Lv2 Certificate in Instructing Group Training (formally ETM) - The PT Mentor

Lv2 Certificate in Instructing Group Training (formally ETM)


This qualification provides you with the knowledge and skills to plan, deliver and supervise safe and effective group training sessions. You have the option to complete one, or both, of the optional units – Circuits or ETM.




During the qualification you 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

Course Delivery

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

Course 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

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.

  • 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

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 our included on-going support, we will guide you through the set up and initial growth of your business and beyond.


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