Lv2 Certificate in Instructing Group Training (formally ETM)



This qualification aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective group training sessions.



This qualification aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective group training sessions.

 During the qualification learners will cover:

  • Anatomy, physiology and nutrition and how they relate to exercise and fitness.

  • Health and safety in the group training environment.

  • The skills to support exercise adherence and a healthy lifestyle.

  • The skills to plan, instruct and supervise safe and effective group training sessions.

  • Professionalism for group training.

  • Personal and professional development.

  • Delivering exceptional customer service.

Entry Requirements

  • Experience of group training classes is highly recommended

  • The course requires physical participation therefore a basic level of fitness will be required

  • There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved so please take this into account

 Qualification Structure

Learners must complete the four mandatory units and at least one of the two optional units (ETM or Circuits), learners can complete both units if required.

 Course Delivery

Our courses are run on a one-to-one face to face basis with added online support. The course will also need a fair amount of self-motivation to learn and carry out course work when not with your assessor to revise for set exams and practical sessions.

 Career Progression

This qualification provides progression on to:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training

  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training

  • Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Exercise and Health

  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells

  • Other Level 3 and 4 technical qualifications in related subjects

 With the included learner portal access, we will guide you through the set up and initial growth of your business.

Additional information

Payment Plan

One off payment, Pay half now and half upon completion



Mandatory Units –

  • Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness

  • Professionalism for group training

  • Health and safety in a group training environment

  • Supporting behaviour change and healthy lifestyles


Optional Units –

  • Planning and instructing group training sessions

  • Planning and instructing group training to music sessions


Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Practical Demonstration/Assignment/Assessment

  • Multiple Choice Exams


What is the time scale of the course?

Depends on you is the short answer. If you have more time on your hands, and can complete coursework and revision quicker, then you could do the course in a much quicker time. But please note that you will need a good understanding of each section to pass.  

Is the course industry recognised?

Of course. The course is REP’s, CIMPSA and OFQUAL recognised and regulated. It is also recognised in some countries around the world.

Where do I go for my assessments?

We come to you at your local gym for practical sessions or, arranged between you and your Tutor, you can go to them. For the coursework catch ups you will need somewhere fairly quiet to work through with your Tutor.  

What is covered in the course?

As well as the course units, above, we also cover additional content such as how to market and brand yourself, gain clients and ultimately run a successful business.

Is there additional support?

You will have a designated Tutor for the duration of the course plus access to the learner portal and our private, learner only, Facebook group. Neither the portal or Facebook group has a time restriction – we’re with you for as long as you need us. This is all included in the course fee unlike some other courses out there.