Level 2 Group Exercise Instructor Training

If you are looking to become a Group Training Instructor in the health and fitness industry, then the Entire Training Level 2 Group Training Sessions is the qualification for you. This course will supply you with the skills and knowledge required to deliver sessions such as circuits, boot camp, high intensity interval training (HIIT) and body conditioning. The qualification still incorporates exercise to music but has been designed to enable learners to offer a wider variety of group training sessions.

Entire Training are proud to be one of the UK’s leading health and fitness training providers and have been successfully delivering health and fitness qualifications for over 15 years. Our Level 2 Group Training Sessions qualification is fully recognised by the Chartered Institute of Management of Sport & Physical Activity (CIMSPA), allowing you as the graduate to use the qualification both nationally and internationally. Our awarding body is Focus Awards who provide Equal regulated qualifications.

On top of this, Entire Training are proud to have a 99.4% pass rate, so you can be confident in successfully gaining this qualification and achieving your career goals.

Thanks to our flexible approach, this course can be delivered via two different learning methods, either Online or Face-to-Face.

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Course Duration 4-6 weeks

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Flexible home study

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Course Cost From: £449.00

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Flexible Finance Options

If you would like to speak to one of our team about payment options then call now or use our friendly live chat team who will find the right payment option for you.

Course Overview


The Level 2 Group Training Sessions qualification will provide you with a platform to enter the fitness industry. By completing this CIMSPA recognised course, you can pursue a career as a Group Training instructor teaching classes in the UK or Internationally and potentially earn an annual salary in the region of £25k-£30k. You will develop knowledge and understanding about the following topics:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the human body and how this relates to exercise and health, including postural and core stability.
  • key principles of exercise, fitness, and health, including the components, principles, and variables of fitness, the health and benefits of physical activity, and the importance of healthy eating.
  • How to develop effective working relationships with clients, how to provide ongoing customer services, and how to support clients to adhere to exercise/physical activity.
  • Maintain health, safety, and welfare in a fitness environment, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Collecting and using participant’s information in order to plan safe and effective group training sessions.

Many of those who complete the Level 2 Group Training qualification often go on to complete the Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio CyclingLevel 2 Instructing Kettlebell Exercises, or Level 2 Circuit training to further their knowledge.

A degree of physical fitness is necessary.

You should have basic skills in communication.

You should be a minimum of 16 years old to undertake this qualification.

The course itself is made up of 6 units, offering both a practical and theory-based learning opportunity. Our tutors have over 20 years of industry experience, giving all our students the opportunity to learn from their knowledge and experience.

Unit 1 – Principles of health and wellbeing for exercise, fitness, and health
Unit 2 – Anatomy, physiology and kinesiology for exercise and health
Unit 3 – Know how to support client’s lifestyle management and enhance client motivation for exercise and physical activity.
Unit 4 – Principles for professional practice and health and safety in a fitness environment
Unit 5 – Planning professional practice with effective consultations and assessments for group training sessions
Unit 6 – Instructing professional practice and effective exercise supervision in group training sessions.

The assessment and duration of the Level 2 Group Training qualification is wholly dependent on the learning method that you opt for.

The online learning method can see you qualify in just 4-6 weeks by choosing our fast-track learning option. The qualification is assessed in several ways – such as a coursework portfolio, open book multiple-choice exams, 20 hours industry experience and a practical assessment.

By opting for the Face-to-Face option, you can complete the Level 2 Group Training course in a more flexible time frame. All students will complete a coursework portfolio and open book multiple-choice exams, 20 hours industry experience and then a face-to-face practical assessment at your chosen venue with a qualified tutor.

You will receive 2 years to complete your qualification.

At Diverse Trainers, we do everything in our power to ensure that all students have the best possible chance of successfully completing their course, a point that is emphasised by our 99.4% pass rate.

