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Fitness Instructing - Level 2 CYQ Certificate at City of Oxford College

Course description

If you want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in gym-based exercise, this CYQ course gives you the fitness instruction training you need.

Course content

You will learn and complete three units: 
• anatomy and physiology for exercise
• health, safety and welfare
• principles of exercise, fitness and health
• know how to support your client
• planning gym-based exercise
• instructing gym-based exercise

You learn through a mixture of practical and theory-based sessions utilising case studies, discussion groups and lectures on the core content.

Entry requirements

You need to be 16 years of age or above and have an interest in working within the fitness industry.


Assessment is through the development of a portfolio of evidence, two worksheets, two one-hour multiple choice exams, continuous assessments and practical assessment.

Future opportunities

Successful completion helps you to seek employment (paid or unpaid) as a fitness instructor within the fitness environment. You could also progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 15 February 2016
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      • From Ring Road: use EITHER Banbury Road or Woodstock Road to city centre. At traffic lights, end of St. Giles (Map 1), turn right into Beaumont Street and follow signs to the rail station. At the second set of traffic lights, i.e. at the bottom of Park End Street, turn left into Oxpens Road (ice rink). The College is ¼ mile on the left.
      • From South (Newbury) A34: Turn off A34 to Southern bypass and make for Cowley. At next roundabout, turn left to city centre (park and ride on left). Follow Abingdon Road to end, form left towards ice rink and parks. The College is opposite the ice rink.
      • From A423 (Henley/Reading): Join ring road at (Sainsburys) and turn left to next roundabout and right to city centre and ice rink.
      • From East (London): M40/A40 At end of A40 turn left at roundabout signed Cowley. Continue on the ring road, (4 roundabouts) to Abingdon Road, city centre and ice rink.
      • From the train station: the campus is 10 minutes walk from the station.