YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Health, Fitness and Exercise Instruction

This qualification is aimed at learners who want to work in the health and fitness industry.

Learners will cover:

Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • None

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • eAssessment
  • multiple choice examination
  • portfolio of evidence
  • practical demonstration/assignment
  • written examination
Fees and resources: 

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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (learners must hold a Level 2 Certificate in Gym-based Exercise)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral for Specified Controlled Certificate in Personal Training 
  • Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga 
  • Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
Qualifications: 

YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance

This qualification is aimed at individuals who are directly involved in the internal quality assurance of assessors and assessment, and in addition hold the responsibility to manage the centre or other internal quality assurers.

Learners will cover:

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must complete all units to achieve 17 credits)

Credits GLH
Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment645
Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment645
Plan, Allocate and Monitor Work in Own Area of Responsibility525
Accreditation: 

  • REPs CPD points: 16

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • It is recommended that learners have experience and/or qualifications in assessing and internal quality assurance

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • portfolio of evidence
Fees and resources: 

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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Qualifications: 

YMCA Level 4 Award in Understanding Internal Quality Assurance

Aimed at individuals such as managers and assessors who wish to acquire knowledge regarding internal quality assurance without any requirement to apply this knowledge in a practical manner.

Learners will cover :

Structure: 

Mandatory units
(Learners must complete the mandatory unit to achieve 6 credits)

Credits GLH
Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment645
Accreditation: 

  • REPs CPD points: 16

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • None

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • portfolio of evidence
Fees and resources: 

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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Qualifications: 

YMCA Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance

Aimed at individuals who are directly involved in the internally quality assurance of assessors and assessment but are not involved in centre management or liaising with other internal quality assurers. 

Learners will cover:

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must complete all units to achieve 12 credits)

Credits GLH
Internally Assure the Quality of Assessment645
Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment645
Accreditation: 

  • REPs CPD points: 16

 

 

 

 

 

Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • None

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • portfolio of evidence
Fees and resources: 

Our fair and transparent pricing policy makes it simple for you to understand what you pay.

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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
Qualifications: 

Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and competence of a participant to begin a teaching career in the post 16 sector. There are two awards for this qualification, one at Level 3 and one at Level 4. The Level 4 qualification is more widely recognised than the one at Level 3.

Learners will cover:

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must achieve a minimum of 12 credits, 9 of which must be at level 4. 3 credits from Group A and 6 credits from Group B and C. The remaining credits must be achieve from Group D)

Credits GLH

Group A

Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning312

Group B

Understanding Inclusive Learning and Teaching in Lifelong Learning312
Using Inclusive Learning and Teaching Approaches in Lifelong Learning312
Group C
Manage Learning and Development in Groups6 30
Group D
Principles of Assessment in Lifelong Learning3 12

Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment

3 24
Accreditation: 

REPs 20 point CPD logo

  • REPs CPD points: 20
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • None

Staff prerequisites and approval requirements

All Tutors, Assessors, Internal Quality Assurers must posses:

A discipline specific qualification at or above the level being taught, with industry experience
(For some qualifications a bachelor's degree in health related exercise combined with practical application within the fitness industry will be considered)

Requirements for Tutors

  • Bachelor in Education (BeD)
  • Qualified teacher status (QTS)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Certificate in Education (Cert Ed)
  • City & Guilds Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate
  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS)
  • Certificate in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS)
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS)
  • SVQ Learning and Development
  • Level 3/4 Award in Education & Training

Requirements for Assessors

  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
  • SVQ Learning and Development Unit 9D/9DI
  • Level 3 Assessing in the Active Leisure Sector
  • A1
  • D32/D33

Requirements for Internal Quality Assurers

  • Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Processes and Practice
  • Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice
  • SVQ Learning and Development Unit 11
  • V1
  • D34
  • Level 3 Internally Verifying in the Active Leisure Sector
Assessment: 
  • portfolio of evidence
  • practical demonstration/assignment
Fees and resources: 
Qualification fee
Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector£40
Unit fees
Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning£15
Understanding Inclusive Learning and Teaching in Lifelong Learning£15
Using Inclusive Learning and Teaching Approaches in Lifelong Learning£15
Manage Learning and Development in Groups£15
Principles of Assessment in Lifelong Learning£15
Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment£15
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Qualifications: 

YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral

Aimed at qualified fitness professionals who wish to learn how to provide assistance/advice and design exercise programmes for people with certain medical conditions which put their health at risk. 

