following 6

Learner Entry Requirements

Some experience of gym-based exercises, including
free weights, is highly recommended
The course requires physical exertion and individual
participation is essential; therefore, a degree of
physical fitness is necessary.
There is also an element of communication
(discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved
and learners should have basic skills in
communication at level 2

Employment Opportunities

On successfully achieving this qualification learners
could potentially gain employment as a

  • Fitness Instructor/gym instructor
  • Recreation assistant
  • Exercise instructor
  • Leisure centre assistant

Qualification Progression Routes

Learners wishing to progress from this qualification
could undertake the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ in sport, Recreation and Allied
  • Level 2 NVQ in Instructing Exercise and Fitness
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training
  • Level 3 National Award/Certificate/Diploma
    in Sport
  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Exercise
    and Fitness – Instructing Exercise and Fitness


The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) have
provided a letter of recognition for the qualification
indicating that the qualification is fit for purpose in
terms of progress into employment within the
health and fitness sector.


Please contact us for full details of any resources we
may have developed for your use.

Purpose Statement

To view the purpose statement please click here

Qualification Specification

To view the Qualification Specification please click