Learning options

Thanks to our flexible and holistic approach, at Entire Training we offer a combination of learning options for you to choose from. Find out more about either our Face to Face Blended learning option or Online Distance by speaking with a member of our team on 01772 910950 or chat with us now.

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Online Distance Learning

  • Live webinar induction hosted by a dedicated tutor
  • Interactive E-learning Platform
  • Course resource manual pack
  • Access to our dedicated student support team
  • Career Guidance & Support
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Finance Price

£499 from £27.72/month

For more information on this course or to find out about our flexible payment options call us on 01772 910 950

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Face to Face Blended Learning

  • Entire Training can send a highly qualified tutor to your chosen location and gym.
  • Face to face Covid friendly tutoring, giving you a one to one and or a group teaching experience.
  • Fast track qualifying opportunities with a 99.4% pass rate on all courses.
Upfront Payment

Finance Price

£749 from £41.61/month

For more information on this course or to find out about our flexible payment options call us on 01772 910 950



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With learning venues up and down the United Kingdom, Entire Training offers people around the country with the opportunity to access industry leading health and fitness qualifications.

At every Entire Training venue, our learners have access to state-of-the-art equipment and support from our dedicated tutors.

Find out more information about an Entire Training learning venue near you by calling 01772 910950.


What our graduates say about us

I would highly recommend this course to anyone looking for a FastTrack and affordable way to get qualified. I am now working in a gym and looking to complete my Level 3 Personal Training course in Nottingham later this year.

Alex, Qualified Gym Instructor


The regular phone calls I received from my support tutor always gave me confidence in completing the home study in time and they made sure I was organised fully going into the training days

Hayley, Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer Diploma

I would have to say one of the best courses I have been on. I have been working out for the last 5 years and really got into fitness, weight training and wanted to know more. I signed up for the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal training in Milton Keynes and loved it.

Holly, Personal Training Graduate

Milton Keynes

Frequently Asked Questions

Entire Training qualify thousands of fitness professionals each year, we have been delivering fitness qualification for over 15 years, our pass rate is 99.4% across all learning options. Check out our recent Trust Pilot and Google reviews to see what students had to say about our courses.

Of course! Within the fitness industry it is important that you continue your development and further your knowledge to stand out from other trainers. Many of our students go on to complete additional qualifications with us. This allows them to offer their clients further services and take their careers to the next level. We have many courses available which you can progress onto following completion of your qualification including: • Level 2 Gym Instructor • Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells • Level 2 Award in Instructing Studio Cycling • Level 2 Award in Delivering Circuit Sessions • Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspension Training • Level 3 in Instructing Pilates Matwork • Level 3 Award in Developing Exercise Sessions for Older Adults • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage

You have 2 years to complete your qualification, we can extend the course for you if you require a longer period.

You will receive a recognised Level 2 Group Training Sessions (RQF)

Entire Training in providing affordable courses for everyone. Our unique online product enables us run courses completely online therefore reducing venue, tutor and travel expenses which is passed onto the learners. You will receive the same qualification that any other training provider offers.

Following completion of our Level 2 Group Training qualification you will be able to get insured as a Group Exercise instructor. You can then kickstart your career whether that’s: • Work as a freelance group exercise instructor • Become a Les Mills Instructor (additional qualification required - Exercise to Music Course) • Become a Zumba instructor (additional qualification required) • Become a Studio Cycling Instructor (additional qualification required)

You will receive an interactive induction which will provide you with detailed understanding of how to make a start to your course. If you wish you can have schedule weekly or monthly calls this can be arrange during your induction to the call. We have 3 communication methods available; you can speak to a tutor instantly via phone or our online chat system. Alternatively, if you have a detailed question, you can email us, and a tutor will respond in 24 hours.

Both the Online and Face-to-Face course option starts the day that you sign up. Our dedicated student support team will devise a learning plan that suits both your needs and your desired completion timescale. Our enrolment team send all the resources out the day you sign up - this is done electronically to avoid any delays or waiting time for your resources.



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