Sport & Leisure

Level 2 Gym Instructor Pathway

  • Online & Elephant & Castle
  • Croydon Works
  • 10-15 hours per week


“Croydon Works” is a Job Brokerage service delivered by Croydon Council. We work in partnership with The Department of Work and Pensions to support the residents of Croydon in to employment or work related training. With exciting times ahead for Croydon we want to ensure our residents are the first to benefit from the jobs and opportunities coming in to the borough.



Are you living in Croydon, Sutton or Merton, aged between 18-25 and unemployed? Are you looking to start a career in the fitness industry?


Then take your first step in the exciting journey of becoming a qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor and enrol on this fully-funded 4-week course brought to you by Croydon Works in partnership with Palace for Life Foundation and Skills Room.


This course is designed for those wishing to gain employment within a gym or fitness environment.


It teaches the essential knowledge and skills required to start working as a gym instructor including a guaranteed interview with a major employer from the fitness & Leisure industry.


Start date: Monday 22nd July

Duration: 4 weeks

Delivery: 3 days per week for 4 weeks Two days - Zoom sessions (11:00 am – 2.00 pm) – access to a laptop/PC required. One day – a full day in the gym at LSBU Elephant & Castle. 


Elements of the course:


  • Fully funded L2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
  • Guaranteed interviews with Pure Gym and Fitness First


PLEASE NOTE: You will need to attend a sign-up and information session on Thursday 18th July at Croydon Clocktower. 




Eligibility criteria:


  • You must live in the borough of Croydon, Croydon, Sutton or Merton.
  • You must be aged between 18 - 25
  • You must be unemployed
  • Not on any other UKSPF-funded programme
  • Have full right-to-work in the UK
  • Commit to attending the entire 4-week course
  • Be able to travel to Elephant & Castle once a week
  • Must be able to attend the sign-up and information session on Thursday 18th July.





  • By applying for this course you agree for your data to be shared between Croydon Works, Palace for Life Foundation and Skills Room.
  • Should you enrol and withdraw you may be liable for the registration fee. 


To apply for this position please enter your email address below and a member of the team will be in touch. If you have not yet registered you will be required to do so in the next step.

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