Certificate in Gym Instruction
This qualification is the industry entry level course which provides the learning foundation for all certified fitness career-paths and higher level courses (eg. Personal Training) and other fitness-based CPD courses (eg Group Training).
This certificate allows graduates to work as a certified gym instructor, but does not give sufficient education to be able to offer 1:1 personal training to clients.
The Gym Instructor Certificate is a pre-requisite to becoming certified as a Personal Trainer and is therefore included as an integral part of all EPTI Diploma in Personal Training course packages.
If you wish to enrol on any of the EPTI Diploma in Personal Training course packages, you can complete this qualification at the same time as your Personal Training qualification by attending just one practical course.
(Over 90% of our students complete their chosen PT Diploma on one practical course, rather than by splitting the qualifications over separate practical course dates).
Because EPTI Gym Instructor courses are delivered over the first four days of all PT Diploma practical courses, you will experience a higher quantity of practical training than is normal for this fitness qualification.
In addition to providing certification for this entry level fitness qualification, the practical course sessions are pitched to ensure that our personal training students meet the high EPTI personal trainer standards in week two, by receiving extensive practical foundation training in the gym to perfect their own personal exercise technique and their gym-based exercise coaching.
No experience or previous qualifications required
Some personal gym experience recommended but not essential.
Minimum age 16 years.
6-8 weeks of home based online study and coursework assignments.
You will be assigned a personal tutor to offer guidance, feedback & support during the online course.
4 days intensive practical course (9am-5pm) at one of our campus locations.
Our qualifications are REPS & CIMSPA approved and recognised internationally by ICREPS member organisations, allowing students to work overseas with REPS and EREPs recognition.
EPTI Gym Instructor graduates have guaranteed gym instructor role job interviews with a number of leading health clubs - check out our Jobs Board for the latest information.
The Gym Instructor course includes the following national qualification framework qualification:
- Certificate in Planning and Delivering Gym Based Exercise (RQF level 2/ EQF & MQF level 3)
We offer an accommodation package that can be purchased by students wishing to study at either the Dénia or the Estepona campuses in Spain. Accommodation is a shared student apartment (on a same-gender basis) with your own private bedroom. This option provides a focused learning atmosphere where you will bond and grow together with your classmates.
Also included is a complementary minibus transfer from Alicante Airport to the campus in Dénia, for flights arriving before 13:00hrs on the scheduled arrival day of the practical course; and from Dénia to Alicante Airport on the scheduled departure day of the practical course.
Note there is no complementary minibus transfer at the Estepona campus due to there being a cheap and regular bus route running from the airport to Estepona.
Minimum age of 18 years for the accommodation option.
NB - Accommodation package is not available in Malta.
This is the entry level qualification for career paths into the fitness industry.