Fitness Instructor

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Course requirements

Grade 10

Course date and duration

6 month completion period

Course credits


38 credits

Course overview

This is a baseline course. Before diving into our wide range of courses, you’ll need to complete a baseline course. Our baseline courses unlock the majority of our other courses. If you are just beginning your fitness journey and have never completed one of our baseline courses before, this is your starting point.

If you’re looking for a fast-track into a career in fitness, or a bridging qualification into more advanced personal training certifications, the Fitness instructor Course is for you. This course will equip you with all the skills necessary to meet the duties of a fitness instructor, including assisting clients with proper technique and use of gym equipment and advising on generic exercise programmes.

Key features

  • Learn the basics of anatomy and exercise physiology
  • Learn the proper use of equipment and understand gym safety procedures
  • Improve on your communication and motivational skills to deal with clients more effectively

Study modes

Online: Study from anywhere, anytime

Career opportunities

  • Work as a fitness instructor in commercial gyms and private studios
  • Use this as a bridging course to see if a career in health and fitness is for you, or to give you an NQF 4


  • This course is in the process of being accredited (NQF Level 4) through CATHSSETA
  • Go on to study our Personal Trainer course online after successfully completing the Fitness Instructor course
  • Or become a Group Fitness Instructor to enable you to give group classes to music in a gym or studio
  • Explore our other courses

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