Level 3 Gym Instructor

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Becoming a fitness instructor (Also known as a gym instructor) is a starting point for your career in the fitness industry . We will teach you everything you need to plan and deliver tailored gym programmes that are designed specifically for your clients. Pay over 6-18 months using our finance partner Humm

Course information


This is an Internationally Accredited Qualification with VTCT and is CIMSPA Approved. This is a Level 3 Qualification on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and a Level 2 Certificate in UK.

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications required. Students must be 16 years +


Online coursework/case study, Multiple choice exams, Practical observation

Self paced – complete as quickly as you like or at your own convenience via our online learning option

Average completion time is 4-6 weeks when studying part time

Units that you will cover (Level 3)

  1. Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  2. Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  3. Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  4. Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  5. Planning gym-based exercise
  6. Instructing gym-based exercise

Online Coursework and Case study

Multiple choice exams

Practical Assessment – Take your client (friend) through a programme you design

Assessment locations available: Dublin (Swords), Cork City, Galway City, Newry, Derry, Belfast

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