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Level 2: Weight Training Instructor


  • This award is designed for those who have completed the Level 1 Introduction To Resistance Training course and wish to further their knowledge of training with free weights and resistance machines.
  • A two day course.
  • Aligned to the NVQ/SVQ Level 2 Exercise and Fitness Coaching Qualification and as such can prepare candidates to meet the requirements for the NVQ/SVQ Level 2 assessment.

Who should go on this course?

  • This course is intended for anyone intending to study for the NVQ/SVQ Level 2 Exercise & Fitness Coaching qualification.
  • Anyone wishing to enrol on this course should be physically fit and able to engage in light forms of exercise.


What does the course cover?

  • Principles & variables of fitness
  • Warm up, main work out & cool down.
  • The use of exercise machines, cardio vascular equipment and free weights.
  • Teaching Methods & the benefits of exercise
  • Aspects of safety.
  • Basic Anatomy: Structure and function of the skeleton, range of movement at joints & the effect of exercise.
  • Basic Physiology: Muscle contraction, major muscle groups, effects of exercise on muscles.
  • Basic cardio circulatory & respiratory systems: Aerobic & anaerobic systems and requirements for exercise.
  • Components for fitness: Health related cardiovascular endurance, strength, muscular endurance and flexibility.

What resources are available?

  • Course Workbook
  • Access to free weights and resistance machines


  • Anyone wishing to attend this course must have completed the Level 1 – Introduction to Resistance Training Course within 2 years of enrolment.
  • Anyone wishing to attend a Weight Training Instructor course will need to go to the course calendar and follow the link to our online booking database by clicking the course they wish to attend. Enquiries can be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

What should I expect?

  • Two full days (9am-5pm)
  • A mixture of classroom and practical sessions.
  • Due to the nature of the course there will be an element of physical activity involved so dress appropriately.
  • If you cannot take part in any physical activity for medical reasons please make the course leader aware of this at the start of the day.
  • You will be expected to engage actively in all sessions throughout the day.

What do I need to bring?

  • You will be provided with a course workbook to record any learning from the day so you only need to bring a pen. It would be useful to bring a drink as we cannot guarantee access to refreshments at all venues. Please note that lunch is not provided.

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