Trainee Fitness Instructor

Duties include:

  • Club show rounds
  • Carrying out inductions to new members
  • Checking equipment is working
  • Setting up and taking down equipment for classes
  • Supporting members with general enquiries
  • Keeping the gym clean and tidy


  • The rate will be national minimum wage for an apprentice as a start point but will be reviewed for good performance.


  • No formal qualifications are required but a positive attitude and a passion for the gym and helping people will be a merit.

About the course

The Level 2 Exercise and Fitness Apprenticeship is ideal for someone who wants to work operationally in a leisure centre with a fitness facility, and also wants to become a fitness instructor.  At the end of the Apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified Fitness Instructor and will be able to work unsupervised in a gym, advising customers on their training programmes.

Qualifications and Skills

On completion of a Level 2 Exercise and Fitness Apprenticeship the Learner will achieve:

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Instructing Exercise and Fitness
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 1 Functional skills: English and Maths (possible exemptions dependent on previous qualifications. Evidence of qualifications will be required)
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning

Career and Progression Opportunities

Once the Level 2 Exercise and Fitness Apprenticeship has been completed potential job roles could include:

  • Fitness Instructor / Gym Instructor
  • Recreation Assistant
  • Leisure Centre Assistant

On completion of a Level 2 Apprenticeship, Apprentices also have the option to develop their skills further and progress to an advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Company: Shapes Gym

Location: Ribchester, United Kingdom

Hours: 30 per week
Working times to be discussed.

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