The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing ETM Upskill

The aim of this qualification is to train learners to a professionally competent level, enabling them to prescribe, plan and deliver safe and effective exercise classes in a health club environment.

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing ETM Upskill Entry Requirements

  • Some experience of studio-based exercise classes 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 pitched at level 2.

Qualification Structure

This qualification comprises of 6 mandatory units (24 credits).


Coursework/Project, Multiple Choice Examination, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment.

Career Progression

  • This qualification provides progression to Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness, for learners who wish to develop and demonstrate occupational competence in group exercise to music instruction.
  • Alternatively, it provides progression to Level 3 qualifications in Pilates or Personal Training for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become personal trainers.
  • Learners may also broaden their knowledge and skills by progressing to Level 2 qualifications in instructing Circuits, Step and Aqua.

Mandatory Course Units:

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing ETM Upskill