Exercise and Fitness Instructor Course

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This course is designed to prepare you for employment in the exercise and fitness industry. You'll gain nationally recognised CIMSPA endorsed qualification as a Gym Instructor. The course encourages you to develop the practical skills you need to become an instructor by delivering to your peer group and external participants in each discipline.

You`ll learn about anatomy, physiology, group exercise, core strength & posture, nutrition, circuit training, weight training and customer service to support these skills too. Towards the end of the course, there may also be the opportunity to gain additional qualifications to enhance your skillset even further. Lecturers will make you aware of these opportunities if they arise. You'll be well prepared for employment with the potential to progress onto the HNC/D in Fitness Health and Exercise.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher plus 3 relevant subjects at National 5, preferably including English and a science subject. National 4 Biology would also be advantageous. interview. Practical and Written Test.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level