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Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness


Qualification number
SFA/LAD funding code


Required age
16 +

Learning hours

Guided learning hours
Total qualification hours

Key dates

Operational start date
Qualification review date
Certification end date


Interested in offering a qualification that allows people to work as an exercise and fitness instructor?

This qualification will give your learners the knowledge, skills and confidence to become a fitness instructor in one of the following disciplines:

- Gym-based exercise. - Exercise to music. - Water-based exercise. - Exercise and physical activity for children.

With this qualification, your learners can have the confidence that they're offering the right support to the people that they coach.

Provides learners with the knowledge, confidence and skills to become an exercise and fitness instructor

Qualification Progression

Learners could progress onto the:

  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Strength and Conditioning for Sport
  • 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ in Personal Training
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Physical Development and Physical Activity in the Early Years
  • 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport
  • 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Supporting the Delivery of Physical Education and School Sport

Potential job roles include:

  • Gym instructor; delivering gym inductions and designing health related gym programmes
  • Studio instructor; delivering a range of classes for example aerobics or body conditioning. The qualification enables the instructor to then further continued professional development activities to further enhance the range of classes they are able to deliver (for example step classes)
  • Aqua aerobics instructor; delivering a water-based aerobics session in shallow water pools
  • Children’’s exercise and physical activity instructor; delivering fun activity sessions, within an employment setting.

Level 2

1st4sport Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness

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