Gaining a level 2 fitness qualification UK?

I'm thinking of going into the fitness sector, right now I'd consider myself as an athlete. My main passion is endurance cycling and after researching I've found various jobs that require a level 2 fitness qualification. I don't really understand this, it seems I can go with various companies to... show more I'm thinking of going into the fitness sector, right now I'd consider myself as an athlete. My main passion is endurance cycling and after researching I've found various jobs that require a level 2 fitness qualification. I don't really understand this, it seems I can go with various companies to gain this qualification in months but then people go to university to get this?
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