Level 2 Certificate In Instructing Group Exercise to Music


The VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Group Exercise to Music is an Occupational Qualification aimed at learners aged 19+ who are either in a full-time level 2 education programme, a part time programme at a college or with a private training provider, and wish to pursue a career within the fitness industry as a group exercise to music instructor. The qualification is based on the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards for group exercise to music.

Course Content - What will I learn?

The qualification includes all the required elements to work effectively as a group exercise to music instructor. Learners must achieve all mandatory units which include:

  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals
  • Professional practice for exercise and fitness professionals
  • Exercise, fitness and lifestyle consultation and management
  • Planning and instructing group exercise to music

Throughout this qualification, learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology. You will also develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to pre-screen clients and check their readiness to exercise and follow health and safety practices in a health and fitness environment. Learners will develop the knowledge and skills to plan group exercise to music sessions. You will learn how to design and structure group exercise to music sessions to train different components of fitness. In parallel, learners will develop their communication and customer service skills, your awareness of environmental sustainability and your commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. Problem solving, team working skills and research skills will also be developed.

Am I right for the course?

This course is for adults aged 19+ who would like to work in the fitness industry teaching group exercise.

No prior requirements needed.

Theory elements online and practical elements face to face.


You will be taught by experienced tutors who have worked in the fitness industry industry for a number of years.

What Next?

As a fitness instructor with a Level 2 Certificate in Instructing Group Exercise to Music, learners could progress directly into employment in a variety of contexts, which include:

  • Teaching fitness classes to music for commercial gyms
  • Public leisure centres
  • Private health and fitness clubs
  • Armed forces
  • Cruise liners

Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, learners may choose to develop their knowledge and skills further by completing additional qualifications at level 3 in the following areas:

  • Gym instruction
  • Personal training
  • Exercise referral
  • Physical activity programmes for antenatal and postnatal clients

Our Sports courses will help you get to the ceiling of your ability and this could be Regional, National or even International level competition. You could also progress to University or into direct employment.

Potential careers:

  • Sports Professional
  • Sports Therapist
  • Sport and Exercise Scientist
  • Sports Development Officer
  • Sports Coach, Physiotherapist
  • Leisure Centre Manager
  • Leisure Centre Assistant
  • Outdoor Activities Instructor
  • Health and Fitness Instructor
  • Pool/Beach Lifeguard
  • Personal Trainer
  • Gym Instructor

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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