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Level 2 Group Training Certificate


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Our training certificate in group training gives you everything you need to know to deliver effective sessions in numerous disciplines. You can study online at your own pace and benefit from the knowledge of our experienced tutors.

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Our graduates are working in some of the biggest gyms globally

Maximise your earning potential with a certificate in group training

If you’re a fitness industry professional, you’ll know all too well that a group training environment is different from working with clients one-on-one. It requires a specific set of skills and the ability to assess each individual in the group, which can be tricky if you lack experience.

Our training certificate in group training gives you everything you need to know to deliver effective sessions in numerous disciplines. You can study online at your own pace and benefit from the knowledge of our experienced tutors.

Level 2 Group Training Course Overview

It’s no secret that the fitness industry is competitive, but our course gives you everything you need to plan and implement dynamic group training sessions. You’ll learn valuable background knowledge and hold a CIMSPA-recognised qualification, giving you more job opportunities.

Learn at home, in your own time and enjoy the convenience you get with our interactive course content.


This comprehensive CIMSPA approved course, delivered 100% online in the UK and worldwide, teaches the key skills of the modern kids exercise instructor. Learn programming and development considerations for Children aged 5-15.

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  • Module 1: Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness

    During this module, you’ll learn about anatomy and physiology and how they relate to exercise.

    We cover areas such as core strength and stability, along with postural stability, so you can get to grips with the human body and understand how the right exercises can enhance health.

    The units include:

    • Learning about the skeletal structure and how it works.
    • Naming the different bones and joints.
    • Understanding optimum postural alignment and learning how it changes through the life stages.
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  • Module 2: Professionalism for group training

    All fitness professionals need to learn how to act professionality – especially when working in group environments. Upon completing this module, you’ll learn how to identify potential risk factors for each client and maintain a professional attitude.

    The outcomes will include you being able to:

    • Develop strong working relationships with clients.
    • Understand how to develop safe and effective group training sessions.
    • Learn how to run a business successfully.
    • Understand the motivations of people in the exercise groups.
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  • Module 3: Health and safety in a group training environment

    Health and safety are central to any group training session, and instructors must be able to prioritise the safety of each client.

    In this unit, you’ll:

    • Understand the importance of health and safety for individual clients and groups.
    • Learn how to identify hazards and put safeguarding measures into place.
    • Understand emergency and operation procedures.
    • Learn how to maintain the training equipment and create a safe area.
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  • Module 4: Changing behaviours and supporting clients to enjoy healthy lifestyles

    This unit teaches you how to enhance client motivation and support exercise adherence during group training classes.

    • A group exercise instructor also has to focus on what clients do outside the gym and help people develop a healthy lifestyle. Eating nutrient-dense foods and getting enough physical activity is central to maintaining a healthy weight.
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The Fitness Circle support team & materials

With a personal tutor on hand to help you learn with us, we ensure that you are not alone during your studies.

Tutors with industry experience

Our tutors are dedicated, knowledgeable and best of all,
have personal training experience.

Comprehensive learning materials

  • Premium learner manuals
  • Dedicated support tutor
  • Detailed study guide breaking down the course
  • Vast range of mock theory exams
  • Simplified templates for case-study assessments
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Experience Class

  • Way 2 Fitness Work

    ”The support and the knowledge given allowed me to start working in the industry straight way. I have and will continue to recommend their services to anyone looking to get qualified.”

    Way 2 Work 

    Basketball Coach & PT

  • Nuna’s Nutritionist

    “I chose the The Fitness Circle because I could study the whole course online, in my own timeframe, which worked well with my schedule. It was a great experience.”

    Nuna’s Nutrition


  • Helle Hammonds Celebrity Personal Trainer

    “I qualified as a PT with The Fitness Circle over 10 years ago and will still recommend them to this day.”

    Helle Hammonds

    Celebrity Personal Trainer

  • Tom ‘Kong’ Watson Personal Trainer

    “The Fitness Circle will teach you everything you need to know to get you started in a career in Personal Training”

    Tom ‘Kong’ Watson

    Former MMA Champion



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Optional units

Along with the mandatory units, you’ll also be able to choose one of two optional units, which will set you on the way to becoming a group training instructor.

Planning and instructing group training sessions

If you’d like to teach group fitness classes but aren’t necessarily interested in aerobics, this unit is ideal for your needs.

It will give you everything you need to plan effective group training sessions for people of all ages and maintain a safe environment.

You’ll also learn how to evaluate your skills as an instructor and improve on each lesson.

Planning and instructing group training to music

This optional unit combines planning and instructing group sessions with incorporating music into the training.

If you’re interested in teaching aerobics or gaining an exercise to music qualification, this unit will teach you basic choreography skills so you can implement them into your sessions.

Upon completion of this course:

Upon successfully completing the group fitness instructor course, you’ll have more career opportunities within the health and fitness industry, including the ability to work at gyms and health centres. Some of our students also go on to run bootcamps or enjoy instructing group training sessions for children and vulnerable adults. If professional development is essential to you, this course can give you everything you need to offer group exercise sessions and profit from running classes instead of teaching one individual at a time.

With our level 2 certificate in group training, you get:

  • Access to highly qualified trainers that will support you every step of the way.

  • Enjoy the convenience of online learning, and complete the mandatory units in your own time.

  • Move onto a specialised Level 3 personal trainer course, or expand your knowledge to teach bespoke senior group exercise classes.

  • Earn a higher salary working for yourself or in one of the UK’s leading health clubs.

  • Access to a range of flexible payment options, including pay monthly solutions. 


Enquire about our group exercise instructor course today

There’s no better time to invest in your personal and professional development, so why not study with The Fitness Circle and enhance your career?

We’re known for delivering exceptional customer service and guarantee that you’ll have an incredible experience learning how to be a group training personal trainer.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us or book your course today. We look forward to helping you boost your prospects, and many of our students now work in the UK’s biggest health clubs and gyms.


Does the course equip me for high-intensity interval training?

You can apply the knowledge you learn in this course for HIIT sessions. Groups can benefit from enhanced physical fitness, and this form of training proves to be very beneficial.

You’ll also learn about body conditioning, strength training and sports exercise for training groups of athletes.

What are the entry requirements?

Many of our students begin their studies with the Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification, but you can go straight onto this course if you’d prefer. However, instructing groups is more problematic as you have to focus on individual participation, so learning practical skills as a gym instructor first can be beneficial.

Why choose The Fitness Circle over other training providers?

The Fitness Circle is one of the premier fitness training providers, and we’re proud of our achievements. We prioritise your learning experience to ensure that professional practice is a priority when you’re instructing.

With so many happy and successful previous students, we’re confident you’ll have no problem finding work after completing the course.

Are there decent career opportunities available?

Yes, absolutely. People are more concerned now than ever before about their fitness. When you complete the certificate in group training, you can enjoy plenty of career prospects and work in a gym or health club – and even alone if you’d prefer.

Upon completing the qualification, learners can move on to other areas of study, including the Level 3 Personal Trainer course.

Many people choose to build their strength and resilience in a fitness environment, so there are always opportunities for personal training professionals.

Whether you want to work with general fitness clients or help athletes with lifestyle management, you’ll find plenty of doors ajar in the fitness industry.

Take the first step towards your brand new career.


Our Course Advisors are eager to walk through your options and answer any questions you have

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