Learners will cover:

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must complete all units to achieve 38 credits)

Credits GLH
Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health643
Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme640
Instructing Exercise with Referred Patients958
Professional Practice for Exercise Referral Instructors214
Understanding Medical Conditions for Exercise Referral735
Planning Exercise Referral Programmes with Patients852
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent
  • YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training 
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga
  • Any other qualifications which give entry to the REPs Physical Activity Advisor

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • coursework
  • portfolio of evidence
  • practical demonstration/assignment
  • practical examination
Fees and resources: 

Our fair and transparent pricing policy makes it simple for you to understand what you pay.

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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 4 Certificate in Weight Management for Individuals with Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus and/or Metabolic Syndrome
  • any other Level 4 specialist qualifications
Qualifications: 

YMCA Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People

The learner will be able to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required in order to work with Independently Active, Older People in an unsupervised manner. There will be particular focus on the considerations for safe and effective exercise and how to plan and adapt exercise for this demographic group.

Learners will cover:

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners need to complete both units to achieve 4 credits)

Credits GLH
Considerations for Safe and Effective Exercise for Independently Active, Older People212
Plan and Adapt Exercise Programmes for Independently Active, Older People214

Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequistes

  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • coursework
  • multiple choice examination
Fees and resources: 

Our fair and transparent pricing policy makes it simple for you to understand what you pay.

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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
Qualifications: 

YMCA Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients

The learner will be able to recognise the skills, knowledge and competence required in order to work with ante and post natal clients in an unsupervised manner. There will be focus on the considerations for safe and effective exercise and how to plan and adapt exercise for these particular clients.

Learners will cover:

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must complete all units to achieve 4 credits)

Credits GLH
Considerations for Safe and Effective Exercise for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients212
Programme Design for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients214
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequistes

  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or equivalent

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • coursework
  • multiple choice examination
Fees and resources: 

Our fair and transparent pricing policy makes it simple for you to understand what you pay.

Visit our fees page to see our qualification and resource prices.

 

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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People
  • YMCA Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
Qualifications: 

YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking

This qualification is aimed at individuals wishing to lead safe and effective walking sessions for groups of people with varying fitness and skill levels. The combination of the Level 2 mandatory units and walk leading units, provides learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to plan and deliver fitness walking sessions.

Learners will cover:

 

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must complete all units to achieve 18 credits)

CreditsGLH
Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise 641
Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health 428
Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment 216
Know how to Support Clients who take part in Exercise and Physical Activity 213
Plan and Prepare a Walking Session 210
Lead a Walking Session 216
 
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • none

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • coursework
  • multiple choice examination
  • practical demonstration/assignment
Fees and resources: 

Our fair and transparent pricing policy makes it simple for you to understand what you pay.

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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
Qualifications: 

Award in Delivering Seated Recreational Physical Activities

This qualification recognises the skills, knowledge and competence required of an individual in order to work in an unsupervised capacity, including the values and principles of adult social care and the ability to plan and deliver seated recreational physical activities.

Designed for social care workers, activity organisers/coordinators and volunteers, who may include parents, carers, relatives, peer mentors or peer motivators.

Learners will cover:

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must complete all units to achieve 4 credits)

CreditsGLH
Introduction to the Values and Principles of Adult Social Care110
Plan and Deliver Seated Recreational Physical Activities211
Considerations for the Safe Delivery of Seated Recreational Physical Activities18
Accreditation: 

  • REPs CPD points: 16
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequistes 

  • none

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • coursework
  • practical demonstration/assignment
Fees and resources: 
Qualifications fee
Award In Delivering Seated Recreational Physical Activities£30
Unit fees
Introduction to the Values and Principles of Adult Social Care£15
Plan and Deliver Seated Recreational Physical Activities£15
Considerations for the Safe Delivery of Seated Recreational Physical Activities£15
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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • Level 2 Award in Walk Leading
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Walking
Qualifications: 

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